A new and exciting opportunity has become available for an experienced AOD Clinician to join the Caraniche Forensic Youth Service.
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.
· 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.
· Peer based learning is considered paramount, particularly in the forensic environment, and clinicians participate in monthly peer supervision to formulate and analyse offending behaviour.
· Ongoing training and development including in house professional 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 If desired, clinicians can 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 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 is a specialised role and would ideally suit an experienced clinician who has worked extensively with a forensic youth cohort with AOD issues in both individual and group-based programs. We have a suite of psychosocial and harm reduction-based programs targeting alcohol and drug use as well as other treatment needs including emotional regulation and healthy relationships. The programs are research based and have been developed by leaders in the forensic psychology field.
This role will be based in Malmsbury Youth Justice Precinct and is a fixed term contract to June 2024, with the opportunity to extend based on government funding. This role would join a multidisciplinary team of Psychologists, Social Workers and Clinicians in delivering service to a cohort of complex young people who have engaged in offending behaviour.
Who are we looking for
We have worked hard to create a positive, collaborative team culture comprising skilled clinicians who are 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 focussed, has a warm, empathic and engaging style whilst able to challenge unhelpful behaviours and is wanting to provide early intervention and support for young people who have entered the justice system. Due to our role within a forensic system timely and accurate case noting and report writing skills are critical to the role.
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, low cognitive functioning. This is a fast paced and dynamic role so organisational skills including an ability to prioritise tasks is essential.
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