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Director of Embracing Ministries (Disability Services)

Anglican Diocesan Services
Location: Canberra, ACT
Date advertised: 14th November 2023
Job Type: Full time
Closing Date: 5 December 2023
  • Full-time and fixed-term contract
  • Competitive salary rate $100,000 per annum, plus superannuation

Our Mission:

Inspired by Jesus' message of love and inclusion, we provide pastoral, spiritual, and holistic care to children with disabilities or terminal conditions and their families. We're devoted to creating an inclusive community, offering support irrespective of religious affiliation or financial status. Our ministry encompasses a variety of activities, from home and hospital visits to organising retreats and special programs, emphasising celebration, hospitality, and creative expression.

About the role:

Embracing Ministries, a Chaplaincy Unit under the Anglican Diocese of Canberra and Goulburn seeks a dedicated individual for the role of Director and Anglicare Disability Chaplain. This full-time, fixed-term position is a unique opportunity to lead a ministry deeply committed to the welfare and spiritual growth of individuals with disabilities and their families.

Key responsibilities:

  • Engaging with and supporting families and communities affected by disability.
  • Serving as an Anglicare Disability Chaplain, providing pastoral care and worship activities.
  • Leading team development, including recruitment and training.
  • Collaborating with various Ministry Units and educating them on best practices for disability support.
  • Close association with the Embracing Ministries Board, including strategic planning and fundraising.
  • Capacity to build partnerships with other disability providers in the ACT.

Who we are seeking:

  • Ordained or ordination-eligible individuals with a calling towards Christian ministry and pastoral care.
  • A passionate advocate for the disabled community, possessing a respectful and loving approach to service.
  • Experienced in theology, ministry training, or pastoral care focusing on disability support.
  • Proficiency in Auslan and/ or alternative communications is advantageous.
  • Compliance with Diocesan Safe Ministry standards, including relevant certifications.

What we offer:

A meaningful leadership role within a supportive community backed by the Stening Trust, Anglicare, and private donors. The role offers competitive remuneration in line with the Anglican Diocese of Canberra and Goulburn Administrative Circular.

Join us:

This is an opportunity for a compassionate, skilled, and dedicated individual to significantly impact the lives of those with disabilities and their families. We welcome you to join our love, advocacy, and service mission.

Please contact Clive Rodger, Embracing Ministries Board Chair, on 0413 333 770 (during business hours).

Applicants must obtain a Working With Children clearance through the Office of the Children's Guardian (NSW), a Working With Vulnerable People clearance through the Office of Regulatory Services (ACT), and undergo a National Criminal History Check before an offer of employment. Applicants must provide a current driver's license with a good record, and First Aid Certificate status before an offer of employment will be made.

To apply for this job go to: & enter ref code: 6485492.

Applications close 5 December 2023.

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