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Family Ministry Coordinator - Mission and Outreach - Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle, Newcastle West, NSW

  • A rare opportunity to join one of Newcastle’s top 5 employers.
  • Play a part in connecting families to the life and mission of the parish and their schools.
  • Attractive salary and benefits available.

About Us:

Pastoral Ministries, within the Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle, has undergone a process of reimagining, renewal and rebuilding. A number of new positions have been identified, replacing previous roles within Pastoral Ministries, to assist the diocese in supporting the diocesan foundations of Worship and Prayer, Formation and Education and Mission and Outreach.

The Role:

The purpose of the position of Family Ministry Coordinator is to support the work of Pastoral Ministries through the Mission and Outreach foundation, including a family-centred, parish-based and school-supported approach.  The points of connection with families occur in parishes, schools and the community through a variety of programs and formation experiences. An important component of this role is connecting with, supporting and affirming those who minister to families in parishes as well as attending and promoting local community events, seeking to expand networks and developing programs.

The successful applicant will have a demonstrated understanding of theology, formation, religious education and spirituality as well as a well-developed prayer and faith life and a mature spirituality.

This is a permanent full-time position.


Please note, to be considered for this position you must provide individual responses to each the selection criteria below, both essential and desirable.

Essential Criteria:

  • Education, Teaching, Theology, Pastoral Care, Special Religious Education, Youth Work, Frontline Management or other relevant disciplines or equivalent experience;
  • Strong interpersonal and relationship skills;
  • Sound computer literacy including the ability to effectively operate the Microsoft Office suite;
  • Current Class C Driver’s Licence;
  • A current Working with Children Check for paid employment.
  • Sound knowledge of and personal commitment to the Catholic Church and its teachings;
  • Experience in and appreciation of working with families, parishes and schools;
  • Demonstrated leadership, planning and team building skills including exploring new possibilities;
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication (written and oral) skills;
  • Ability to put together various communication tools, including reports, articles, training courses, presentations;

Desirable Criteria:

  • Certificate IV in Training and Assessment;
  • Current Senior First Aid Certificate.

How to Apply:

In order to be considered for this role applicants must upload a current resume, cover letter and document outlining suitability by addressing the essential criteria above.

**Please note that not adequately addressing the selection criteria may mean that your application is not shortlisted.**

The successful applicant must have the right to work within Australia, hold a current Working With Children Check (WWCC) or willing to obtain a WWCC, undergo a National Criminal Check, complete a Health Assessment Declaration, and hold a current Australian drivers licence.

For further information about the position, including a copy of the position description, please visit our website at or you can contact Teresa Brierley - Director Pastoral Ministries on 024979 1157 or at [email protected]

Applications close: 11.59pm Sunday, 27 October 2019.


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