Alex Durrant - Clinical Services Director

What do you do at Karralika?

As the Clinical Services Director, my role is to drive the strategic objectives, oversee clinical development, and ensure program quality. I also foster key partnerships, contribute to governance, and lead accreditation processes. As with everything done at Karralika it is to ensure that we can provide the best outcomes for our clients, their families & the wider community.

What do you like about working at Karralika?

Following a break from the NGO sector, I am genuinely excited about becoming a part of a progressive and dynamic organisation like Karralika. The prospect of contributing to a place that actively pursues change and is highly responsive to the needs of its clients deeply resonates with me. Throughout my career as a social worker, I have consistently demonstrated enthusiasm for advocating change and addressing societal stigma. These principles align seamlessly with the core values upheld by Karralika. I look forward to channelling my passion for social work into meaningful contributions within this forward-thinking and client-focused environment.

What is your background?

With an extensive background spanning more than 15 years, I have amassed a wealth of community-focused expertise, particularly in the areas of Mental Health (adult and forensic), Community Corrections, AOD, and dedicated support for the LGBTIQA+ community, all within the capacity of a Social Worker. My professional journey has traversed both the NGO sector and government roles, providing me with a comprehensive understanding of the nuanced challenges and diverse landscapes within these spheres.

Academically, I hold a Master’s in Addictive Behaviours, complemented by a Bachelor's in Social Work. This educational foundation equips me with a well-rounded perspective, blending theoretical insights with practical skills.

I am an actively engaged member of professional bodies, including the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW) and the Australasian Professional Society on Alcohol and other Drugs (APSAD). This involvement not only underscores my dedication to staying abreast of industry advancements but also signifies my commitment to upholding the highest standards of ethical and professional practice.

I am looking forward to making meaningful contributions to the community-focused initiatives at Karralika.

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