Mental Health Nurse Senior Clinician


  • Challenge yourself on complex cases in a forensic setting
  • Lead a collaborative multidisciplinary team
  • Specialised induction for new clinical staff

About the organisation

If you’re looking to challenge yourself on highly complex cases, lead 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 senior clinicians.

Combining hands-on practice with leadership and management, you’ll work 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)

About the role

As a senior clinician, you will build on your existing expertise by leading and developing a multidisciplinary team, delivering best-practice forensic intervention in a correctional environment.

Working within the Risk-Needs-Responsivity model, you’ll combine hands-on practice with leadership and management by:

  • Mentoring, supervising and leading a team of clinicians to support assessment and delivery of individualised program interventions.
  • Delivering advanced clinical services employing evidence-based assessment tools and treatment interventions.
  • Managing staff performance through performance management and development processes.
  • Contributing to strategic management, ongoing development and implementation of our psychotherapeutic services.
  • Driving awareness and education in best-practice offending behaviour and offender management.

How we'll support and reward you

  • A specialised induction program for new clinical staff (including foundation, theory, and mentored on-the-job training)
  • Support from a dedicated clinical director.
  • 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.
  • 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. Specialist training and/or postgraduate qualifications in a clinical or forensic field is desirable.

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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