Clinician – Gippsland

Website Sugarman Group

Job Category: Social Work

Skills: Clinician, corrections, integration, screening and assessments, offending behaviour

Location: Bairnsdale & Gippsland, VIC

This is an opportunity to work full-time with males who have been sentenced or in remand in a correctional facility that includes both minimum and medium level inmates.

– Clinicians will undertake a variety of screenings and assessments to develop comprehensive clinical 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.

– Contribute to case-management planning and case reviews, behaviour management plans, suicide and self-harm reviews, and community reintegration plans.

– Collaborate with custodial and non-custodial staff to develop effective working relationships.

– Participate in clinical supervision, peer supervision and support new or provisionally registered clinicians and students to observe your practice.


– Clinicians will be psychologists with full or provisional 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).

– Demonstrated knowledge of the Victorian Criminal Justice System including the role of the Courts, prisons, parole and community corrections.

– Demonstrated knowledge of the “What works” literature in offender rehabilitation, in addition to the application of the Good Lives Model (GLM) and principles of Risk Need Responsivity (RNR) in reducing recidivism in offender populations.

– Demonstrated experience in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and other best-practice therapeutic frameworks for working with offenders.

– Experience in clinical and/or risk assessments, individual and group intervention, in a correctional, clinical or other relevant setting.

– Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with others both cross-agency and as part of a multidisciplinary team of professionals.

– Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to effectively and efficiently prepare clinical formulations and reports.

Should you have any questions, please call Anne Silva on 02 9549 5760 or Eva Marinas on 02 9549 5723 or click APPLY to submit your application.

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