Advisor, Cancer Support

Cancer Council Queensland

Looking for a person to provide support and an empathetic voice to concerned Queenslanders that are affected by cancer.

Our Mission
Reducing the burden of cancer.  Cancer Council Queensland (CCQ) raises funds that are dedicated to improving quality of life for people living with cancer through research, patient care, prevention and early detection. We are dynamic, outcome-focused and responsive to community needs, committed to voluntarism and the pursuit of excellence in all activities. All employees and volunteers from CCQ, though their work, are actively involved in cancer control.
CCQ supports all Queenslanders affected by cancer – from patients to families, caregivers and health professionals. Our range of support services include telephone advice and counselling, support groups, hospital support and information hubs, information resources and delivering education programs.
About the role 
This is an exciting opportunity for a community-minded professional, passionate about supportive care. In this role, you will identify the needs of those impacted by cancer and assist with their informational, emotional and practical needs by providing appropriate support and referral to relevant services and programs. This support will be provided to callers, visitors and residents at a CCQ Accommodation facility.

You will be networking with key stakeholders to ensure all Queenslanders impacted by cancer have an awareness of and access to the wide support services, programs and cancer information available to them. You will also deliver support presentations at volunteer, community and health professional information sessions.

This is a Permanent Part-time 22.5 hours per week position, which is based in our Rockhampton Lodge.
We are looking for the successful candidate to commence this role in early January 2021

About you 
To be successful, you will have a passion for delivering supportive care within the community. You will be registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Authority (AHPRA) or hold membership of a respective professional body. It is essential that you have experience managing multiple priorities effectively and communicating successfully with both virtual and local teams.

The successful candidate will have exceptional communication skills and demonstrated experience in client/patient assessment with the ability to provide immediate support and appropriate referral in relation to client need. Experience in oncology and relevant qualifications would also be highly regarded.

Most importantly, we are looking for someone who will be a great team fit – collaborative, engaging and communicative. If you are looking for a rewarding role with an organisation that will invest in your development and success, we would love to hear from you.
Cancer Council Queensland is a growing community-based organisation offering salary packaging opportunities, and a supportive team environment where healthy lifestyle balance is encouraged.
How to apply 
Applications including current resume and cover letter are required by 5pm, Friday 11 December 2020 and should be addressed to:
Manager, Cancer Support
Cancer Council Queensland
For your application to be considered, it is recommended that the following documentation is attached with your application:  
  • Cover letter – Your cover letter should clearly indicate the position you are applying for and give a brief summary of your motivations for applying and your relevant skills and experience.
  • Current Resume – Your resume should include your contact details, work experience, educational background and professional development.
Applicants are encouraged to submit their application as early as possible as Cancer Council Queensland reserves the right to reduce the application period and/or remove the job advertisement early should a suitable applicant be found.

Cancer Council Queensland is a smoke free workplace. 

The successful applicant will be required to provide a current National Police Certificate.