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
The Mental Health Alcohol and Other Drug (MHAOD) Branch of Offender Services Directorate delivers mental health and alcohol and other drug healthcare to some of the most vulnerable and high-risk individuals in the State. The MHAOD staff work to improve MHAOD patient outcomes and reduce associated harm and risks as far as possible.
MHAOD services are delivered by multidisciplinary teams made up of highly specialised staff including nurses, consultant psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, Aboriginal mental health workers and prison support officers.
The role of the Clinical Nurse (MHAOD) is to assess, plan, implement and evaluate the care of those identified as having mental health and/or drug and alcohol related problems, to assess and manage clinical risk and to participate in the development of the Mental Health, Alcohol and Other Drugs Service.
Eligible for registration in the category of registered Nurse by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.
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 Job Related Requirements and Role Specific Criteria 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 no greater than 2 pages addressing all the Role Specific Criteria contained in the Job Description Form and an outline of your suitability for this role (AOD Rehabilitation).
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.
The Department of Justice uses recruitment pools to build a bank of talent for future opportunities. When part of a pool you may be offered a permanent or temporary position, however an appointment is not guaranteed.
This pool will be open for a period of 12 months from the date of first appointment. Permanent and fixed-term full-time and part-time appointments may be offered as vacancies arise.
Currently there are three positions for immediate filling at Melaleuca Women’s Prison, Casuarina Prison and Central Office.
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.
If you would like further information on this opportunity please contact Sonia Bray, Director Mental Health Alcohol and Other Drugs 9264 1294 for a confidential discussion.