Hospice Waikato is an organisation focused on leading the way in the growing specialist field of community palliative care. We are totally committed to providing patient focused, highly professional care, for Waikato people living with life limiting or life threatening illnesses and for those who support them.

Hospice Waikato:
• Recognises people and the difference they make
• Is committed to developing its people to the highest professional skill level
• Understands the value of emotional support for all
• Delivers its services with a multidisciplinary focus
• Is committed to being the best in its field

Our Family Services team, provides support for children and young people affected by a life limiting or life threatening condition, and/or affected by the illness and death of a family/whanau or significant person.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Counsellor to join our Family Services team part time, 24 hours per week. This role will involve working alongside other professionals to provide psychosocial counselling for children, young people, adults and their family/whanau/carers who are receiving specialist palliative care. As a member of the Family Services Team, you will be integral in the provision of patient and family/whanau/carer focused care. You will be committed to the on-going development of your counselling, and palliative care knowledge and understanding.

To be the right person for this role and our organisation it is expected you would bring:
• Tertiary Qualification in Counselling with own Code of Ethics
• Membership with NZAC and/or NZCCA
• Experience of working with children, young people, adults and their families living with life limiting conditions and/or other significant life challenges
• Experience and training related to working with children, young people and their families affected by
loss, grief and bereavement
• Knowledge of palliative care and Hospice philosophy
• A passion for supporting palliative patients, their family/whānau and caregivers
• Ability to work autonomously and as part of an interdisciplinary team
• Proven success in providing support for team members both on an individual and group basis
• Emotional maturity and resilience
• Current full New Zealand driver’s licence

A copy of the position description can be obtained by emailing [email protected]

If this sounds like the role and an organisation you want to be a part of then please send your cover letter and CV to Serah Meek at the above email address.

The successful applicant will be required to undertake pre-employment health screening (including drug testing) and complete a Ministry of Justice criminal records check, the results of which must be to Hospice Waikato’s satisfaction.

Applicants must have NZ residency or a valid work visa.

Download a copy of the position description below