Forensic Clinician - Tenders Global

Forensic Clinician

Uniting (Victoria and Tasmania) Limited

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  • Full Time or Part Time (0.8 FTE), Maximum Term role based at Port Philip Prison
  • 17.5% leave loading and access to the full $15,900 salary packaging benefits
  • Make a difference in the lives of people experiencing harms associated with substance use

About the opportunity

Working as Forensic AOD Clinician, this position is designed to deliver group-based intervention and individual support to clients who are housed at Port Phillip Prison.

The purpose of this position is to reduce AOD related harms with a focus on the relationship between the prisoner’s substance use and offending behaviour. You will also play a critical role in the provision of effective forensic AOD treatment through comprehensive assessments and treatment services using contemporary, evidenced-based models of offender behaviour, such as the Risk Need Responsivity Model and Good Lives Model.

The role will also:

  • Deliver effective AOD treatment and psycho-educational group programs for prisoners
  • Undertake intensive therapeutic individual AOD and offence related counselling for prisoners
  • Ensure all programs are delivered in accordance with the Justice Health Quality Framework 
  • Develop linkages and work closely with G4S and Prison partner services 

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What’s on offer

Join an organisation where we don’t just provide a service. We use our connections, our size, our scale, and our knowledge to push into places where we feel like we should be doing more.

In addition to a SCHADS Level 4 salary and superannuation, you’ll also receive 17.5% leave loading and access to the full $15,900 salary packaging benefits. There is also an option for additional purchased leave to increase your annual leave entitlements. Uniting also offer 10-week’s paid parental leave as well as staff discount at our Childcare/Kindergarten services.

About you

You will have a relevant qualification/s in health and/or welfare tertiary qualification, such as Family Therapy, Social Work, Psychology, Nursing or Allied Health Sciences, as well as:

  • Relevant qualifications health and or welfare Tertiary Qualification such as Social Work, Psychology, Nursing or Allied Health Sciences
  • Current Victorian drivers’ license
  • Certificate IV in AOD or have completed the core competencies (or able to complete within the first 24 months of employment.
  • Competencies in dual diagnosis (or able to complete within the first 24 months of employment)
  • Significant experience in AOD, a strong understanding of therapeutic AOD and Mental Health interventions, and a proven ability to work with a wide range of people and organisations. 

How to Apply

Click Apply Now to submit your interest and we’ll be in touch shortly. We’ll be reviewing applications as they come through as we’re keen to engage with someone.

If you’ve questions about the opportunity, please contact Lana Nguyen, Manager – Forensic Services via email – [email protected] using the subject line: Forensic Clinician enquiry via EthicalJobs.

About Uniting

At Uniting we are passionate about working together to inspire people, enliven communities and confront injustice. We have a 5,000 strong workforce of employees and volunteers who deliver a diverse range of services across Victoria and Tasmania.

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Uniting is a child safe organisation and is committed in everyday practice to ensure the safety and wellbeing of all children, at all times. As a ‘child safe’ organisation, employment with Uniting is subject to a satisfactory national (and international where relevant) police check and relevant Working with Children Check in your State prior to commencement of any paid or unpaid work and/or participation in any service or undertaking.

Uniting is also committed to equal opportunity and ensuring the workplace is reflective of the community. We encourage people from different backgrounds to apply, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and people with a disability.

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