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Psychologist / Mental Health Social Worker

Canteen Australia

About Canteen

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 below to learn more about the positive impact Canteen has on young people’s lives. 

About the role

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.

Benefits of working with Canteen

  • Large referral base.
  • Access to accredited Continual Professional Development training including acceptance and commitment therapy, trauma and lectures from global experts.
  • Comprehensive administrative support from Canteen.
  • Access to clinical consultation with the team of National Clinical Advisors.
  • Access to Canteen’s internationally recognised research team including opportunities to participate research.
  • Holistic multidisciplinary approach to care.

Experience/ Qualifications required

  • AHPRA Registration.
  • Medicare provider number, or ability to obtain one.
  • Professional Indemnity Insurance.
  • ABN.
  • Relevant tertiary qualifications as a Registered Psychologist or Clinical Psychologist, Health and Developmental Psychologists, or accredited Mental Health Social Worker.
  • Demonstrated clinical expertise in working with young people, in allied health settings, bereavement settings and/or psycho-oncology settings.

General Information

  • All contractors are required to adhere to Canteen’s Child Safeguarding Policies and Procedures which includes holding police and working with children checks.
  • Canteen will conduct at least two reference checks on successful applicants and will also require proof of any professional qualifications stated on an application.
  • Contractors delivering face to face services are required to have a COVID-19 vaccination certificate.

Apply now!

  • Location: Work from Home - telehealth sessions
  • Job type: Contractor role- paid for sessions delivered
  • Hours of work: Choose your own hours and availability

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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.

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