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Pastoral Care Worker

  • Adelaide, SA, Australia
  • Permanent
  • Make a difference at one of Australia’s leading health care providers
  • Generous salary packaging benefits, ongoing professional development and supportive team environment

About the role

We are looking for a full time permanent position to work across Calvary North Adelaide hospital and Central Districts Hospital.

Our Pastoral Care Team provides a ministry of support and comfort to all patients that is responsive to, and respectful of diverse religious beliefs. Pastoral Care Workers at Level 1 provide spiritual care alongside physicians, nurses, therapists and other staff to provide this comprehensive approach to healing and consult with senior staff in pastoral care team for more complex care needs.
Spiritual Care is provided by practitioners to appropriately meet the individual’s spiritual and emotional needs. It may include presence, conversations, ritual, ceremonies, and the sharing of sacred texts and resources. Pastoral Care Workers work alongside medical, nursing, allied health and other staff to provide this comprehensive approach to healing.

Key Responsibilities

  • Work in accordance with the philosophy, mission, values, policies and procedures of Calvary and actively participate in developing a culture that promotes Calvary’s values of healing, hospitality, stewardship and respect.
  • Provide compassionate, professionally informed and confidential pastoral care support to patients, families and carers’, addressing their emotional and spiritual needs, respectful of diverse beliefs, culture and values, especially in times of crisis and towards the end of life.
  • Work consistently with the Code of Ethical Standards for Catholic Health and Aged Care Services in Australia and seek supervision from manager for complex ethical issues in accordance with service guidelines and protocols
  • Prioritize and respond to routine referrals in accordance with service procedures and guidelines.
  • Assess, develop and provide care plan in response to identified spiritual needs of patients within routine scope of practice.
  • Refer to position Description for more detailed description for level 1 

What you bring 

  • This level is the entry level for practitioners who meet the requirement to practice as a pastoral care worker including at least one unit of CPE or equivalent qualification
  • Recent experience in pastoral care or hospital-based Pastoral Care
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a multi-disciplinary team;
  • Demonstrated ability to practice within scope of pastoral care role
  • Demonstrated sound written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills

For further information please contact Herick Bolanos by Email 

About Calvary

We are a leading provider of quality, integrated care that puts our patients, residents and clients at the centre of everything we do. Calvary offers flexible careers in clinical, allied health, hospitality, ICT and health administration, mission, leadership, management and more. Founded in Australia in 1885, we’re one of the largest providers of health, aged and community care with over 18,000 staff and volunteers, 14 Public and Private Hospitals, 72 Residential Care and Retirement Communities and 19 Community Care Centres.

As an equal opportunity employer, we value diversity and are committed to fostering a workplace that is respectful, welcoming and inclusive where people are supported to draw strengths from their identity, culture and community. We value the integral dignity of each person and we encourage applications from First Nations peoples, people living with a disability, LGBTIQA+ people, people who have come to Australia as migrants or refugees and veterans.

Why work for Calvary?

Joining us is your opportunity to learn with purpose and drive positive impact to our community in a stimulating work environment. We offer paid parental leave, salary packaging, career progression, flexible working hours and training and skills development. Calvary is also proud to be recognised as a leader in gender equality.  Further details are available here:

If you are looking for a rewarding career in an organisation that supports the community, apply now!

Please note the following:

  • Only applicants with a valid right to work in Australia will be considered.
  • As part of the application process, you may be required to participate in a health evaluation, which could include face to face assessment and drug and alcohol testing, to ensure your suitability for the role.
  • Calvary has a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination requirement for all workers. You will also be required to provide evidence of other immunisation as required for your role.
  • Please note we are unable to accept emailed applications or resumes and phone calls from recruitment agencies.

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