About the role
Reporting to the Operations Manager, the Clinical Advisor is responsible for providing clinical advice, treatment, and referral service information for the CCV DATC participants, in line with the principles and practices of the CCV DATC model. As the Clinical Advisor you would be responsible for undertaking comprehensive drug and alcohol assessments with potential CCV DATC participants. These assessments will then be used to inform the judiciary regarding a person’s suitability for a Drug and Alcohol Treatment Order (DATO) and to assist with defining DATO conditions. You will design treatment plans; liaise with key internal and external stakeholders to address pharmacotherapy, physical and mental health needs; and support the participants to achieve their treatment goals.
To be successful in this role you will possess specialist knowledge of alcohol and other drug disorders together with demonstrated experience in clinical assessment, treatment planning and case management in the drug treatment area. An understanding of and experience in Drug Court programs and/or therapeutic jurisprudence will be highly regarded. If this sounds like you, we look forward to receiving your application.
About the organisation
The County Court (CCV) is Victoria’s principal trial Court. The Court’s purpose is to hear and determine matters in a fair, timely, efficient and accessible way. This is affirmed by Court Directions 2017- 2022 which sets out the Court’s commitment to improvement and the seven most important objectives of the Court. The County Court is committed to continuous improvement consistent with the International Framework for Court Excellence.
The CCV DATC pilot project sits alongside the Magistrates’ Court of Victoria’s (MCV) Drug Court Expansion projects. The CCV DATC pilot and the MCV expansion projects are governed, managed, and executed through an integrated and multi-jurisdictional approach to enable efficient use of resources.
The Drug Court of Victoria (DCV) is a statutory division of the Magistrates’ Court of Victoria. The division provides an alternative sentencing option to offenders with drug and/or alcohol dependency who have committed offence/s whilst under the influence of drugs or alcohol and/or to support their dependency. Legislation that enables the operation of the CCV DATC was passed through parliament in November 2020, which enables a Drug and Alcohol Treatment Court to operate for the first time in this higher jurisdiction.
How to apply
To apply, please click the ‘Apply Now' button, ensuring you include the following documents in your application:
- a short covering letter
- completed application form (see apply now link)
Please quote in application: Clinical Advisor via Pro Bono Australia.