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Pastoral Care Practitioner

  • Wantirna, VIC, Australia, 3152
  • Part time
  • Use your experience as a Pastoral Care Practitioner to support VMCH residents
  • Enjoy the flexibility of a part-time role (0.4 FTE)
  • Join a friendly and supportive team within a purpose-led organisation


About the role

The Pastoral Care Practitioner oversees and coordinates the sacramental and spiritual life of VMCH residents. As an integral member of Pastoral Care Services within VMCH, you will have significant responsibility in the provision of face-to-face pastoral care.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • The provision of emotional and religious/spiritual care to all residents
  • Providing grief and loss support, and offer palliative care support to residents and their families
  • Coordinating Pastoral Care activities between parish, volunteers, and the community
  • Liaising with leaders of various denominations and faiths to meet the religious and spiritual needs of all residents


About you

  • Pastoral and/or Theological (CPE) qualification or equivalent experience
  • Experience in pastoral care and counselling and in working with people experiencing grief and loss
  • Highly developed communication and interpersonal skills
  • Computer literacy including the Microsoft Office suite 



Because the people we employ make it a great place to work! In addition, VMCH will provide you with:

  • A positive and supportive workplace culture 
  • Excellent Salary Packaging benefits
  • Ongoing professional development
  • A competitive salary
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Paid parental leave
  • Praise program – where we recognise and reward the terrific work of our staff


About us

Here at VMCH our services are as diverse as the people we support. As a for-purpose organisation, compassion, respect, and inclusion aren’t just words to us, they guide us in everything we do. While we’ve been around for over a century, we’re always moving forward. We stay true to who we are by supporting people and families to live their best lives, providing a place to call home and spaces to learn and grow.


If you meet the above criteria and are passionate about making a positive difference in people’s lives, we would love to hear from you.


To work at VMCH, you will be required to supply proof of work rights, an Australian Criminal History Check, Evidence of Flu and Covid Vaccinations, a Victorian Employee Working with Children Check and comply with Child Safety standards. You may also be required to supply an International Police Check.


We do not accept unsolicited resumes, emails and phone calls from recruitment agencies.


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