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Clinical Specialist - Drug & Alcohol

Job Req ID:  91642
Posting Start Date:  29-Aug-2021

Lavadia, New South Wales, AU

Contract Type:  Full Time
Job Advertisement: 

We are seeking a Clinical Specialist, specialising in Drug and Alcohol to join us and make a difference every day

  • Work in a multi-disciplinary team delivering integrated patient-centred healthcare
  • Work in a safe, new and state-of-the art centre with access to the latest technology
  • Enjoy the satisfaction which comes from doing important work which matters, working with a diverse patient population in a corrections environment
  • Be a part of a team of Health Professionals - Nurse Unit Manager, Clinical Team Leaders, Registered Nurses, Enrolled Nurses, Nurse Practitioners and Clinical Specialists.
  • Our Health Services team provides primary care based on a patient-centred model allowing patients to actively participate in their health management. The team works closely with correctional staff to deliver holistic and integrated patient-centred health services that: Treat and prevent communicable disease, and proactively treat chronic disease
  • Educate custodial patients on healthy living and lifestyle choices
  • Assist with reintegration back into the community and provide continuity of care
  • Address the diverse needs of the custodial patient population, including men, women and culturally and linguistically diverse peoples through specific tailoring.



Rewards and Benefits: Underpinned by our belief in the value of wellbeing, our rewards are designed to benefit all aspects of your life – physical, mental, social, financial and community.


  • Competitive Remuneration Package ranging from $104,537 - $116,329 Total Remuneration Package. Total Remuneration Package is inclusive of penalties, allowances, loadings and superannuation.
  • $12,000.00 Sign on Support Payment ($6,000 paid on commencement and $6,000 following 9-months completed service), sign on payment – subject to conditions.
  • Up to $5,000 relocation assistance (non-cash out benefit) in accordance with policy
  • Five (5) weeks annual leave for Day Workers (Monday to Friday)
  • Ten (10) days personal/careers leave
  • Two (2) days volunteer leave each year, to support community and social causes
  • Flexible salary packaging options, including novated leasing for new and used vehicles 
  • Free uniforms, meals and onsite parking 
  • Benefits@Serco, which includes a great range of career support programs, wellbeing packages and financial benefits, available through us and our selected partners, including access to Fitness Passport 
  • Generous employee referral program 
  • The opportunity to broaden your experience and learn from expert colleagues whilst applying your skills in new ways.
  • Enjoy the benefits of career pathway opportunities and training ‘Working in a Correctional Centre’. 


To help us make a difference, you will need: 

  • Current unconditional and unrestricted registration as a Registered Nurse, with the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency (AHPRA)
  • Experience in a primary health or acute setting as part of a formal post graduate program or two years full time equivalent experience without a formal post graduate program
  • Suitable formal qualification, training and experience in the specialist of “Drug and Alcohol”
  • Current competencies in, or a demonstrated ability to work towards a range of clinical skills in the correctional environment including (but not limited to) intravenous cannulation; phlebotomy; simple suturing; application of a back slab; advanced resuscitation
  • Recognition as a Nurse Immuniser in NSW or a willingness to work towards same would be highly favourable
  • Well-developed written, communication and interpersonal skills and ability to adapt communication appropriately
  • Self-management, motivation and resilience abilities essential to working in a complex environment
  • Cultural awareness including understanding the impact and management and working with people of different ethnic backgrounds, customs and contemporary issues
  • The highest levels of personal integrity and ethical behaviour


Serco and Proud
We have been operating correctional services in Australia for almost 15 years. As a prison operator, safety and security is always our first priority and the new Clarence Correctional Centre is no exception.  Newly opened in mid-2020, this 1,700-bed state-of-the-art facility is the largest correctional centre in Australia.  To learn more please visit


About NSW Mid-North Coast
Located on the beautiful NSW Mid-North Coast approx. 6 hours’ drive from Sydney and 4 hours from Brisbane our region offers rainforests, epic headlands, sand dunes and some of the best Australian beaches with a variety of multi-cultural cafes, restaurants and friendly community towns. Our region has something to offer everyone from trail walks in National Parks, ocean adventures, sporting, relaxation and a vibrant culture. With recent Pacific Highway upgrades and investment in infrastructure, and with affordable housing and access to good schools and recreation options, you can select the ideal community location for your next career move with your family. Our closest communities are Grafton set on the Clarence River or if you are looking for that beach lifestyle consider Yamba, Woolgoolga, or Coffs Harbour with additional smaller beach communities along the way that all offer something unique.


Join Us
If you are inspired to make a positive difference and would like to be considered for this opportunity, please apply now


Serco values of Trust, Care, Innovation and Pride underpin everything we do.  We are curious, creative and collaborative. Our people help in ways that matter. 

By joining Serco you will have access to our Global Employee Networks – SercoInspire (Gender), SercoEmbrace (Multicultural), SercoUnlimited (Disability) and In@Serco (Networks) Serco Employee Networks, led by colleagues who are passionate about diversity, inclusion and belonging. 

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