Pastoral Trainee | St John of God Health Care, VIC

HOURS: Trainee Program
APPLICATIONS: Closing Date: 31/03/2023 5pm

SJOG Bendigo is currently looking for a pastoral trainee to working in Pastoral Services in Hospitals. This will involve the participation and compliance with the requirements of the Pastoral Internship.

Welcome to St John of God Health Care

St John of God Health Care is one of the largest private providers of health care services in Australia, employing more than 16,000 employees (caregivers). We operate 27 hospitals and services comprising more than 3,500 hospital beds, including home nursing, disability services and social outreach programs.

With over 127 years' experience in health care, we have an excellent reputation as a caring, nurturing and supportive employer. Learning is highly valued and there are many opportunities for professional development.

The Position

St John of God Bendigo Hospital is a contemporary private hospital providing a comprehensive range of acute health care services for the regional community. The hospital recently underwent a significant redevelopment in 2015 that added a new three-storey wing featuring new operating theatres, large recovery area, new sterilising department, and refurbishment of all rooms and public areas.

We are currently looking for a Pastoral Trainee to working in Pastoral Services in Hospitals.  This will involve the participation and compliance with the requirements of the Pastoral Internship program and provide pastoral care to patients, their families under the supervision of Pastoral Coordinator/Manager and mentor.

The successful candidate will have:

  • Ability to work within and contribute to the Mission & Values of St John of God Health Care.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the provision of pastoral support within a Catholic Health care environment.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to work collaboratively within a team.
  • Commitment to undertaking SJGHC Pastoral Internship program.

The Benefits:

  • Salary: $55494.51
  • A welcoming and supportive culture
  • Highly competitive salary & entitlements
  • Salary packaging up to $18,550 on a range of benefits such as mortgage, rent, meal entertainment, holiday accommodation or other everyday living expenses as well as options to salary package benefits above the FBT cap on items such as:
    • Novated leasing 
    • work related expenses
    • self-education and
    • additional superannuation
  • A healthy work-life balance through flexible work options, additional purchased leave & well-being programs
  • Flexible work options

St John of God Health Care embraces diversity and strongly encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and people with disabilities. We are committed to providing a safe environment for all children and vulnerable people in our care and proactively take measures to protect children/vulnerable people from abuse. 

All caregivers employed by St John of God Health Care are required to be vaccinated from Covid-19, or meet the criteria for exemption, in order to fulfil the requirements of the role.


For enquiries contact Nicole Aunger, on (03) 54343575.