Social Worker – Community and In-Patient Unit- Wellington

We are seeking to appoint an experienced Social Worker to work within the multidisciplinary team of the Mary Potter Hospice team. There is a permanent 16 hour per week position based in Porirua and there is further opportunity to work on-call across our three community bases and IPU to provide leave cover and visit support for Social Workers who work in the Wellington, Porirua and Paraparaumu communities.

In this role, you will be part of a highly committed team with responsibility for providing specialist palliative care to patients and their families and whanau. The role includes providing specialist palliative care social work to patients and their families as well as education and bereavement services.

Applicants need to be registered, have a social work qualification, and have a sound theoretical knowledge and appreciation of the grief process and the special nature of working with people with a life threatening illness.

An understanding of and commitment to the multidisciplinary team approach to patient
care is essential and experience working in the community would be an advantage.
If you think you might like to be part of our team here at Mary Potter Hospice we would love to talk with you further.

A job description and application form can be obtained from our website

Please send your application including a cover letter, CV and Mary Potter Hospice application form by Thursday 26 October 2017 to

Catherine Hart, Executive PA, PO Box 7442, Newtown, Wellington 6242 or email

For more information please phone Donna Gray, Community Services Manager on 237 2305