Published on: March 5, 2024

Pallium India invites application to the post of Assistant Manager – Social Work, from eligible candidates. 

Job Title: Assistant Manager – Social Work

Purpose: for developing and implementing strategies to address the psychosocial needs of patients and their families, volunteer mobilisation and catalyse self-sustainable palliative care initiatives.


Master of Social Work / Post Graduate in Healthcare or related field


5 -10 years of experience in social work. Preferred to have worked in palliative care field/other social causes/with other NGOs

Location: Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala

Compensation: As per Standards

Essential Skills
  • Strong clinical skills and knowledge of psychosocial assessment, crisis intervention, and counselling techniques.
  • Demonstrated experience in program development, project management, and quality improvement processes.
  • Excellent communication skills in Malayalam & English, interpersonal, and relationship-building skills, with the ability to engage diverse stakeholders and build consensus.
  • Commitment to the mission and values of the organization, with a passion for serving vulnerable populations and promoting social justice.
  • Highly proficient in Ms Office

Job Profile
  • Provide visionary leadership to the social work team, fostering a culture of collaboration, empathy, and innovation.
  • Develop and manage departmental budgets, resources, and operational plans to achieve organizational goals effectively.
  • Develop and implement comprehensive psychosocial assessment and intervention protocols to address the emotional, social, and spiritual needs of patients and their families.
  • Coordinate with interdisciplinary teams to ensure integrated care plans that meet the holistic needs of patients throughout their palliative care journey.
  • Foster a supportive and inclusive environment for volunteers, recognizing their contributions and providing ongoing education and opportunities for personal and professional growth.
  • Collaborate with volunteer organizations, schools, and community groups to expand volunteer recruitment efforts and promote meaningful engagement in palliative care activities.
  • Identify emerging needs and trends in palliative care and social work practice, and develop innovative programs and services to meet those needs.
  • Establish outcome measures and evaluation frameworks to assess the effectiveness and impact of social work interventions & initiatives.
  • Represent the organization in relevant forums, coalitions, and policy-making bodies to influence systemic changes and improve the quality of palliative care delivery.

How to apply: 

Send your detailed CV to: with email subject as “Application to the post of Assistant Manager – Social Work

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