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State Manager - South Australia / Northern Territory

Canteen Australia

About Canteen

Just when life should be full of possibilities, cancer can crash into a young person’s world and shatter everything.  Canteen provides young people impacted by cancer, and their parents, with access to a team of Allied Health Professionals who deliver programs, counselling and a range of other group and individual support activities.

The team at Canteen assist these young people to access the support they need to develop and maintain the skills and confidence to live healthy and happy lives.

Benefits & Culture

Based on globally recognised scientific research, Canteen is a unique organisation where the voices of those receiving help can be heard at Board level, ensuring that Canteen remains focused on their needs. The current Chair of the Board and over 50% of the members are Canteen young ambassadors.

Canteen’s culture is unique offering talented individuals, an inspiring, rewarding and purposeful work experience and an opportunity to grow your career.  Additionally, Canteen offers a range of benefits including tax-effective salary packaging, generous 5 weeks annual leave entitlements, dog friendly offices and flexible working arrangements.

The Role

As State Manager you will play a pivotal role in overseeing the delivery of high-quality psycho-social support to young people and families impacted by cancer, through the provision of counselling services and digital in-person programs. 

Reporting to the Head of Services and Engagement, you will set and implement a strategic vision for both South Australia and the Northern Territory, in alignment with Canteen’s national strategic plan.  You will lead and support a multi-disciplinary services team of seven to ensure a high-quality approach to service delivery and a high-performance team culture.

You will be a strong leader with confident networking skills and proven experience building effective relationships with external stakeholders to drive organisational awareness and increase service opportunities across both service areas. You will be the brand representative for the wider Canteen organisation, responsible for working closely with fundraising, marketing, partnerships, policy and advocacy and research teams, to tailor and implement their national strategies at a local level.

Further responsibilities include:

  • Oversee and manage the provision of individual assessment, support planning and counselling of young people living with cancer (YPLWC)
  • Ensure high quality programs are delivered to a professional standard, on time, within budget and in accordance with KPI’s and direction from the Head of Clinical Practice and Head of Programs
  • Attract, recruit, train and retain highly skilled staff who are driven to achieve outcomes for young people and families impacted by cancer.
  • In collaboration with the Head of Services and the Head of Finance, ensure the effective financial and administrative operation of the state, including the preparation and use of relevant budgets.

Selection Criteria

  • A tertiary qualification in allied health or relevant discipline and 5 years sector experience.
  • Experience in managing multi-disciplinary psychosocial teams with demonstrated ability to develop an effective team culture and high performance.
  • Proven experience in developing fundraising strategies and successfully reaching fundraising targets.
  • Experience in delivering and/or coordinating organisational promotional activities for service delivery, fundraising, community and corporate sponsors and overall organisational profile building.
  • Proven experience in building effective relationships with external stakeholders to drive organisational awareness and service growth.
  • Project management, creativity and innovation is essential

Employment Details

  • Location: Adelaide, SA
  • Job type: Permanent; Full-time
  • Hours of work: 5 days / 37.5 hours per week

Application details:

We will be reviewing applications periodically during this period so do not delay in submitting your interest. 

For all role enquires please contact Jodie White, Head of Services & Engagement, 0411 573 449.

To submit your application, click Apply Now.

Only applicants selected for an 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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