Social Workers Redkite

JOB DESCRIPTION

About Redkite: 

When a child is diagnosed with cancer, it affects the whole family. In the daunting and unpredictable experience that follows diagnosis, a child needs as much stability and support from their family as possible. Redkite is a lifeline for these families, providing emotional, financial and practical support in the hospital and at home, throughout their entire cancer experience. 

The role: 

These roles will provide assessment, psychosocial support and therapeutic counselling to children and young people (up to 18 years old) with a diagnosis of cancer, their families and support networks. 

In addition, this role may be involved in the planning and delivery of both video based and face to face support groups, and in supporting the delivery of services to families across multiple settings. Due to the nature of the work, some evening and weekend hours may be required from time to time.

About you:

The position is ideal for someone who has had some experience providing support to children and their families. The successful candidate must be able to demonstrate the following skills & experience:

  • A tertiary Social Work qualification recognised by the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW)
  • Eligibility for membership of the AASW
  • A minimum of 2 years’ post-qualifying experience of providing psychosocial support and therapeutic counselling to children, young people (up to 18 years old) and families
  • An ability to exercise advanced independent professional judgement to facilitate complex professional and clinical decisions
  • An ability to establish and maintain collaborative partnerships with internal and external key stakeholders in relation to optimising service delivery outcomes
  • Case noting and record-keeping skills

Highly regarded:

  • Oncology experience or experience working in hospital or health setting
  • Experience coordinating services for people with multiple support needs
  • Experience in child counselling or Social Work with children
  • Experience managing hospital or other stakeholder relationships, and working collaboratively with external service providers
  • Eligibility for, or experience supervising a student

To Apply:

We’ll be checking applications as they come in, so don’t delay.

Please note, a cover letter addressing the above key criteria will assist us to identify your interest and alignment to the role, so it is highly recommended that you include a Cover Letter as well as your CV.

If you would like to discuss the role, please call Vanessa on (02) 9219 4074.

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Redkite is committed to child safety. We follow clear and transparent recruitment practices which include references, interviews, psychometric testing and Working with Children & National Police Checks relevant to the state in which staff will be employed. At every stage of the recruitment process we undertake thorough screening to ensure that anyone that joins the team aligns with our values and our commitment to child safety.

Redkite has a commitment to safeguarding our team members and the vulnerable community members we work with. In line with this, we expect all team members to be at least double vaccinated against Covid-19.

Applicants from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds or who identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander are warmly encouraged to apply.

 

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