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Pastoral Practitioner

About the role

Uniting (formerly known as UnitingCare NSW.ACT) is seeking suitably qualified people to cover vacancies within the pastoral teams of the Canberra region of Uniting.
The casual Pastoral Practitioners will work with Chaplains, other Pastoral Practitioners and Pastoral Volunteers to implement 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.

About you

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 administrative skills. 

Working hours are in accordance with the Lay Ministry Worker Guidelines of the Uniting Church, Synod of NSW and the ACT and calls for the Pastoral Practitioners to adhere to the polity and ethos of the Uniting Church, and the Mission Vision and Values of Uniting.

Enquiries:

For enquiries or for a copy of the Position Description please contact Canberra Hub Chaplain Heather Potter on 
Mobile: 0419 498 866 
Email: hpotter@uniting.org
Closing date: Friday 18th August 2017

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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 preferences, gender identity and lifestyle choices. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.





Chaplain McKay House

About the role

We are currently looking for leader to join the Uniting Mission Regional team on a full time basis. The person in this position is responsible for supervising, leading and developing a team of Pastoral Volunteers to deliver a high level of differentiated quality spiritual and pastoral support to staff and clients of Uniting.

This role is focused on providing innovative, ethical and theological input to service users and staff while offering pastoral support and leadership within the regional team and to staff of Uniting.

As Hub Chaplain you will;

  • Provide spiritual and pastoral care to all those in our care as well as, volunteers, families and staff.
  • Further develop strong and meaningful links between Uniting management and local congregations, Presbyterians and volunteers to support spiritual and pastoral services.
  • Provide spiritual pastoral care that gives expression to the faith of believers, offers reconciliation between people and with God, supports people in their suffering and crisis and helps people in their search to find purpose and meaning, value and direction and hope and peace.

About you 

  • Diploma or Degree in Theology or Ministry or equivalent
  • One or more units of Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) or equivalent
  • Sound knowledge and understanding of the Uniting Church and its polity, structure, systems and processes.
  • Demonstrated empathy and affinity with older people
  • Understanding of pastoral care issues relating to aged care
  • Highly effective interpersonal , written and verbal communication skills, including moderate computer skills.

Even Better

  • Existing external relationships with congregations and community services groups
  • Ordained by, or meets the criteria to be ordained by, the Uniting Church in Australia or a suitably qualified lay person of the Uniting Church.

About Uniting

At Uniting we believe in taking real steps to make the world a better place.
We work to inspire people, enliven communities and confront injustice.
Our services are in the areas of community services, disability, aged care and chaplaincy and we get involved in social injustice and advocacy issues that impact the people we serve.

How to apply

Please visit our careers website to apply: https://uniting.org/join-our-team/current-vacancies

Applications close 10th September at 5pm.


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 preferences, gender identity and lifestyle choices. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.