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Work @ Karakan

Why Karakan?

Karakan is leading the way in staff development and training in the mental health recovery sector. With a number of training initiatives currently happening, including the five recovery oriented core units of the Certificate IV in Mental Health, Karakan is the place to work for those dedicated and passionate about working with people to achieve positive mental health and enhance their wellbeing.

At Karakan all staff are supported and encouraged to enhance their skills and knowledge around working with people who experience adversity, mental illness, and/or disability.

We have a number of strategies in place to ensure that our employees feel supported and valued at work, such as monthly practice supervision and continual opportunities for feedback.

We also provide you with the opportunities and ability to work autonomously and as part of a rich and dynamic team.

What we look for in an employee

At Karakan we are committed to having the following attitudes, knowledge and skills that assist us to provide an environment that support people’s efforts of reclaiming meaning and purpose in their lives.


  • Belief and hope that people can and will achieve what they set out to achieve.
  • Commitment to reflecting on our own practices on a daily basis.
  • Willing to continually learn and grow.
  • Belief that the people who access our service are the experts in their own lives and we regularly ask for feedback and direction about our service.
  • Commitment to being honest, genuine and respectful.


  • Staff understand the vitality of social inclusion and the right of every person to participate and be engaged in his or her community.
  • Staff have a sound knowledge of recovery principles and have access to resources, research and contemporary thinking.
  • Staff have a sound understanding of the power of language and how it can have an effect on people in a positive or in a negative way.


  • Ability to develop and establish strong, supportive relationships with those we work with.
  • Ability to actively listen and sit with someone during distress.
  • Ability to find, use and share resources effectively.
  • Ability to use examples of recovery efforts to reflect on and improve our own practices.


If you would like the opportunity to work within a truly individual focused, recovery based support service, please contact us on (07) 3299 1898 to discuss available opportunities or email your resume and a short cover letter to karakan@karakan.com.au.

Alternatively, if you would like to gain valuable experience within the Karakan environment click here to learn more about any volunteer opportunities with us.