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Job Reference: 3110
Number of Positions: 1
Contract Type: Full Time
Salary: Competitive
Location: Melbourne
G4S Region: Asia and Middle East

G4S Business Unit:
Closing Date: December 3, 2017

Job Introduction:

G4S Custodial Services Pty Ltd operates Port Phillip Prison on behalf of the Department of Justice Victoria. The 1100+ bed maximum security men's prison is located at Truganina. The function of G4S is to protect the public and manage the prison and deliver a range of services, programs and activities in an environment that encourages positive behaviour and attitudes leading to self-directed rehabilitation and a reduction in reoffending. 

We currently have a full time opportunity for a Clinician at Port Phillip Prison. 

Role Responsibility:

We have a number of opportunities for Clinicians at the prison including full time, part time and fixed term roles. 

Reporting into the Senior Clinician, just some of the duties at PPP include;

  • Conducting risk assessments
  • Provision of group programs targeting offending behaviour of serious violent offenders and general offenders 
  • Participation in planning and evaluation of therapeutic, behavioural and skills based programs
  • Screening, identification and intervention of potential mental health issues of prisoners 
  • Emergency mental health crises intervention
  • Provision of individual counselling and treatment to clients with complex needs
  • Assessments of coping and distress
  • Preparing psychological summaries and reports

The Ideal Candidate:

Working as part of a busy, productive and experienced team, ideally you would possess the following qualifications and experience;

  • Psychologist, Occupational Therapist or Social Worker with experience in a similar environment
  • For Psychologists, Full Registration with AHPRA
  • For Social Workers, Eligibility for Full Registration/Recognition with the Australian Association of Social Workers 
  • Previous experience in forensic psychology is an advantage but not essential 
  • Passion for correctional psychology and the ability to show initiative, creativity and responsibility in a challenging environment
  • Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills 
  • Possess high levels of resilience and motivation
  • Advanced time management skills
  • A proven ability to adapt to change, enthusiasm to develop new skills and expertise in order to deliver business objectives

Benefits of working for G4S include;

  • Long term career paths in the security and custodial sectors
  • Highly competitive salary packages
  • Opportunities for ongoing professional development
  • A number of positions including full time, part time and fixed term 
  • The opportunity to contribute to and make a difference to people in our custody

Our culture is one of inclusiveness and diversity – we recognise the traditional owners of the land on which we deliver our services and we welcome applicants from all backgrounds and walks of life. We are a White Ribbon accredited employer and take our corporate social responsibilities seriously. We are passionate about all our staff, with the skills they bring, realising their full potential through learning and development and embracing safety and security for our staff and those in our care as a priority.  

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