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Palliative Care Social Worker/Counsellor – Fixed/Part Time


Are you an enthusiastic Social Worker/Counsellor capable of providing the very best in individualised palliative care? 

A fixed term opportunity (to cover maternity leave) has arisen for a Palliative Care Social Worker/Counsellor to join our dedicated Allied Health team working 20 hours per week.   With your expert skills within social work services and counselling you will be responsible for providing a compassionate and supportive service to our patients and their families/whānau which reflects the core values of quality palliative care.


Hospice Southland is the only Palliative Care Specialist Provider for the region of Southland and we are extremely passionate about the opportunity we have to provide the very best care for our patients and their families/whānau.  


Highly motivated and organised you will have the drive and energy that actively provides a high quality specialist Social Work assessment and intervention service to our patients and their families/whanau whilst providing on going loss, grief and bereavement support to them, including anticipatory grief and facilitating grief group programmes.


In addition to these responsibilities, you will also be an integral member of the multi-disciplinary team in the assessment, planning and coordination of care to help navigate our patients and their families/whānau through the appropriate social and financial support systems if required, such as funding applications, needs assessment, care coordination and respite care.


If you want to be part of our special team knowing you are making a real difference in your local community and you have the skills and experience we are looking for please apply direct using the apply link below or forward your cover letter, including salary expectations and an up to date CV to Tracy Mitchell on TracyM@hospicesouthland.org.nz before 20th August 2019.


A copy of the job description can be found here


Applicants must be legally be entitled to work in New Zealand.