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Pastoral Care Practitioner


Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical
Source: uWorkin


  • Best practice implementation
  • Challenging and rewarding work environment
  • Friendly and dynamic team

About the Company
St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne (SVHM) is part of St Vincent’s Health Australia and a leading teaching, research and tertiary health service which employs more than 6,500 staff across 18 sites throughout Melbourne. SVHM provides a diverse range of adult clinical services including acute medical and surgical services, sub-acute care, medical diagnostics, rehabilitation, allied health, mental health, palliative care, correctional health and community residential care. SVHM is one of Australia's leading Catholic not-for-profit healthcare providers.

SVHM's Mission is to provide high quality and efficient health services in accordance with the philosophy of St Vincent's Health Australia. The Mission is base on compassion, justice, integrity and excellence

About Department
All Pastoral Practitioners are qualified professionals with spiritual care training. They work flexibly across all sites on agreed rostered days, with responsivity for specific care centres and wards

About the Role
You are accountable to the Manager of Pastoral Services while proving spiritual and emotional support to the people in SVHM's care in line with our model of pastoral practice.

This position is primarily located at St Georges Health Services Cotham Rd Kew. SGH is a specialist provider of age care services including in patient care, rehabilitation, acute psychiatry unit and psychogeriatric residential aged care.

Classifications for this position will range from classification range Welfare Worker Class 2 XM9- ON12 ($71,104 - $80,865 per annum).


  • Provide spiritual and emotional care for patients, residents and family members
  • Respond to referrals as soon as possible and document appropriately
  • Liaise with external faith chaplaincy teams to ensure appropriate liturgical or sacramental response is provided to meet specific needs
  • Attend and contribute to Pastoral, multidisciplinary team meetings and education sessions
  • Comply with St Vincent's policies, procedures, directions and learning requirements

Qualifications, Skills and Experience

  • A tertiary qualification in Spiritual Care or Theology eg Master of Arts or SocSc (specialising in spiritual care, counselling)
  • Recognised training in Pastoral/Spiritual Care eg 400 hours, x2 units of Clinical Pastoral Education or equivalent
  • Experience in Pastoral/Spiritual care in an Aged Health Care setting
  • Emotional and Spiritual maturity with an appreciation of people with differing value systems, faiths and cultural backgrounds
  • Excellent listening and spiritual assessment skills


  • Salary packaging
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Staff Car Park


  • Please attach your resume and cover letter to your application.

At SVHM we acknowledge the importance of creating a work environment that is welcoming, safe, equitable and inclusive for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Employees and we encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples. If you would like further information, contact our Indigenous Recruitment Coordinator through our careers page.

SVHA has a duty of care under work health and safety legislation to eliminate and/or control the risk of transmission of vaccine preventable diseases (VPD) in healthcare settings. You are therefore required to comply with the SVHA Staff Health Screening Immunisation Policy, which, depending on the role you perform in the organisation will require you to undergo mandatory immunisations/vaccinations (including flu vaccinations).

All appointments are made subject to the candidate providing a current satisfactory National Police Certificate conducted by The Victoria Police.

Shortlisting for this position will commence immediately. We encourage you to apply promptly as the advertisement may close early should a suitable applicant be sourced.

Fitzroy, VIC

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