Hospice New Zealand

Vacancy: Counsellor - Palliative Care, Totara Hospice South Auckland

• Excellent opportunity for an experienced Counsellor
• Unique Palliative Care position
• 28 hours per week – flexibly designed to optimise patient and family care delivery

Totara Hospice South Auckland (THSA) is a supportive and caring organisation, providing palliative care services to patients and their families/whanau living in the South Auckland area. This is an exciting opportunity to join the THSA team and make a difference in people’s lives by supporting them through what can be a challenging time.

We are currently searching for an experienced Counsellor, who will be responsible for providing a counselling service to Palliative Care patients and their families, primarily in our In Patient Unit, Day Hospice and Out Patient services. This role directly facilitates people and their families to live with life-limiting health diagnoses.

Reporting to the Head of Allied Health and Social Support, the Counsellor will work in a multidisciplinary team, and be responsible for providing individual, group and family therapy to a best practice standard. The Counsellor will use therapeutic approaches appropriate to the client’s needs, culture and issues to assist clients to develop their own strengths and solutions in order to manage change and loss.

The ideal candidate will have:

• Tertiary Qualification that provides eligibility for Registration with a New Zealand National Governing body for Counselling and/or Psychotherapy
• Minimum of two years recent experience working as a counsellor
• Therapeutic practice experience in grief and loss with a preference to palliative care
• Full membership of a governing body i.e. NZCCA or NZAC
• Ability to work as part of a multidisciplinary team
• Knowledge of the palliative care environment
• Commitment to working cooperatively in a multidisciplinary environment
• Demonstrated use of best practice methods of accountability and professional standards

This role offers the opportunity to work within a supportive multi-disciplinary team in a professional service that continues to develop, and the opportunity to make a real difference in the lives of patients and their whanau and families.

To apply for this job go to: http://talentpropellerjobs.co.nz & enter ref code: 3485101.

Applications close 1 June 2017.

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