When you join the Department of Justice, you become part of a people-focused organisation working hard to make our community a fairer and safer place to live. We offer many different employment opportunities in locations around Western Australia. You will have a chance to make a real difference to your local communities and to the lives of those you work with.
About the role
An opportunity exists to join the Mental Health/Alcohol and Other Drugs (MH/AOD) team within the Health Centre at Hakea Prison for an experienced Mental Health Clinical Nurse for 4 months, with the possibility of extension and/or permanency.
Reporting to the Clinical Nurse Consultant Mental Health/Alcohol and Other Drugs (AOD), this role provides nursing care to patients in custody with MH/AOD conditions.
The responsibilities of this position include assessment of referred offenders, and planning and implementing and evaluating the care of those identified as having mental health and /or drug and alcohol problems. The role also provides significant input into assessing and managing patient risk.
On offer is a very competitive salary, with free parking and professional development opportunities.
All employees are required to undergo employment screening, which includes a National Criminal History Check and other checks that may be relevant to the position requirements.
How to apply
Please ensure you review the attached JDF for further information about the work-related requirements of the position. This information will assist you with the preparation of your application.
We require you to submit:
A current comprehensive CV including the contact details of two referees and a statement addressing all the essential and desirable work-related requirements (selection criteria) contained in the Job Description Form.
Please ensure that at least 1 referee is a current or recent supervisor/line manager
Please ensure you allow sufficient time to submit your application, as late applications will not be accepted.
To submit your application click the “Apply for Job” button at the bottom of this page. Emailed applications will not be accepted.
If required we may choose to supplement the field of applications by conducting a Candidate Search.
Equity and Diversity
The Department of Justice is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to growing the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander workforce as a part of EEO Management Plan and its Aboriginal Workforce Development Strategy. We embrace diversity and encourage applications from a diverse field, people from a culturally and linguistically diverse background, young people and people with disability including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
As a measure to achieve equality, Section 51 of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984 applies to this position. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.
Applicants found suitable but not recommended for this vacancy, may be considered for subsequent similar vacancies in the Department of Justice in accordance with Part 5 (General Appointment) of the Commissioner's Instructions: Filling a Public Sector Vacancy.
If you would like further information on this opportunity please contact Beverley Vetesi, Clinical Nurse Consultant, Mental Health/Alcohol and Other Drugs on 9366 6375 for a confidential discussion.