Mental Health Chaplain

Mental Health Chaplain

The Organisation

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.

The Role

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.

Key Requirements:

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

Essential Skills-

  • 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 anna.phillips@ccss.org.au or on 0411 159 345.

Applications close 22nd June, 2020.

Only candidates with the right to work in Australia may apply for this position.