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Clinician (Psychologist / Social Worker / Occupational Therapist/ Mental Health

  • : Corrections, Prison & Parole (Port Phillip Prison)
  • : 25-Jun-2020
  • : Truganina VIC 3029
Job Description

Port Phillip Prison is a maximum security prison located at Truganina in Melbourne's West.  It is Victoria's largest maximum security prison and is privately operated by G4S.   

Port Phillip Prison accommodates some of the State's most complex prisoners with a focus on delivering a range of rehabilitation and integration services in an environment that encourages positive behaviour and attitudes.  As an industry leader, G4S is committed to working with our customers to enhance public safety and reducing recidivism through the delivery of offence-specific and offence-related programs and interventions.

We are currently seeking an experienced clinician to help us deliver a range of offending behavior assessments, interventions and programs to prisoners under our care.

As a clinician working in one of the largest prisons in the State you will have the opportunity to work with a wide variety of offenders with complex offence histories, including those with mental health needs, intellectual disability, issues with addiction,  and young adult offenders. 

This role requires a resilient approach and the ability to manage collaborative relationships with internal and external stakeholders to secure the best outcomes for our prisoner cohort.

About the Role

  • Screen and assess prisoners' suitability for offending behaviour programs
  • Deliver a range of programs and interventions both in group and individual format and provide program assessment, treatment and evaluation reports to key stakeholders
  • Provide expert advice to G4S management on clinical service requirements and areas of risk
  • Liaise with key external and internal stakeholders including Corrections Victoria, DHHS, NDIS, Forensicare and St Vincent's Correctional Health to obtain the best outcomes for offenders
  • Provide critical incident support and crisis intervention support to the wider prison cohort

What we offer

  • Competitive salary
  • Comprehensive clinical supervision and support from our clinical leads
  • Regular peer supervision
  • Ability to work autonomously in a supportive team environment
  • Access to education and training
  • Monday to Friday working hours with the ability to retain flexibility
  • A highly regarded team of clinicians and support staff
  • Admin support
  • The unique opportunity to work in a dynamic and interesting work environment

The successful applicant will:

  • Have demonstrated experience working with offenders or a demonstrated understanding of offending behaviour and the criminogenic needs of offenders
  • Hold Registration as a Psychologist, Occupational Therapist, Social Worker or Mental Health Nurse
  • Have the ability to successfully engage with and assess people from diverse backgrounds, including those from high-risk groups, in particular those presenting with challenging and complex backgrounds and behaviours
  • Have demonstrated ability to organise, prioritise and complete tasks in response to changing demands

At G4S, our people are our business; we work in partnership with our customers to deliver safer communities striving to make a difference. We are keen to hear from energetic, enthusiastic, individuals who thrive off a busy, fast paced team environment and would like to build their career with us.

G4S is an equal opportunity employer and in line with our Indigenous Workforce Development Strategy, we encourage employees who identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander to apply for these positions.

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