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Pastoral Practitioner

Casual positions available | Wagga Wagga, NSW

About us

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 aged care and disability, community services, and chaplaincy and we get involved in social justice and advocacy issues that impact the people we serve. We commit to respecting children and take action to keep them safe.

As an organisation we celebrate our diversity and welcome all people regardless of lifestyle choices, ethnicity, faith, sexual orientation and gender identity.

We are bold, imaginative, respectful and compassionate.

About the opportunity

This is a role within the Mission team and provides meaningful pastoral care services to people in our care across 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.

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.

Qualifications & Skills

  • One or more units of Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) or equivalent.

  • Relevant pastoral or theological study.


  • Demonstrated understanding of, and experience in, working with teams across a large, complex church or non-for-profit organisation

  • Understanding of pastoral and spiritual needs relating to those receiving services across Uniting

  • Demonstrated empathy and affinity with vulnerable people

  • Demonstrated understanding of the distinctions between Religion and Spirituality.

  • Basic understanding of different faiths, including Christianity, Judaism, Hinduism, Islam, Buddhism, Sikhism

  • Highly effective interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills, including moderate computer skills

Even better

  • Graduate qualification in relevant discipline

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.

For enquiries or for a copy of the Position Description please contact Nigel Hawken - Chaplaincy Convenor South on: 

Mobile: 0437 899 252 
Email: nhawken@uniting.org 

Closing Date: 21 August 2019

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


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