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  • : Victoria - Department of Health and Human Services
  • : 26-Oct-2020
  • : All Melbourne VIC
Position Details

Number of vacancies available: 1

Office Location(s): 100 Yarra Bend Road, Fairfield
Position Summary:

The position of Clinician with the Disability Forensic Assessment and Treatment Service (DFATS) is to provide specialist psychological assessment and intervention for high risk offenders with an intellectual disability.

This role operates within a challenging and dynamic environment and requires a capacity to understand the complexities of the service delivery environment, and the concerns of stakeholders and the broader community. This role includes the need to work collaboratively within a multidisciplinary team environment across residential, custodial and community based settings. Psychologists and Clinicians are responsible for providing support and specialist interventions to forensic clients in a residential treatment facility, in the community and prison system and also deliver therapeutic group programs to forensic clients.

Are you
  • Highly skilled and motivated with a strong interest in providing Forensic Assessment and Treatment for people with intellectual disabilities?
  • Registered as a psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioner Registration Agency (provisional psychologists are welcome to apply)?
  • Registered as a member (or be eligible for membership) with the Australian Association of Social Work?
Selection criteria Knowledge and skills
  • Verbal Communication: confidently conveys ideas and information in a clear and interesting way; understands and meets the needs of the audiences (the right information to the right people); welcomes constructive feedback; sees things from other’s points of view and confirms understanding.
  • Interpersonal skills: sees things from other’s point of view and confirms understanding; expresses own views in a constructive and diplomatic way; reflects on how own emotions impact on others.
  • Planning and organising: identifies processes, tasks and resources required to achieve a goal; identifies more and less critical activities and operates accordingly, reviewing and adjusting as required; develops and implements systems and procedures to guide work and track progress; recognises barriers and finds effective ways to deal with them.
  • Self-management: plans and prioritises work to ensure outcomes are achieved, resists the temptation to react immediately without taking time to think things through, uses strengths to contribute constructively and consciously manages the impact of own weaknesses, anticipates own reactions to situations and prepares accordingly.

  • A Tertiary Degree level qualification in appropriate Health Sciences; Psychology, Social Welfare Practice, Occupational Therapy, Psychiatric Nursing or Social Work.
  • To be eligible for registration with the appropriate professional body or association, such as the Victorian Psychologists Registration Board or the Australian Association of Social Work.
  • A current full driver’s license is required as travel to other offices within the Department may be required.
  • Safety screening

  • All competitive applicants are subject to a satisfactory National Police History Check as part of the recruitment assessment process.
  • A current Employee Working with Children Check (WWCC) card is required and will need to be provided prior to commencement of employment by the applicant. Currency will need to be maintained by the employee for the period of employment.
  • Applicants who have lived overseas for 12 months or longer during the past 10 years are required to provide the results of an international police check. Applicants should contact the relevant overseas police force to obtain this and submit as part of their application. Details of overseas police agencies are available on the Department of Immigration and Border Protection website (www.immi.gov.au) and search under 'Character and Police Certificate Requirements – How do I obtain a police certificate?'.
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    Job Title
    Salary / Pay Type
    Salary / Pay Range
    $80k to $90k
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    Victoria - Department of Health and Human Services
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    Candidate Criteria
    Highest Education
    All Melbourne VIC
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