Are you looking for a role that offers you flexibility, that enables you to connect and make a real difference within your community?
Then the Cancer Society may have an exciting opportunity for you!

The role

In this role, you will provide practical and psychosocial support to individuals and families / whānau affected by cancer, providing information and support as they navigate the health system and strive to live well.

Your excellent interpersonal skills will enable you to liaise effectively with local service providers and coordinate local volunteers to provide wrap around support for persons and their wider whānau affected by a cancer diagnosis.

What we are looking for:


  • You will have an understanding of Te Tiriti o Waitangi, Māori health, and its significance in reducing the impact of cancer.
  • A health care professional with at least four years’ experience, with well-developed needs assessment skills.
  • You will thrive working as part of a team but can work autonomously and strongly self-directed.
  • You will be able to build strong relationships and work with a wide range of people.
  • You will have well-developed computer skills and a clean and current driver’s license

We are looking to fill a permanent, 32 – 40 hour per week position, based out of the Invercargill office.  This position does require some travel in the region; however, this is usually done during work hours.

What’s in it for you

This is an exciting and rewarding community-based health role.
The role would suit a person fitting around family or other work commitments.

The Cancer Society is the leading independent cancer NGO and being largely philanthropically funded we are uniquely placed to influence decision-makers to adopt and resource evidence-based strategies. As well as working locally, you will have the opportunity to be involved in work that will help ensure no one faces cancer alone.

The Cancer Society believes that diversity and inclusion are key to ensuring we deliver the best service for our diverse population. We are committed to being an inclusive and equal-opportunity employer that welcomes and respects everyone. For our Māori staff, there is the opportunity to be part of our national support rōpu. Being part of the team at the Cancer Society Otago & Southland Division there is the opportunity for flexible working arrangements.

We recommend interested candidates review our Strategic Plan and Equity Charter.

Job description

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To apply

If you are interested in applying for this position, please send a cover letter and resume to – Team Leader Supportive Care Southland. 


Applications close on Friday, 27 January 2023


Last updated: January 19, 2023