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Organisation : Caraniche

Location : Melbourne (Dandenong)

Work type : Part-time

Sector : Children, Community Support Services, Drug, Alcohol & Addiction, Youth & Young People

Salary type : Annual Package

Salary : 70000-90000 per Year

About the role

  • 0.8 FTE - Flexible Working Arrangements
  • Group and individual clinical intervention with clients
  • Positive,  Supportive Culture & Working Environment with excellent Training
  • 0.8 FTE – Flexible Working Arrangements
  • Group and individual clinical intervention with clients
  • Positive,  Supportive Culture & Working Environment with excellent Training and development Opportunities

Are you a dynamic clinician with experience working with young people in a forensic setting?  Are you an autonomous clinician who enjoys building relationships with key stakeholders to ensure the best outcome for your clients? Would you like to join an established and supportive team where your skills will assist youth justice clients to make positive, strengths based change to their lives? 

About the Role
We have an exciting opportunity for a Clinician (Psychologist or Social Worker) to join our team based in our South East hub in Dandenong,which also extends service to Frankston, Box Hill and Ringwood. 

The successful clinician will deliver assessment and treatment services to youth justice clients aged 10-21 years in Victoria. The role involves holistic assessment and treatment planning, facilitation of group programs, individual interventions to address criminogenic needs, psychosocial interventions to assist in skills development and case consultation with support workers. 

In order to provide excellence in clinical delivery it is essential that a flexible, autonomous approach is applied.  Clinicians are required to travel to various locations within Victoria to provide treatment. A mobile phone, laptop and fully serviced fleet vehicle will be provided to support you in this role.  

Key Responsibilities
Some of the daily key tasks include but are not limited to:

  • Completing holistic assessments of young people’s treatment needs
  • Planning and delivering individual interventions based on clinical assessments
  • Multi-disciplinary case conferencing
  • Complete comprehensive reporting relating to Young Persons
  • Maintaining high level assessment documents, client records, reports and case notes
  • Co-facilitation of criminogenic and psychosocial group programs
  • Building positive relationships with key stakeholders
  • Maintaining professional boundaries and ethical conduct
  • Commitment and adherence to Child Safety Standards

Selection Criteria

  • Full registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Registration Agency or relevant professional board
  • Extensive experience in the assessment, diagnosis, case formulation and treatment of psychopathology and forensic needs of youth population
  • High level of interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
  • Confidence working in a complex, changing environment
  • Flexible and agile approach to work
  • Commitment to Child Safe Standards and Practices
  • Current & Valid Driver’s License
  • Willingness to travel between various forensic and community based facilities to deliver supervision, contracted programs and services as required


  • Experience with group intervention
  • Proficient in the use of information technology
  • Experience with forensic risk assessments

In return Caraniche offers a range of benefits including: 

  • Endorsement Support Policy
  • Supportive working environment – Weekly Supervision and Group Based Supervision
  • Ongoing Training and Development towards CPD
  • Professional Supervision / Endorsed Supervision 
  • Exposure to leading industry specific training programs
  • Career Progression Opportunities
  • Industry leading Research Initiatives
  • Access to employee health services – EAP, CISM
  • Flexible working arrangements and work life balance initiatives

To Apply
Please upload your most recent CV and cover letter addressing the key selection criteria via Seek or through our website
Please contact our Talent Acquisition Team at for further information on the role. 
Please note we have multiple positions available across Victoria, please visit our Careers Website for further information.
Applications close by Monday 14 October  2019

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Caraniche

How to apply

Please quote in application: Clinician - (Psychologist/Social Worker) via Pro Bono Australia.



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