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Pastoral Care Assistant - Mater Misericordiae Hospital, Rockhampton, QLD

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About the Position

As the leading private, not for profit hospital and aged care group in Central Queensland, Mercy Health & Aged Care is seeking to recruit a Pastoral Care Assistant for our facility in Rockhampton.

Pastoral Care at the Mater Rockhampton reflects the vision & philosophy of Catherine McAuley. It provides spiritual, religious, social, and emotional support to patients and their families in an environment dedicated to quality care and healing.

As the Pastoral Care Assistant you will contribute to the provision of high quality pastoral care for patients and their families. You will support the Pastoral Care Coordinator, Executive Officer, visiting clergy, and staff to ensure that the spiritual and emotional needs of patients and their families are met.

We are seeking a compassionate candidate who is able to work closely and independently in a team and places emphasis on the qualities of sensitivity, listening, and awareness.

About You

To apply for this role candidates must have:
• An active faith commitment;
• Basic Computer skills; 
• Demonstrated Pastoral ability to;
   o identify and respond to the needs of individuals regardless of circumstances and beliefs;
   o work in a multicultural and multi-faith setting with respect for cultural and religious differences;
   o work within a multidisciplinary team;
   o effectively liaise with the multidisciplinary team and provide optimal care taking into account the resident's and relative's individual and social context
• A Certificate IV in Chaplaincy and Pastoral Care (or equivalent), or be willing to undertake;
• Previous experience in healthcare chaplaincy/pastoral care (highly desirable).

The appropriate salary will be dependent on the period of applicable prior experience.

Enquiries and Application Process

To apply: Please submit a current curriculum vitae through our website: and click "apply now" where the vacancy is listed under Mater Misericordiae Hospital - Rockhampton vacancies. 

Should you have any questions about the role please contact Caroline Humphreys at [email protected].

Please note that stated referees may be contacted throughout the short-listing process.

About the Organisation 

Mercy Health & Aged Care Central Queensland Limited (MH&ACCQL) is a not-for-profit provider of Catholic health and aged care services operating Mater Hospitals in Rockhampton, Mackay, Bundaberg and Gladstone and Aged Care facilities, Bethany, Leinster Place and McAuley Place in Rockhampton. In addition MH&ACCQL operates its own Food (Mercy Food Service) and Linen (Mercy Linen Service) Services. Those who work with MH&ACCQL must have a commitment to the Mission, Philosophy and Values of the organisation.

"We are an equal opportunity employer"

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