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Spiritual Care Worker/Co-ordinator

Permanent Part-time (3 days per week) | Hobart - Family and Community Services

Job Details: Ref No:BC008 Re-advertised

Not-for-profit salary packaging - Career development opportunities -

Tasmania Island Lifestyle Change - Supportive team environment

About the Role:

Baptcare has a professional spiritual care team of over 27 staff working across Aged Care, Family, Community and Disability Services. We are looking for an experienced, articulate and highly competent Chaplain/Spiritual Care Professional to work as part of the site team in Southern Tas Family, Community and Disability Services based at our Moonah (Hobart) Office.

Tasks include:

  • Initial and subsequent appraisals of the religious, pastoral and spiritual wellbeing of a person and/or family.
  • Support and spiritual guidance to individuals including establishing supportive relationships, visiting people in their homes and community.
  • Education and leadership in the training, development and support of staff in spiritual care and missional principles and practice.
  • Liaison and relationship building with faith communities and relevant community groups, as well as community education and development.

Skills & Experience:

  • Minimum 2 years' experience in providing innovative and inclusive spiritual care across traditional boundaries within the wider community.
  • Experience in administrative duties including - data collection, reporting on outcomes, and current competency in standard office IT applications.
  • Experience in social work or community development is desirable.
  • Spiritual and theological maturity and open-mindedness.
  • Demonstrated excellence in working sensitively in a culturally and religiously diverse context.
  • Excellent written and oral communication, and the capacity to explain the practice and possibilities of spiritual care to a wide range of people.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently with minimum supervision, as well as part of a team.
  • Certified Membership of Spiritual Care Australia will be highly regarded

How to Apply:

To apply for this position please visit our website to view and respond to the role statement (Position Description). When ready to apply you must click on the webpage link "Apply Now". You will need to be ready to upload a Cover Letter along with your full Resume or Curriculum Vitae (CV).

Between your Cover Letter and Resume address each requirement on pages 4-5 of the Position Description, under Part C: Person Specification: including Key Selection Criteria, Qualifications and Other. You will also want to attend to the Skills & Experience listed above in your answers. Please forward queries to: Brad Taylor brad.taylor@baptcare.org.au 0457 062 527

Baptcare subscribes to a mobile and flexible work environment. If you require support with the application process, please contact pcservices@baptcare.org.au

Role Statement:View

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Applications Close On Friday 24/05/2019 at 11:59 PM

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Chaplain & Spiritual Wellbeing Coordinators

0.6 - 0.8 FTE Part -Time (up to 3 positions) | Residential Aged Care Communities – Gippsland Area

About the Organisation:

Baptcare is a purpose driven organisation focused on delivering the best of care to people of all ages, cultures, beliefs and circumstances. Through our social enterprise model, we deliver better outcomes for more than 13,000 people in our community, combining the best commercial practice with a social heart.

Baptcare has more than 3,000 dedicated staff across Victoria, South Australia and Tasmania to deliver the best of care to people in Residential Aged Care, Retirement Living, In Home Care, Family and Children Services, Affordable Housing and Disability Services.

About the role:

Baptcare has a professional spiritual care team of over 25 Chaplains / Spiritual Care & Wellbeing Coordinators and over 70 trained pastoral care volunteers working in all service areas. Baptcare has recently welcomed three new residential aged care communities into its family located in Morwell (Heritage Manor 0.6FTE), Drouin (Amberly 0.6FTE) and Warragul (Abbey Gardens 0.8FTE). We are looking for experienced, articulate and competent Chaplains/Spiritual Care Professionals to work as part of the staff teams these sites from July 2019. Tasks include:

  • Initial and subsequent appraisals of the religious, pastoral and spiritual wellbeing of a person and/or family.
  • The provision of support and spiritual guidance to individuals which may include establishing a relationship and practical support and/or advocacy, death, end of life and bereavement support.
  • Informal ritual and worship activities for individuals or small groups, plus more formal expressions of public worship and ritual.
  • Education tasks including the training and development of staff and volunteer Pastoral Visitors in spiritual care principles and practice.
  • Strong liaison and relationship building with local churches and other and faith communities especially in the training and support of pastoral care visitors and community events.

Skills and experience:

  • Tertiary theological qualification and Clinical Pastoral Education (min 2 units) or equivalent.
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience in providing pastoral/spiritual care to people in a community context.
  • Experience in successfully training/managing/supervising volunteers
  • Experience and skills in administrative duties including data collection and reporting on outcomes
  • Experience in effective leadership within a mainstream Christian faith community and community development leadership or experience would be desirable.
  • Spiritual and theological maturity, open-mindedness and an understanding of a range of religious and spiritual traditions.
  • Demonstrated ability to work sensitively in a culturally diverse environment.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, including the capacity to explain the practice and possibilities of pastoral and spiritual care to people from varied backgrounds
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently with minimum supervision, as well as part of a team
  • Competent in Microsoft Outlook, Word and other office software.
  • Certified Membership of Spiritual Care Australia will be highly regarded.


People enjoy working with us because we are values-driven and whole person focused organization that cares about the community. Strong awareness of, and wholehearted commitment to Baptcare’s mission, vision and values is essential. These can be accessed from the Baptcare website.


  • Not for profit salary packaging available

How to Apply:

Please visit our website to view the Role Statement at www.baptcare.org.au/vacancies - find and click on the role heading to download the full Position Description.

As part of your application please address the selection criteriafrom the Position Description and submit your application using the online ‘apply now’ button.

Please also indicate which of the three positions is your first preference.

Please forward queries to: James Lewis, Spiritual Care Supervisor – Aged Care 

Email: jlewis@baptcare.org.au Phone: 0433 275 578


Applications close: midnight on Friday 24th May 2019

Only short-listed applicants will be contacted.

Applicants must have the right to work in Australia.

The successful applicant will be required to undergo a National Criminal

History check and Working with Children Check.



Permanent Full Time | Orange, NSW

About the Opportunity

Uniting is seeking a compassionate Ordained Minister or suitably qualified lay person to fill a full time Chaplaincy in Orange, NSW of Uniting Ageing, West area.
As Chaplain, the successful applicant will be based at Wontama Village Residential Care Facility, 30-38 Byng St, Orange, NSW.. The role includes leading a team of Pastoral Care volunteers and implementing the delivery of pastoral care, sacrament, worship services and chaplaincy programs to meet the spiritual and pastoral needs of Residents, Clients, Staff, Families and volunteers.

Applicants must have experience in ministry in an aged-care context, demonstrating a passion for pastoral care. We are seeking a proven ability in, and understanding of, reflective transformational pastoral practice as well as strong administrative and leadership skills. In addition, this position offers the opportunity to work with the wider chaplaincy team in shaping the vision and delivery of pastoral care across Uniting Ageing.

Working hours and Terms of Placement are in accordance with the Guidelines of the Uniting Church, Synod of NSW and the ACT and calls for the Chaplain to adhere to the polity and ethos of the Uniting Church, and the Mission Vision and Values of Uniting.

Benefits & culture

Uniting is proud to be an EEO employer. Uniting supports an inclusive approach in the workplace. We celebrate our diversity and welcome staff regardless of ethnicity, faith, sexual orientation, gender identity and lifestyle choices. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

Employment with Uniting is subject to satisfactory background checks which may include a national police check, reference checks and working with children checks.

Apply Now:

For enquiries please contact Rev. Kevin Duck; 

Mobile: 0427 266 022 

Email: kduck@uniting.org

Closing date: Friday 31 May 2019 

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