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Spiritual Care Worker / Co-ordinator - Hobart

Employer: Baptcare
Work Type/s: Part Time
Classification/s: Social Work
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: Hobart

Job posted on: 29 January, 2019.
Applications close: 14 February, 2019. (Expired)

  • Hobart - Family and Community Services
  • Permanent Part-time (3 days per week)
  • Not-for-profit salary packaging
  • Career development opportunities
  • A supportive team environment

About the Organisation

Baptcare is a purpose driven and faith-based organisation working across Victoria, Tasmania and South Australia, providing residential and community care for older people and support to children, families, and people with disability, financially disadvantaged people and people seeking asylum.

About the Role

Baptcare has a professional spiritual care team of over 25 Chaplains / Spiritual Care & Wellbeing Coordinators and over 70 trained pastoral care volunteers working in all service areas. We are looking for an experienced, articulate and competent Chaplain / Spiritual Care Professional to work as part of the staff team in Southern Tas Family and Community Services based at our Moonah (Hobart) Office. Tasks include:

  • Initial and subsequent appraisals of the religious, pastoral and spiritual wellbeing of a person and/or family.
  • The provision of support and spiritual guidance to individuals which may include establishing a relationship and practical support and/or advocacy, referral and guidance.
  • Education tasks including the training and development of staff in spiritual care and missional principles and practice.
  • Strong liaison and relationship building with local churches and other and faith communities, including a strong community development orientation.

Skills and Experience:

  • Minimum 2 years' experience in providing pastoral/spiritual care to people in a community or social work context.
  • Experience and skills in administrative duties including data collection and reporting on outcomes.
  • Experience in social work or community settings (including local faith community leadership) is desirable.
  • Spiritual and theological maturity and open-mindedness and an understanding of a range of religious and spiritual traditions is essential.
  • Demonstrated ability to work sensitively in a culturally diverse environment.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, including the capacity to explain the practice and possibilities of pastoral and spiritual care to people from varied backgrounds.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently with minimum supervision, as well as part of a team.
  • Competent in Microsoft Outlook, Word.
  • Certified Membership of Spiritual Care Australia will be highly regarded.


People enjoy working with us because we are values-driven and whole person focused organisation that cares about the community. Strong awareness of, and wholehearted commitment to Baptcare's vision and values is essential.

How to apply for this job

This job ad has now expired, and applications are no longer being accepted.