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Clinician - Sale

The GEO Group Australia
  • Suitable for Registered Psychologists / Social Worker / Occupational Therapist / Counsellor
  • Work within a multi-disciplinary clinical team
  • Structured career progression, including peer support
  • Annual salary of $99,343.00 plus superannuation is on offer

Are you passionate about supporting change, reducing risk and improving lives?

Do you want to work for a company that values Integrity, Respect, Agility, Innovation and Accountability?

Working in Wellington will give you access to tranquil lakes, pristine beaches and the rugged beauty of the high country. The benefits are endless.

Come and join a team, where you will feel valued, receive competitive remuneration and career development opportunities.

Fulham Correctional Centre delivers comprehensive quality clinical services to prisoners and we are seeking clinicians to join our multidisciplinary team.

The team includes clinicians from a range of allied disciplines who have complementary core competencies in assessment and treatment of a range of behaviours and mental health conditions.

Clinicians are psychologists either fully or provisionally registered with the Psychology Board of Australia; social workers with registration with the Australian Association of Social Work; occupational therapists registered with the Occupational Therapy Board of Australia, or counsellors with Level 3 or 4 registration with the Australian Register of Counsellors and Psychotherapists.

About The GEO Group Australia

The GEO Group Australia is the country's leading provider of outsourced correctional services, operating in NSW and VIC. Our goal is to deliver better corrections, and in doing so, create safer communities. As a Registered Training Provider (number 3570), GEO offers a wide variety of training programs which are nationally accredited.

We measure our success in delivering ‘better corrections’ in two ways: against our objective of being Australia’s best provider of correctional services, as well as our ability to make these services better over time through innovation and continual improvement.

We measure our success in delivering ‘safer communities’ through our ability to successfully reintegrate the prisoners we release, with corresponding reductions in their rate of re-offending.

To reduce re-offending we apply the GEO Continuum of Care:

  • We work not only in our correctional centres but continue our services out into the community to support our prisoners after release;
  • We work not only with our prisoners but also with those critical to their rehabilitation and reintegration such as families, social networks and other service providers; and
  • We work not only during our prisoners’ sentences but also afterwards as they leave the correctional system and return fully to their communities.

Our five values which deliver Better Corrections, Safer Communities are integrity, respect, accountable, agile and innovative.

For more information about our organisation, please visit our website at www.geogroup.com.au

To check out our videos, including the type of individual's we seek to join our business, please click here.

About the Opportunity

An exciting opportunity exists for a Fixed task full-time Clinicians- Fully Registered Psychologists /Social Workers/ Occupational Therapist/ Counsellor to join The GEO Group Australia’s Rehabilitation and Reintegration team at the Fulham Correctional Centre.

Clinicians work with both sentenced and remanded prisoners within an integrated practice framework, utilising the Risk Need Responsivity (RNR) Model and the Good Lives Model (GLM) to guide assessment, treatment and case-management recommendations.

Clinicians undertake a variety of screenings and assessments related to substance use, violence risk and offending behaviour, and develop comprehensive clinical forensic case formulations and treatment recommendations. Clinicians primarily facilitate group-based interventions that address criminogenic needs such as treatment readiness, violence, family violence, substance abuse, antisocial thinking and attitudes, problem solving and consequential thinking. Clinicians also work with remanded prisoners addressing concerns related to coping and adjustment, mood management and development of prosocial life skills.

Teams are multi-disciplinary consisting of psychologists, social workers, counsellors and occupational therapists, and are managed by a Senior Clinician.

GEO is looking for experienced Clinicians with an interest in offender rehabilitation. Clinicians will be psychologists with full registration with the Psychology Board of Australia (PBA); social workers with registration with the Australian Association of Social Work (AASW); occupational therapists registered with the Occupational Therapy Board of Australia, or counsellors registered with the Australian Register of Counsellors with Level 4 registration with the Australian Register of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (ARCAP). GEO provides professional development opportunities in addition to flexible working arrangements.

To be successful in these roles you will have:

  • A desire to make a difference to the lives of people who may experience disadvantage, have challenging behaviours and complex needs
  • Experience working collaboratively with others in a complex environment
  • Ability to embrace change and continuous improvement
  • Good communication and effective interpersonal skills
  • Empathy and cultural awareness
  • Resilience
  • In order to succeed in the role you will possess many, if not all of the key selection criteria documented in the position description. To view the Position Description, click here.

What we offer:

  • A safe working environment
  • Flexibility
  • An opportunity to work in a progressive service delivery environment
  • Continuous skills and professional development opportunities
  • Career progression
  • Relocation support services may be available depending on circumstances
  • Competitive salaries

Our work is fast paced and as a Clinician you could conduct assessments including functional behaviour assessments, structured clinical interviews, risk assessments and psychometric testing; develop forensic case management and treatment plans; provide individual cognitive –behavioural interventions and facilitate group interventions targeting criminogenic needs.

About the Recruitment and Selection Process

Due to the nature of the role of Clinician, in order to be successful, applicants will require exceptional administrative, time management and interpersonal skills. This position will involve direct contact with prisoners so applicants must have the ability to work directly with prisoners in a correctional environment, complying with the security policies and procedures of the Centre.

Applicants who excessively consume alcohol, who abuse prescription drugs or who consume illicit drugs are unsuitable for the role.

GEO will require applicants to obtain and maintain appropriate security clearances from Victoria Police and Corrections Victoria (at GEO's expense).

Applicants with a criminal history (including as children) would be unlikely to obtain these security clearances, particularly if the criminal history relates to serious criminal offences of violence (including domestic), drug related offences, and white collar crimes.

Who we are

Fulham Correctional Centre is part of The GEO Group in Australia and is the leading provider of privately-managed correctional services in NSW and Victoria.

Fulham Correctional Centre is located in Sale, VIC, 200km east of Melbourne.

Fulham has been continually managed by GEO on behalf of Corrections Victoria since opening in 1997. It is Victoria's largest regional correctional centre.

Fulham’s primary role is to safely and securely house up to 947 adult male prisoners and progress their sentence plans by delivering a comprehensive range of education, vocational training, reintegration and offending behaviour programs. Together, these lower a prisoner’s risk of reoffending and increase the likelihood of successful community reintegration. A current expansion project of the centre is underway.

A key area of Fulham's operations is the Nalu Challenge Community. Located next to the main prison site, Nalu's 68 prisoners benefit from an intensive program of community reparation, leadership/team work challenges and preparation for reintegration into the community.

To find out more about the role please contact Human Resources Officer Mrs Haylee Tyquin, on (03) 5142 3830 or at htyquin@geogroup.com.au using the subject line: Clinician enquiry via EthicalJobs.

How to Apply

Please click Apply Now and scroll to the bottom to lodge an application. Applications must be include a resume and a one-page cover letter.

We are always looking for people to join our company who share the values that we stand for:

INTEGRITY RESPECT ACCOUNTABLE AGILE INNOVATIVE

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