Senior Clinician

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  • Lead multidisciplinary teams working on complex cases in a forensic setting
  • Earn $102,637 to $124,183 + 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 Senior Clinician creates a safe environment that helps service users understand their maladaptive thoughts and behaviours, equipping them with better decision-making capabilities.

Using contemporary best practice assessment and interventions in both group and individual sessions, the Senior Clinician leads and supports a multifaceted team that combines skills from a variety of disciplines including psychology, social work, occupational therapy and mental health nursing.

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

  • Provides hands-on leadership, guidance and development for multi-disciplinary teams including clinicians, case workers, case managers and corrections staff.
  • Delivers advanced clinical services employing evidence-based assessment tools and treatment interventions such as Cognitive and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Schema Therapy and Trauma Informed Care.
  • Works within the Risk-Needs-Responsivity model to ensure risk assessments, case formulation and treatment addresses the individual's risk of recidivism and needs.
  • Drives awareness and education in empirically informed best practice relating to offending behaviour and consults on high-level issues in offender management.

About you

By transforming the way clinical forensic intervention is delivered in Australia, you could be contributing to the development of world class correctional programming within Corrections Victoria.

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 senior clinicians to build and lead first-rate clinical teams. 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 support from a Clinical Director and 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, one of the following:

  • Registration as a psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia
  • 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
  • Specialist training and/or postgraduate qualifications in a clinical or forensic field is desirable.
  • Psychology Board of Australia Approved Supervisor status is desirable.

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