Jobs: Clinical Manager, Canberra

Karralika Programs is a not-for-profit organisation providing an extensive range of alcohol and other drug services to the ACT community and surrounding regions.


Karralika Programs operates a range of programs, including the Solaris Therapeutic Community (in a corrective services setting), The Karralika adult and child & family Therapeutic  Communities, The Nexus Program (incorporating the Men’s Halfway House Program and After-care Program), the Early Birds Program, and drink drug driving education programs.


This position is full-time and works across programs to provide clinical advice and support to the Executive and Program Managers within the scope of Karralika Programs’ service, with primary focus on the Solaris Program.  This position investigates and provides contemporary best practice advice and use of leadership to guide appropriate treatment.  The role implements and promotes evidence based standards and policies that are compliant with relevant requirements.  It will provide coordination, implementation, and evaluation of quality improvement activities, and education and training programs. The role includes line management responsibility for the Solaris Therapeutic Community Program within the Alexander Maconochie Centre



Salary packaging including PBI fringe benefits-free threshold is available.



Essential Qualifications and Skills


  • ·                     Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) qualifications including a degree in a relevant field
  • ·                     Demonstrated extensive knowledge of AOD treatment services and in particular, therapeutic community models
  • ·                     Demonstrated experience in clinical management, quality assurance, and clinical supervision
  • ·                     Extensive experience in client case work
  • ·                     Demonstrated experience working as part of a multidisciplinary team, providing supervision and support to other staff
  • ·                     Adhere to professional and agency ethics, boundaries and practices; and have a flexible work attitude
  • ·                     Knowledge of work health and safety principles and practices
    • ·             Current drivers licence


Desirable Skills


  • ·         Experience working within a therapeutic community setting
  • ·         Experience working with vulnerable children and families
  • ·         Experience working within a corrective services environment


Karralika Programs is seeking applications addressing the selection criteria (including a CV) from interested people.  For enquiries please contact the CEO, Camilla Rowland, on (02) 6163 0200. 

Deadline for submission of applications is 20 June 2012 and these may be sent by email  to or to Karralika Programs, PO Box 2230, Tuggeranong, ACT 2901.