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Counsellor – Palliative Care

Type: Part Time - both Permanent & Fixed Term available
Hours Per Week: approx. 24
Closing Date: 12/12/2017
Employer: Melbourne City Mission
Location: Fitzroy North

Summary

About the organisation
At Melbourne City Mission we’re changing lives every day. We’ve been around for almost as long as Melbourne itself and are a responsive, creative and flexible organisation transforming the lives of people experiencing disadvantage. Our services extend across disability, homelessness & justice, palliative care, and education and early years. A career with us means you are part of an organisation making a real difference.

As part of the community-based Palliative Care team you will support clients and carers to focus on psychosocial, emotional and spiritual goals related to end of life matters.

About the role
You will provide psychosocial support, spiritual care and bereavement support to MCM PC clients and carers, working within an interdisciplinary team model.

Please click on 'Visit Website' above to find out more about this role and Melbourne City Mission.

What We Offer

Benefits
We offer a competitive remuneration package including an attractive salary, access to tax-effective salary packaging arrangements and supportive work/life balance provisions. MCM recognizes the importance of investing in the training, learning and development of our staff.

Selection Criteria

Duties
• Assess client and carer concerns as they relate to impending death
• Provide therapeutic support to clients and carers for psychosocial, emotional and spiritual issues
• Provide support, advice, education and advocacy for clients and carers of diverse ages, cultures and backgrounds

Skills & experience
• Tertiary qualification in social work, psychology, theology/clinical pastoral education or counselling
• Considerable clinical experience in palliative care, community health or related field
• Experience working with people living with a life-limiting condition

A position description containing further information can be found by clicking on 'Visit Website' above.

For enquiries about this role please contact Pam Harris on 9486 2666 or pharris@mcm.org.au

How To Apply

Applications should include a current CV and Cover Letter and address the key selection criteria.
Applications to Pam Harris, Coordinator of Allied Care via email pharris@mcm.org.au
Applications close at 5pm Tuesday 12th December 2017.

Appointment to this position is subject to the satisfactory completion of a National Police Check, an Employee Victorian Working with Children Check, current Driver’s License and an International Police Check (if applicable).

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

Our commitment to diversity
At MCM, we embrace differences in gender, age, ethnicity, race, cultural background, disability, religion and sexual orientation. We know that diversity and inclusion helps us to attract, recruit, engage and retain a team of talented people. If you require specific support to apply for this position, please advise the recruiting manager whose contact details are listed in the advertisement. We will work with you to identify the best way to assist you.

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