Social Worker – Immediate Start

We are looking for a two committed new members to join our social work team. The positions have above award rate remuneration with salary sacrifice options and flexible working conditions. As per Qhealth Mandate for Health Care organisations applicants must provide proof of double dose Covid vaccination status.


Position Title: Social Worker


Working within a community setting our social workers provide support to patients with a palliative condition and their carers.  Social work services may be delivered from our centre or in the home.


Little Haven Palliative Care provides compassionate, caring and professional palliative care to incurably ill individuals, their families and carers in the place of their choice. Providing support in their place of choice to live, die and grieve well.


Little Haven Palliative Care Inc. is a Registered Not-For-Profit Charity and has Public Benevolent Institution status. It is governed by an elected Board with the CEO responsible for the overall management of the organisation.

Little Haven is a specialist community based Palliative Care service operating in the Gympie and surrounding region. The service seeks to improve the ability of our community to support people facing terminal illness, grief and bereavement.  It includes a specialist home care team that offers support to individuals facing terminal illness and their families optimising quality of life and supporting people’s choice to die in their own home with their loved ones around them.

Bereavement support is an important aspect of our care circle and enhancing community capacity through education about palliative care, death and dying, loss and grief.


Based at Little Haven’s Office 14 Henry Street, Gympie. Little Haven is committed to creating a supportive, inclusive and participative working environment for staff.


This role’s responsibilities include:

  • Assessment, identification and co-ordination of assistance that may be required for families
  • Facilitation of connection with/referral to appropriate services if required
  • Counselling for people who are palliative, their carers/family and bereaved
  • Active collaboration with the Little Haven team in order to provide co-ordination of care
  • Provide assistance to clients and their families to negotiate administrative processes if required
    (e.g. Centrelink, My Aged Care, NDIS, QCSS, Carers, RACF’s, superannuation payments, etc.)
  • Working with volunteers
  • Promotion of socially just access and provision of service
  • Advocacy on behalf of the patient and family
  • Providing Bereavement support
  • Contribution to a supportive, collegial and sustainable environment at Little Haven
  • Build strong connections to other local services to facilitate smooth of co-ordination of care
  • Promotion of end-of-life planning
  • Facilitation educational groups and support/therapeutic groups
  • Support and participation in community development and education strategies regarding Palliative Care in the Gympie area
  • Promotion and enhancement of Little Haven’s reputation within the community
  • Preparation of clear and comprehensive documentation


  • Be compassionate
  • Have a critical social work approach to practice
  • Have a thorough awareness of, and commitment to, the palliative care approach and the principle of living your life the way that you want to for as long as possible
  • Have a commitment to people’s self-determination, supporting and enabling them to make decisions in their approach to the end of life and bereavement
  • Have a commitment to consider people within their cultural, social and family context, recognising that the definition of ‘family’ varies widely
  • Have an understanding of the need to adapt practice and interventions to individual needs and location
  • Have confidence and sensitivity in finding the right time to begin to talk about death and dying
  • Have a non-judgmental approach that respects people’s different choices, and that celebrates and honours the experiences and cultures that have influenced them
  • Have self-awareness and an ability to consider and challenge their own assumptions and bias.
  • Be able to independently manage workload


Please contact the office on 54829091 for further information or submit your application with a letter addressing the above criteria and your resume via the online portal. Applications Close 6th January 2023.

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