Financial Counsellor (CISS.64)
- Unique and exciting opportunity to develop specialist skills in the cancer field
- Be a part of Australia’s most trusted cancer ‘Not for Profit’ organisation
- 2 x Part-time (2 x 0.6FTE), 12-month fixed-term positions available – Melbourne CBD
About your environment
Since our establishment in 1936, Cancer Council Victoria has developed an international reputation for our innovative work in 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
The aim of the Financial Counselling service is to reduce stress for cancer patients and their carers by providing support while working around the impact of cancer treatment.
Our approach is holistic and person-focussed, with an emphasis on self-efficacy and self-determination.
We are seeking a Financial Counsellor to join the Strategy and Support Division. Reporting to the Manager, Supportive Care Programs, your role is to:
- Provide telephone-based financial counselling utilising a holistic, person-centred approach to people affected by cancer who are experiencing financial distress.
- Enable and empower clients to make more informed decisions about their finances, self-advocate and regain a sense of control at what is usually a very distressing time in their life.
- Contribute to building an understanding of the costs of cancer for Victorians affected by cancer.
The role is initially office-based for the duration of the probation period.
All about you
- An accredited financial counsellor with an appropriate qualification;
- Energetic, resourceful and motivated to make a difference in people’s lives;
- Flexible and adaptive to new ways of working in the financial counselling space
- Interested in being among the first financial counsellors to specialise in cancer in Victoria;
- An excellent communicator with exceptional interpersonal skills
What we can offer you
- A flexible and supportive workplace, with excellent work-life balance and opportunities for career progression and development
- The opportunity to make a positive impact on the lives of those affected by cancer
- A base salary of $84,849 - $86,000, dependent on experience (pro-rata for part-time) plus superannuation and not-for-profit salary packaging program (up to $18,550 of your salary tax-free) https://www.accesspay.com.au/employee/what-is-salary-packaging/
- A range of wellness initiatives such as an employee assistance programs, flu vaccination, mental and general well-being support, and discounted health insurance.
To apply and for more info
To apply for this opportunity, visit http://www.cancervic.org.au/about/careers/job-opportunities to download a Position Description and upload your Resume and Cover Letter. Ensure that your cover letter addresses the Key Selection Criteria detailed within the Position Description. For more information contact Kerry McKenzie on (03) 9514 6109 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 and a Working with Children Check (as required).
Applications close 21 March 2023
Cancer Council Victoria is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Cancer Council Victoria is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace, all applicants will be considered for employment inclusive of race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or disability status. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.