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Social Worker - Ballarat / Geelong


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Caraniche Forensic Youth Service is a Victorian, state-wide provider of Youth Offending Programs to the Youth Justice sector. This role will be working with the Community across Barwon South West and Grampians regions. Your home base will be in Geelong, with the flexibility to work at the Ballarat and Geelong offices.

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 (group and individual) to young people who are subject to community and custodial based dispositions.

Regular liaison with professionals supporting young people is a key element of the role. There will also be the opportunity to undertake individual treatment work, all whilst working within a therapeutic environment.

You will deliver treatment to a client population that presents with a range of forensic / offending histories and clinical and mental health issues. Interventions provided may be short term, episodic, long-term, individual or group based.

What You’ll Ideally Bring to the Role

  • Relevant qualifications in Social Work
  • Registration with AASW
  • Demonstrated and relevant working experience
  • Experience in clinical and/or forensic assessment, case formulation and treatment, ideally relating to AOD issues
  • High level of interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills
  • Independence and confidence working in a caring, faced paced environment, with a flexible and agile approach
  • Current valid Driver’s License

This role requires an individual who is a team player, client focused, 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, you 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, and low cognitive functioning. This is a fast paced and dynamic role so organisational skills - including an ability to prioritise tasks - is essential.

The Benefits

  • 4 wellbeing days a year
  • Flexibility to work with your personal commitments
  • Internal Training and professional development days
  • Employee assistance program for all staff
  • The option to purchase additional leave or extend leave at half pay
  • Strong commitment to supervision – so you are always supported

Why Work With Us?

There is unlimited opportunity to develop your counselling/clinical skills with a supportive, multidisciplinary team who strive to provide alternative pathways for our youth cohort. Our teams are diverse, and our roles enable ongoing growth and development, where no two days are the same!

We are leaders and innovators within our industry, providing unparalleled learning opportunities for our people. Our leaders genuinely care. If you are drawn to work with a team of skilled professionals, and a company that makes real changes in people’s lives, is it time to consider the next chapter of your career with us?

If this sounds like it might be a role for you, please click the "Apply" button on this ad and provide an updated resume and cover letter telling us why you think you’d be a great fit.

Please note that candidates may be interviewed and progressed prior to the closing date. If you seek more information, please connect with us via careers@caraniche.com.au using the subject line: Social Worker - Ballarat / Geelong enquiry via EthicalJobs.

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