Breede River Hospice: Social Worker


Breede River Hospice focuses on providing Palliative Care to terminally ill patients and has grown to now offer a range of life-giving and supporting services that, these days, go far beyond what hospice is traditionally known for.

Breede River Hospice seeks to appoint a qualified social worker to be based in Based in Robertson, Cape Winelands.

The purpose of the position is to join the Breede River Hospice team, serving the Langeberg community. (Ashton, Bonnievale, McGregor, Montagu and Robertson). The aim of the post is to provide compassionate and professional psycho-social support to the patients and their families, as part of the palliative care inter-disciplinary team. It is also to provide compassionate and professional psycho social support to patients and their families as a part of the palliative care inter-disciplinary team.

Remuneration: R15 309.00

A qualification in Social Work and is registered with the SACCSP
Computer literacy (MS Word and email)
At least 3 years’ experience as a social worker, preferably in an NPO environment
Proficient in English and Afrikaans
Drivers’ license essential
Preference will be given to EE candidates in the final selection process.
Patient and family care:
Assessment and care planning of psycho social and spiritual needs of patients
Patient and family visits in the community
Identify and co-ordinate support groups where appropriate
Liaise with volunteers to run a day programme for patients
Liaise with volunteers and manage the bereavement service including an annual remembrance service

Inter-disciplinary team (IDT):
Actively participate as a member of the Inter Disciplinary Team iro care plans
Assist with building the cohesiveness of the IDT

Professional responsibilities:
Work within the SACSSP scope of practice for Social Workers
Adhere to code of professional ethics
Attend palliative care training as available

Administrative responsibilities:
Ensure patient records are comprehensive and current
Complete statistics as required
Participate in staff meetings
Assist with strategic and annual planning as requested

How to apply:
Application letter motivating your suitability to the post
Curriculum vitae
Contact details of 2 references
Available start date
Copy of ID (if not a SA Citizen – also include a copy of your work permit)
Copy of SACCSP registration
Contact Maria 023 626 5710 with questions.

Applications should be sent to [email protected]

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