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Family Support Worker (PAT)

Employer: Eastern Palliative Care
Location: Mitcham
Type:  Part time
Hours: 24 per week
Job Ref: 006
Closing Date:  6 February 2023



Eastern Palliative Care Association Incorporated, is a not-for-profit organisation that provides home-based specialist palliative care to clients and their carers living within the Eastern Metropolitan Region of Melbourne.

As an organisation EPC takes pride in its values; Compassion, Dignity, Excellence and Empowerment and their overall dedication to client centred care in our local community.

About the role - Family Support Worker - Priority Assessment Team (PAT)

This role services Priority Response clients and also services clients in Aged Care Facilities. The focus of the Priority Response part of the role is the provision of prompt and effective psychosocial assessment, support and spiritual care to clients with specialist palliative care needs and their families. Priority Assessment occurs within four hours of acceptance of referral (within office hours).

This role provides a prompt response to clients who live in their own home and within aged care and disability care homes in our region, providing advice and support in relation to clients with specialist palliative care needs. The successful candidate will manage competing priorities with ease, work closely with our Nurse Practitioners and utilise their strong clinical knowledge to achieve excellent.

What is Offered

EPC respects all individuals and promotes equity and inclusion of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people of all genders, sexual orientations, abilities, ages, racial, cultural and religious backgrounds and socio- economic status.  

  • Permanent part-time days (weekdays only, no weekends) 
  • Competitive EBA conditions with above award rates 
  • Progressive, forward thinking, open, honest & supportive organisational culture 
  • Located in Mitcham with easy, practical street parking
Selection Criteria
  • Tertiary Qualification within the field of Social Work, Counselling, Psychology or Pastoral Care/Theology with two completed units of Clinical Pastoral Education 
  • Membership of a relevant professional bodies, e.g. PACFA, APS, AASW, ACA 
  • Experience in and knowledge of aged care, palliative care and/or community health setting 
  • Strong clinical knowledge and skills 
  • High level triage and assessment skills in complex and crisis situations 
  • Knowledge of current loss, grief and bereavement theory and practice 
  • Well-developed interpersonal, oral and written communication skills and presentation skills 
  • Current Victorian driver’s license, good driving record and willingness to use own car

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How To Apply

Questions can be directed to Manager Allied Health on 1300 130 813.
Applications via e-mail should including a resume and cover letter addressing the key result areas of the PD to hr@epc.asn.au.
Applications close at 5.00pm on Monday 6 February 2023, however suitable candidates may be interviewed prior to the closing date.