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Community Service Worker - Supportive Palliative Care Team - Ballarat

Employer: Ballarat Hospice Care Inc.
Work Type/s: Part Time
Classification/s: Health Care & Allied Health, Mental Health & Counselling, Social Work
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: Regional VIC

Job posted on: 11 January, 2019.
Applications close: 28 January, 2019.

Position Purpose

To provide direct care to patients and their caregivers, along the palliative care trajectory and in bereavement. This includes psychosocial and spiritual assessment, on-going care planning, casework, counselling and liaison with other services both within BHCI and the community.

To work effectively as a member of a multidisciplinary team, including supportive care volunteers, actively participate in organisational meetings and the wider community.


As a member of the Supportive Care Team, the role offers social, emotional, spiritual and bereavement support. At planned and approved sessions represent BHCI to attend meetings and facilitate community capacity building events and sessions. This activity is undertaken as an integrated member of the overall palliative care team of BHCI.

Key Responsibilities

  1. Demonstrates and upholds the values of BHCI through professional attributes and behaviours
  2. Conduct psychosocial and spiritual assessment, planning and evaluation
  3. Provide counselling which includes bereavement interventions to meet the needs of patients and their carers/families
  4. Provide spiritual support to meet the needs of the patients and their carers/families
  5. Facilitate patient and family groups, client advocacy within BHCI policies and procedures
  6. Provide timely and relevant support to other members of the team
  7. Utilise culturally appropriate intervention strategies for, LGBTI, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) patients and their families
  8. Demonstrate effective and efficient management of own workload to include indirect activities

A full position description is available below.

How to apply for this job

To apply forward your covering letter, curriculum vitae and completed selection criteria to Carita Clancy, Executive Officer at, using the subject line: Community Service Worker - Supportive Palliative Care Team application via EthicalJobs.

Application close 9am 28 January 2019.

Further information, Position Description including Key Selection Criteria available below or from and or by phoning 5333 1118 to contact Carita Clancy, Executive Officer.

Ballarat Hospice Care is an equal employment opportunity (EEO) employer and Aboriginal, CALD and/or LGBTI persons are encouraged to apply.

Supporting materials  Community Service Worker - Supportive Care Team PD V4 Jan19.docx