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Thursday 09 Jan 2020

Employer: Cancer Council Victoria

Location: St Kilda Road, Melbourne

Work type: Part-time (0.6 FTE), permanent position

Application closing date: 5:00PM 31-Jan-2020

Financial Counsellor - PT - Cancer Council Victoria

About your environment

Since our establishment in 1936, cancer research, prevention and support. As an independent, not-for-profit organisation, we play a leading role in reducing the impact of all cancers on all people.

The Strategy and Support Division comprises the units of Cancer Information and Support Services (CISS), Research Governance and Optimal Care (RGOC), Cancer Strategy and Business Management. The purpose of the Division is to minimise the impact of cancer on the Victorian community. It works to empower patients by delivering dynamic, credible, personalised information and compassionate support.

About your opportunity

We are seeking a Financial Counsellor to join the Strategy and Support Division. Reporting to the Coordinator, Financial and Legal support Programs, your role is to:

  • Provide telephone-based confidential, tailored information and guidance to people affected by cancer who are experiencing financial distress, supporting them to make more informed decisions about their finances.
  • Administer a small grants program for people experiencing adverse financial effects due to cancer.
  • Explore opportunities for innovation, education, partnerships and outreach within the cancer space.
  • Contribute to building an understanding of the costs of cancer for Victorians affected by cancer.

All about you

You are:

  • Accredited and an experienced financial counsellor with an appropriate qualification;
  • Energetic, resourceful and motivated to make a difference in people’s lives;
  • Interested in being the first financial counsellor to specialise in cancer in Victoria;
  • Looking for a new challenge (we are open to exploring secondment opportunities for the right candidate);
  • An excellent communicator with exceptional interpersonal skills

What we can offer you


Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Peoples are encouraged to apply.

Culturally and linguistically diverse applicants are encouraged to apply.

Cancer Council will only make contact with applicants that are shortlisted for interview. We are also unable to respond to recruitment agency enquiries.

All offers of employment will be made subject to satisfactory completion of employment checks including evidence of right to work in Australia, a National Police Check.


Full position description

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For further information

For more information contact Denise Beovich on (03) 9514 6386.