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Organisation : Forensicare

Location : Melbourne (Clifton Hill)

Work type : Full-time

Sector : Community Support Services, Mental Health

Salary type : Annual Package

Application closing date : 31 Oct, 2021

About the role

  • Full time, Ongoing / SW3, OT3, P3, RPN4 
  • Clifton Hill


A career in the forensic mental health sector is diverse, challenging and rewarding. A career at Forensicare will be like no other.

If you’re passionate about supporting people in their mental health recovery, Forensicare is where you need to be. 

You will be a part of a caring and supportive team, making a real difference to people living with the dual stigma of mental illness and offending. We approach our work with curiosity and a commitment to understanding the unique needs of our consumers and carers. 

Working across community, hospital and prison settings, you can learn, apply your specialist skills, conduct research and advance in your profession. Together, we can contribute to a more connected, compassionate mental health and criminal justice system. 


Job location 

This position is located at the Community Forensic Mental Health Service (CFMHS) in Clifton Hill, 15 minutes from Melbourne’s city centre. 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. 


About the role 

The Community Treatment and Transition (CTT) Program supports Thomas Embling Hospital in effectively planning for and preparing Forensic patient’s timely and safe transition back into the community. The CTT program provides treatment, Case Management, and supervision of Forensic Patients upon discharge from Thomas Embling Hospital.



  • Case Management of clients on Custodial Supervision Orders who are preparing for or having been granted Extended Leave from Thomas Embling Hospital.
  • Provision of consultation to the Thomas Embling Hospital regarding community transition planning, readiness and risk management.


Skills and experience:

  • Approved degree in Social Work, Occupational Therapy, Psychiatric Nursing or Psychology, and be registered with APHRA/be eligible for membership of the Australian Association of Social Workers.
  • Minimum five years’ experience post qualification within mental health, preferably recent experience in community mental health setting.
  • Demonstrated competency in mental health and risk assessment.
  • Demonstrated experience in planning, implementing, co-ordinating and evaluating complex case management interventions within a recovery framework.

This position is subject to a Police Check.


A culture where people matter. 

  • Excellent supervision and investment in the skill development of managers and supervisors.
  • Celebration and reward for good performance, through employee recognition.
  • A leading, multi-faceted approach to safety, with unparalleled strategic, practical, individualised and team-based supports to minimise risks and fear and maximise safety and security, underpinned by our workplace health and safety strategy.
  • Access to an employee assistance program – an external, confidential, self-referral employee wellbeing program, for personal or work-related matters.
  • A mental health and wellbeing program providing psychological support, peer support and critical incidence response programs, as needed.

For more information on employee benefits visit

Successful applicants will be required to provide evidence of COVID-19 Vaccination prior to commencing work at Forensicare.

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Forensicare

Forensicare (Victorian Institute of Forensic Mental Health) is the state-wide specialist provider of forensic mental health services in Victoria. Forensicare is the only agency in Victoria that provides clinical forensic mental health services which span all components of the mental health and criminal justice sectors – giving Forensicare a unique perspective on mental health and public safety issues. It is able to provide specialist forensic mental health services tailored to meet the specific needs of both sectors.
We provide forensic mental health services for people:

  • with a serious mental illness in the criminal justice system
  • at risk of offending who pose a risk to themselves or others
  • referred from the general mental health system for specialist advice, support and/or treatment.

How to apply

Applications not allowed for this job listing.


Please quote in application: Senior Clinician (Community Treatment & Transition Program) via Pro Bono Australia.

Profession: #Community_Services, #Healthcare_and_Medical, #Social_and_Support_Work
Sector: #Community_Support_Services, #Mental_Health

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