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Program Design & Evaluation Specialist


The Role

The Program Design & Evaluation Specialist will play a key role in designing, developing and evaluating psychologically-based offender rehabilitation programs - including drug specific and criminogenic programs for adult and youth justice clients.

The role will also involve developing psychologically-based training packages, undertaking literature reviews, developing evaluation plans, collecting and analysing data, preparing reports, and consulting with internal teams and stakeholders.

Note that this is a 9-month contract role until June 2022, with the opportunity for extension.

Do You Enjoy The Challenge Of:

  • Working across diverse subject areas (including forensic, organisational and addiction therapeutic approaches) for complex adult and youth client groups?
  • Managing relationships with a variety of internal and external stakeholders?
  • Using your written skills to make complex information easy to understand?

Then this role could be for you!


  • Tertiary qualifications in psychology, mental health, criminology, evaluation or a related discipline
  • Experience in conducting process and outcome evaluations (including design, data collection and analysis, and preparation of evaluation reports)
  • Excellent analytical skills and written expression
  • Excellent project coordination and/or organisational skills
  • Ability to develop and maintain relationships with internal and external stakeholders
  • Demonstrated ability to work both within a team and autonomously


  • Experience in the delivery or design of therapeutic programs for clients such as offenders, people who use substances, youth and other vulnerable cohorts
  • Postgraduate qualification in psychology, mental health, criminology, evaluation or a related discipline
  • Full unrestricted registration with AHPRA or accreditation with AASW
  • Experience working with complex, vulnerable and diverse client cohorts including the CALD, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders and women in prison

About Us

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 the state-wide drug and alcohol treatment provider in Victoria’s public prisons, and the Victorian state-wide provider of Youth Justice Programs and Services. We also work with employers across Australia to deliver leading workplace wellbeing programs, including Employee Assistance Programs and Critical Incident Response.

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.

How to Apply

Please click the "Apply" button on this advertisement. Applications should include a resume and cover letter. To view a copy of the full position description, please email careers@caraniche.com.au, using the subject line: Program Design & Evaluation Specialist enquiry via EthicalJobs.

Please note that candidates may be interviewed and progressed prior to the closing date.

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