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Mercy Palliative Care
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Summary of the role:

Join our friendly team and provider of palliative care services in the western suburbs of Melbourne. Our aim is to maximise the quality of life of our patients by the provision of high standard palliative care in the community.

Based in Sunshine, you will work closely with the Volunteer Coordinator and as a member of the interdisciplinary team to provide support, supervision and education to volunteers working in Mercy Health's palliative care services and promote palliative care and volunteering. You will support Mercy Health and the collaboration with the Order of Malta in strengthening the existing palliative care volunteer program and quality palliative care delivery in Melbourne's west.



  • Experience working with and managing volunteers
  • Experience in adult education development and delivery
  • Demonstrated interest and commitment to palliative care and in working with a multi-disciplinary palliative care team
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Familiarity with the roles of health care professionals
  • Strong organisational skills and ability to manage competing priorities 


Mercy Palliative Care is a community palliative care service operating in the Western region of Melbourne and provides a holistic multidisciplinary approach to palliative care. We provide psychological and spiritual support, caring for people of all ages with life-limiting illnesses in their homes as well as complex symptom management. We currently care for over 500 patients across the region in their own homes.

Mercy Health is a Catholic organisation grounded in a 2,000-year tradition of caring for others. Founded by the Sisters of Mercy, Mercy Health is made up of more than 9,500 people who provide acute and subacute hospital care, aged care, mental health programs, maternity and specialist women's health services, early parenting services, home care services and health worker training and development.

Mercy Health is proud to be recognised as an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality by the WGEA.

Mercy Health is committed to the safety of all children and vulnerable people across our services. We recognise the importance of listening to the voice of children and vulnerable people and have a zero tolerance of any form of abuse and neglect. 



Mercy Health recognises that many people want to work somewhere that is more than ‘just a job.’ With a values based culture, Mercy Health offer a generous range of benefits to support you to maintain a healthy work/life balance. These include:

  • Salary packaging benefits
  • Opportunity to purchase additional leave
  • Health and Wellbeing programs
  • Camp Australia School Holiday Program
  • Career progression and development opportunities
  • A range of discounts available across a diverse portfolio of financial, healthcare, travel and other services

We focus on caring for our staff members and those important to them. We support all staff to be their authentic selves at work through Whole Self @ Mercy Health - our network group for LGBTIQ staff and allies.

At Mercy Health we pride ourselves on embracing diversity and foster an inclusive culture where individual differences are respected and celebrated. We encourage applications from people of all ages, abilities and cultural backgrounds including Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Peoples.

Mercy Health is committed to the safety of all children and vulnerable people across our services. We recognise the importance of listening to the voice of children and vulnerable people and have a zero tolerance of any form of abuse and neglect. 

To be the successful candidate you must meet the position requirements as well as provide a current Police Record Check and Working with Children Check. Mercy Health may conduct additional background checks subject to current legislation.

Mercy Health is committed to public health and safety measures that protect the health and lives of our people and the individuals and communities we serve. As a Catholic organisation we believe in the principle of the common good and as such we expect our staff to participate in immunisations/vaccinations to safeguard im the most vulnerable.

If you have any questions or require any adjustments to ensure a fair and I'm equitable interview and selection process please contact us on the details below.



Kellie Sandral, Volunteer Coordinator Mercy Palliative Care

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Position Description
Volunteer Support Coordinator (OOM) PD.pdf
Please note that this position will close at 11:45pm on the closing date.
Please ensure your application is added before this time as we do not accept late applications.
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