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Social Worker

Redkite
  • Join our passionate team making a real difference to families facing childhood cancer
  • Work for one of Australia’s most respected national charities
  • Brisbane-based full-time contract opportunity minimum 6 months offering salary packaging and hybrid work benefits.

About Redkite:

When a child is diagnosed with cancer, it affects the whole family. In the daunting and unpredictable experience that follows diagnosis, a child needs as much stability and support from their family as possible. Redkite is a lifeline for these families, providing emotional, financial and practical support in the hospital and at home, throughout their entire cancer experience.

The role:

This role will provide assessment, psychosocial support and therapeutic counselling to children and young people (up to 18 years old) with a diagnosis of cancer, their families and support networks.

In addition, you may be involved in the planning and delivery of both video based and face to face support groups, and in supporting the delivery of services to families across multiple settings. Due to the nature of the work, some evening and weekend hours may be required from time to time.

The position is backfilling a Redkite team member on secondment and will be for a minimum of 6 months, up to a 12 month period.

About you:

The position is ideal for someone who has had some experience providing support to children and their families. The successful candidate must be able to demonstrate the following skills & experience:

  • A tertiary Social Work qualification recognised by the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW)
  • Eligibility for membership of the AASW
  • A minimum of 2 years’ post-qualifying experience of providing psychosocial support and therapeutic counselling to children, young people (up to 18 years old) and families
  • An ability to exercise advanced independent professional judgement to facilitate complex professional and clinical decisions
  • An ability to establish and maintain collaborative partnerships with internal and external key stakeholders in relation to optimising service delivery outcomes
  • Case noting and record-keeping skills

Highly regarded:

  • Oncology experience or experience working in hospital or health setting
  • Experience coordinating services for people with multiple support needs
  • Experience in child counselling or Social Work with children
  • Experience managing hospital or other stakeholder relationships, and working collaboratively with external service providers
  • Eligibility for, or experience supervising a student

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Redkite is committed to child safety. We follow clear and transparent recruitment practices which include; references, interviews, psychometric testing and Working with Children & National Police Checks relevant to the state in which staff will be employed. At every stage of the recruitment process we undertake thorough screening to ensure that anyone that joins the team aligns with our values and our commitment to child safety.

Redkite acknowledges Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as the traditional custodians of the land on which we work, and we pay our respects to elders past, present and emerging.

Redkite is committed to ongoing learning about the individual needs of our families. We strive to create a respectful and inclusive space for people of all cultures and identities.

Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

A position description is attached.

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