An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Social Worker join our team for 20 hours per week in a 4 month fixed term for parental leave cover and to work with patients and family/whanau across all Waipuna Hospice services. This is a varied and challenging role and involves working within an interdisciplinary team to provide high quality social work service. There may also be locum cover available.
Waipuna Hospice is the sole provider of specialist community palliative care in the rapidly growing Western Bay of Plenty and as well as having an established inpatient unit we support a large community team and a number of second-hand retail stores.
We are looking for applicants with a Bachelor of Social Work (or equivalent), at least 2 -5 years post qualification experience, full Registration and experience working with clients/whanau impacted by living with a life limiting illness and the challenges this presents. Preference will be given to applicants with experience in working in the health sector and not for profit organisations.
You will be highly organised with great time management, be compassionate, empathetic and exceptional at building and maintaining relationships with a wide range of people. You will have experience in group facilitation skills, excellent communication skills, demonstrated cultural competence and have the ability to prioritize and manage a busy workload.
Waipuna Hospice Mission, Vision and Values
Our Vision: To provide high quality end of life care for all
Mission: To provide the best possible specialist hospice palliative care, enhancing the quality of life for those facing end of life and bereavement.
Compassion: Supporting one-another – patients, families, whanau, friends and staff, volunteers and colleagues
Advocacy: Ensuring equity of access to services for all our communities
Respect: Upholding autonomy of each person and their community, accepting one another’s cultures and beliefs
Empathy: Acknowledging uniqueness, supporting with dignity, respect and compassion
Quality: Committed to continuous improvement, aligned to values and core services
f this sounds like the role and an organisation you want to be a part of then please apply online now via Qjumpers website here
Applications 23 April 2019