Spiritual Care Coordinator - Arohanui Hospice

Spiritual Care Coordinator

Registered Physiotherapist
January 16, 2023

Spiritual Care Coordinator

  • Anywhere
  • Supportive team environment
  • Permanent part time, 20 hours per week

 Arohanui Hospice provides specialist palliative care for patients living with life limiting illnesses and support for their families/whānau; within the Manawatū, Tararua, Horowhenua and Rangīkei/Taihape regions.  Patients, families and whānau are at the centre of everything we do. We are committed to honest, transparent and visible processes that reflect our core values which include, staff and volunteers being our most valuable assets.

We have an exciting opportunity to grow our Allied Health and Family Support Team and are seeking a Spiritual Care Coordinator to join our interdisciplinary team.

About the role:

Palliative care is about caring for the whole person and their family/whānau, not just their physical needs but also their emotional, social and spiritual needs – tinana, hinengaro, whānau, and wairua. We are seeking an experienced, permanent, part-time Spiritual Care Coordinator to provide spiritual care and support for Arohanui Hospice patients’ (inpatient and community) to enhance their wellbeing and quality of life.

This role provides an exciting opportunity to coordinate and deliver spiritual care, supporting patients and their families / whānau at the end of life; to work as a member of the Arohanui Hospice Interdisciplinary Team; to work as a member of the Arohanui Hospice Bereavement Support Service and to grow understanding of spiritual care through internal and external education.

We invite you to work in collaboration with Arohanui Hospice IDT colleagues to provide  professional, culturally appropriate and holistic spiritual care support which includes one-to-one, family / whānau and group based initiatives.

About you:

Our successful applicant will

  • Hold an appropriate tertiary qualification or training in theology, religious studies and/or pastoral ministry OR appropriate tertiary qualification in social work, psychology, health sciences and direct experience working in the spiritual care field.
  • Be registered and hold a current Annual Practicing Certificate with their professional body if applicable.
  • Preferably have a minimum five (5) years’ experience working in the spiritual care field.
  • Experience working across different cultures, religions and spiritual beliefs with a strong spiritual and multi-faith knowledge and understanding.
  • Experience working flexibly with the ability to work in different environments to promote equitable access to spiritual care support.
  • Have sensitivity to cultural differences and commitment to Treaty of Waitangi principles
  • Knowledge of and the ability to work in partnership with Māori including traditional Kaupapa Māori approaches to support individual and whānau wellbeing.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to the understanding of Hospice philosophy
  • Demonstrated strong professional identity and commitment to best practice service delivery.
  • Be an exceptional, clear communicator and have advanced written and verbal communication skills.
  • Be able to work autonomously and part of a team with a readiness to work collaboratively
  • Have the ability to foster and maintain relevant working relationships and networks
  • Be able to reflect and critically appraise own performance
  • Be able to set own priorities and demonstrate excellent time management
  • Be committed to ongoing personal and professional development
  • Be fully computer and technology literate with practical experience in patient management software and MS Office software
  • Have a clean, unrestricted vehicle driver’s license
  • Be prepared to travel within the region serviced by Arohanui Hospice

What can we offer?

At Arohanui Hospice we are fully committed to proving ongoing professional development opportunities for all staff.  The Allied Health and Family Support team highly value ‘team’ and pride themselves on having a fun, friendly and supportive team environment and excellent working conditions.

This position offers an exciting opportunity to further develop Arohanui Hospice Spiritual Care and the successful applicant will play a key role in growing and strengthening the Arohanui Hospice Allied Health and Family Support Team. Be part of developing holistic palliative care support and services to best meet patient and whānau needs now and into the future!

Why join Arohanui Hospice?

If you want to be a part of an organisation who puts people first, has a vision for the future and strives toward excellence in everything they do and if you are passionate about providing quality care for people with life-limiting conditions, contact us.

For a full job description click here.

Applications close at 5pm on Friday 17 February 2023. Applications should be sent by email with an application form.

To apply for this job email your details to vacancies@arohanuihospice.org.nz.