Pastoral Worker - St Andrew’s Parish


There is an opportunity for an experienced Pastoral Worker to undertake and contribute to the Pastoral needs of the St Andrew’s Parish, Werribee. This is a part time role reporting to the Parish Priest. This role will be to build solid relationships and work collaboratively to provide support to the Parish Priest, Parish Team and parish volunteers.

The successful applicant must be well motivated to work for the Church and possess a strong commitment to its practices and values. He/she must be able to recognize and respect the pastoral aspect of the Parish and be a practicing and committed Catholic.

To help us start moving towards our future vision, we are seeking a Part Time – 10 hours per week Pastoral Worker to contribute to the Pastoral needs of the Parish by delivering the mission, outreach, and pastoral care of the parish community

In this role, you will be responsible for key areas such as (but not limited to):

  • Coordinate and/or conduct pastoral visitation to homes and nursing homes;
  • Coordinate and/or conduct a variety of Parish Ministries within the Parish to enhance Weekend Mass and encourage engagement of the community in all aspects of Parish Life
  • Liturgical Support at weekend Masses when required.
  • Assist when required in the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults;
  • Assist when required to coordinate and implement catechesis for the sacraments.
  • Assist when required to Work with Parish Liturgical Teams in planning for Sunday Eucharist’s and for the liturgical seasons of the year;
  • Assist when required with liturgical functions, to lead prayer services and provide other devotional opportunities;

To be successful in this role, you will need to have:

  • The ability to work cooperatively with the group;
  • A capacity to facilitate ministry initiatives using the skills of Parishioners;
  • A capacity to work effectively with volunteers across various Parish ministries;
  • Experience in Parish Ministry;
  • Effective interpersonal, group facilitation, and network skills;

As a committed member of the team you will display the following attributes:

  • A welcoming “Can do” attitude
  • Professional personal delivery and appearance
  • Ability to see when something needs to be done and proactively address the area of concern
  • An enjoyment of continuous improvement – always looking for better ways of doing things
  • A strong sense of pride around efficiency and quality (accuracy) of delivery
  • The ability to build positive and collaborative relationships with other employees
  • Familiarity with the Software package “Parish On Line”

The Parish is committed to the safety, wellbeing and dignity of all children and vulnerable adults, and you will be required to undertake a Working with Children Check and a Police Check.

If you feel this is an opportunity you would like to explore, please send your application to by 17th January. Please submit a cover letter along with a current resume. If you would like a detailed position description, contact Suzette Diaz, HR Partner on (03) 9926 2424. We look forward to hearing from you and wish you all the best.

The Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne is committed to the safety, wellbeing and dignity of all children and vulnerable adults. It is a requirement across our organisation that all clergy, employees and volunteers have a valid working with children check

Application closing date: 17 February, 2023 Contact person Mia Hudson Apply Now