Whānau Support Navigator – Permanent Position (0.8 FTE)


Posted: May 20, 2022

Here at Hospice Whanganui we believe in supporting our patients to live the best life possible with the time they have left.  Through the provision of excellent palliative care, we support our patients and their whānau in achieving their goals and wishes as they journey through a life-limiting illness. 

We have an exciting new opportunity available for someone to join our amazing team as Whānau Support Navigator.  This person will provide psycho-social and bereavement support to our patients and their whānau through a whānau-ora approach.  This is a varied and dynamic role that will work with the Whānau Support Team to help identify the pscyho-social, emotional and bereavement needs of our patients and their whānau, and to ensure that they get the right support they need.  As Navigator, you will work directly with patients and their whānau to support them, but you will also work closely with GP teams, Māori health providers, the hospital team, Government agencies, Home-based care providers, social work services, counsellors and other community services. 

We believe that all people, regardless of who they are or where they live in our region should be able to access excellent palliative care and support.  For this reason, most of our work is done in the community, in the homes of our patients and their whānau and in the places that they choose to be.  We also have a small, five-bed in-patient unit where some of our patients may be admitted for short-term stays from time to time if they so choose.  This role will give you an opportunity to connect in a meaningful way with patients and their whānau, to help them do things their way, and in the environment that is most meaningful to them. 

The core values of Hospice Whanganui are:

  • We do the right thing (Manaakitanga, Courage and Integrity)
  • We are stronger together (Kotahitanga, One Team, Partnership)
  • We always strive for the best (Excellence, Aspirational and Professional)

If you are someone who has experience working in a community, social services or health setting, and bring skills and knowledge in counselling, mental health, and a strong understanding of Te Whare Tapa Whā and te ao Māori, we would love to hear from you.

The remuneration for this role is in the range of $52,000 – $54,000 annually.

Please contact Kim Eland, Director of Integrated Services, for an application form and position description:

kime@hospicewhanganui.org.nz / 06 349 0080 ext. 235

To apply for this position, applicants must be a NZ Citizen or have Permanent Residency. We welcome and embrace diversity at Hospice Whanganui and invite applications from all interested candidates. Closing date for applications is 5pm on Friday 28th May 2022.