Grief Support Counsellor Anglicare


Anglicare have an opportunity for a Grief Support Counsellor to join our organisation. This role will provide support for residents, family members and employees’ during the palliative care phase of a resident’s journey and/or at bereavement by advocating, acknowledging and facilitating the grieving process.

You will be joining a Christian organisation with a history of service spanning over 160 years. Anglicare exists to serve people in need in our community, enrich lives, and aim to be known for our care, compassion and excellence.

About the role:

Reporting into the Head of Clinical Services , you will be joining a dedicated and passionate team focused on the continuous development and improvement of the model of care for our residents. This role will be 3 days/week.

Key responsibilities:

  • Provide support for residents and family members
  • Provide education to Anglicare Residential Aged Care staff by assisting them to recognise their own vulnerability and by promoting self-care strategies
  • Ensure the service is well known in the Residential Aged Care Homes by developing resources that promote and advertise the service
  • Ensure individual needs of residents and families are met by providing a case plan that is developed with the Resident, is clearly defined and with achievable outcomes.
  • Establish strong network links within the local area in order to provide strong external referral pathways if/when complex grief is identified
  • Ensure documentation meets organisational and legislative requirements by completing and maintaining appropriate client documentation and statistical information
  • Attend relevant training, forums, courses and other professional development activities as agreed with the Manager.

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • Tertiary qualifications in Psychology, Social Work or Counselling
  • Membership with AASW, APS or organisations registered with PACFA
  • Previous demonstrated experience in assessment and counselling
  • Training and clinical experience in grief and bereavement counselling
  • Awareness of the needs and challenges of people living with dementia and their families
  • Well-developed written and verbal communication skills
  • NSW Drivers licence.

If you are passionate about working with a committed team, caring about our residents and their needs, all within a Christian environment, we would love to hear from you.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander candidates are encouraged to apply.

Anglicare – Jesus Christ honoured, lives enriched and communities strengthened.

Anglicare is committed to ensuring the safety and wellbeing of children and young people and has zero tolerance of child abuse.

Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible as applications may be reviewed prior to the closing date; and as such the closing date is subject to change without notice.



Job Salary

Base + 10.5% super package, NFP tax free benefits

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