Psychologist / Social Worker

Launceston, Tasmania

Nuts and bolts

Permanent; 4 Days a Week (0.8FTE); Launceston, Tasmania

Job summary

We are looking for a Psychologist / Support Worker (or as we like to call it Psychosocial Support Worker) to work in our Launceston Division on 4 day per week (0.8FTE), permanent basis. The PSW 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 psychosocial 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 or Psychology).

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.

Closing date info

Interested? Apply now! Applications close on 25th August 2019

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