21 Sep, 2021

Seniors and Supported Living Chaplain

  • Churches of Christ
  • Bundaberg QLD, Australia
Full time Chaplain

Job Description

Seniors and Supported Living Chaplain

Churches of Christ, Bundaberg and Gin Gin

Permanent, full-time opportunity

About the role

As our Seniors and Supported Living Chaplain, you will have the opportunity to provide holistic care and support to residents, family members and staff within two residential aged care services. Our 115 bed Gracehaven service is located in Bundaberg, and our 22 bed Kolan Gardens service is located in Gin Gin. Within the role, you will be responsible for the provision of pastoral care across both sites, and for nurturing a Jesus centred spirituality that includes the provision of religious services and programs.

As a key member of a multidisciplinary team, you contribute pastoral and spiritual insights toward the overall care of a resident, and work with staff to develop a healthy community where residents feel a sense of welcome and home. You will also work with volunteers to flourish further care within the services.

About you

You are active in your Christian faith and a "pastoral" type person having demonstrated competence in offering holistic pastoral care within a professional, multidisciplinary team environment. As a team person with a teachable spirit you are able to communicate effectively with others in a variety of contexts.

You are comfortable working alongside people from different faiths, cultures, lifestyle choices, educational and career backgrounds. You are a person who assimilates seamlessly with your team members and can collaborate to achieve shared goals.

Your qualifications and experience for this role should also include:

  • Able to be endorsed as a Ministering Person with Churches of Christ in Queensland with demonstrated commitment to Jesus Christ and the authority of the Christian Bible;
  • Recognised pastoral care, chaplaincy or ministry qualification;
  • Demonstrated extensive experience in providing pastoral care/chaplaincy services at an advanced level in a health or community environment;
  • Willingness to travel between Bundaberg and Gin Gin;
  • Ability to obtain a National Police Check;
  • Ability to obtain an NDIS screening check;
  • Ability to evidence flu vaccine and COVID vaccine. 

Importantly, you will be someone who closely aligns with our organisational values of: Unconditional Love, Continual Innovation, Mutual Trust and Wise Stewardship.

Who we are

We offer over 200 services in more than 100 communities positively impacting around 45,000 lives each year. Our care services range from children, youth and family services, early intervention and protection, affordable housing, and seniors and support living, making us one of Australia's largest, most diverse not-for-profit organisations.

Imagine working for us

Our values encourage us to be accepting of differences and embrace all. Remuneration packages come complete with salary-packaging benefits that can increase your take-home pay along with a generous five weeks of annual leave and the ability to purchase more (for eligible employees).

To apply

To apply for this position please click the Apply button.  For further information, please contact Kevin Hamer on 0427 291 684.

We actively encourage and invite applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people for all our positions.  

Applications close: Monday 4 October 2021

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