Mental Health Nurse Clinician


  • Join a collaborative multidisciplinary team
  • Earn $90,067 - $102,192 + super
  • Full and part-time, ongoing and fixed-term vacancies

About the organisation

If you’re looking to challenge yourself, join a first-rate multidisciplinary team and build your reputation in a growing field, you’ll love the work at Forensic Intervention Services (FIS).

We are a specialist program area of Corrections Victoria looking for people with experience in mental health nursing to become clinicians.

You’ll work on complex cases with people who have histories of violent and sexual offending and play a vital role in reducing reoffending and making the community safer.

To support the expansion of our clinical workforce, applications for this role are open throughout the year, giving you maximum flexibility for career planning.

Opportunities are available in:

  • Metro Melbourne (based in metro prisons and the community)
  • Lara and Greater Geelong (based in our Lara prison precinct area)
  • Loddon Mallee (based at Loddon and Middleton Prison)
  • Grampians (based at Hopkins Correctional Centre and/or Langi Kal Kal Prison)

To find out more about FIS, watch our career information video and register on our website for Live Q&A sessions with members of the team.

About the role

As a clinician, you will build on your existing experience as part of a multidisciplinary team, delivering best-practice forensic intervention in a correctional environment.

Working within the Risk-Needs-Responsivity model, you’ll deliver a wide range of individualised services including:

  • Comprehensive assessments including risk assessments.
  • Clinical interviews to determine appropriate treatment pathways.
  • Treatment interventions employing evidence-based assessment tools.
  • Treatment programs involving individual and group sessions.
  • Preparing treatment plans, treatment reports, and risk assessment reports for internal and external stakeholders.

How we'll reward and support you

  • A specialised induction program for new clinical staff (including foundation, theory, and mentored on-the-job training)
  • Exposure to national and international experts in forensic work.
  • Mental health and wellbeing care - essential debriefing for the first 12 months for new forensic practitioners.
  • Supervision by senior clinical staff with support on a day-to-day basis.
  • Ongoing professional development including clinical scholarship, research program and study leave opportunities.
  • Annual Leadership Forum and Conference for technical and professional development.
  • Professional association membership funded annually.
  • Relocation allowances for eligible candidates.

Please note

To apply, you’ll need to be credentialed as a Mental Health Nurse with the Australian College of Mental Health Nurses.

You will also need to possess a current Victorian driver licence.

Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.

To find out more, watch our career information video, attend a Live Q&A session or contact our recruitment team by emailing

Close date: 10 January 2023


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