Supports and Interventions Clinician (Social Worker/Occupational Therapist/Psychologist)

$99,819 - $105,180 yearly
  • ACT Government
  • ACT Government Offices, London Circuit, Canberra ACT, Australia
  • 28 Jul, 2022
Full time Medical, Health, and Social Work

Job Description

Classification: Health Professional Level 3
Salary: $99,819 - $105,180 plus superannuation
Position No: 35022, several
Directorate: Justice and Community Safety
Advertised (Gazettal date): 27 July 2022
Contact Officer: Daniella Posavec on Daniella.Posavec@act.gov.au or (02) 6207 3581

Details: 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, Clinician (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:

  • Experience within a forensic setting is desirable but not essential.
  • This position may require psychological aptitude testing as part of the assessment process.
  • This position requires a Police Record Check.
  • A current driver’s license is essential.
  • This position requires a pre-employment medical.
  • Prior to commencing this role, a 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 (act.gov.au)

Occupational Therapist – Mandatory

  • Hold general registration with the Occupational Therapy Board of Australia (Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency [AHPRA]).
  • Knowledge of trauma informed practice and how this can be applied to special populations.
  • Applicants must have a minimum of three years paid work employment, post qualification, in a relevant role.
  • Social Worker – Mandatory
  • Degree in Social Work
  • Professional membership or demonstrated eligibility for professional membership of the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW).
  • Knowledge of trauma informed practice and how this can be applied to special populations.
  • Applicants must have a minimum of three years paid work employment, post qualification, in a relevant role.
  • Psychologist – Mandatory
  • Honours Degree or equivalent In Psychology.
  • General registration with Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency (AHPRA).
  • Knowledge of trauma informed practice and how this can be applied to special populations.
  • Applicants must have a minimum of three years paid work employment, post qualification, in a relevant role.

How to apply: Applicants are required to submit three items:

  • A one-to-three-page written response addressing the Professional/Technical Skills and Knowledge, and Behavioural Capabilities, having regard for the job requirements.
  • A current curriculum vitae with the names and contact details of two referees (one should be a current Supervisor/Manager)
  • A copy of their driver’s licence.

Please ensure you submit all three items.

Applications should be submitted via the “Apply Now” button below.

Job Closing Date

17 Aug, 2022