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Education & Career Support Consultant

Canteen Australia

The Organisation

Just when life should be full of possibilities, cancer crashes into a young person’s world and shatters everything. Cancer pushes them back in to the nest, makes them grow up too fast and weighs them down with worries they are not supposed to have yet. Canteen is a game changer. We help young people and their families cope with cancer Through Canteen, they learn to explore and deal with their feelings about cancer, connect with other young people in the same boat and if they’ve been diagnosed themselves, we also provide specialist, youth-specific treatment teams.

Benefits & Culture

Canteen’s unique culture offers an inspiring, rewarding and purposeful experience enabling you to be at your best, together with a range of benefits including tax-effective salary packaging, generous leave entitlements and professional development opportunities.

The Role

The Canteen Education and Career Support Program is an established national program designed to support young people affected by cancer to re-connect with education or employment pathway.

The Education and Career Support Consultant (ECS) will work directly with diagnosed young people aged 15-25 years, providing an individualised strengths-based service. In this role you will utilise expertise in education/employment assessment and planning to enable young people to overcome complex barriers, maximising their capacity to connect with and engage in education and career activities.

In this role you will provide support in response to referrals both internally within Canteen and develop external relationships to promote service understanding in hospitals, health, education and community-based settings. This is an exciting opportunity to play a hands on role in designing an Education & Career Support Program that have a significant impact on the lives of young people affected by cancer.

Qualifications & Skills Required:

  • Tertiary qualifications in Education, Vocation, Health, Social Science or related field.
  • Experience in community, health, welfare, vocational and educational services.
  • An understanding of educational and vocational barriers encountered by youth
  • Experience in supporting young people to establish and achieve goals, including education and career-based goals.
  • Comprehensive case management analysis and planning skills including needs identification, service planning, service coordination, documentation, monitoring and evaluation.
  • Excellent IT, computer and digital communication skills
  • Strong organisational, problem-solving, project-planning and time management skills, with the ability to manage multiple stakeholders to see projects through
  • High level communication and networking skills
  • Commitment to evidence-based practice and improving Education and Career Support through monitoring and evaluation processes

Employment Details

  • Location: Adelaide, SA
  • Job type: 24 month fixed term; Part-time
  • Hours of work: 4 days /30 hours per week

Please do not delay in submitting your application as we will be reviewing applications received periodically throughout the advertising period.

Only applicants selected for interview will be contacted and must be prepared if successful to undergo a National Police Check and Working with Children Check. As an Allied Health organisation, Canteen employees are required to have received two doses of an approved COVID-19 vaccine. These requirements are essential to gain employment with Canteen and your vaccination status will be discussed as part of the recruitment and selection process.

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