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Senior Clinician

Canteen Australia

About Canteen

We help young people cope with cancer in their family. 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 provide specialist, youth-specific treatment teams.

By feeling understood and supported, young people develop resilience and can rebuild the foundations that crumbled beneath them when cancer turned their life upside down.

No matter which role you are in, working for Canteen is how you can be the difference.

Job Summary

As the Senior Clinician you will carry a caseload which may have young people and parents with higher needs or who are experiencing greater complexity in their circumstances. You will also be involved in the provision of mentoring and support to junior colleagues, act as an immediate escalation point to local staff, strategy and chairing/ coordinating Psychosocial Review Meetings (PRM) and Case Reviews as required by the National Clinical Advisor.

The Senior Clinician will hold tertiary qualifications in psychology, social work, Occupational Therapy, Counselling or a related field. Although most work will be conducted during the day, some of our young people and families may require structured/ pre-approved supported interventions during the evening and on weekends, so you must be willing to accommodate this. The role will be an immediate and local escalation and touch point for psychosocial staff for the purposes of ad-hoc consultation and support where required.

Selection Criteria


  • Tertiary qualifications in relevant discipline (Psychology, Social Work, Counselling, Occupational Therapy, Nursing)
  • Current registration with AHPRA (Psychologist, Occupational Therapist, Nurse) or Eligibility for membership of the AASW (Social Worker), PACFA or similar peak accreditation body.
  • 3- 5 years’ experience in clinical practice within the mental health/youth health field, with specific experience working with young people


  • Demonstrated clinical expertise in working with young people, in allied health settings, mental health settings, bereavement settings and/or psycho-oncology settings
  • Experience in the provision of Grief, Loss and Bereavement counselling and support
  • Demonstrated experience in effective networking and collaboration with other service providers to build strong inter-agency networks
  • High-level written, oral and interpersonal communication skills
  • Proficient computer skills, especially with synchronous and asynchronous chat functional
  • Demonstrated experience in working with client management databases

Employment Details

  • Location: Hobart, TAS
  • Job type: Permanent, Full Time or Permanent, Part time
  • Hours of work: 5 days / 37.5 hours or 4 days/ 30 hours per week

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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