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Case Manager - Solaris Program

Karralika Programs
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Looking for a job that helps people ‘choose a better life’?

Karralika Programs Inc. is a not-for-profit organisation providing an extensive range of specialist alcohol and other drug services to the Australian Capital Territory community and surrounding New South Wales for more than 40 years.

Available Position

We are looking for 1 full-time case manager who has experience working with people who have alcohol and other drug issues.

The available position works within a multi-disciplinary team with staff from both Karralika Programs and Corrections, providing one on one case management and facilitation of the group program, Solaris, with detainees recovering from problematic alcohol and other drug use within a correctional setting.

Operating in a dedicated 28-bed wing within the Alexander Maconochie Centre (AMC), male detainees voluntarily participate in the modified 16 – 20-week Solaris Therapeutic Community rehabilitation program.

Karralika Programs Inc. offers generous remuneration packages, including PBI fringe benefits-free threshold salary packaging.

Karralika Programs Inc. is committed to reconciliation and we encourage people from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander backgrounds to apply for these positions.


As a Karralika Programs Inc. Case Manager, you will have solid experience in case management and therapeutic interventions including facilitating groups and one-to-one sessions. You will require a minimum Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs or an equivalent qualification in fields such as mental health or community services however significant, on the ground experience in working with people with complex needs is required. Successful applicants may work across our various programs and sites including; Justice services, Residential Services (either Adult or Family programs) or Community Services.

Essential Skills, Knowledge and Experience

  • Extensive experience in casework practice with a sound understanding of AOD clients’ issues;
  • Significant knowledge of and experience in leading/facilitating psycho-educational and therapeutic groups;
  • 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 time and 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;
  • 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;
  • Have, or be eligible to obtain, AMC Security clearance;
  • Knowledge of Work Health and Safety practices; and
  • Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs (or other relevant qualification).

We also strongly encourage applications from individuals with broader specialist expertise in supporting clients with complex needs including those who have counselling, mental health, welfare or social work qualifications and experience. Experience in working within and/or knowledge of the therapeutic community model is an advantage but not essential.

A position description is attached.

For further information, please contact Tristan O’Connor at Tristan.O@karralika.org.au, using the subject line: Case Manager - Solaris Program enquiry via EthicalJobs, or phone Tristan on 0428 220 060.

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