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Justice and Community Safety

ACT Corrective Services

Offender Reintegration

Programs and Interventions


Health Professional Level 3

Salary Range: $98,489 - $103,779 (up to $108,927 on achieving a personal upgrade) (PN: 36906, Several)

A genuinely rewarding opportunity has emerged within ACT Corrective Services (ACTCS), for suitably qualified people with demonstrated clinical experience, personal integrity, self-confidence and exceptional communication skills to become Clinicians (HP3, Social Worker/Occupational Therapist, Psychologist), within the Programs and Interventions Unit.

Through sound knowledge of trauma informed practice and the principles of therapeutic intervention, the successful applicants will support detainees through the delivery of programs and services within discrete communities with complex needs within the Alexander Maconochie Centre (AMC), contributing to reducing recidivism through the provision of interventions for offenders.

In addition, you will deliver a range of multidimensional treatment options for detainees with varied and complex needs and provide advice related to the care of and service provision for detainees with disabilities and complex needs, including contributing to accommodation unit placements and regular care coordination.

Further to this, you will contribute to the maintenance of monitoring systems to enable evaluation of effectiveness of treatment options in accordance with leading practice guidelines, participate in the ongoing review and evaluation of work practices and contribute to the development of policies and procedures.

A high level of interpersonal, negotiation and communication skills, including the ability to deal with people from a wide range of cultures and backgrounds in a correctional environment, is essential.

The ACT Public Service supports workforce diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive workplace. As part of this commitment, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people with disability, culturally diverse people and those who identify as LGBTIQ are encouraged to apply.

Eligibility/Other Requirements: 

For Occupational Therapy:

  • Registration with Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)

For Psychology:

  • Unconditionally registration with Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).

For Social Work:

  • Four year degree in Social Work or qualifying masters with relevant undergraduate degree.
  • Professional membership or eligibility for professional membership of Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW).

All disciplines require:

  • A minimum of three years post qualification paid work experience in a related clinical field
  • A National Police Check
  • A current driver’s licence
  • A pre-employment medical
  • Current registration issued under the Working with Vulnerable People (Background Checking) Act 2011 is required. For further information on Working with Vulnerable People registration refer to - Working with vulnerable people (WWVP) registration (

Notes: There is one permanent and temporary position available up to March 2023 with the possibility of extension up to 12 months.

How to Apply: For further information, please visit

Contact Officer: Daniella Posavec (02) 6207 3581

Applications Close: 19 May 2022

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