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Spiritual Care Vacancy at Uniting AgeWell

Spiritual Care Manager

Closing date: 29/02/2024

Uniting AgeWell (UA) has an exciting opportunity for a Spiritual Care Manager, based in Melbourne and with capacity and willingness to travel throughout Victoria and Tasmania. They are seeking a highly skilled and motivated person to lead their spiritual care team to the next level of spiritual care practice and professionalism, in line with UA’s Spirituality Framework and the Aged Care Quality Standards.

HOURS: Full Time

LOCATION: UA Wesley Place, Melbourne (some work from home capacity)

About Uniting AgeWell

UA 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.

Role Purpose

To support the Director of Mission and Mission Team in embedding UA’s vision for spiritual care through the management and guidance of chaplains and spiritual care practitioners, and the implementation of strategies and initiatives.

Spiritual Care and Chaplaincy at UA seeks to ensure the safe, person-centered, 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.

The Spiritual Care Manager will:

  • Lead, manage, and guide chaplains and spiritual care practitioners in the delivery and development of spiritual care and chaplaincy
  • Encourage and develop strong teamwork and open, respectful relationships within the spiritual care team and across the organisation
  • Participate fully in recruitment processes, lead monthly chaplain/spiritual care meetings, and conduct performance development reviews


  • Emotional and spiritual maturity and strong boundary-keeping practice
  • Experience in aged care spiritual care strongly preferred
  • 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

UA’s Spirituality Framework

Expressions of Interest – Please contact:

Judy Fry or on 03 9133 5029 for more details. 

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