Psychosocial Clinician

Closing January 31
Hobart

Job Summary:

We are looking for an appropriately qualified Allied Health Professional (Psychologist, Provisional Psychologist, Social Worker/Accredited Counsellor or appropriately trained occupational therapist or therapist) to work in our Hobart office on a permanent, full-time basis.

The Psychosocial Clinician is responsible for coordinating and delivering crucial psychosocial support to young people living with cancer. This involves the provision of individualised psychosocial assessment, the delivery of therapeutic interventions, identifying the level or need/risk for young people affected by cancer,  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?

Qualifications:

  • A tertiary qualification in Psychology, Social Work, Counselling or related Allied Health Field
  • Hold or be eligible to obtain accreditation, membership or licensing from the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Authority (AHPRA), the Australia Association of Social Workers (AASW), The Australian Counselling Association (ACA), The Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA), Occupational Therapy Australia (OTA), The Australian Psychology Society (APS) or equivalent national registering body

Knowledge/Skills: 

  • Demonstrated experience providing individualised psychosocial assessment and support planning
  • Experience administering brief assessments with young people and ability to co-ordinate care for young people
  • Demonstrated skills in decision making, problem solving, negotiation and crisis management.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and sensitivity to the needs of young people (12-25 years) and their families
  • Good computer skills, especially MS Office
  • Strong organisational/project planning and time management skills
  • Ability to think creatively and innovatively with regard to recreation and support activities

Personal qualities

  • 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: 37.5 hours per week

Application Info:

For more information about the role click here!

The closing date is 31st January 2021.

You can apply on our website below, alternatively, send your CV and covering letter address the selection criteria to careers@canteen.org.au

We look forward to hearing from you.

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