Hospice Social Worker Needed


Franklin Hospice is a community hospice based in Pukekohe providing palliative care support to those in the rapidly growing area Franklin who have a life-limiting illness – and their families.  Franklin Hospice adopts a multi-disciplinary approach to patient and family care, working in partnership with medical specialists, GPs and allied health professionals.  Hospice support is free to patients and their families.


We are looking for a qualified and experienced social worker to join our small but dedicated team.  This is a full or part-time position (not less than 30 hours per week) and we are negotiable on hours for the right person.  This is a very important role for us and will involve providing psychosocial support to our patients and their families/whanau.  This role would suit a social worker with experience (especially someone experienced working with those who have experienced grief and bereavement) in helping clients navigate their way through and access the various other relevant support agencies.

You will need to be living in Auckland (ideally southern Auckland) or northern Waikato and have experience and a qualification (and registration where applicable) relevant to this role.  You must have a valid driving licence as Franklin Hospice covers a large area, and be comfortable working on your own in patients’ homes as there may be times when a patient or family/whanau member is not able to leave their home to access hospice services.

Most importantly, you need to be someone with great inter-personal skills, a caring manner, are prepared to be flexible and who can work well as part of our team.

This role will report directly to the Chief Executive Officer and will work closely with the Clinical Services Manager and the nursing team.

You must reside and be allowed to work in New Zealand.  We cannot accept applications from overseas. You must also be fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus prior to starting work with us The offer of employment will also be subject to the results of a Police check.

For a position description, please email helen@franklinhospice.org.nz

For further information, you can contact Ric, our Chief Executive Officer on 09-238 9376

Applications close 4.00pm 3rd December 2021.