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Counsellor Palliative Care

Type: Part time
Hours Per Week: 30.4
Closing Date: 28/06/2019
Employer: Melbourne City Mission
Location: Fitzroy North
Reference No: Counsellor Palliative Care


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 MCMPC clients and carers, working within an interdisciplinary team model.

• 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

What We Offer

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

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

Please refer to our website to find our position description for details on key requirements for this role.

How To Apply

Applications should include a current CV and Cover Letter and address the key selection criteria.
Applications to Paulina Sculli, Coordinator of Allied Care via email
Applications close at 5pm on Friday 28th June, 2019.
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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