Published September 11, 2021
Last Modified September 10, 2021
Job Type
Closing Date
September 30, 2021

Job Description

Join an established and supportive team where your skills will assist youth justice clients in the community.

  • Be Part of a State-Wide Mobile Team
  • Deliver Exceptional Client-Based Services that Create Positive Change!
  • Part Time (0.8 FTE) Opportunity Based in Parkville or Regional Victoria


With over 25 years in the field, Caraniche is a specialist provider of a broad range of psychological services. We are a thriving, dynamic and energetic company committed to providing quality care in the field of forensic alcohol and other drug services, youth criminogenic assessment and treatment, clinical supervision, trauma services and evaluation and training. Our focus is on supporting our clients to help them build a better future.

Our vision is making connections that better lives.

We Offer

  • Flexible working arrangements including limited home based and part time working hours.
  • A strong commitment to supervision, with opportunity to learn and develop from knowledgeable senior clinicians who have worked within criminal justice settings for many years. This is backed by a provision of financial support towards specialised endorsement through AHPRA.
  • Peer based learning where clinicians participate in monthly peer supervision to formulate and analyse offending behaviour.
  • Ongoing training and development including formal risk assessment training, in house personal development and paid training leave days each year to contribute towards CPD.
  • A supportive leadership team who are dedicated to improving the lives and trajectories of young people.
  • Opportunities for growth for experienced clinicians who are interested in developing their supervision skills, obtaining formal supervisor training and providing supervision to students, provisional psychologists and clinicians. If desired, clinicians can also gain experience in delivering training to professionals working within criminal justice settings.
  • Paid parental leave to support working parents.
  • Full administration support from a highly supportive, friendly and efficient administration team.
  • Social events to connect our teams, recognise our work and enjoy a chat!

The Position

The Caraniche Forensic Youth Service is a Victorian, state-wide provider of Youth Offending Programs to the Youth Justice sector. Caraniche Forensic Youth Service operate under a “one team” philosophy where there is opportunity for cross learning and support between teams.

This Mobile Community Clinician role will be based out of our Parkville office. There is also capacity for clinicians to base themselves out of locations in regional Victoria, co-habiting with Youth Justice.

This is a highly specialised role that offers an opportunity for a mix of assessment (i.e. conducting comprehensive risk assessments) and delivery of treatment. As this is a state-wide role, a willingness to travel is a must. This is also a very independent role, as you will have autonomy in regards to scheduling clients and ample opportunity to build relationships with Youth Justice staff working in dedicated regions.

Please note during COVID-19 restrictions this position may involve telehealth delivery and working remotely.

Who We Are Looking For

We have worked hard to create a positive, collaborative team culture comprising skilled clinicians committed to providing evidence-based treatment to address offending and promote long term behaviour change.

We are looking for a clinician who is a team player, is client focused, has a warm empathic and engaging style, and is wanting to provide early intervention and support for young people who have entered the justice system.

Ideally, applicants will have experience with, and/or a strong desire to work with a youth cohort who are culturally and linguistically diverse and present with varied needs including complex trauma, behavioural issues, mental health, substance use, and low cognitive functioning. This is a fast paced and dynamic role so organisational skills - including an ability to prioritise tasks - is essential.

Key Selection Criteria


  • Registration with AHPRA or AASW
  • High level of interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
  • Confident working in a dynamic, faced paced environment
  • Flexible and agile approach to work
  • Commitment to Child Safe Standards and Practices
  • Current valid Driver’s License


  • Experience with group intervention
  • Experience in clinical and/or forensic assessment, case formulation and treatment ideally with a youth population
  • Proficient in the use of information technology
  • Previous experience working with mandated clients with a contemplative or pre-contemplative mindset
  • An understanding of the Risks, Needs, Responsivity framework and experience conducting forensic risk assessments (HCR-20, SAVRY, SARA)

Why Apply?

This is an opportunity to work in a specialised area of forensic psychology and develop your clinical skills, whilst being supported by a collegial and enthusiastic team environment. There is diversity and opportunity for ongoing growth and development in the role, where no two days are the same!

This is a fantastic career opportunity for clinicians who are looking for complex, highly valuable clinical work.

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, and encourage people with disability, Aboriginal Australians, LGBTQIA, and people from culturally diverse backgrounds to apply.

Safety Screening

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

Apply Now

Please apply by following the links provided, and remember to include an up-to-date CV and cover letter. Applications will close on Thursday 30th September 2021. Please note suitable candidates may be shortlisted and interviewed prior to this closing date.