Spiritual Care Practitioner

Job posted: 20/07/2021
Applications close: 09/08/2021 (Midnight)
8 days remaining

8 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Southern Metropolitan

Job type: Not provided

Organisation: Eastern Health

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Community Services, Family Violence Workers

Reference: 24267

Reference: 24267

Occupation: Community Services, Family Violence Workers

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Southern Metropolitan

Spiritual - Pastoral care practitioner

  • Permanent Part Time

  • 1 x Box Hill Hospital

  • 1 x Angliss Hospital

Eastern Health

Eastern Health is one of Melbourne’s largest public health services. We provide a range of emergency, surgical, medical and general health care services, including maternity, palliative care, mental health, drug and alcohol, residential care, community health and state-wide specialist services  to people and communities that are diverse in culture, age, socio-economic status, population and health care needs.

About the role

 This role is all about being with people and working with them to elicit what gives them meaning, purpose and social connectivity. An opportunity to make a difference to those who are vulnerable and are presented with complex health challenges. Each time you arrive to work your day will be different and full of variety.

 As a self-motivated individual, you have a work history of experience combined with qualifications in spiritual-pastoral care. The majority of your time will be spent by the bedside supporting inpatients, primary carers, family members, consumers and staff. You will do this through compassionate active listening, being attentive to the individuals needs as they present, within the spiritual-pastoral context and scope of practice.

 Working collaboratively within the interdisciplinary teams, you are a sole practitioner on site, which presents its own challenges. You are however, supported by the Eastern Health Spiritual –pastoral care team of which you become a valued and respected member. An ongoing part of this role is promoting the profession by providing constant and ‘on the run’ insight to the greater health care team about your work, and what it is that you bring to the patients’ holistic well being.

The service is supported (COVID pending)by a team of Faith Community Volunteers whom you will coordinate. Arranging and leading public ceremonies, services, memorials and mindfulness meditations will come naturally to you.

 This work exposes you to vulnerable people’s emotions at a spiritual level and how these feelings affect their holistic well being. You have capacity and are comfortable with death and dying and holding those in grief and loss.  To be successful in this role you need to practice work life balance through individual self-care strategies, tools, therapies and practices. Eastern Health promotes employee well being and self-care and you are required to have regular external supervision.

 There are two opportunities for permanent part-time work as follows;

 1 x Angliss Hospital: 12 hours per week over three days (Monday, Wednesday & Friday)

 1 x Box Hill Hospital: 15 hours per week over three days (Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday)

About you 

To be successful in this role you will possesses:

  • Minimum of 1 year employment experience in this field, in an acute hospital setting

  • 2 x C.P.E. Units

  • B.Theol, or a social science degree as agreed to by Director

  • Highly developed interpersonal skills and excellent relationship building ability

  • A strong commitment to high quality patient care

  • Experience in leading ceremonies, services and mindfulness meditation

  • The ability to work as a sole practitioner on site and as part of a interdisciplinary team

  • Capacity to support dying patients and their grieving loved ones

  • Excellent communication, organisational, administration and computer skills

  • Ability to work with all consumers of Faith and of none

  • Facilitate external faith volunteers to support and compliment service delivery

Please refer to the attached position description for further details of the role.

What we offer

Eastern Health offers a variety of fantastic Employee Benefits, view the extensive range Here!

  • Diverse and engaging career opportunities

  • Friendly & supportive team

  • Flexible working hours

  • Salary packaging options

  • Career progression in our teaching hospitals

Next Steps

If you believe you have the ability to make a difference in this rewarding industry, apply today!

Please note:

  • All applications must be submitted online via E-Mercury

  • All appointments are made subject to a satisfactory Fit2Work Check, where preferred candidates will be required to complete a Criminal History Check at the expense of Eastern Health.

  • You must have Australian work rights to apply for this position.

  • Working with Children certificate is required

  • Drivers Licence and own vehicle is required

  • Recruitment agency applications will not be accepted.

Eastern Health Values:  Patients First | Agility | Humility | Respect | Kindness | Excellence

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Spiritual Care Practitioner