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Social Worker

Job Description
  • Permanent – Full time role
  • World class facility
  • Great people & work environment

Chris O'Brien Lifehouse aims to achieve lasting change in the way we treat and prevent cancer in Australia, by bringing together all of the elements of cancer research, treatment, care, education and emotional support within the one centre of excellence.

Lifehouse will provide integrated cancer treatment in a manner, which supports nurtures and empowers patients, their families and carers through mutually beneficial partnerships.  We will ensure that treatment and care decisions include a patient's wants, needs and preferences, enabling participation in their own care.

We currently have a 5 days per week role for a Level 3 Social Worker

This role will include engagement with the multidisciplinary team as well as with key stakeholders in the area. The successful applicant would have had experience in working with this complex group previously, ideally within a cancer or health setting.

To be successful in this role you must have:

  • Degree in Social Work and eligibility for membership of the AASW
  • Experience working in a health care setting, preferably with cancer patients
  • Demonstrated knowledge of issues associated with chronic illness, disability and issues associated with life threatening illness
  • Experience in working with patients and families, preferably in a clinical health care setting
  • Demonstrated ability and experience in working with a multidisciplinary team
  • Demonstrated skills in assessment, counselling and case management
  • Experience in developing and supervising students
  • Working knowledge of relevant community resources
  • Advanced level written and verbal communication skills

Desirable skills include:

  • Experience working with issues of loss, grief, bereavement

To find out more please contact Toni Lindsay, Allied Health Team Lead on 02 85140208 or

So if you really want to make your mark with this terrific opportunity, apply today by sending your cover letter and resume to

Lifehouse is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and people with disability are encouraged to apply for all our current open positions. If you require assistance, please advise let us know at the time of your application.

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