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Programs Officer

Canteen Australia

The Organisation

Just when life should be full of possibilities, cancer can crash into a young person’s world and shatter everything. Canteen provides young people impacted by cancer, and their parents, with access to a team of Allied Health Professionals who deliver programs, counselling and a range of other group and individual support activities.
The team at Canteen assist these young people to access the support they need to develop and maintain the skills and confidence to live healthy and happy lives.

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

As Programs Officer you will be responsible for designing, delivering and evaluating a portfolio of peer support, psychosocial and recreational initiatives for Canteen’s service users in Tasmania.

In this hands-on role you will play a key role in Canteen’s psychosocial practices by facilitating peer support opportunities through program delivery and community outreach, ensuring the safety and wellbeing of young people through their Canteen experience.

As Programs Officer you will be a confident communicator, able to engage young people, volunteers and the general public about our work, including those from diverse backgrounds. You will coordinate community outreach and education and build strong relationships with stakeholders, to harness the community to support the delivery of programs. You will develop and maintain relationships with a broad cross section of Canteen referral sources including hospitals, schools, universities and other not-for-profit organisations.

Skills Required

Along with tertiary qualification in education, human services, health promotion, community development, or related fields you’re able to demonstrate:

  • Demonstrated skills designing and delivering engaging events, recreation programs and programs with significant psychosocial practice elements (e.g. structured group work time)
  • Group facilitation, coordination and management
  • Background in supporting young people and families experiencing significant life challenges
  • Experience creating and maintaining relationships with education, health and not-for-profit professionals
  • Strong organisational/project planning and time management skills
  • Ability to think creatively and innovatively with regard to recreation and other program activities
  • Confident communication and networking skills
  • Proven ability to facilitate groups of young people for a broad variety of activities

Please note a current open driver's license, ability to obtain a first aid certificate and the flexibility to travel, work weekends and evenings (with notice) are a requirement for this role.

Do not delay in applying as we will be reviewing applications periodically during this 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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