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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. (Expired)

  • 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

This job ad has now expired, and applications are no longer being accepted.