Clinician (Social Worker, Psychologist)


Fantastic opportunity to use your clinical skills to support positive change for young people in youth justice in our West community locations

  • Fantastic opportunity to use your clinical skills to support positive change
  • West Metro - Sunshine
  • Part Time Fixed Term - June 2024 - 0.8FTE
  • Fantastic opportunity to use your clinical skills to support positive change for young people in youth justice
  • West metro - Sunshine
  • Part Time Fixed Term - June 2024 - 0.8FTE
With 25 years in the field, Caraniche is a specialist provider of a broad range of psychological services across Australia. At the heart of everything we do are connections that better lives. We deliver a range of specialist psychological services to government, private and not-for-profit organisations.

We work with some of the most marginalised people in our community to help get their lives back on track through specialised services for Youth, and behaviour change programs. We are a leading provider of state-wide drug and alcohol treatment provider in Victoria’s public prisons, and the Victorian state-wide provider of Youth Offending Programs and Services to the Youth Justice sector. We also work with employers across Australia to deliver leading workplace wellbeing programs, including Employee Assistance Programs and Critical Incident Response. 

Our vision is making connections that better lives.
Who are we looking for

Are you a dynamic clinician (Psychologist or Social Worker) with experience working clinically with youth and/or a forensic population?  Would you like to join an established and supportive team where your skills will assist youth justice clients to make positive, strength-based change to their lives? This may be the role for you!
We are looking for a dynamic, highly skilled clinician with experience engaging young people or working in a forensic setting. This is a fantastic career opportunity for clinicians who are looking for challenging, yet highly valuable clinical work.

What we offer
As an employer, Caraniche offers a flexible and supportive working environment with ongoing training and development opportunities towards CPD. Caraniche also offers approved staff members' financial support towards attaining endorsement with AHPRA.
The position
The key purpose of this position is to deliver assessment and treatment services to young people on a supervised youth justice order in the community.  This includes co-facilitation of group programs, individual interventions to address criminogenic needs, psychosocial interventions to assist in skills development and case consultation with support workers.  

Please note during COVID-19 restrictions this position will be telehealth and working from our Parkville office if required. 
Selection Criteria
  • Registration with the AHPRA or AASW
  • Experience in the assessment, diagnosis, case formulation and treatment
  • High level of interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.
  • Confident working in a complex, changing environment
  • Flexible and agile approach to work
  • Commitment to Child Safe Standards and Practices.
  • Current valid Driver’s License
  • Experience with group intervention
  • Proficient in the use of information technology
  • Experience with forensic risk assessments
Why apply?
There is unlimited opportunity to develop your clinical skills with a supportive, multidisciplinary team who strive provide holistic care to improve the health and well-being to Victoria’s most vulnerable youth.
More information
The full position description can be provided via email upon request via Please remember to include your up to date CV and a cover letter. 

Applications close Friday, 18 September 2020.  

Our commitment to diversity
At Caraniche we value diversity and believe that a range of backgrounds brings a variety of ideas, perspectives and experiences that will enhance our effectiveness.
We promote a workplace that actively seeks to include, welcome and value unique contributions by encouraging people with disability, Aboriginal Australians, LGBTQIA, and people from culturally diverse backgrounds to apply for this position.

Safety screening
Caraniche is committed to child safety.  All Caraniche employees must undergo Police Checks and Working with Children Checks.