Health Chaplain

Read Health Chaplain
Location: St Leonards, NSW
Date advertised: 31st October 2018
Job Type: Part time, Permanent
Closing Date: 30 November 2018

• Rewarding Permanent Part-Time position (2 days a week)
• Experience in pastoral ministry essential
• Make a genuine difference in the lives of others

About Us:

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

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About the job:

Our Chaplaincy team consists of a number of ordained and non-ordained Anglican ministers. This position is open to men or women who are an ordained Anglican minister (preferred) or lay minister who are eligible to be licensed by the Archbishop of Sydney as an Anglicare Chaplain.

The successful applicant will have the opportunity to work in a rewarding ministry and make a genuine difference in the lives of others as a Hospital Chaplain working on a permanent part-time basis.

You must be willing to work on an on-call basis to meet the needs of patients and their families.

This position will suit an empathetic individual and sound listener who can communicate exceptionally well with a range of people and has demonstrated experience in pastoral ministry.

You must currently hold or willing to obtain a Working with Children Check clearance to be considered for the position.

Key responsibilities (not limited to):

• Respond to requests from patients and their relatives and provide pastoral support.
• Be available to facilitate chapel services within the hospitals as required.
• Cooperate with Chaplains of other denominations and other Faiths in the Hospital Chaplaincy Department.
• Participate in Hospital Chaplaincy Department meetings.
• Be fully engaged with Anglicare Chaplaincy and attend meetings as required.
• Develop supportive relationships with several parishes.

Skills, knowledge and experience needed:

• Ordained Minister of the Anglican Church of Australia, currently licensed within Diocese of Sydney or eligible to be licensed by the Archbishop or a layperson with the minimum of a three year tertiary qualifications in theology/ministry who is eligible to be licensed by the Archbishop of Sydney.
• Minimum of five years ministry experience in a parish or chaplaincy setting.
• Demonstrated competence and experience in pastoral ministry with a range of individuals.
• Excellent communication skills and listening skills.  
• Proven ability to work in a team and autonomously.
• Demonstrated ability to lead and work harmoniously with others.
• A personal commitment to growth in the Christian faith; and
• Current and valid driver’s licence and willingness to travel.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants 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. 

To apply for this position please visit the Anglicare website or contact the Anglicare Recruitment Team 02 9421 5344.