Pastoral Care Practitioner | Cabrini, VIC

HOURS: Permanent Part-tim (0.8 FTE, 4 days per week, 30.4 hours per week)
APPLICATIONS: Closing Friday 14th of October 2022

Cabrini Malvern is seeking for a Pastoral Care Practitioner to join their friendly team for the delivery of high quality, culturally safe, person-centred care that addresses the needs of patients and families.

About Cabrini

Cabrini is a Catholic charitable organisation inspired by the spirit and vision of Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini and the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. This order was founded by Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini who was canonised in 1946 and later proclaimed Universal Patron Saint of Immigrants. We are a community of care, reaching out with compassion, integrity, courage and respect to all we serve. With more than 4300 staff, 1000 accredited medical practitioners and several locations, we offer a range of employment opportunities to start, continue or advance your career.

About the role

The Pastoral Care Practitioner Grade 1 will work closely with the Pastoral Care Manager and be responsible for the delivery of high quality, culturally safe, person-centred spiritual and emotional care that addresses the needs of patients and families.  The role also involves offering grief and bereavement support for families.

We are seeking an experienced clinical pastoral care practitioner who is available to work four days per week at Cabrini Malvern including two days in palliative care.   The shifts are from 8.30am to 4.36pm with the possibility of one late shift from 9.30am to 5.36pm.  Available for ‘on call’ weekend shifts and public holidays as required.

Key responsibilities:

  • Working collaboratively with multi-disciplinary teams to provide person-centred coordinated care.
  • Undertaking spiritual assessments and monitoring the response to spiritual interventions.
  • Maintaining accurate and timely documentation that comply with Cabrini’s policies and best practice standards.
  • Liaising with the Extended Ministry Team (volunteers) and faith chaplains as needed to meet the spiritual and religious needs of patients
  • Offering bereavement support and information for families

About You

You will be warm and compassionate with past experience in delivering pastoral care services in a palliative care setting.

You will also have:

  • A tertiary qualification in theology or pastoral care or relevant field of studies.
  • Supervised training in providing spiritual care.
  • Proficient computer skills and competent in documentation and reporting requirements.
  • Passionate about providing holistic pastoral care in a multi-faith healthcare setting.
  • Empathic and approachable with excellent communication skills.
  • Accredited as a Eucharistic Minister (desirable)
  • Eligibility for membership of Spiritual Care Australia.

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Enquiries to: Pastoral and Bereavement Services Manager Michael Taylor on 9508 1878.  

Cabrini offers

  • Salary Packaging
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Close to public transportation

Cabrini is an equal opportunity employer

Cabrini is committed to providing a safe environment for children

Compassion – Integrity – Courage – Respect


Vaccination requirements

Cabrini is a healthcare provider that is captured by the COVID-19 and seasonal influenza vaccination requirements released by the Victorian government. It is a condition of employment that all staff receive the required vaccines, unless they have a relevant medical exemption. Vaccination evidence or evidence of a medical contraindication must be provided prior to commencement.

Police Check 

As per Cabrini policy, a mandatory copy of a current (under 12 months) police record check must be provided prior to the commencement date.