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  • Develop your skills working on complex cases in forensic intervention
  • Earn $88,955 to $100,930 + super
  • Full time and part-time vacancies available, both ongoing and fixed-term in duration

About the organisation

A division of Corrections Victoria, Forensic Intervention Services provides clinical services to people who have offended. Employing evidence-based screening, assessment and offence-specific intervention services to support a person's rehabilitation, the team forms a critical component of the Department's strategy to reduce reoffending and contribute to community safety.

About the role

The Clinician provides clinical support and treatment to service users. They undertake a variety of tasks that quickly build their skills and forensic experience.

The work is fast paced and on any given day, the clinician:

  • Applies key therapeutic frameworks and delivers programs directly to service users who are either in prison or on a community-based disposition.
  • Delivers clinical services employing evidence-based assessment tools and treatment interventions such as Cognitive and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Schema Therapy and Trauma Informed Care.
  • Determines treatment pathways in both group and individual sessions and prepares treatment plans and reports.
  • Works within the Risk-Needs-Responsivity model to ensure risk assessments, case formulation and treatment addresses the individual's risk of recidivism and needs.
  • Works as part of a supportive multi-disciplinary team including clinical staff, case workers, case managers and corrections staff.

About you

If you have experience in psychology, social work, mental health nursing or occupational therapy, this is your chance to work in a complex forensic setting, help develop insights that can change lives and reduce reoffending.

Forensic Intervention Services (FIS) support the belief that every person has the capacity to change and deserves the opportunity to make that change. FIS builds connections based on trust and empathy with people who have committed violent and sexual offences. This work enables them to develop insights that lead to a more constructive role in the community.

Right now, we are looking for Clinicians to be part of a multi-disciplinary team, delivering best-practice forensic intervention in a correctional environment and deepening your clinical services experience. Opportunities are available in various locations and if you're interested in making a lifestyle change to a regional area, talk to us about the potential for accessing a relocation allowance.

  • Metro Melbourne (prison and 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)

Information sessions

Learn more about the role, as well as chat with members of the clinical team by joining our online webinars.

Wednesday 8th September, 6pm AEST    Register here

Saturday 11th September, 11am AEST    Register here

Thursday 16th September, 12.30pm AEST    Register here

Your career

The nature of this work can be demanding and support for your professional development and well-being is provided.

  • Specialised 16-week Clinical Induction program
  • Clinical supervision from industry leaders
  • Mandatory debriefing for the first 12 months for new forensic practitioners
  • Ongoing professional development including foundation, theory and on-the-job mentoring
  • Conferences, clinical scholarship opportunities and study leave
  • Research working groups
  • Annual funding of AHPRA, ACMHN, AASW or OTC registration.


To apply, you'll need to hold, or be eligible for, one of the following:

  • Registration as a Psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia.
  • Eligibility for membership with the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW).
  • Registered as a nurse and be eligible to be credentialed as a Mental Health Nurse.
  • Registered as an Occupational Therapist with the Occupational Therapy Board of Australia.

Successful candidates will be required to undergo pre-employment checks which may include national police checks and misconduct screening. You will also need to possess a current Victorian driver licence.

Close date: 19 September 2021

Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply. The Department of Justice and Community Safety is continually working towards increasing our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (Aboriginal) workforce. The Aboriginal Employment Team aims to attract, recruit and retain Aboriginal staff in a number of roles including clinicians. This support includes a culturally appropriate attraction and recruitment process. To learn more, email

Point of contact

Blake Barnard

0419 195 085 or email