The Senior Rehabilitation Clinician will provide a range of effective scientifically based clinical and forensic services to prisoners and offenders within DCS. The position will provide therapeutic interventions focused on offending behaviours and on needs that contribute to criminal offending; conduct comprehensive assessments including risk and needs rating assessments; and where appropriate, provide crisis intervention, and individual and/or group interventions in response to referrals from within DCS.
This position of Senior Rehabilitation Clinician is responsible for providing comprehensive assessments and interventions to prisoners and offenders in prisons and across Community Correctional Centres, in particular 'adult' and 'child' sex offenders and violent offenders, and contributing to the safe management, wellbeing, and mental health of offenders.
Due to the over-representation of Aboriginal prisoners within the Department for Correctional Services (DCS), there is an expectation that the client workload will include a significant number of Aboriginal prisoners and offenders.
Section 47 of the Public Sector Act 2009 applies in conjunction with other provisions of the act and other applicable industrial entitlements.
The incumbent is required to satisfactorily complete a National Criminal History Check;
A current South Australian Driver's Licence, and willingness to drive, is essential;
A flexible approach to working hours is essential;
Regular intrastate travel is required and necessitates overnight absences.
Senior Rehabilitation Clinician (PO3)
Essential: Appropriate degree level tertiary qualifications in community services, sociology, criminology, justice, correctional practice, social sciences, human services, health or related field.
Senior Rehabilitation Psychologist (AHP3)
Essential: An undergraduate or post-graduate level qualification in psychology and full registration as a Psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia.
Desirable: Registration as a board-approved supervisor with the Psychology board of Australia.
Senior Rehabilitation Social Worker (AHP3)
Essential: Appropriate degree or equivalent qualification which gives eligibility for full membership of the Australian Association of Social Workers.
PO3 ($95,429 - $100,887pa)
AHP3 ($98,157 - $105,285pa)
Mr Timothy Jarrad
Manager Rehabilitation Programs Branch
08 8226 9139
All applications must be submitted online.
Applicants are required to include additional information that specifically addresses the Essential Criteria in the Job and Person Specification.
Please refer to the Advice to Applicants Document for more information on how to apply.
Applicants are required to complete the Employment Declaration if not currently employed by the Department for Correctional Services.
The successful applicant will be appointed at either classification dependent on their qualifications.
The position is located in Adelaide.