Counsellor / Psychologist – Full Time


Looking for a job that helps people ‘choose a better life’
Karralika Programs Inc. operates alcohol and other drug treatment programs and has a solid reputation for high quality, client focused residential and community treatment and support services.

Karralika Justice Services (including Solaris Therapeutic Community) works with program participants to address their alcohol and other drug dependence. We are looking for a specialist AOD Counsellor / Psychologist to work with the Justice Services team to support adults with severe drug and alcohol use connected with the Justice System. Expressions of interest are sought from suitably qualified and experienced workers who have a general empathy for those whose lives have been affected by alcohol and other drug use. We are committed to reconciliation and encourage people from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander backgrounds to apply for positions.

Karralika Programs Inc. offers above award wages and salary packaging including PBI fringe benefits-free threshold. All Karralika Programs Inc. sites/workplaces are smoke free. Individuals with a personal history of substance use are eligible to apply but must have been a graduate of a program and separated from services for more than 2 years. A Police Check will be required.

As a Karralika Programs Inc. AOD Counsellor / Psychologist, you will the requisite qualifications and registration with specialist training in alcohol and other drug work or 3-5 years’ experience in the sector. Your experience will include counselling, case management and therapeutic interventions including facilitating groups and one-to-one sessions. Experience in working with adults connected with the justice system is an advantage.
Essential Skills, Knowledge and Experience
 Accreditation or registration in directly relevant field (psychologist, social worker, clinical psychologist)
 Full and unconditional professional registration with AHPRA, Australian Counselling Association or the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia
 AOD specific training and/or 3 – 5 years’ experience in the AOD sector
 Excellent communication skills, ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team and engage with people from a wide variety of backgrounds and professions across the allied health sector
 Proven skills in record keeping and report writing, and sound computer literacy;
 Demonstrated ability to coordinate tasks and manage competing priorities
 Demonstrated reliability and ability to lead by example
 Proven ability to solve problems and conflict situations within the workplace and open to giving and receiving feedback
 Proven time management skills
 Have a flexible work attitude and adhere to professional and agency ethics, boundaries and practices
 Current driver’s licence and First Aid Certificate
 Current Working With Vulnerable People’s Clearance
 Knowledge of Work Health and Safety practices

For more information or to apply for this position please call the Habitat office on (02) 6285 2422 or email