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Forensic Counsellor - Justice Services 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 full time position works within existing multidisciplinary teams and involves direct contact with persons, and their loved ones, experiencing or recovering from problematic alcohol and other drug use and involved with the criminal justice system. The position will provide individual, group or family brief interventions, counselling and educational interventions, resulting in high quality and clinically effective treatments. This position will provide alcohol and other drugs (AOD) focused counselling to the participants in the Solaris Program (residential rehabilitation in the Alexander Maconochie Centre, the ACT prison) as well as with clients at risk of entering or recently released from prison and living in the community.



  • 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
  • Forensic/criminogenic specific training and experience
  • Working with Vulnerable People Clearance
  • Driver’s License
  • Police Check


  • Experience in working with families in an AOD and/or Forensic context


  • Full time across two sites (located in Canberra)
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Work-life balance
  • $81,088 to $91,124pa (plus 9.5% super with the ability to salary package up to $15,899)

A position description is attached.

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