Pastoral Care Practitioner

St Catherine’s Aged Care Residence – Balwyn (VMCH)

The Pastoral Care Practitioner oversees and coordinate's the sacramental and spiritual life of VMCH residents. As an integral member of Pastoral Care Services within VMCH, you will have significant responsibility in the provision of face-to-face pastoral care at our Aged Care Facility in Balwyn.

  • Provision of emotional and religious/spiritual care to all residents
  • Provide grief and loss support and offer palliative care support to residents and their families
  • Coordinate pastoral care activities between parish, volunteers and the community
  • Liaison with leaders of various denominations and faiths to meet the religious and spiritual needs of all residents.

skills and experiEnce

  • Pastoral and/or Theological (CPE) qualification or equivalent experience
  • Experience in pastoral care and counselling and in working with people experiencing grief and loss.
  • Highly developed communication and interpersonal skills
  • Computer literacy including the Microsoft Office suite


As an employee of VMCH you will be provided with ongoing personal and professional development, career pathways opportunities, a positive and supportive workplace culture and excellent salary packaging benefits.


VMCH are a Catholic not-for-profit organisation, providing services including affordable housing, residential aged care, retirement living, community and disability services and specialist education to 9,000+ people across Victoria. We operate in over 50 locations, have 2,550+ employees and over 600 volunteers maintaining our 24/7 service to vulnerable people across Victoria.

If you meet the above criteria and are passionate about making a positive difference in people’s lives, we would love to hear from you! Please apply at with your resume and cover letter to

To work at VMCH, you will be required to supply proof of work rights, an Australian Criminal History Check, evidence of 2020 Flu Vaccination, a Victorian Employee Working with Children Check and comply with Child Safety Standards. You may also be required to supply an International Police Check.

We do not accept unsolicited resumes, emails, and phone calls from recruitment agencies.

Application closing date: 26 February, 2021

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