Chaplain - Community
Location: Campbelltown, NSW
Date advertised: 1st March 2018
Job Type: Full time
Closing Date: 31st March 2018
The Community Chaplain is a new Anglicare initiative. This full-time position is a two year contract, conducted in partnership with Eagle Vale Anglican church.
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 care and community services.
To find out more please visit: www.anglicare.org.au
About Eagle Vale Anglican Church:
The church is a community of people from the Campbelltown area who seeking to live for Jesus; speaking about him, and loving and serving people like he did.
To find out more please visit: facebook.com/EagleValeAnglicanChurch
About the role:
Community Chaplain- ‘providing Help for today and Hope for tomorrow’.
The community chaplain will have an outward focused role into the local community, seeking to bless individuals and the community, by both meeting their physical, emotional and social need but also by seeking to meet their spiritual need, drawing individuals to Christ and into the community of faith. While the community chaplain will be employed by Anglicare they will be part of the Eagle Vale Anglican staff team.
The role would require a person with a strong Christian faith and a capacity to build relationships, address needs, engage constructively with other agencies involved in the local community, develop the capacity of the person(s) to live a full life while being well-capable of sharing the love of Jesus with people.
The person in this role would need to be able to be authorised by the Archbishop, and agree with the mission and values of both Anglicare and Eagle Vale Anglican church.
This position will suit a compassionate and resilient man or woman who has significant pastoral experience and the ability to engage with various community network groups. You must be a highly motivated and caring person with the ability to set clear boundaries.
The successful applicant will be able to communicate the Christian message clearly through conversations and able to work in a context of great social need.
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.
- Experience in social service or community development highly desirable
- Ability to clearly communicate and teach the Bible.
- Completed CPE or Anglicare’s 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!
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.
To apply please go to: http://careers.pageuppeople.com/746/cw/en/job/495416/chaplain-community