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Counsellor - Residential Therapeutic Program

Karralika Programs

Karralika Programs Inc. is a not-for-profit specialist alcohol and other drug organisation that provides programs for people in the Canberra and the surrounding areas since 1978.

We support adults, young people and families to address and recover from alcohol and drug problems through a range of residential and community programs.

Our approach to recovery is multidimensional, supporting our clients to learn about themselves behaviourally, cognitively and emotionally to achieve and sustain positive living. Recovery is an active process of discovery where clients develop a sense of: hope, meaning and purpose for life, community and belonging; and positive identity and pride.

We see the potential in every individual – employees, clients and stakeholders and seek to consult and engage individuals in all aspects of our operations. We actively empower and enable individuals to advise, co-design and refine services, programs and operations so their fullest potential might be realised.

We value: trust and integrity, respect and dignity, quality and accountability, agility and responsiveness, leadership and courage, collaboration and support.

The role:

This counselling position works within a multidisciplinary team and involves direct contact with people and their loved ones experiencing, or recovering from, problematic alcohol and other drug use. The position will provide individual, group or family brief interventions, counselling and educational interventions, resulting in high quality and clinically effective treatments. All staff work within a harm minimisation framework to support people with alcohol and drug issues. This counsellor supports the intake and assessment function and works with people with complicating psychosocial issues with an emphasis on supporting people entering or exiting residential treatment.



  • Full and unconditional professional registration with AHPRA, Australian Association of Social Workers, Australian Counselling Association or the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia
  • AOD specific training with experience in the AOD sector
  • Working with Vulnerable People Clearance
  • Driver’s License
  • Police Check


  • Experience in working with families in an AOD context


  • Full Time
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Work-life balance
  • $81,088 to $91,124 pa (plus 9.5% super with the ability to salary package up to $15,899)

A position description is attached.

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