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Pastoral Care Practitioners – Multiple roles

About Calvary Aged Care

At Calvary, staff matter. With over 130 years’ experience and a workforce comprising 18,000 staff and volunteers, Calvary offer an inclusive and welcoming culture where you are valued, drawing on your own strengths, identity and background alongside a team of professionals who care for our patients, residents and clients.

About the roles:

As the first Practitioners to be appointed to these brand new roles, you have a unique opportunity to use your professional capabilities and depth of experience to help shape the provision of spiritual care and wellbeing of residents, families and staff in our Homes, impacting lives profoundly.

These roles are a critical component an integrated team of people working within an established and agreed framework supporting residents to live their best lives.

Practitioners will be responsible for ensuring the diverse pastoral and spiritual needs of residents, their families and staff are identified and responded to with compassion, sensitivity, knowledge and skill.

Calvary Aged Care currently have a variety of permanent positions available across the portfolio of homes in Victoria, New South Wales, Queensland and South Australia.

  • Permanent roles
  • Applications close May 3 2024

VIC Southeast Melbourne metro and Mornington Peninsula locations include: Brighton / Capel Sands / Carrum / Carrum Downs / Mount Eliza / Rye Link for roles here

VIC Western locations include: Anglesea / Torquay / Colac / Grovedale / Norlane / St Albans Park Link for roles here

VIC Eastern metropolitan locations include: Doncaster East / Glen Waverly / Lower Plenty / Mount Waverly / Newport / Rosanna Link for roles here

VIC Southern metropolitan and Central VIC locations include: Springvale / Springvale South / Dandenong / Endeavour Hills / Hallam / Narre Warren / Ballarat / Wendouree / Bendigo / Sunbury / Newborough / Mirboo North / Lakes Entrance Link for roles here

NSW Greater Newcastle, the Hunter and Manning regions include: Tanilba Bay (Port Stephens) / Muswellbrook / Cessnock / Cundletown/Taree Link for roles here

NSW Metro and border town locations include: Brighton-Le-Sands / Doonside / Belrose / Glenroy in Albury Link for roles here

NSW Central Coast locations include: Coffs Harbour / South West Rocks Link for roles here

SA South Australia locations include: Brighton / Gawler / Kingswood / Oaklands Park / Walkley Heights Link for roles here

QLD Wide Bay-Burnett, Sunshine Coast and Gold Coast Regions roles include: Gympie / Noosa (Tewantin) / Robina. Link for roles here

The ideal candidates will have:

  • recent experience working in a similar role in either aged care, health care or community settings;
  • relevant tertiary qualification/s including clinical pastoral education (CPE), counselling or equivalent;
  • demonstrated understanding of and experience working in a multidisciplinary team;
  • highly effective interpersonal skills in working with people experiencing vulnerability;
  • understanding of the pastoral and spiritual needs of people living in a residential aged care setting;
  • demonstrated ability to undertake spiritual assessments and contribute to care plans;
  • well-developed knowledge and understanding of various spiritual expressions including faith traditions and denominations;
  • demonstrated capacity for reflective practice;
  • demonstrated ability to prepare, lead and / or facilitate the provision of meaningful rituals and celebrations.

For further information about the roles, contact Kate Eve on 0473 181 000 or email at