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Work with us

Our team is united in our passion for providing help and support for people impacted by Ovarian Cancer.  We are located in the historic Queen Victoria Women’s building.

The diversity  of the work I do means that no two days are like any other, and I can be focused on  our wonderful community.  I love listening and talking to them. Also I work with people I like and respect."

Kara Handley - Administration Coordinator

As an ovarian cancer survivor, I love being part of the OCA mission to ensure no woman with ovarian cancer walks alone.  There is nothing more important than standing with our women and the families that love them - to listen to them, speak up for them and support and guide them through the most difficult time in their lives.  It is a privilege to play my role as a Board member to support the team of OCA, who have dedicated their careers to support these brave, strong women."

Meghan Speers - Chair of OCA Finance, Audit & Risk Committee

It is a privilege to support women with ovarian cancer, to be able to make a difference and by working at OCA this allows me to be able to do that."

Di Kenneally - Ovarian Cancer Support Nurse 

For me being a volunteer is more than just being useful and doing good work. Like any job, if you do not think that you are valued and that you make a difference then you should stop. OCA is an organisation whose task is that “no woman with ovarian cancer should walk alone”. Ovarian cancer is lethal and there is a great need. Because of this the people who work at OCA are motivated and have a single purpose. Why would you not want to help?”

Bob House - Volunteer 

Job Opportunities

Ovarian Cancer - Psychologist, Counsellor or Social Worker
  • Improve the psychosocial wellbeing of people with ovarian cancer
  • Work within a passionate and purpose-driven team
  • Flexible work arrangements and opportunity to work remotely

Ovarian Cancer Australia is seeking a qualified and experienced Psychologist, Counsellor or Social Worker to support people during their ovarian cancer experience, from diagnosis to end of life.  We provide support Australia wide to those who need us.

This is a purpose driven and rewarding role in a cancer support team. We are a growing and supportive organisation and we’re very passionate about making a genuine difference.  Our people are central to our success, and we’re excited to be recruiting new talent to join our journey.

About the role:

  • Provide Australia wide support via telehealth as part of a psychosocial support team
  • Provide counselling, education and self-management support to facilitate understanding and optimal health outcomes
  • Co-ordinate the development, piloting and evaluation of new programs to address identified needs or support gaps
  • Facilitate an online support group
  • Record-keeping in line with privacy guidelines
  • Provide reports and evaluations as required
  • Collaborate cross-functionally and form strong partnerships
  • 12 months fixed term, part time, 0.6FTE (0.4-0.5 would be considered)

About us:

OCA offers not-for-profit salary packaging options and flexible working arrangements including a hybrid working model, with the option to combine working from our central Melbourne office and working from home.  Our teams work collaboratively, with interstate employees joining team gatherings and meetings online with periodic visits to Melbourne.  Our people are encouraged to participate in decision-making and a supportive environment, continuous improvement and inclusivity form an important part of our culture.

We work to ensure that:

  • People with ovarian cancer have a strong voice
  • All people with ovarian cancer have access to best practice diagnosis, treatment, information and support
  • A vibrant and growing national ovarian cancer research effort in Australia informs practice and translates into improved quality of life and survival for people affected by ovarian cancer

Download a full Position Description - including Selection Criteria

Telephone enquiries regarding the position can be directed to:

Shirley Getley – People & Culture Manager, on 0417 282 367

Lauren Williams – Senior Psychologist & Team Leader, on 03 9289 9773

Applications must include a:

  • cover letter addressing the key selection criteria; and
  • complete and current CV

Please email applications to careers@ovariancancer.net.au

Closing date for applications is Friday 4 November 2022 

We will be shortlisting and interviewing as we receive applications and may appoint the right candidate ahead of the closing date, so if this sounds like your next career move, apply today!

Volunteering at OCA

As a national organisation, Ovarian Cancer Australia’s volunteers are vital to the growing ovarian cancer movement, helping us to increase our reach.

From the strategic leadership of our national board of directors, to our volunteers championing ovarian cancer awareness in their local communities, our volunteers are intrinsic to the success of our organisation.

Our volunteering vision statement

OCA believes that volunteers are vital to the achievement of our vision and mission. They bring energy and commitment to our organisation and demonstrate the power of community. 

At OCA we aim to create an environment in which volunteers:

  • Contribute in meaningful ways to the success and growth of our support, awareness, advocacy and research programs
  • Are empowered to raise awareness of ovarian cancer and the work of OCA in their communities
  • Bring unique skills, experience and insights
  • Have the opportunity to develop new skills and enhance their work experience
  • Are appropriately briefed, trained and supported in their work with us
  • Are valued as part of our team and our community
  • Are acknowledged and thanked for their contribution

Current volunteer opportunities

For any volunteer-related enquiries, please contact Kara through admin@ovariancancer.net.au or 1300 660 334.