Mental Health Chaplain
CatholicCare Western Sydney and the Blue Mountains (CatholicCare) aims to serve the community of the Catholic Diocese of Parramatta by overseeing the provision of high-quality social services operating according to the principles of Catholic Social Teaching. CatholicCare respects the dignity, worth, diversity, cultures and beliefs of all people and is renowned for its hands-on and practical approach to the service and pastoral care of people in this area.
CatholicCare is seeking a part-time Chaplain to be based at Cumberland Hospital. Hours and days will be negotiated with the successful applicant.
Cumberland Hospital is a mental health facility that provides primary and secondary mental health services for the community.
As a chaplain:
- You will provide high quality transformational pastoral care and spiritual support to patients, their families and carers in line with the CatholicCare Person Centred Approach, Mission, Vision and Values
- You will work inclusively with people of diverse backgrounds, issues and needs, of faith or not, to sustain and empower the individual to enable holistic wellbeing and recovery.
- You will work collaboratively with other members of the Chaplaincy department and volunteers who also provide pastoral care.
Catholic Ethos –
- A demonstrated personal commitment to the ethos and values of the Catholic Church.
- Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the structure and operation of the Catholic Church on a local, national and global level.
- Ability to undertake the role in accordance with the CatholicCare Mission, Vision, Values and Code of Conduct together with an understanding of a person-centred approach to service delivery.
Education, Training and Experience –
- Demonstrated professional skills and knowledge in pastoral care
- Professional experience in fields such as Spirituality, Pastoral Care, Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) or Theology and/or be prepared to complete a unit of CPE within the first year of employment
- Ability and experience in working collaboratively with a diverse range of stakeholders.
- Effective written and verbal communication skills with a high attention to detail.
- Proven ability to work confidentially and productively with a high level of tact and diplomacy.
- Ability to develop relationships that are healing, sustaining, guiding, reconciling and nurturing.
A police check will be conducted for any successful candidate. A valid WWCC is required for this role.
For a confidential discussion about this position please contact Anna Phillips at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 0411 159 345.
Applications close 22nd June, 2020.
Only candidates with the right to work in Australia may apply for this position.