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Spiritual Care Manager – Melbourne

About Uniting AgeWell

Uniting AgeWell is an organisation of the Uniting Church in Australia and strives to create and deliver innovative, high quality and accessible services to people through their ageing journey.

About the role:

To support the Director of Mission and Mission Team in embedding UA’s vision for spiritual care, through: Management and guidance of chaplains; Supporting implementation of Mission’s vision & strategic initiatives.

Spiritual Care and Chaplaincy at UA seeks to ensure the safe, person-centred, accountable provision of high level spiritual and pastoral care in response to the emotional, spiritual, and religious needs of residents, clients, and families. It also includes general support to staff.

  • This is a full-time role based in Melbourne (some work from home capacity, some travel Vic/Tas)
  • Applications close on 6 June 2024

Responsibilities

Uniting AgeWell is looking for someone with the following skills and experience:

  • Understand the context of providing and managing spiritual care within an organisation.
  • Lead, manage, and guide chaplains and spiritual care practitioners in the delivery and development of spiritual care and spiritual care leadership.
  • Value and develop collaborative relationships with senior leaders across the organisation.
  • Encourage open, respectful teamwork within the spiritual care team.
  • Participate fully in recruitment processes, lead monthly chaplain/spiritual care meetings, and conduct performance development plan reviews.
  • Emotional and spiritual maturity and strong boundary-keeping practice
  • Belonging to a faith or religious community
  • Experience in aged care spiritual care strongly preferred. Hospital experience considered.
  • 2 Units of CPE or equivalent training and experience in pastoral/spiritual care
  • Theological Qualification – e.g. Bachelor of Theology or Diploma of Theology
  • Membership of Spiritual Care Australia or other appropriate or relevant associations

Further details can be found on the following link.

For more information, please contact Judy Fry at JFry@unitingagewell.org or on 0455 454 538