Spiritual And Pastoral Care Practitioner - Blue Care, Toowoomba

HOURS: Full time
APPLICATIONS: Close Tuesday 19 November 2019

Our story began from one person’s genuine desire to serve Queenslanders and improve the lives of those in need of care. Today, our people make more than three million visits to Queenslanders each year, providing the same holistic care, service and companionship that’s been our hallmark since the very beginning. For us, care is about putting our customers and their loved ones first. Working together to design and deliver the support they need while being a trusted adviser at the moments that matter. And ultimately, empowering our communities to live rich and full lives wherever they are in Queensland.

Based in Toowoomba, we’re seeking a Spiritual and Pastoral Care Practitioner to support our clients and resident across South West Queensland. You’ll work closely alongside our Chaplaincy team to support the delivery of pastoral and spiritual care to the people we serve, staff, families and caregivers. As part of a new program delivering support into the community, you’ll visit clients across your region, completing spiritual needs assessments as required under the Aged Care standards and holding pastoral care conversations.  

You’ll have completed, or be willing to undertake,  Pastoral and Spiritual Care study at a minimum Certificate IV level from a recognised training institution, with membership or a commitment to working within the ethos, theology and values of the Uniting Church. You will be confident in working effectively within an ecumenical, multi-faith, multi-disciplinary framework with sensitivity to the diversity of staff, clients and their families.

You will present with:
*  Broad experience with an applied understanding of spiritual and pastoral care
*  Knowledge of special issues and requirements associated with care of the aged, in particular palliative care
*  Strong interpersonal communication skills, with the ability to hold effective conversations with people from all backgrounds and walks of life
*  Confidence with technology/ Current Driver’s License
*  Working with children check (or willingness to obtain)

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We work hard to make our services welcoming and safe for every person. We are united in keeping children, young people and the elderly safe from harm, within our services, workplaces and the communities we support. We are committed to speaking up loudly for their safety.
Through our values UnitingCare are proud of our teams diversity, we believe in the strength of a diverse and inclusive workforce to help us achieve the best outcomes for the communities in which we operate and serve. We highly encourage applications from people who identify as a part of the Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Community.

Contact Person    Kay Bittner
Contact Number    3253 4229