Support Worker / Psychologist

Closed
Brisbane, QLD

Job Summary

We are looking for a Psychologist / Support Worker (or as we like to call it Psychosocial Support Worker – PSW) to work in our Brisbane team. 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.

 

Selection Criteria

Essential

  • A tertiary qualification in Social Work, Psychology or a related field
  • Demonstrated experience in providing individualised psychosocial assessment, review and support planning

Experience

  • Demonstrated experience providing individualised psychosocial assessment and support planning
  • Proven experience in a similar position, demonstrating ability to relate to, and work with young people
  • Experience working with a variety of Volunteers (highly desirable)

Knowledge/Skills

  • 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 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

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 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

The Nuts and Bolts

6 month Fixed term contract; Full-time; 37.5 hours per week

 

Application Info

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

The closing date for this position is 6th December 2019

We look forward to hearing from you.