Chaplain - Long Bay Correctional Complex

Read Chaplain - Long Bay Correctional Complex
Location: Malabar, NSW
Date advertised: 31st August 2017
Job Type: Part time, Permanent
Closing Date: 28 September 2017
  • Permanent part-time opportunity (2 or 3 days per week negotiable)
  • Well suited to a compassionate individual keen to minister to men in prison
  • Theological qualifications & sound interpersonal skills essential

About Us:

As a Christian organisation, with a heritage of service spanning 160 years, we serve those who are vulnerable or marginalised and older people, by providing a range of accommodation, care and community services.

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About the role:

Anglicare is seeking to employ a part-time chaplain to work at Long Bay Correctional Complex in Malabar and learn from two highly experienced Correctional Service chaplain.

This rewarding position provides an opportunity to offer emotional and pastoral support to prison inmates of all backgrounds and beliefs as well as prison staff and the family and friends of prison inmates, and to work alongside experienced chaplains. 

This position will suit a compassionate and resilient individual who has significant pastoral experience and suited to working in a correctional centre environment.

You must be a highly motivated and caring person with experience and a demonstrated competence in pastoral ministry (ideally in a Justice context), or be keen to develop an ability to minister to men in prison. 

The successful applicant will be able to communicate the Christian message clearly through conversations, bible study and chapel services.

You will need to have the ability to work with Correctional Services Chaplains of other denominations and faiths. It is expected that you will seek to build supportive relationships with local churches and Christian ministry organisations.

You will be part of the Anglicare Justice Chaplaincy team and responsible to the Justice Chaplaincy and Partnerships Manager.

This part-time role is listed as 2-3 days per week but for the right applicant, may be extended. 

You must be able to pass all Corrective services security checks and meet the requirements to be licensed by the Archbishop for ministry in the Diocese of Sydney.

Skills, knowledge and experience needed:

  • Completed theological studies (Degree or Diploma course).
  • Eligible to hold a licence issued by the Anglican Archbishop of the Sydney Diocese.
  • Ability to clearly communicate and teach the Bible.
  • Completed CPE or APC course (required to be completed in the first 12 months of employment if not yet completed). 
  • Proven experience in ministry and pastoral care.
  • Strong communication and relationship building skills. 

This is a fantastic opportunity to make a genuine pastoral difference in the lives of others.

If you have a genuine desire to minister to others in an empathetic and non-judgemental manner and possess sound interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate the Christian message clearly, this opportunity could be for you!

To apply, please visit and search for job number 495168.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander candidates are encouraged to apply.

Anglicare - Jesus Christ honoured, lives enriched and communities strengthened.

Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible as applications may be reviewed prior to the closing date; and as such the closing date is subject to change without notice.