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Forensic Clinical Specialist

  • LocationThe Alfred
  • Work TypeFull time
  • Positions1 Position
  • Applications Close AtClosed 11 days ago
    Never published
  • Job no: 61713
  • Category: Allied Health and Medical Science, Other Allied Health / Medical Science

Alfred Health

Alfred Health is a leader in health care delivery, improvement, research and education. We are the main provider of health services to people living in the inner southeast suburbs of Melbourne, from ambulatory to inpatient and home and community-based services.

  • Permanent, Full-time with flexible ADO
  • Based in St Kilda Rd at St Kilda Road Clinic
  • Registered Psychiatric Nurse Grade 5, or Occupational Therapist / Social Worker Grade 4
  • Portable long service leave from other public health services

What's in it for you 

  • Frequent professional development opportunities
  • Regular professional supervision
  • Supportive multi-disciplinary team environment

About us

Alfred Mental & Addiction Health is responsible for the operation of services, which focus on people with a severe mental illness residing in the Inner South Eastern area of Melbourne.

The single most important goal of Alfred Mental & Addiction Health is to create an environment that facilitates clinical recovery, supports individual recovery efforts and strives to minimise service system barriers to the recovery process.

The FCS Program was developed in response to an increasing number of clients presenting to Area Mental Health Services with severe mental illness, psychiatric disability and a history of offending behaviours, including those referred by the criminal justice system and the state wide Forensicare service. Many clinical staff lack the necessary specialist skill and confidence to adequately assess, treat and support this group of clients.

What you’ll be doing

In this role, you will work along-side the Forensic Senior Clinician as part of Mental and Addictions Health’s Forensic Clinical Specialist Program. This program works across the whole the Alfred Mental and Addiction Health Program including Adult, Child & Youth and Aged Psychiatry services.

You will provide specialist assessment and advice of evidence-based practices for target group of mental health consumers and forensic related issues within the organisation, and to external clinicians and agencies as appropriate.

About you

  • Approved tertiary qualifications and eligibility for membership of AHPRA or relevant professional registering body
  • Post Graduate Degree in Forensic Behavioural Science or equivalent.
  • Demonstrated extensive clinical experience in a mental health facility, correctional service, or a forensic mental health service
  • Australian working rights
  • Current Victorian Driver's License
  • Current Working with Children Check and be willing to undergo a Background Check

Other benefits

  • Great employment benefits as part of Alfred Health - Wellbeing initiatives, access to salary packaging, novated leasing and discounted health insurance and banking
  • Great work life balance & located close to public transport, shops and restaurants

If this opportunity sounds like it is for you, click the APPLY button, include your resume and cover letter addressing the selection criteria outlined in the position description. 

For more information regarding the position, please contact Gracie Tan on 0437 071 829

Alfred Health is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to attracting and retaining a diverse workforce that reflects the community we serve.  Applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are encouraged.

All Alfred Health employees are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19. This is in accordance with the Vaccination of Health Care Workers (COVID-19) Directions - Health Services. All Alfred Health employees are required to be vaccinated against influenza. This is in accordance with the Mandatory Vaccination of Health Care Workers (Influenza Vaccine) Directions - Health Services Establishments for influenza.


  • Closed 11 days ago - 28 Nov 2022