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Clinicians (Psychologists, Social Workers and Counsellors)

Job No: GEO1254
Location: Ravenhall, Victoria

Do you want to work in the most innovative correctional environment in Australia?

Are you committed to making a real difference in the lives of offenders through reducing recidivism and supporting community integration?

Are you interested in providing a true continuum of care through the delivery of holistic programs and services both in-prison and post-release to offenders and their families?    

  

About The GEO Group Australia

We are the country's leading provider of outsourced correctional services, operating in NSW, QLD and VIC. GEO aims to deliver better corrections and create safer communities. We focus on providing a continuum of care and integration of services to make a real difference in the lives of people we work with.

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

 

About Ravenhall Correctional Centre

Ravenhall Correctional Centre is a medium security men’s prison which opened in late 2017 in Ravenhall, Victoria.

Ravenhall will redefine the role of the modern prison. It’s unique design and service model provides an unprecedented emphasis on offender rehabilitation and reintegration.  If you are motivated to work therapeutically to create successful outcomes for prisoners, Ravenhall is the place for you.

 To learn more about Ravenhall Correctional Centre, click here.

About the Opportunity

Ravenhall will have the largest clinical team within a correctional centre in Victoria and provides a fantastic opportunity for Clinicians who want diversity within their role and are interested in developing and using a broad clinical knowledge base and skill-set. 

As a Clinician at Ravenhall you will have an opportunity to work with different cohorts of offenders including:

  • Young adults
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders
  • Prisoners with mental health issues (including psychiatric and personality disorders and cognitive impairments)
  • Prisoners with challenging behaviours

Clinicians will also be able to deliver clinical interventions both in the prison and the community.  With a suite of over 25 treatment programs and opportunities for tailored and responsive individual intervention, Ravenhall’s Clinicians will be able to make a real difference in the lives of prisoners and their families. 

GEO provides ongoing supervision and professional development to ensure that Clinicians continue to develop and grow while working at Ravenhall.  We are committed to creating a positive working culture where Clinicians can work ethically and responsively to meet the needs of prisoners therefore promoting lasting positive change. 

 

Your Skills & Experience

To be successful in a Clinical role at Ravenhall you will have:

  • A relevant qualification in Psychology, Social Work, Counselling or Occupational Therapy and registration with the appropriate professional body.  For Psychologists, Ravenhall will provide opportunities for Clinicians who are fully and provisionally registered with AHPRA.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of a willingness to learn about the Victorian Criminal Justice System including the role of the Courts, prisons, parole and community corrections.
  • 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.

For further information about these roles including the Position Description and how to apply, please click the Apply Now button.

 

About the Benefits

In return for your hard work and dedication, you will be rewarded with a highly competitive salary commensurate with your skills and experience, plus super!

You will be able to take advantage of flexible working hours, subsidised meals and an onsite gym within an international organisation with future prospects. GEO provides ongoing supervision and professional development to ensure that employees continue to develop and grow while working at Ravenhall. GEO is committed to creating a positive working culture where all employees can work ethically and responsively to meet the needs of staff and prisoners, therefore promoting lasting positive change.

This is your chance to be a part of a new model, with a philosophical focus on the rehabilitation and reintegration of prisoners to reduce recidivism and improve outcomes.

Joining GEO is your chance to make a real and lasting difference in the lives of prisoners, their families and the community – Apply Now!

 

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants are highly encouraged to apply 
Applications close at 4 pm, Friday 1st February 2019. For enquiries please contact Danielle Kozminski, HR Officer or Ana Cuchilla-Castillo, HR Officer on 03 8363 2658 or 03 8363 2662.
Please note: Shortlisted candidates will be contacted approximately 2-3 weeks following the closing date. Unsuccessful candidates will be contacted in due course.
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