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The Galway Hospice Foundation is noted for the provision of specialist palliative care services to adults and children with cancer and other life-limiting illnesses throughout Galway city and county, and on the adjoining islands.

Arising from our proposed expansion plans to develop Palliative Care Services in the West of Ireland, the Galway Hospice Foundation is seeking motivated and enthusiastic individuals to join our organisation in supporting patients from counties Galway, Mayo and Roscommon with advanced diseases needing palliative care to attain the best quality of life possible.

A wide range of benefits will be on offer to successful candidates such as support for further education and development, competitive salary, subsidised restaurant, free parking as well as working with a dedicated and experienced team of professionals.

Senior Medical Social Worker

At Galway Hospice Foundation with immediate effect- Post of Senior Medical Social Worker (o.8 WTE)

At Castlebar Hospice (Panel) - Post of Senior Medical Social Worker (1.0 WTE)

The Senior Medical Social Worker with the support of the Medical Social Work team, will assess the psycho social aspects of patient and family care, in responding to the social and emotional impact of a life limiting condition. This will include assessment, counselling, family work, discharge planning with other team members and provision of bereavement aftercare. They will act as a resource person for all members of the multidisciplinary team in relation to the psycho social aspects of the patient and family care.

Candidates will have:

  • National Qualification in Social Work or hold a qualification which has been accredited by the National Social Work Qualifications Board
  • CORU Registration
  • Minimum of 3 years post qualification experience, with at least two years as a Medical Social Worker
  • Experience of complex case management and multidisciplinary team work is essential
  • Experience in the area of grief and loss.
  • Knowledge and ability to manage risk to individuals, families, carers, self and colleagues.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Experience of providing staff supervision desirable
  • Clean Full Driver’s Licence
  • Intermediate level IT skills
  • Experience in Oncology and Palliative care is essential
  • Interest in the area of Oncology/Palliative Care and working with families and groups

Medical Social Worker – Full Time Position

Based in Castlebar, the medical Social Worker will support the Senior Medical Social Worker in the provision of quality, patient-focused social work services and work as a member of the multidisciplinary team, providing a comprehensive and specialist range of social work support and counselling services to patients and their families.

Candidates will have:

  • National Qualification in Social Work or hold a qualification which has been accredited by the National Social Work Qualifications Board
  • CORU Registration
  • Minimum of 2 years post qualification experience, with at least one year as a Medical Social Worker
  • Experience in the area of grief and loss.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Clean Full Driver’s Licence
  • Intermediate level IT skills
  • Experience in Oncology and Palliative care is desirable
  • Interest in the area of Oncology/Palliative Care and working with families and groups

We welcome applications from all suitably qualified candidates who are interested in Senior Medical Social Worker and Medical social worker positions in Galway Hospice & Castlebar Hospice (Specialist Palliative Care) taking into account plans for expansion.  The panel created on foot of this campaign will fill vacancies which may occur for a 24 month period from end of March 2019 (panels may be extended).

Closing date for receipt of all applications is 10.00 a.m. Tuesday, 19th March 2019

Interviews for Galway-based position will commence week commencing 25th March

Informal enquiries for any / all positions can be made by telephoning Ms. Aisling Kearney, Principal Medical Social Worker on 091-770868 or by email at akearney@galwayhospice.ie .

Please contact Ann Dolan, Director of HR adolan@galwayhospice.ie for a detailed job description and Application Form

Fundraising Campaigns and Marketing Officer

The Fundraising Campaigns and Marketing Officer will be a key member of the Fundraising & Communications Team. Galway Hospice has an ambitious strategy to ensure sustainability and growth in our fundraising income whilst increasing our profile. The Fundraising Campaigns and Marketing Officer will play an integral role in delivering and driving the Fundraising & Communications Strategy for the Organisation.

Candidates will have:

  • A minimum of two years’ experience working in fundraising and/or communications with hands on digital marketing experience.
  • A relevant third level qualification
  • Proven experience of managing projects and events to a high standard and minimal supervision.
  • Experience of coordinating Community Fundraising Events including third party fundraisers.
  • Excellent interpersonal communication and persuasiveness skills, including strong writing ability across a range of media.
  • An understanding of Corporate Social Responsibility coordination
  • Experience engaging with local and national media.
  • Excellent digital marketing and social media knowledge and skills.
  • Strong analytical skills with an ability to access information accurately, quickly and strategically.
  • A passion for and experience in fundraising online and offline (community, corporate, individual)

Closing date for receipt of all applications is 12.00 p.m. Friday, 8th March 2019

Informal enquiries for any / all positions can be made by telephoning Ms. Charlene Hurley, Director of Fundraising on 091-770868 or by email at churley@galwayhospice.ie

Please contact Ann Dolan, Director of HR adolan@galwayhospice.ie for a detailed job description and Application Form

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