Pastoral Care Worker, Sacred Heart Mission

St Kilda

  • Permanent Part-time, 20 hours per week

The Pastoral care person will work with our teams to provide meaningful high quality, effective, culturally relevant support for the clients in our Residential Services

The role with also include mentoring/supervising social work/pastoral care students. The pastoral care person will also provide support for the Parish Priest and the Pastoral Care person at Sacred Heart Central.

Your day-to-day

A typical day will involve meeting with your colleagues to ascertain special needs areas. Working with and supervising volunteers, undertaking assessment and documentation to support resident holistic care needs. Assisting residents to develop Advanced Care Plans and Life Stories. Working with the Parish Priest with the preparation and celebration of funeral services and other Mission celebrations. Writing eulogies for our residents who have died

We're looking for someone

  • Who is able to effectively respond to the needs of people of all age groups who live with mental illness and have experienced trauma and homelessness.
  • With a minimum of one year post graduate experience
  • Who is motivated, keen to learn, team focused and with strong interpersonal skills
  • Who demonstrates compassion and a commitment to social justice

You can look forward to

  • Permanent part time role, 20 hours per week.
  • Working in a mutually supportive teams within in the residential facilities and the pastoral care community
  • Having the opportunity to develop professional skills and stay in touch with relevant professional bodies
  • Having access to a comprehensive education program
  • Completing your work day knowing you have made a meaningful difference to residents’ lives
  • Working in a Trauma informed environment
  • Being and working in the heart of St Kilda
  • Salary package expenses like your rent, holiday accommodation and dining out: up to $15,990 pre-tax
  • Access to in-house training
  • Opportunity to purchase additional leave

Come and Work with us

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For more information about the role, contact Margaret Thorpe, Facility Manager, 0438176693.

Closing date for applications: 5PM, Sunday 20 June 2021.

To view the Position Description or to join our team, visit our website now. Pastoral Care Worker - Ongoing Support | Sacred Heart Mission (

SHM is committed to equal employment opportunities for all people regardless of age, gender, cultural background, disability, or sexual orientation. We recognise the strength and value in diversity, and actively foster an inclusive workplace. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

All appointments are subject to Police Checks and certain roles require additional pre-screening as outlined in the position description. All NDIS roles will require a NDIS Worker Screening (NDIS) check. Individuals placed on the DWEL will not be engaged by Sacred Heart Mission

Application closing date: 20 June, 2021

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