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Psychosocial Clinician

Canteen Australia

About Canteen

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

We are looking for an appropriately qualified Allied Health Professional (Psychologist, Provisional Psychologist, Social Worker/Accredited Counsellor or appropriately trained occupational therapist or therapist) to cover a 12 month maternity leave contract on a full-time basis. The Psychosocial Clinician is responsible for coordinating and delivering crucial psychosocial support to young people living with cancer. This involves the provision of individualised psychosocial assessment, the delivery of therapeutic interventions, identifying level of need/risk for young people affected by cancer, planning and review processes, and delivering the psychosocial content of Canteen Programs.

The role is crucial in attracting referrals into Canteen’s services and promoting Canteen in the community by establishing and maintaining effective medical, psychosocial and educational networks. You will work as part of a devoted and dynamic team, supporting and inspiring young people living with cancer.

Qualifications & Skills Required

Along with a tertiary qualification in Psychology, Social Work, Counselling or related Allied Health Field, you're able to demonstrate:

  • Experience administering brief assessments with young people and ability to co-ordinate care for young people
  • Hold or be eligible to obtain accreditation, membership or licensing from the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Authority (AHPRA), Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW), Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA), Australian Counselling Association (ACA) or equivalent national registering body
  • Innate ability to engage with young people and carers/parents
  • Demonstrated skills in decision making, problem solving, negotiation and crisis management
  • Awareness and skills in assessment and management of risk
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and sensitivity to the needs of young people (12-25 years) and their families
  • Outstanding interpersonal, communication and report writing skills
  • Demonstrated computer literacy
  • Ability to liaise with internal and external agencies, and across shared-care models
  • Drivers license and First Aid Certificate is essential

Employment Details

  • Location: Melbourne, VIC
  • Job type: Permanent, Full-time
  • Hours of work: 5 days / 37.5 hours per week (partially office based with opportunity to work from home. Dog friendly office).

Application details

Please click "Apply Now" and submit a Cover Letter addressing the selection criteria along with your CV. Applications close on the advertised date, however please DO NOT DELAY! 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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