Psychologist/Social Worker - Youth Justice (Community and Parkville)

Exciting positions for Psychologists/Social Workers –  Youth Justice

  • Positive,  Supportive Culture & Working Environment
  • Excellent Training and Development Opportunities
  • Two positions due to expansion and maternity leave coverage


Caraniche is a thriving, dynamic and energetic company committed to providing quality care through a strong psychological underpinning. Caraniche currently have a number of exciting positions available within the Youth Justice team as part of the Youth Health and Rehabilitation Service (YHaRS).  YHaRS harnesses the combined expertise and experience of Caraniche, YSAS and St Vincent's Hospital to enable a trauma-informed, family-inclusive, therapeutic, holistic and integrated service for young people in youth justice settings.

The positions provide diverse clinical work within a collaborative and supportive team culture.  Caraniche has a number of experts who provide staff with a solid foundation and supportive supervision framework enhancing staff professional development and client care.  Caraniche has an Endorsement Support Policy which offers approved staff member's financial support towards attaining endorsement with AHPRA.


Role & Duties:

  • Psychological assessment of young people's treatment needs
  • Planning and delivering individual interventions based on clinical assessments
  • Co-facilitation of psychoeducation and criminogenic group programs
  • Contributing to transition and discharge planning
  • Multi-disciplinary case conferencing


Role 1 – Three days per week within the community based team. Open to fully registered psychologist and experienced social workers.

Role 2 – Two days per week at Parkville Youth Justice precinct. Open to fully and provisionally registered psychologist and social workers.


Qualifications & Experience:

To be considered for this exciting opportunity, you will need experience working as a clinician with a youth client population.  You will need registration as a Psychologist/Provisional Psychologist with AHPRA or registration as a Social Worker combined with relevant assessment, intervention and/or group facilitation experience ideally with a forensic client group.



In return Caraniche offers a great culture and including some of the following employee benefits:

  • Endorsement Policy
  • Excellent leave entitlements
  • Ongoing Training and Development towards CPD
  • Professional Supervision / Endorsed Supervision 
  • Exposure to leading industry specific training programs
  • Career Progression Opportunities
  • Post Graduate Placement Program
  • Industry leading Research Initiatives
  • Access to employee health services – EAP, CISM
  • Flexible working arrangements and work life balance initiatives
  • Ability to work across departments / areas of interest to balance the Clinician role


Caraniche takes great pride in developing and maintaining a positive, inclusive culture of respect and unity and as such we aim to employ quality individuals who share our company values of integrity, excellence, innovation and partnership. Caraniche is an equal opportunity employer, values a diverse workforce and encourages applications from culturally diverse backgrounds. Caraniche is a committed Child Safe Standards organisation.


For a position description and to apply via our Careers page, please visit our website at or apply via Seek with a cover letter. For confidential discussion, please contact the Recruitment Adviser, Renae Vanderheyden on 03 8417 0500. Applications close 20th October. Contracts are currently until 30th June 2018 and may be subject to extension.  Please note only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


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