Volunteer Vacancy – Massage Therapist

July 24th, 2018
  • Wellington, Porirua & Kapiti
  • We currently have a number of vacancies available

Role Responsibilities

  • To provide massage therapy for patients and their family in the community
  • Providing massage therapy care and treatment for patients with a terminal illness and their family in order to maintain the highest quality of life
  • Work with the Community Volunteer Lead and liaise with the multi-disciplinary team
  • Enter into a partnership with the patient and their whānau/carers to provide palliative massage therapy care that meets expressed and assessed needs
  • Plan care and treatment based on these needs to implement interventions and treatment and to monitor and evaluate outcomes.

Person Requirements

  • A Diploma in Massage Therapy or working to towards it
  • Have a sound knowledge of touch therapy and practice its application in a palliative care context
  • Demonstrate the ability to assess and prioritise patient, family/whanau needs
  • Understanding the grief process
  • Awareness of current trends in palliative/aged care
  • Have no impediments to travelling within Mary Potter Hospice service areas where appropriate
  • Present with a good sense of humour
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

Commitment: 2 – 4 hours per week
Location: In Clients home across Wellington, Porirua & Kapiti


If you would like to be part of our team here at Mary Potter Hospice, we would love to hear from you.
Please contact Karen.roberts@marypotter.org.nz with your contact details to start the application process.