Published April 16, 2021
Last Modified April 16, 2021
1/260 Hoddle Street, Australia
Closing Date
May 7, 2021

Job Description

  • Negotiable FTE: Part time up to Full time 
  • Based at either of Caraniche's offices (Abbotsford & Epping) with flexibility for remote work negotiable
  • Role variety: Group facilitation, Individual Counselling, Assessments/Screenings
  • Positive, supportive team & working environment with excellent development opportunities


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 alcohol and drug counselling, 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.

About the Role
CARE@Caraniche has a team of clinicians who provide group and individual AOD treatment to primarily forensic and some voluntary clients who reside in the Inner North, North, and North West catchments of metro Melbourne, as outlined by the Department of Health. This treatment includes individual counselling for both voluntary and mandated (forensic) clients with AOD issues, Comprehensive AOD Assessment and care co-ordination as well as delivering the Kickstart and Choices group programs and Vic Roads Drink and Drug Driver group programs.

The Clinician will deliver assessment, group and individual counselling and care co-ordination to a client population that includes males and females; a range of ethnic and religious groups; a range of forensic/offending histories and various dual diagnosis issues. Interventions provided may be short term, episodic, long-term, individual or group-based.

Further duties include report writing, referral to other services, case noting, office administration, and liaising with other professionals and services. Treatment services are provided in line with the Caraniche model of care, which includes regular individual and group supervision as well as continuing professional development opportunities.

Why apply?
There is unlimited opportunity to develop your counselling/clinical skills with a supportive, multidisciplinary team who strive to be a leading provider of AOD treatment services in the community across Victoria.

More information
The full position description can be provided via email upon request via

Applications close Friday, 7 May 2021

Please remember to include your CV and a cover letter addressing your experience and skills related to the role.

If you have any questions relating to the position, please contact our Talent Acquisition Team at

To apply please follow the link

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 and is a child safe organisation. All Caraniche employees must undergo Police Checks and Working with Children Checks.

Key Selection Criteria

We are currently seeking a dynamic Clinician (Psychologist, Social Worker, Experienced AOD Counsellor or Provisional Psychologist) with experience providing group and individual alcohol and other drug (AOD) treatment/counselling to join Caraniche's CARE team (Counselling and Recovery Empowerment). We are able to negotiate either part time or up to a full time role for the right candidate.