Forensic Clinical Specialist

Location: Melbourne
Job Type: Part Time
Reference: MMH 82


•Permanent part time 0.4 EFT (32hrs per fortnight) for Nursing and Senior Clincian OT/SW or Permanent part time 0.3 EFT (24hrs per fortnight for Psychology)

•Based across all Mercy Mental Health Sites


•Approved degree in Social Work, Occupational Therapy, Psychology or Nursing. For Nurses, tertiary qualification which meets the registration requirements of the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) with endorsed postgraduate studies in mental health. For psychologists, registration with AHPRA as a Psychologist with endorsement by the PBA to practice as a clinical and/or forensic psychologist. Post graduate clinical experience (5 years for Nursing, OT and SW and 10 years for Psychology) in relevant mental health settings.

•Knowledge of the Mental Health Act 2014, Crimes (Mental Impairment and Unfitness to be Tried Act 1997, Sentencing Act 1991, and other relevant legislation

•A sound knowledge of the criminal justice system and other relevant community based services.

•Holds a current Victorian driver’s licence.

•Knowledge of evidence-base risk assessment and management tools Practices under a Recovery Orientated Mental Health Service Framework.

•Demonstrated experience with skill in working as a senior member of a multi-disciplinary team.


Mercy Mental Health supports people in south west metropolitan Melbourne with severe and complex mental illnesses by providing acute and community-based care. Services are available to adults through acute inpatient programs, residential rehabilitation programs and crisis and community recovery-focused treatment programs. We also offer inpatient and community specialist perinatal mental health services to women and infants in western Victoria.

Mercy Health is a Catholic organisation employing over 8500 people who provide compassionate and holistic care through our acute hospitals, aged care facilities, mental health programs, palliative and respite services, maternity and women’s health services, early parenting services and home care services.

Mercy Health is proud to be recognised as an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality by the WGEA.


•Values driven culture

•Salary packaging benefits

•Leadership Capability Framework to support your career progression and development

•Camp Australia School Holiday Program

•Thrive @ Mercy – our health & wellbeing hub supporting you to be the best you can be

•Stepping Stones – our flexibility framework supporting your growth and work life balance

•Fully funded childcare referral service

To find out more about these exciting initiatives, please visit Mercy Health Careers homepage (

At Mercy Health we pride ourselves on embracing diversity and foster an inclusive culture where individual differences are respected and celebrated. We encourage applications from people of all ages, abilities and cultural backgrounds including Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Peoples.

To be the successful candidate you must meet the position requirements as well as provide a current Police Record Check and Working with Children Check.


Enquiries to: Dr Dean Stevenson, Director of Clinical Services – Mental Health

Quote Ref No: MMH 82

Applications Close: Friday, 17 August 2018