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Psychologist/social Worker

Caraniche - Melbourne, VIC

Voluntary, Charity & Social Work
Source: uWorkin


We are looking for a Clinician (Psychologist/Social Worker) who is excited about being part of our prison forensic services team in Beechworth

Our Role:

Beechworth Correctional Centre (low security/prison farm) requires a psychologist or social worker for 0.6 role. This role includes individual counselling and group work experience in the AOD area.


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.

Who we are looking for
We are looking for a dynamic, highly skilled Clinician (Psychologist or Social Worker) who is excited about being part of our prison forensic services team and playing an integral part in the delivery of forensic Drug and Alcohol Treatment Services at Beechworth Prison based in Beechworth in country Victoria.

Do you have the skills to work as a part of a collaborative team? Are you passionate about improving mental health and making a real difference in the lives of male prisoners approaching release? Do you have the ability to build rapport and set boundaries with an offending population? This may be the role for you!

What we offer
As an employer, Caraniche offers a flexible and supportive working environment with ongoing training and development opportunities towards CPD. Caraniche also now offer approved staff members' financial support towards attaining endorsement with AHPRA.

The position
The position is offered as a fixed term contract to 30 June 2023, with possibility of extension if funding allows. The role is based at Beechworth Prison and can be offered as a part time or full time fixed term role.

The key purpose of the position is to provide psychological assessments, individual counselling, group therapy, orientation of new prisoners, as well as the delivery of AOD programs for male offenders. Beechworth Correctional Centre is a low security prison, housing men who are coming towards the end of their sentence.

Why apply?
This is a unique opportunity to play a key role in supporting male offenders reintegrate back into the community and address key issues pertaining to AOD use.

More information

Applications close Friday 11 May 2021, with applications potentially progressed on submission.
Please remember to include your CV and a cover letter addressing the key selection criteria.

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

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.

Melbourne, VIC

Voluntary, Charity & Social Work


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