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Team Leader - Psychologist / Social Worker

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.

Canteen also engages in community awareness and seeks to develop awareness of cancer support for young people around Australia. Canteen aims to create highly accessible, youth friendly, integrated service hubs as well as a range of online supports, that provide evidence-based interventions and support to young people aged 12–25 years impacted by cancer.

Job Summary

As the Psychosocial Team Leader (PTL), you will be responsible for delivering evidence based psychosocial interventions which will include supporting a caseload of young people impact by cancer with therapeutic support, education, case management, advocacy and group work facilitation), as well as overseeing and supporting the broader psychosocial team in the delivery of psychosocial services to young people who access Canteen’s services in Tasmania.

This role will ensure that Canteen’s Psychosocial Model is delivered effectively and is operating within best practice standards, as well as working alongside PTLs from other states to ensure consistency and continuity of care, in alignment with Canteen’s psychosocial strategy. This includes, providing clinical supervision, mentoring and professional development of psychosocial staff members and liaising with the Manager of Psychosocial Services.

Selection Criteria


  • A tertiary qualification in Social Work, Psychology, Counselling or a related field.
  • Member of or eligible for membership with APS, AASW, PACFA or similar national body.
  • Current open driver's license, ability to obtain a first aid certificate and the flexibility to travel, work weekends and evenings (with notice) are essential.


  • Good computer and digital communication skills.
  • Strong organisational and time management skills.
  • Strong attention to detail and good initiative.
  • Strong communication and networking skills.
  • Proven ability to facilitate groups of young people for a variety of activities.
  • Ability to relate to young people, anticipate needs, and to present information in a clear and logical way, and with confidence, to target group.


  • A tertiary, post graduate degree, preferably clinical (e.g. MSW, Clinical Psychology, Psych Registration)
  • Proven experience in providing clinical support, debriefing and supervision to counsellors.
  • Certified in First Aid.
  • ASIST or similar suicide prevention training.
  • Demonstrated Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) training/experience.
  • Mental Health First Aid.

Personal Attributes:

  • Approachable, ability to listen actively, friendly and professional.
  • High level of integrity, honesty and commitment.
  • Highly motivated, team player who contributes to maintaining an effective team that is focused on achieving against key performance indicators for the state/ territory.
  • Open and honest person who seeks and provides guidance and feedback from others including co-workers, volunteers and Canteen service users.
  • Adaptable to change.

Employment Details:

Location: Hobart, TAS

Job type: Permanent, Full-time

Hours of work: 5 days / 37.5 hours per week

A position description is attached.

How to apply

For more information about the role click here.

You can apply on our website below, alternatively, send your CV and covering letter address the selection criteria to careers@canteen.org.au, using the subject line: Team Leader - Psychologist / Social Worker application via EthicalJobs.

We look forward to hearing from you.

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