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Psycho-Oncology Counsellor

Organisation/Entity: Western NSW Local Health District
Job Category:
  • Health - Allied | Social Worker
Job Location:
  • Regional NSW / Dubbo & West NSW
Job Reference Number: REQ127254
Work Type: Full-Time
Number of Positions: 1
Total Remuneration Package: $108,678.00 - $111,394.00
Closing Date: 25/09/2019 - 11:59 PM
Targeted / Identified:


Employment Type: Temporary Full Time (up to 30 June 2020 – job share may be considered)
Position Classification: Social Worker Level 4
Remuneration: $108,678.00 - $111,394.00 pa plus super
Hours Per Week: 38
Requisition ID: REQ127254
Number of FTE: 1.00
Location: Dubbo, NSW
Applications Close: 25 Sep 2019 - 11.59pm

About the opportunity

The Psycho-Oncology Counselling position, funded by the Cancer Institute NSW, is responsible for developing and delivering patient-centred, quality psycho-oncology services to improve the experience and quality of life of people living with cancer. This is a temporary fulltime position up until 30 June 2020 with a posibility of extension to 30 June 2024.


Working within the Alan Coates Cancer Centre (soon to be Western Cancer Centre Dubbo) this role works as a part of the Cancer team  to provide services to the people that attend this unit but also to the local Government areas of Bogan, Bourke, Brewarrina, Cobar, Coonamble, Dubbo Regional, Gilgandra, Mid-Western Regional, Narromine, Walgett, Warren and Warrumbungle.

What we can offer you

  • Country living with a meaningful career path
  • Paid leave entitlements
  • Monthly ADOs for full time staff
  • Generous salary packaging options and other fringe benefits
  • Flexible work practices
  • Corporate wellbeing programs, including the Fitness Passport
  • Opportunities for learning and development, including in-house training with My Health Learning and the NSW Health RTO
  • Professional growth and accelerated career progression

Where you'll be working

Planning is underway for the $35 million Western Cancer Centre Dubbo, which will provide 16 chemotherapy chairs, a bunker for radiation treatment and a PET CT Scanner for cancer diagnostics. The NSW Government has provided $10 million for the project in addition to the Federal Government's $25 million commitment.

Watch our video about working in the Western Cancer Centre at Dubbo Health Service!

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To apply for this position, please address the following Selection Criteria

  1. A bachelor degree in Social Work which provides eligibility for membership of the Australian Association of Social Workers. Knowledge, skills and experience to meet the requirements of the NSW Health Professionals Award Level 2.
  2. Demonstrated highly proficient written, verbal, interpersonal and negotiation skills.
  3. Extensive specialist or broad generalist knowledge, clinical proficiency and ability to work collaboratively as a member of a multidisciplinary team, taking leadership in clinical decision making.
  4. Ability to effectively prioritise and organise own work/ caseload.
  5. Demonstrated commitment to evidence based practice
  6. Demonstrated experience in leading ongoing quality improvement activities and a knowledge of the research process
  7. Demonstrated high level problem solving and project management skills.
  8. Current licence to drive in NSW with the ability and willingness to drive for work purposes.

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    Help with your application

    To be considered for this position, please ensure you address the selection criteria as thoroughly as possible. For guidance with the application process, please visit our website page.

    Talent pool

    If the selection panel identifies a surplus of suitable candidates for the role, an eligibility list may be created where candidates may be offered casual, permanent or temporary full-time or part-time positions within the next 12 months.

    Targeted role

    This is a targeted position in accordance with GSE Rule 26: Employment of eligible persons. Aboriginal people are encouraged to apply and preference will be given to suitable Aboriginal applicants in order to improve access to employment and career opportunities. Aboriginal applicants will be required to demonstrate Aboriginality in addition to addressing the selection criteria. Applicants can upload their Confirmation of Aboriginality as an attachment to their application.

    Stepping Up – Close the Gap

    The Aboriginal Employment Strategy (AES) is working in partnership with the Western NSW Local Health District to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants wishing to apply for this role. For more information about this please contact Chantal Bates from the AES on 0458 301 956 or via email chantal.bates@aes.org.au or Abbey Orcher from the AES on 0408 663 482 or via email abbey.orcher@aes.org.au. Alternatively, applicants can visit our website for more information.

    Occupational Assessment, Screening and Vaccination Against Specified Infectious Diseases

    If you are applying for a Category A position, please read and understand NSW Health Policy Directive PD2018_009. All new employees must agree to comply with the requirements outlined in this policy.

    Working visas

    Applicants holding a visa with working rights may be considered for temporary appointment (up to the expiry date of their visa) where no suitable applicant for permanent appointment is identified.

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