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Community of Practice Coordinator


Employer: CanTeen Australia
Work Type/s: Contract, Part Time
Classification/s: Health Promotion, Project Management, Youth, Health Care & Allied Health, Medical Research
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: Sydney

Job posted on: 07 February, 2019.
Applications close: 24 February, 2019. (Expired)

About CanTeen

We get it. Just when life should be full of possibilities, cancer crashes into a young person’s world and shatters everything.

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.

Life at CanTeen

CanTeen is one of the most highly regarded not for profits in Australia (8th in fact) with one of the most recognisable brands across the country (who doesn’t know about the bandanna!). CanTeen is also a finalist in the 2018 Australian HR Awards – Employer of Choice (Public Sector & NFP) Category!

Working for CanTeen is an inspiring, rewarding and purposeful experience that really enables you to be at your best. CanTeen has a passion for all things people, and as well as a range of benefits including 5 weeks of annual leave, additional 3 days of gifted leave over Christmas, dog friendly organisation, flexible working, tax-effective salary packaging scheme, mobile phones and an in-house leadership program, we are continually working on ways to make CanTeen an even better place to work. We have a culture we are proud of, and want to find more people who share our commitment, enthusiasm and passion!

Through our regular staff engagement surveys, we know that CanTeen is fortunate to have one of the most passionate and committed workforces in Australia!

Job Summary:

Part Time, 3 days Per Week, Fixed Term Position until 31st December 2020 with the possibility of renewal.

CanTeen has secured Commonwealth Government funding from 2017-20 to manage five dedicated hospital-based Youth Cancer Services (YCS) for adolescents and young adults (AYA) with cancer, conduct national priority projects focussed on improving AYA cancer care, and improve access to clinical trials for young cancer patients. The Clinical Trials Initiative provides funding for clinical research in high lethality cancers and supports greater access to clinical research for young patients treated through the YCS. To date, it has funded trials focussed on Sarcoma, Leukaemia, Brain and other advanced cancers and is driving increased awareness of available trials for AYAs in Youth Cancer Services and other hospital settings nationally.

As the Community of Practice Coordinator, you will be responsible for ongoing the evolution of the Youth Cancer Services’ Community of Practice, which supports continual learning, collaboration and sharing of expertise across a national network of AYA-focused healthcare professionals. You will play a key role in the Youth Cancer Services National team, collaborating with stakeholders and experts nationally to develop and deliver high quality, relevant and engaging professional development, collaboration and networking opportunities for Australia’s adolescent and young adult cancer workforce.

Is This You?

If you are self-motivated, enjoy a challenge and meet the following criteria, we look forward to hearing from you!

  • A bachelors or higher degree in a relevant field such as health sciences, psychology, social, behavioural sciences or adult education.
  • A working knowledge of the healthcare system will be a significant advantage.
  • Relevant experience planning, designing and coordinating professional development events.
  • Experience managing online learning systems or websites would be beneficial
  • Demonstrated experience establishing and maintaining relationships both internally and externally using strong communication and networking skills.
  • Strong organisational/project planning and time management skills paying attention to detail and taking the initiative.
  • Ability to think creatively and innovatively while meeting the needs of a diverse professional audience.
  • Demonstrated tact, integrity and diplomacy with a professional presence and manner.
  • Computer literacy, including in the management of online content.

A full Position Description is attached below.

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