First listed on: 27 November 2020

Join the Community Integration Program team at Ravenhall Correctional Centre! 

  • Full time, Fixed-Term 12 month contract for RPN4, OT3, P3 and SW3
  • Based in various prison locations in Metropolitan Melbourne
  • Great salary packaging conditions and leave entitlements
  • Free onsite parking


Forensicare’s Prison Mental Health Services are currently comprised of the following services provided under a Funding and Healthcare Services Agreement with Justice Health:

  • Melbourne Assessment Prison - a 16-bed Acute Assessment Unit, specialist clinics, outpatient services, reception and at risk assessment program;
  • Dame Phyllis Frost Centre – Marrmak a 20-bed mental health residential program, outreach support and therapeutic day program for women; reception and at risk assessment program
  • Metropolitan Remand Centre – the Mobile Forensic Mental Health Service – mental health assessment, psychological intervention, mental health case management and transitions/pre-release planning for prisoners on remand with severe impaired mental functioning. Reception assessment program and post reception services.
  • Ravenhall Correctional Centre - as a sub-contractor to the GEO group, the FMH services comprises of a bed based service for 75 prisoners and a large outpatients program.
  • Port Phillip Prison - as a sub-contractor to G4S Correctional Services, Forensicare operates a 30-bed psychosocial rehabilitation unit and a mental health outpatients program.


About the role:

The CIP Clinician role focuses on providing short-term, pre and post release support to a nominated patient caseload, ensuring the identified patients receive appropriate mental health care upon their release and are appropriately linked with other supports such as AMHS, NGOs, primary health providers and other relevant community support services. The CIP Clinician works collaboratively with relevant Forensicare clinical teams and other stakeholders in planning and implementing discharge plans for allocated patients.


Skills and experience:

  • Approved qualification in nursing, social work, psychology or occupational therapy and current registration with AHPRA where relevant. Social Workers must be eligible for membership with the AASW.
  • A minimum of 5 years post qualification experience within mental health, preferably recent experience in community mental health setting or a demonstration of significant and extensive experience working within a secondary/tertiary mental health service.
  • Thorough understanding and demonstrated commitment to mental health consumer Recovery, including the modelling and leading of Recovery focused initiatives.
  • Commitment to and demonstrated ability in working collaboratively and effectively with a broad range of internal and external stakeholders.
  • Experience and competency in planning, implementing and evaluating complex case management interventions with people with serious mental illnesses.

Mandatory qualifications & registrations:


  • Postgraduate qualification in Mental Health Nursing or equivalent
  • Registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulations Agency (AHPRA)


  • Masters or Doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology from an APS accredited course or equivalent, OR Doctorate degree in Forensic Psychology from an APS accredited course or equivalent.
  • Registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulations Agency (AHPRA)
  • The successful candidate will be required to register their qualifications on eCredential


  • Approved degree in Occupational Therapy recognised for membership of OT Australia – Australian Association of Occupational Therapists.
  • Registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulations Agency (AHPRA)
  • The successful candidate will be required to register their qualifications on eCredential



  • Approved degree in Social Work and eligibility for membership of the Australian Association of Social Workers.

This position is subject to a Police Check.



We value our staff and provide a range of employee benefits including:

  • Great salary packaging conditions.
  • Excellent leave entitlements.
  • Post-graduate scholarship programs.
  • Ongoing training and full orientation.
  • Comprehensive Health and Wellbeing Programs including Employee Assistance Programs.

Forensicare is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to attracting and developing a diverse workforce which reflects the community we serve. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people who identify as LGBTQI, people with a lived experience of disability, as well as people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.


 Forensicare promotes the following values: responsiveness, integrity, impartiality, accountability, respect and leadership; and promotes behaviours that are consistent with these values at all times. Forensicare is an equal opportunity employer and offers a smoke free environment.

Who to contact: or via phone on (03) 8363 2628

Applications close: 11th December 2020

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