Helderberg Hospice: Social Worker

Helderberg Hospice
Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
Opportunity closing date: 
Friday, 23 March, 2018
Opportunity type: 

Helderberg Hospice is a nonprofit organisation that provides skilled and compassionate support to people of the Helderberg who are faced with life-threating illness. Often associated with cancer care, Helderberg Hospice offers help with any end-stage illness as well as Motor Neurone Disease and HIV/AIDS in an honest, ethical, compassionate and transparent way.

Helderberg Hospice seeks to appoint a Social Worker, to be based in Western Cape. 

This is a part-time position 


  • Provide counselling support to patients and families affiliated with Helderberg Hospice
  • Coordinate the spiritual support programme and provide spiritual support to patients where
  • necessary
  • Coordinate the bereavement support programme and possibly assist with training of volunteers in this regard
  • Provide grief counselling for families of patients of Helderberg Hospice, as well as on referral from 
  • external role-players
  • Coordinate and assist with the facilitation of patient / family support groups


  • Strong focus on therapeutic work
  • Able to work well in a team and independently, with effective time management
  • Fluency in English and one other official language of the Western Cape
  • Current registration with SACSSP
  • Valid police clearance certificate (on request)
  • Valid driver’s license, preferably with own vehicle
  • Computer literate
  • Some knowledge / training in palliative care would be an advantage

To apply, submit a CV contactable references to Dianne Waddington (Manager: Social work) dianne@helderberghospice.org.za

Please quote the source of this advertisement in your application - NGO Pulse Portal

Enquiries: Dianne Waddington at 021 852 4608
Only successful applicants will be contacted. 

Helderberg Hospice is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

For more about Helderberg Hospice, refer to helderberghospice.org.za

​For other vacancies in the NGO sector, refer to www.ngopulse.org/vacancies

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