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Prison Chaplain

Anglicare NT

About Us

Anglicare NT supports people, strengthens communities and advocates for social justice across the Northern Territory. We deliver over 90 diverse services across urban regional and remote areas of the NT. If you want to make a sustainable difference in people’s lives through strengths-based approaches and capacity building initiatives; talk to us about meaningful career opportunities.

We offer great benefits, including:

  • Further training and development options.
  • Flexible working conditions; five (5) weeks annual leave.
  • A strengths-based environment.

We also offer great salary packaging options that can significantly increase your take-home pay.

About the Program

Anglicare NT manages Prison Chaplaincy services in Darwin and Alice Springs on behalf of the Northern Territory Council of Churches. Religious services, activities and pastoral care are provided each week by personnel from different Christian and other faith traditions and are available to prisoners, their families, and Correctional staff.

About the Opportunity

As the Prison Chaplain you will provide prisoners with opportunities for worship, spiritual support, pastoral care, and advocacy in matters of religious, social, and human concern. You will work inclusively with prisoners as they encounter the challenges of incarceration and separation from their loved ones and the community. You will work collaboratively with external faith based and community organisations in the coordination of religious programs and volunteers.

To be successful in this role, you will have:

  • Relevant qualifications in pastoral care, and or pastoral counselling (preferred but not essential).
  • Demonstrated experience in providing chaplaincy services within a corrections environment.
  • Ability to demonstrate resourcefulness and creativity in the provision of pastoral care.
  • Demonstrated commitment to working respectfully with Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, communities, staff and Aboriginal Controlled Organisations.

For further information on this exciting opportunity, please contact Vanessa Thompson (08) 8985 0000.

APPLICATIONS will be assessed on receipt.

Please note: It is a requirement that prior to commencing in this role, you must possess a Working withChildren (Ochre Card), a National Criminal History Check (within 3 months), current NT driver’s licence and NDIS Worker Registration.

Experience of working closely with and having a strong understanding of Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander culture is an advantage.

Anglicare NT is a Child Safe, Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and strongly encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to apply.

A position description is attached.

COVID-19 Vaccination Status

Receiving and maintaining vaccines can reduce health risks and is one control mechanism to maintain the health and wellbeing of all employees, contractors, volunteers, visitors and the people we work with. In line with Anglicare NT’s commitment to a full life and social justice for all, it is mandatory for all Anglicare NT employees (paid and volunteer) to ensure specific vaccine schedules are current and maintained. In relation to COVID-19, this includes a primary course (dose one and two) and booster dose within one month of becoming eligible for booster dose (subject to medical exceptions).

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