Psychologists & Social Workers - Group Facilitation, Behavior Change Programs

Psychologists & Social Workers - Group Facilitation, Behavior Change Programs


  • Genuine work/life balance
  • Join a flexible workplace with a majority part-time workforce
  • Varied and Challenging Work and Positive, Supportive Culture
  • Excellent Training and Career Development Opportunities
  • Generous Endorsement Supervision Program

Caraniche is one of Victoria's largest and most diverse employers of psychologists, clinicians and counsellors. We are a thriving, dynamic and energetic company committed to providing quality care through a strong psychological underpinning. Due to growth and diversification Caraniche has a number of clinical positions available both within a prison environment as well as within the community. The positions provide diverse clinical work within a collaborative and supportive team culture. 

As a specialist forensic service provider with over 20 years of experience, all Caraniche clinicians benefit from the expertise and experience of our senior forensic experts. We have a strong commitment to team based practice, professional development and clinical supervision to support our clinicians and to enhance client care. We also offer a uniqueEndorsement Program, which provides financial support and supervision towards attaining endorsement with AHPRA.

Role & Duties:

We currently have a number of permanent and/or casual opportunities available for experienced Clinicians.

  • Offender Assessment: Caraniche is seeking experienced clinicians to conduct a range of forensic assessments with offenders in custody and those who are serving community based sentences.  The assessments include screening assessments and comprehensive clinical assessments for general offenders which can be written from the office or at home! Caraniche also provide specialised training and supervision for all staff facilitating this work.
  • Delivery of Offender Programs: Caraniche is seeking experienced, fully registered psychologists and social workers to facilitate structured and therapeutic group programs in the community or within custodial environments as required.  Caraniche delivers a suite of psycho-educational and offending behaviour change treatment programs with both community based offenders and those serving terms of imprisonment, in addition to a range of other behaviour change programs within the community.  The suite of programs range from short term information, education and harm reduction programs through to moderate and high intensity criminogenic treatment programs delivered over several months.

Qualifications & Experience:

To be considered for these exciting opportunities, you will need full general registration as a Psychologist with AHPRA or registration as a Social Worker combined with relevant assessment and/or group facilitation experience ideally with a forensic client group. Successful candidates will be passionate about engaging in clinical work across the forensic population and will have appropriate qualifications and experience.  Caraniche will provide training in all assessment and program delivery required.

Employee Benefits:

Caraniche offers a great culture and flexible work environment including the following employee benefits:

  • Flexible Working Policy
  • Endorsement Policy
  • Ongoing Training and Development towards CPD including four training days per year
  • Regular professional Supervision
  • Exposure to leading industry specific training programs
  • Career Progression Opportunities
  • Industry leading Research Initiatives
  • Access to employee health services – EAP, CISM
  • Ability to work across departments / areas of interest to balance the Clinician role.

Caraniche strives to develop and maintain a positive, inclusive culture of respect and unity, and as such we aim to employ individuals who share our company values of integrity, excellence, innovation and partnership.  Caraniche is an equal opportunity employer who values a diverse workforce. 

For a position description and to apply via our Careers page, please visit our website at or apply via Seek with a covering letter. For confidential discussion, please contact the Recruitment Adviser, Renae Vanderheyden on 03 8417 0500. Please note only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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