- Job posted on: 27th Jun 2022
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Canteen is a national Australian not-for-profit created by young people, for young people. We provide free psychosocial support to approximately 8,000 young people (aged 12-25) and their families who are impacted by cancer each year. This includes patients, siblings and children whose parents have or have had cancer, as well as young people bereaved by cancer. Support offered to young people and families is underpinned by world-class research conducted by our research and evaluation team, which has the ultimate goal of transforming the lives of young people affected by cancer.
You can watch this video to learn more about the positive impact Canteen has on young people’s lives: https://youtu.be/BtDMMI0j6Uo
Young people affected by Cancer are up to six times more likely to face mental health issues like depression and anxiety than their peers, and sometimes these mental health concerns can override the cancer related support that young people and families initially sought from Canteen. Canteen’s Youth Leadership team have identified that long wait lists and high gap payments mean young people and families living with cancer are often not able to access the psychological support they need. In response to this, we have created an in-house private psychology clinic- the Canteen Clinic. This exciting new offering allows young people and families to access high quality, bulk-billed psychological support from skilled clinicians, whilst still remaining connected to services they are familiar with at Canteen.
If you have an interest in oncology, youth mental health, grief and loss and the complexity that physical illness can bring to mental ill health, this is the role for you.Hours are flexible and can complement existing private practice or employment. Full administrative support and a suite of learning and development opportunities is provided by Canteen. The role is primarily telehealth based, with the option to utilise Canteen State Office rooms for consultations on occasion.
To apply complete the online application form, attach a copy of your CV and a cover letter outlining your suitability for the contract role.
Applicants should indicate available hours when applying for the role.