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

The Team Leader Supportive Care is a part-time position based in Coastal Otago (35 hours). 

The role has three direct reports (Community Cancer Support) and is responsible for the provision of:

  • confidential client-based supportive care
  • programmes and group development
  • supply and management of appropriate informational resources
  • advocacy for supportive care clients
  • on-going development of training and appropriate use of volunteer services
  • promotion and marketing of the Cancer Society

To succeed in this role you will have:

  • a tertiary level qualification in a relevant health-related field

  • an ability to support, motivate and enable supportive care staff and volunteers

  • an ability to appreciate differing perspectives, build relationships and gain cooperation from a range of internal colleagues and external agencies

  • an ability to work in a team environment with minimal supervision

  • an ability to appreciate our clients’ perspective as consumers of our services

  • leadership qualities that include flexibility, maturity of judgement and the ability to make decisions

  • a general understanding of cancer and its impact on individuals, family/whanau and community

  • well-developed communication skills, including the ability to relate to the sensitive nature of the Society’s work, communicating with staff and relating to local media

  • a sense of humour and enthusiasm in working with people in their community

  • excellent written and oral communication skills

  • an understanding and working knowledge of information technology

  • a current ‘clear’ drivers licence and the ability to drive a vehicle essential with access to a private vehicle

  • cultural awareness and responsiveness to different cultural needs


To apply

Please email a cover letter and CV to Grant O'Kane

Marie Wales
Last updated: June 3, 2021