Pastoral Practitioner


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Permanent part-time opportunity within a supportive pastoral care team
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Are you looking to make a difference in your community and the lives of others? Be inspired. Work for us!

About us

Uniting is the services and advocacy arm of the Uniting Church NSW & ACT. Our services are in the areas of aged care and disability, community services, Chaplaincy and Pastoral Practice. We actively engage with social justice issues and advocate for the people we serve.

We are bold, imaginative, respectful and compassionate.

About the role

In this challenging and rewarding position, the Pastoral Practitioner, in liaison with the Chaplaincy Convenor, is responsible for the provision of professional pastoral care and support that is culturally relevant, age-appropriate and sensitive to the needs of our residents.

About you

The successful candidate will have:
  • Relevant Theological study
  • Previous experience in Pastoral Care preferably with ageing people
  • 400-hour Basic Unit in Clinical Pastoral Education (or be willing to complete this within the first six months of employment)
  • A CPE-equivalent qualification will be considered

You will ‘walk the talk’ of professional boundaries, be comfortable with emails and documentation, and be self-aware in all relationships with residents and their families, staff, pastoral care volunteers, and pastoral care colleagues.

Applicants must be able to demonstrate the values of Uniting – Bold, Respectful, Compassionate, Imaginative – with a high level of personal integrity, and a willingness to work within the ethos of the Uniting Church.

Benefits & Culture

As an organisation we celebrate our diversity and welcome all people regardless of lifestyle choices, ethnicity, faith, sexual orientation and gender identity. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

Salary is commensurate with the Uniting Church Lay Ministry Agent Guidelines, appropriate to qualifications and experience.

This is an opportunity for you to work for an industry leader in a supportive and friendly work environment, which provides you with continuing education opportunities, generous salary packaging and a chance to progress your career.

Love Your Work. Join Our Team. Make a Difference. Apply Now.

How to apply

Click the application link if you are interested in this amazing opportunity to make a difference!

Closing Date: Friday, 10th April 2020

Employment with Uniting is subject to satisfactory background checks.

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