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Social Worker - Townsville

Canteen Australia

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, flexible working, dog friendly organisation, 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:

Permanent, Part Time (0.5 FTE) Position

We are looking for a Social Worker to work in our North Queensland Division. The Social Worker is responsible for coordinating and delivering crucial psychosocial support to young people living with cancer. This involves the provision of individualised psychosocial assessment, planning and review processes, and delivering the psycho-social 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.

The role helps to ensure young people’s involvement in each area of our services is a priority, and that they have opportunities to access and participate in programs across CanTeen.

Is This You?

We are looking for a highly motivated team player with an ability to move projects forward with independence and autonomy. You will have a relevant tertiary qualification (Social Work, Psychology or a related field).

You will be adaptable to change and have experience in utilising assessment measures to assist in understanding the needs of clients/service users. You will also be able to liaise with third party stakeholders such as hospital social work teams, oncology staff and the wider community to ensure they receive up-to-date information about CanTeen and our services.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Proven experience designing, facilitating and evaluating psychosocial components of programs.
  • The ability to lead the design and delivery of specific programs
  • Experience and proficiency in group work facilitation
  • A current open driver's license, ability to obtain a first aid certificate is a must.

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