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Counsellor Palliative Care - Aged Care

Employer: Melbourne City Mission
Work Type/s: Part Time
Classification/s: Aged Care & Seniors’ Rights, Mental Health & Counselling, Social Work
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: Melbourne

Job posted on: 13 June, 2019.
Applications close: 28 June, 2019.

  • Part-time Position
  • Fitzroy North location
  • Competitive remuneration package with salary packaging benefits

Melbourne City Mission

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.

Click here to find out more about us!

About the role

You will provide psychosocial support, spiritual care and bereavement support to MCMPC clients residing in Aged Care Facilities and their carers, working within an interdisciplinary team model.

You will provide education and support to staff working within RACF’s.

Duties include but is not limited to:

  • 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
  • Provide education and support to staff working within the RACF’s.

Skills & experience include but is not limited to:

  • 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 review the position description below for the full duties and key selection criteria.


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

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.

Our commitment to safety

MCM is committed to the safety of its clients and employees, taking a zero tolerance approach to violence within the workplace and abuse, including child abuse and abuse of people with disability. All employees are required to comply with the Child Safe Standards.

How to apply for this job

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

Applications should include a current CV, Cover Letter and address the key selection criteria.

Applications to Paulina Sculli, Coordinator of Allied Care via email: using the subject line: Counsellor Palliative Care - Aged Care application via EthicalJobs.

For enquiries about this role please contact Paulina Sculli, Coordinator of Allied Care on 03 9486 2666 or via email:

Applications close at 5pm on 28 June 2019.

As part of Melbourne City Mission’s recruitment and selection process, applicants will be required to undergo a pre-employment safety screening checks process. Successful appointment to a position will be subject to, but not limited to, the following checks: National (and International if applicable) Police Check, Victorian Employee Working with Children Check, Right to Work in Australia, current professional registration, and current and valid driver license. All costs associated with safety screening checks with the exception of the National Police Check will be at applicants’ expense.

Supporting materials  Position Description - Counsellor Palliative Care-Aged Care JUNE 2019.pdf