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Clinical Practitioner

Borallon Training and Correctional Centre; Custodial Operations; Statewide Operations; Ironbark

Queensland Corrective Services is a top-tier forward thinking public safety agency, committed to the humane containment, supervision and rehabilitation of offenders. Every day, our work makes Queensland a safer place to live and work.

Correctional centres are responsible for the delivery of custodial services across Queensland. People in custody are supervised in either high or low security correctional centres. High security centres provide for the management of adult prisoners held in secure custody correctional centres across Queensland.

As a Clinical Practitioner you will administer appropriate assessments to prisoners, develop treatments and provide specialist clinical advice to key stakeholders to assist in the case management of prisoners.

Job details

Position status Permanent
Position type Full-time
Occupational group Psychology, Counselling & Social Work
Classification PO3
Workplace Location Brisbane - West
Job ad reference QLD/348009/20
Closing date 08-Jul-2020
Job duration
Contact person Hercules Zografgos
Contact details PH: (07) 5460 8401
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In this role you will:

- Administer appropriate assessments to prisoners.

- Undertake functional assessment of behaviours of concern adversely affecting the adult's quality of life to inform individual management strategies

- Analyse assessment results and record information and utilise assessment information to inform practice.

- Effectively communicate with prisoners in relation to assessment results and recommendations.

- Develop treatment plans where appropriate.

- Ensure maintenance of accurate records and appropriate storage of data relevant to assessments and associated reports

- Provide specialist clinical advice to key stakeholders to assist in the case management of prisoners.

- Provide advice to relevant officers regarding prisoner suitability for programs and/or other interventions.

- Provide advice and collaborate with service providers to ensure prisoner's needs are met.  

- Work collaboratively with Prison Mental Health Services to assist in the effective management of prisoner's mental health needs.

- Promote goal setting and enhance willingness to engage in holistic intervention pathways.

- Deliver individual or group-based brief, skill acquisition focused interventions aimed at developing coping skills and building resilience.

- Ensure prisoner programs and activities are consistent with evidence-based practice.

- Monitor progress of prisoners during programs and related activities and report on progress.

- Comply with program management procedures, standards and guidelines.

- Maintain own level of knowledge of contemporary offender programs research and practices, and legislation, policy and procedures

- Provide advice regarding the availability of community-based services for the continuation of treatment and/or support upon release

- Promote general and psychological health and wellbeing.

- Facilitate relevant programs and activities promoting health and wellbeing.

- Maintain knowledge of contemporary practice in relation to health and wellbeing, suicide prevention and anti-bullying.

The essential requirements for this role are:

- Demonstrated expertise in evidence-based assessment and intervention for adults experiencing difficulties related to mental health problems, cognitive impairment or developmental disorders

- Experience and understanding of case management in a human services field

- Experience in a criminal justice environment or similar human services area

- Strong communication skills with the ability to liaise with a range of stakeholders

- Exposure to working with people from diverse cultural backgrounds

- Understanding and application of theories, models and research related to behavioural change techniques

- Knowledge of research and practice specific to effective correctional rehabilitation

- Well-developed written communication skills with the ability to provide high quality professional reports and case notes

- Well-developed verbal communication skills with the ability to engage with a diverse client group and to effectively communicate with stakeholders in a manner appropriate to the audience

- Knowledge, interpretation and application of legislation, policies and procedures

We encourage you to view the full details of the role outlined in the Role Description.

Qualifications and professional registration 

- Possession of tertiary qualifications in areas of Allied Health including Occupational Therapy, Social Work or Psychology

- Compliance with Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency registration standards or those of other professional associations as applicable is mandatory

One permanent full-time position available.

Applications to remain current for 12 months.

JAR No: QLD/348009/20

Closing Date: Wednesday, 8 July 2020

Further information

We are committed to building inclusive cultures in the Queensland public sector that respect and promote human rights and diversity.

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