Spiritual Care Coordinator | Baptcare Doncaster East, VIC

HOURS: Permanent Part-Time
APPLICATIONS: Closing Date: 07/07/2024

Baptcare has a professional spiritual care team of over 30 Spiritual Care Coordinators working in all service areas, and is looking for an experienced, articulate and competent Spiritual Care Professional to work as part of the staff team at Baptcare The Orchards Community in Doncaster East, Victoria. This is a part-time position (two days a week).

  • Spiritual Care Coordinator – The Orchards
  • Part-time Permanent
  • Doncaster East, Victoria

About Baptcare:

Baptcare is a purpose driven and faith-based organisation with over 3000 staff working across Victoria, Tasmania and South Australia, providing residential and community care for older people and support to children, families, and people with disability, financially disadvantaged people and people seeking asylum. 

About the role:

Baptcare has a professional spiritual care team of over 30 Spiritual Care Coordinators working in all service areas. We are looking for an experienced, articulate and competent Spiritual Care Professional to work as part of the staff team at Baptcare The Orchards Community in Doncaster East, Victoria.  

This is a part-time position (two days a week).

Key Selection Criteria:

  • An active personal faith and involvement in a faith community/church or support network.
  • Mature spiritual and pastoral formation and capacity to reflect theologically on experience.
  • Highly developed listening and interpersonal skills, demonstrating an understanding of person-centered care.
  • Understanding of and demonstrated ability to work sensitively with individuals and faith/community groups from diverse religious, spiritual and cultural traditions.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, including the capacity to explain the practice and possibilities of spiritual care to people from varied backgrounds.
  • Experience and/or special interest in working in dementia and palliative care contexts and with older people.
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience in providing pastoral/spiritual care to people outside a faith community.
  • Experience in recruitment, selection, training, ongoing management and supervision of volunteers.
  • Demonstrated flexibility and ability to work independently, as well as part of an interdisciplinary team.
  • Experience and skills in administrative duties, including data collection and reporting on outcomes.
  • Competence in Microsoft Office and related software.
  • Alignment and commitment to Baptcare’s Mission, Vision and Values
  • 400 hours of reflective practice training (e.g. 2 units of CPE/ STFE/ CCTC Intern Program) or commitment to complete at own cost within first 12 months.
  • Qualifications in theology or spiritual care (e.g. Bachelor or Diploma of Theology/Ministry/Chaplaincy).

People enjoy working with us because we are a values-driven and whole-person focused organisation that cares about the community. Strong awareness of, and wholehearted commitment to, Baptcare’s mission, vision and values is essential. These can be accessed from the Baptcare website.

How to apply

Download the full Position Description here

As part of your application please address all of the selection criteria listed above. Applications that don’t address the Key Selection Criteria will not be accepted.

Only short-listed applicants will be contacted.

Applicants must have:

  • Satisfactory National Crime Check, renewed every three (3) years
  • Full and ongoing Right to Work in Australia
  • Driver’s Licence and own reliable vehicle
  • NDIS & Working with Children Check may be required

For more information contact Asher Kirby, Spiritual Care Manager, at akirby@baptcare.org.au.

Applications close end Sunday 7th July.

At Baptcare, we value diversity in all forms and aim to co-create inclusive experiences and communities with our employees, volunteers, the people we work alongside and our partners. We are committed to diversity and inclusion across all we do and to building communities and workplaces where everyone belongs.

Baptcare is dedicated to the safety, empowerment, and participation of all children. We have zero tolerance of child abuse and are committed to a thoughtful, protective environment that supports infants, children, and young people to feel safe and respected.