Leukaemia Foundation

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Blood Cancer Support Co-Ordinator - Metropolitan Canberra and surrounding district

  • Full Time role, 12 months’ contract initially

  • Provide practical, emotional and educational support

  • Be a part of a caring and dynamic team

  • Join a newly unified national organisation 

Our Purpose

Beating blood cancers by helping patients live longer and have a better quality of life.

About the Foundation

The Leukaemia Foundation is the only not-for-profit organisation dedicated to supporting patients and their families affected by a blood cancer such as leukaemia, lymphoma, myeloma, MPN, MDS and related blood disorders.  In addition, the Foundation directs significant funds each year to cutting edge medical research to find better treatments and cures.

The Foundation cares for patients and families by providing a range of vital support services, free-of-charge, including counselling, information, accommodation, transportation and practical assistance for patients and their families.

The Opportunity

We are currently seeking a motivated, confident and energetic individual to join the Foundation’s Support team, and to provide services to patients and their families in Canberra and surrounding regions.

Responsibilities include:

  • Providing information, practical and emotional support and intermediary short-term counselling
  • Conducting hospital and home visits
  • Assisting patients/families to navigate the process in accessing Centrelink services
  • Responding to a diverse range of telephone enquiries from patients, carers, family or friends affected by blood cancers
  • Responding to email enquiries from the Leukaemia Foundation website
  • The ability to liaise and collaborate with health care professionals, government departments and other not-for-profit organisations to promote the Leukaemia Foundation services and activities
  • The ability to organise and co-ordinate support groups/educational meetings for patients/families/carers
  • The ability to work in collaboratively with team members

Position Requirements (Selection Criteria):

  • Experience within the Haematology or Oncology area will be well regarded

  • Demonstrated interpersonal sensitivity with counselling experience

  • Relevant experience working in the community as well as a hospital environment

  • Sound computer skills in Microsoft Office Suite including Word and Excel, databases and a sound knowledge of internet practice

  • Tertiary qualifications in Nursing or Allied Health or Registered Nurse  


  • Post Graduate qualifications in Oncology/Haematology – Nursing, Social Work/Welfare, Behavioural Sciences will be well regarded

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Self-motivated worker with high-level organizational skills

  • Flexible and adaptable with a "can do" approach

  • Effective team player and contributor

  • Requirements to qualify for a Child Safety card as required to ACT

  • A current driver’s licence

Additional Information

This is a 12-month contract initially and will be located at the new Leukaemia Foundation ACT accommodation centre.

An attractive salary will be offered and staff can access salary packaging benefits in line with the Foundation’s not for profit status.

Please forward your application with a covering letter (outlining how your skills and experience meet the position requirements) together with your resume.

Position description is available below and for more information, please contact recruitment@leukaemia.org.au.


PD Blood Cancer Support Coordinator - Full Time ACT 2017 (PDF 110kb)


The Leukaemia Foundation is a Child Safe and Equal Opportunity Employer