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Senior Clinician, South Region

Caraniche

Caraniche Forensic Youth Service are looking for skilled clinicians to join our team to provide holistic care to improve the health, well-being and lives of young people who have become involved in the criminal justice system.

Caraniche

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.

We Offer:

  • 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. This is backed by a provision of financial support towards specialised endorsement through AHPRA.
  • 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 formal risk assessment training, in house personal 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 for experienced clinicians who are interested in developing their supervision skills, obtaining formal supervisor training and providing supervision to students, provisional psychologists and clinicians. If desired, clinicians can also 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 position

The Caraniche Forensic Youth Service is a Victorian, state-wide provider of Youth Offending Programs to the Youth Justice sector. Our teams provide service to young people in the community metro region (Sunshine, Broadmeadows, Dandenong), regional locations (Barwon South West, Gippsland, Grampians, Hume and Loddon Mallee) and custodial centres (Parkville and Malmsbury).

We also have a MAPPS team who service the state, working with young people who have committed offences of a sexual nature. Caraniche Forensic Youth Service operate under a “one team” philosophy where there is opportunity for cross learning and support between teams.

This is a highly specialised role, with the opportunity for both assessment and treatment. A key feature of this role is conducting comprehensive risk assessments and writing forensic reports. Additionally, facilitating criminogenic treatment programs to young people who are subject to community and custodial based dispositions. There is also capacity to see young people on an individual basis where individualised treatment needs have been identified. Our psychosocial and criminogenic program suit comprises of over 10 targeted programs to address violence (including family violence), motor vehicle-based offending, alcohol and drug use, and antisocial attitudes and behaviours. The programs are research based and have been developed by leaders in the forensic psychology field.

There is ample opportunity to engage with professionals from multidisciplinary backgrounds, through attendance to Care Team Meetings. Regular liaison with professionals supporting young people is a key element of the role.

This role will be based in North Metro Community (Broadmeadows) and is a fixed term contract to June 2024, with the opportunity to extend based on government funding.

Please note during COVID-19 restrictions this position will be telehealth and working from our Parkville office if required.

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 and is wanting to provide early intervention and support for young people who have entered the justice system.

Ideally, 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.

Key Selection Criteria

Essential

  • Registration with the AHPRA or AASW.
  • Experience in clinical and/or forensic assessment, case formulation and treatment.
  • High level of interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.
  • Confident working in a dynamic, faced paced environment.
  • Flexible and agile approach to work.
  • Commitment to Child Safe Standards and Practices.
  • Current valid Driver’s License.

Preferable

  • Experience with group intervention.
  • Proficient in the use of information technology.
  • Previous experience working with mandated or client with a contemplative or pre-contemplative mindset.
  • An understanding of the Risks, Needs, Responsivity framework and experience conducting forensic risk assessments (HCR-20, SAVRY, SARA).

Why apply?

This is an opportunity to work in a specialised area of forensic psychology and develop your clinical skills, whilst being supported by a collegial and enthusiastic team environment. There is diversity and opportunity for growth and development in the role, where no two days are the same!

This is a fantastic career opportunity for clinicians who are looking for complex, highly valuable clinical work.

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