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Psychologist - Cairns

Cancer Council Queensland

Our Mission

Reducing the burden of cancer. Cancer Council Queensland raises funds that are dedicated to improving quality of life for people living with cancer, through research, patient care, prevention and early detection. We are dynamic, outcome-focused and responsive to community needs, committed to voluntarism and the pursuit of excellence in all activities. All employees and volunteers from CCQ, through their work, are actively involved in cancer control.

About the role

A unique opportunity to provide evidence-based psychological interventions and contribute to programs which promote the psychological adjustment of people affected by cancer.

You will be a part of the CCQ’s Cancer Counselling Service delivering telehealth and face to face counselling interventions including but not limited to mindfulness and acceptance and commitment therapy to people affected by cancer and their families.

This role also contributes to the review of Cancer Council resources and the delivery of workshops and presentations on the psychosocial impact of cancer including stress and coping, adjustment, managing uncertainty and fear of cancer recurrence.

This role is Permanent Part-time 22.5 hours per week based in Cancer Council Queensland’s Cairns office.

We are looking for the successful candidate to commence this role in early January 2021

About you

To be successful, you will be registered with AHPRA, and have a strong background in telehealth and face to face counselling. Experience in oncology and or grief and bereavement is highly desirable. You will be able to demonstrate strong case management skills and a commitment to evidence-based practice.


Cancer Council Queensland is a growing community-based organisation offering employees flexible work arrangements, salary packaging opportunities, and a supportive team environment where healthy lifestyle balance is encouraged.

How to apply

Click Apply Now to submit your application. Applications including current resume and cover letter are required by the close date and should be addressed to: Manager, Counselling Practice, Cancer Council Queensland

For your application to be considered, it is recommended that the following documentation is attached with your application:

  • Cover letter – Your cover letter should clearly indicate the position you are applying for and give a brief summary of your motivations for applying and your relevant skills and experience.
  • Current Resume – Your resume should include your contact details, work experience, educational background and professional development.

Applicants are encouraged to submit their application as early as possible as Cancer Council Queensland reserves the right to reduce the application period and/or remove the job advertisement early should a suitable applicant be found.

The successful applicant will be required to provide a current National Police Certificate.

Cancer Council Queensland will contribute to equality and reconciliation by encouraging applications and inquiries for employment opportunities from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

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