Support the development of world best-practice forensic intervention and contribute to a safer Victoria.
· Develop and maintain evaluation and research frameworks that underpin forensic intervention programs
· Build internal evidence-based knowledge of the impact of therapeutic interventions
· Drive internal and external research programs for the ongoing development of FIS services, tools and frameworks.
Our work in Forensic Intervention Services (FIS) starts with the belief that every person has the capacity to change and deserves the opportunity to make that change. By building connections with people who have based on trust, professionalism, and empathy, we enable people who have committed violent and sexual offences to address their behaviour and develop insights that lead to better choices and a more constructive role in the community at the end of their order or sentence.
Underpinning this important work is our extensive clinical research program that informs ongoing innovation and development of our service models, assessment tools, intervention programs and frameworks.
Led by highly respected leaders with a clear vision, we are transforming the way clinical forensic intervention is delivered in Australia and are fast gaining national and international recognition.
We are in a period of exciting growth with a number of new clinical opportunities. Right now, we are looking for a Clinical Projects Lead to help drive our research program.
The key aspects of the role include:
• Support the effective and consistent delivery of interventions across Victoria and drive continuous improvement.
• Support the proactive and strategic research and evaluation agenda to build internal evidence-based knowledge of the impact of therapeutic interventions.
• Drive Forensic Intervention Services Imitative, innovations and research questions working in conjunction with academic researchers.
• Develop ongoing improvements to research and evaluation frameworks.
To learn more about our day to day work, as well as chat with members of our clinical workforce, register for one of our online webinars below.
Wednesday 28 April 2021: 5.30pm AEST
Wednesday 5 May 2021: 5.30pm AEST
How we’ll support you
There are a number of ways we support members of the team including:
· Ongoing professional development including foundation, theory and on-the-job mentoring
· Internal and external conferences, clinical scholarship opportunities and study leave
· Research working groups
· Annual funding of your AHPRA, ACMHN, AASW or OTC registration.
Who we’re looking for
If applying your experience and passion for clinical research to making our community safer draws on your values and is important to you, this work will challenge and reward you.
We are looking for people who have:
• Experience in managing complex research and evaluation processes within complex service systems
• Demonstrated ability to formulate and investigate appropriate quantitative and qualitative research questions
• Effective communication and stakeholder capability.
You’ll need to hold (or be eligible for) one of the following:
· General registration as a psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia
· Membership with the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW)
· Be registered as a nurse and be eligible to be credentialed as a Mental Health Nurse
· Be registered as an Occupational Therapist with the Occupational Therapy Board of Australia
· Specialist training and/or postgraduate qualifications in a clinical or forensic field
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’s licence.
A division of Corrections Victoria, Forensic Intervention Services provides clinical services to people who have offended. We employ evidence-based screening, assessment and offence-specific intervention services to support a person’s strategy to reduce reoffending and contribute to community safety.
Applications close on Sunday 16 May 2021 at 11.59pm AEST
We regularly review applications so don’t hesitate to submit prior to the closing date.
To find out more about the role, contact Blake Barnard, Assessment and Selection Adviser on 0419 195 085 or email Blake.Barnard@justice.vic.gov.au
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 email@example.com