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Programs Officer

CanTeen - Melbourne, VIC

Voluntary, Charity & Social Work
Source: uWorkin

Source: uWorkin


As Programs Officer you will be responsible for designing, delivering and evaluating a portfolio of peer support, psychosocial and recreational initiatives for CanTeen’s service users.

You will play a key role in CanTeen’s psychosocial practices and act as a key support worker for participants where appropriate, safeguarding the wellbeing of young people through their CanTeen experience. You will be involved with the local youth leadership team, and in the delivery of cancer health education projects in schools.

As Programs Officer you will be a confident communicator, able to engage young people, volunteers and the general public about our work. You will develop and maintain relationships with a broad cross section of CanTeen referral sources including schools, colleges/ universities and other not-for-profit organisations.

Is this you?


Tertiary qualification in education, psychology, human services or related fields
Current open driver’s license, ability to obtain a first aid certificate and the flexibility to travel, work weekends and evenings (with notice) are essential.


Background in supporting young people experiencing significant life challenges
Demonstrated skills designing and delivering engaging events, recreation programs and programs with significant psychosocial practice elements (e.g. structured group work time)
Experience creating and maintaining relationships with education, health and not-for-profit professionals
Demonstrated abilities in group facilitation
Experience in recruiting and managing volunteers


Good computer and digital communication skills
Strong organisational/project planning and time management skills
Strong attention to detail and good initiative
Ability to think creatively and innovatively with regard to recreation and other program activities
Strong communication and networking skills
Proven ability to facilitate groups of young people for a variety of activities
Ability to relate to young people, anticipate needs, and to present information in a clear and logical way, and with confidence, to target group
Knowledge of legal obligations relating to activities


Certified in First Aid
ASIST or similar suicide prevention training
Mental Health First Aid

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 participants
Adaptable to change

Employment Details:
Location: Melbourne, VIC

Job type: Permanent, full-time

Hours of work: 5 days / 37.5 hours per week

Application Info

For more information about the role click here!

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.

Melbourne, VIC

Voluntary, Charity & Social Work


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