We are here to support people with cancer and their whānau. We are part of the Otago and Southland Division of the Cancer Society.

lodgescheckin6926 05

Accommodation

If you need to travel to Dunedin Hospital for cancer treatment, you can stay at Daffodil House.

Find out more
cancerinfo5987 05

Cancer helpline

We know that going through cancer is tough and can raise many questions. You are not alone.

Find out more
voldriver6332 05

Need transport to treatment?

We have a dedicated team of volunteers to drive you to your hospital appointments.

Find out more

Referral form

Our services are available to anyone diagnosed with cancer, family/whānau. Please use this form if you would like to use our services or refer someone else to our services.

If you or a member of your whānau have received a cancer diagnosis, you can just ring us on 0800 226 237. You don't need to be referred by a health professional.

Otago and Southland - referral form

voladmin3408 05

Volunteer with us

You can make a difference. Visit our volunteer portal to see what roles we have available.

Join our team
relayforlife2968 05

Fundraise for us

Join an event or create your own to support people affected by cancer in your community.

Get involved

Event Contact Details

Vacancies

The Cancer Society, Otago and Southland Division is looking for an exceptional person to lead our Community Support team in Otago.

Due to an employee moving away from the district we have a vacancy for a Supportive Care, Team Leader role in our Coastal Otago region. In this role, you will oversee a high-performing team of Community Support workers, who provide practical and emotional support to individuals and families affected by cancer. You will help them to manage their time and resources effectively and provide support as they work on more difficult cases. Using your excellent interpersonal skills, you will liaise with the District Health Board and other service providers to ensure the best support for our clients.

If 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 has an exciting opportunity for you!

As an organisation we are dedicated to reducing the impact of cancer in our communities by helping individuals and their wider family / whanau navigate the healthcare pathway throughout treatment and beyond.

As a team player, you will work collaboratively with other Cancer Society teams, especially our volunteer and marketing teams to help meet our broader organisational goals.

We expect that you would also work directly with our clients, specifically, you would have responsibility for developing our programmes and groups as a way for people to connect.

To be successful in this role, you will be a health care professional with at least four years’ experience, with well-developed needs assessment skills. You will thrive on helping to get the best out of other people. An understanding of the impact of cancer on individuals, family/whanau and the wider community would be an asset. You will have well-developed computer skills and a clean and current drivers licence.

The role will be based in our Dunedin office, with some travel across the region required. 

Click here for a full job description

To apply, please email a cover letter and resume to Grant O’Kane, Human Resources  grant.okane@cansoc.org.nz .

Supportive Care role (24 hours per week)

 

Would you like to be part of a dynamic team, providing practical and emotional support to individuals and their families/whānau, affected by cancer?

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 Cancer Society, Otago and Southland Division is looking for an exceptional person to join our Support Care team in Southland.

Due to a resignation within the team, we now have a vacant role waiting for the right individual.

In this role, you will provide practical and emotional support to individuals and families affected by cancer, delivering information and help as they navigate the health system. Your excellent interpersonal skills will enable you to liaise effectively with local service providers and coordinate local volunteers to wrap support around clients in the area. As the person on the ground, you will also be the face of the Cancer Society in the community and will be involved in other Cancer Society events, including Daffodil Day and Relay for Life.

To be successful in this role, you will be a health care professional with at least four years of experience, with well-developed needs assessment skills. You will thrive on working as part of a team but can work autonomously and strongly self-directed. An understanding of the impact of cancer on individuals, family/whānau and the wider community would be an asset. You will have well-developed computer skills and a clean and current drivers licence.

The role would suit a person fitting around other family or work commitments. We are looking to fill a 24 hour per week position, based in Invercargill.

This position does require some travel in the region, however, this is usually done during work hours. We offer flexibility in working hours for the right candidate and a dynamic, supportive working environment.

Download the full position description

If you are interested in applying for either of these positions, please send a cover letter and resume to grant.okane@cansoc.org.nz no later than Tuesday 20 April 2021.

What we did across Otago and Southland last year:

Car Bold Blue
20,513
KMs driven by Cancer Society volunteers
Accommodation Bold Blue
2,021
Nights stayed in Cancer Society accommodation
Phonecall Bold Blue
8,700
Phone client contacts
Contact Us

Dunedin

Physical address
283 Great King Street, Dunedin North, Dunedin 9016
Postal address
PO Box 6258, Dunedin North, Dunedin 9016
Monday
9am – 4.30pm
Tuesday
9am – 4.30pm
Wednesday
9am – 4.30pm
Thursday
9am – 4.30pm
Friday
9am – 4.30pm
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed
Last updated: April 9, 2021