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Organisation : Forensicare

Location : Melbourne

Work type : Full-time

Sector : Community Support Services, Mental Health

Salary type : Annual Package

Application closing date : 25 Sep, 2021

About the role

  • Full time, Fixed-Term 6 month contract, SW3, OT3, P3, RPN4
  • Based in Clifton Hill (Currently working remote)
  • Great salary packaging conditions and leave entitlements
  • Free onsite parking

The Community Treatment and Transition Program Senior Mental Mealth Clinician supports a case load of clients on Custodial Supervision Orders who are preparing for, or who have been granted, Extended Leave to reside in the community. The Senior Clinician will also provide support and consultation to clients and staff within Thomas Embling Hospital regarding community transition planning and readiness.


  • To provide treatment, case management and supervision for Forensic Patients transitioning upon discharge from Thomas Embling Hospital through their reintegration back into the community
  • To support the Thomas Embling Hospital in effectively planning for and preparing Forensic patients timely and safe transition back into the community

Skills and experience:

  • A minimum of 5 years post qualification experience within Mental Health, preferrably recent experience in community mental health setting
  • Demonstrated experience and competency in conducting mental health and risk assessment
  • Demostrated capacity in planning, implementing, co-ordinating and evaluating complex case management interventions within a recovery framework
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, including well developed problem solving and conflict resolution skills
  • Excellent stakeholder liaison and management skills

Mandatory qualifications & registrations:


  • Postgraduate qualification in Mental Health Nursing or equivalent
  • Registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulations Agency (AHPRA)



  • Masters or Doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology from an APS accredited course or equivalent, OR Doctorate degree in Forensic Psychology from an APS accredited course or equivalent.
  • Registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulations Agency (AHPRA)
  • The successful candidate will be required to register their qualifications on eCredential


<Occupational Therapy>

  • Approved degree in Occupational Therapy recognised for membership of OT Australia – Australian Association of Occupational Therapists.
  • Registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulations Agency (AHPRA)
  • The successful candidate will be required to register their qualifications on eCredential


<Social Work>

  • Approved degree in Social Work and eligibility for membership of the Australian Association of Social Workers.


This position is subject to a Police Check.


We value our staff and provide a range of employee benefits including:

  • Great salary packaging conditions.
  • Excellent leave entitlements.
  • Post-graduate scholarship programs.
  • Ongoing training and full orientation.
  • Comprehensive Health and Wellbeing Programs including Employee Assistance Programs.

Forensicare is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to attracting and developing a diverse workforce which reflects the community we serve. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people who identify as LGBTQI, people with a lived experience of disability, as well as people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

Forensicare promotes the following values: responsiveness, integrity, impartiality, accountability, respect and leadership; and promotes behaviours that are consistent with these values at all times. Forensicare is an equal opportunity employer and offers a smoke free environment.


About the organisation

Organisation Name : Forensicare

Forensicare is the statutory agency responsible for the provision of adult forensic mental health services across Victoria. This position is located at the Community Forensic Mental Health Service (CFMHS) in Clifton Hill, 15 minutes from Melbourne’s CBD. CFMHS is a specialist state-wide agency that works with individuals who have a serious mental health illness and have offended or are at risk of offending.

How to apply

Applications not allowed for this job listing.


Please quote in application: Senior Clinician via Pro Bono Australia.


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