Spiritual Care Locum Position

Job posted: 14/08/2023
Applications close: 31/03/2024 (Midnight)
184 days remaining

184 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Southern Metropolitan

Job type: Casual

Organisation: Monash Health

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Health and Allied Health

Reference: 62421

Reference: 62421

Occupation: Health and Allied Health

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Southern Metropolitan

About Monash Health

Monash Health is Victoria’s largest public health service. We are proud to provide healthcare to one quarter of Melbourne’s population, across the entire life-span from newborn and children, to adults, the elderly, their families and carers. More than 22,000 employees work at over 40 care locations across south eastern Melbourne, including Monash Medical Centre, Monash Children’s Hospital, Moorabbin Hospital, Dandenong Hospital, Casey Hospital, Kingston Centre, Cranbourne Centre, and an extensive network of rehabilitation, aged care, community health and mental health facilities. For more information please visit www.monashhealth.org.

Spiritual Care Department

The Spiritual Care team across Monash Health is responsible for the delivery of a broad range of Spiritual care interventions across the lifespan for inpatients, their families and carers as well as Monash Health staff.

About the Role

The Spiritual Care Department is looking for an experienced Spiritual Care Practitioner to join the team as a Locum, providing relief supports across several Monash Health Acute and Subacute sites, on a needs basis. The incumbent will be required to work both autonomously and at times in collaboration with the Spiritual Care Coordinator at various sites when requested. This is a casual, locum position, however, previous spiritual care experience is essential. 

The role is primarily that of clinical practice and locum relief work:

  • To offer spiritual, religious and pastoral supports to patients, families and staff, recognising that each person has their own spirituality which may or may not be expressed in formal religious beliefs or practices.
  • Respond as required across the various Monash Health hospital sites according to demand for Spiritual Care relief services
  • To practice within a multi-faith and culturally diverse setting.
  • To offer some administrative support as may be advised by the Spiritual Care Coordinator onsite
  • The provision of information and relevant supports to visiting chaplains and spiritual care volunteers
  • Previous experience in providing spiritual care support is essential.

About You

You will be a dynamic, innovative and flexible clinical practitioner with a good understanding of and sensitivity to psycho-social, cultural, religious and spiritual aspects of illness and hospitalization. You will have well developed skills in providing spiritual care supports, as well as highly developed communication and interpersonal skills. Experience providing spiritual care in a health care setting is desirable as well as proficiency for documentation in electronic medical records. Demonstrated ability to work autonomously and as a team member with attention to self-care practices in coping with emotionally demanding situations. Evidence of good standing within a faith tradition is required.

What you need:

  • Eligibility for membership of Spiritual Care Australia (SCA) at “Certified Level”
  • Essential qualifications and formation in Spiritual Care (refer to the Position Description)
  • Demonstration of continuing professional education and commitment to ongoing professional supervision as stipulated by SCA.
  • Proven experience in providing spiritual care support in acute and subacute settings.
  • Knowledge and experience working closely with multi-disciplinary teams.
  • Current Driver’s Licence.
  • Current Working with Children’s Check
  • Relevant COVID and Flu vaccinations in accordance with Monash Health policies and procedures.

What’s in it for you:

  • Ability to work autonomously on various sites where relief cover is required.
  • Attractive salary including salary packaging opportunities.
  • Work collaboratively with the Spiritual Care Coordinators across various sites, who are available to provide supports/guidance with daily clinical and administrative workload if required. 
  • Maintaining additional accountability to the Manager (Social Work and Spiritual Care).
  • Opportunities to use your drive for innovation to grow and develop services to meet the changing landscape within the broader healthcare system.
  • Monash Health offers access to profession specific, inter-disciplinary, relevant health and welfare education and encourages participation in quality and research activities.

How to Apply

 Monash Health recognises the value of equal employment opportunity and is committed to patient safety and promoting fairness, equity, and diversity in the workplace. At Monash Health we are relentless in our pursuit of excellence and work to our six guiding principles.

Applications will only be accepted via the Monash Health online Mercury System only. Email applications will not be considered.

Existing Monash Health Employees should apply using your Monash Health employee account. For any queries regarding employee accounts contact Recruitment Services at recruitment@monashhealth.org.

Offers of employment can only be made once all required probity checks have been completed.  These include:

  • reference checks;
  • a clear Police Check conducted within the last three months;
  • a current Victorian Employee Working with Children’s Check (or proof of payment for same);and
  • proof of immunisation.

A request to conduct probity checks does not guarantee that an offer of employment will be made.

As part of our selection process, you may be invited by email to participate in an on-camera video interview.
Under the Victorian Public Health orders, all employees working within the Public Health system must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and Influenza and are required to provide acceptable evidence of their vaccination status. The current orders require evidence of three doses for COVID-19.

All applicants to positions with Monash Health will need to upload acceptable evidence of full vaccination against COVID-19 and Influenza as part of their application. Acceptable evidence is a copy of your Immunisation History Statement which can be accessed via myGov.

Offers of employment will only be made to candidates who can provide evidence that they meet full vaccination status.

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Michael Splawa-Neyman - 0407 169 458

Spiritual Care Locum Position