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Psychosocial Clinician

Canteen Australia
  • Join Canteen and help young people affected by cancer in a caring and compassionate team culture.
  • Make a difference by impacting the lives of young people affected by Cancer.
  • Be a part of an inspiring, purposeful and transformative team culture.
  • Based in Tasmania
  • $84k-$88k + super and benefits

About us

Canteen acknowledges Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the Traditional Custodians of this land. We pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging. Canteen is committed to the safety and wellbeing of children and people of all ages. We welcome all people including those from diverse backgrounds, faiths, sexual orientation and/or gender identities.

Canteen is dedicated to supporting young people and their families affected by cancer. Founded by young cancer patients, our mission is to provide essential programs, services, and resources that positively impact the lives of 12-25 year-olds facing their own diagnosis, dealing with a close family member's cancer, or grieving the loss of a loved one. We believe in the transformative power of our team, and together, we aim to make a meaningful difference in the lives of those we serve.

Canteen’s success is built on the capability and motivation of its people. We are now seeking a Psychosocial Clinician to join our team where you will provide evidence-based counselling interventions, addressing themes such as grief, loss, and bereavement, as well as conducting assessments, developing tailored support plans, and case management. This is a high-impact role for a qualified clinician with a natural ability to connect and support.

About our benefits

We connect, we empower, we challenge, and we are real. These values ground the way we work at Canteen, and underpin a culture that brings people together, collectively, in an inspiring and positive way. Being a part of our team offers you a rewarding, purposeful and genuine experience, with endless opportunities. Find out more on our LinkedIn Life Page.

  • Base Salary + Superannuation + Not-For-Profit Salary Packaging (up to $15,900 of your salary tax-free).
  • 5 Weeks Annual Leave.
  • Learning & Development opportunities.

About our role

  • Conduct individualised psychosocial assessments and surveys that help identify needs and wellbeing.
  • Work collaboratively with young people to establish individual support plans to achieve their own self-directed goals.
  • Provide ongoing individual support to young people, including evidence-based counselling interventions, psychoeducation, care coordination and case management through a mix of Telehealth, face-to-face services and outreach.
  • Respond to and support the psychosocial needs of young people, including processing themes such as grief, loss, and bereavement.  
  • Assist with case management and referrals to suitable resources within the local networks and liaising with family when appropriate.
  • Provide short-term interventions to parents with a cancer experience, focused on parenting through cancer.
  • Liaise with hospital social work teams, oncology staff, outpatient clinics, schools and the wider community to establish and build effective cancer, medical and psychosocial networks.
  • Participate in regional tours at times to promote Canteen to regional communities.

About You

  • Tertiary qualification in Psychology, Social Work, Counselling or related Allied Health Field
  • Experience delivering counselling or therapeutic interventions.
  • Experience administering assessments, co-ordinating care and managing risk.
  • Innate ability to engage with young people and carers/parents. 
  • Demonstrated skills in decision making, problem solving, negotiation and crisis management. 
  • Ability to liaise with internal and external agencies, and across shared-care models. 
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and sensitivity to the needs of young people (12-25 years) and their families. 
  • Demonstrated computer literacy. 
  • 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 
  • Driver’s license and First Aid Certificate is essential.  
  • Outstanding communication skills and a natural ability to connect
  • A compassionate values-based approach.

*Due to the nature of Canteen’s work, you will be required to (very) occasionally work weekends and evenings. Advance notice will be given when this is the case, and Canteen does have a Time off in Lieu policy for taking leave as agreed with the supervising manager.

If you’re passionate about what you do and are ready to make a difference, apply now. Applications close on Friday 19 July 2024. Do not delay in applying as we will be reviewing applications periodically during this time. Please submit your Resume and Cover Letter outlining your relevant experience.

Only applicants selected for interview will be contacted.

Employment Expectations

To ensure an ongoing commitment to the success of Canteen, all applications must be able to:

  • Successfully complete and maintain a current National Police Check and Working with Child Check relevant to the individual’s state jurisdiction.
  • Undergo an extensive screening process prior to appointment to guarantee the safety of all Canteen’s stakeholders.
  • Provide at least two direct referees to ensure a successful reference check is completed.
  • Provide relevant copies of professional qualification/s stated on the application.
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