Position Description (PDF)
The Archdiocese of Canberra and Goulburn is seeking applications from suitably qualified and motivated persons for the position of Catholic Prison Chaplain to the Goulburn Correctional Centre. The Catholic Chaplain provides pastoral support to approximately 550 inmates.
Applicants should have a proven ability in providing Catholic pastoral care and an ability to lead prayer and liturgy in the Catholic tradition. Applicants should be able to demonstrate a commitment to the mission of the Catholic Church and have the capacity to work with Chaplains of other faiths and with other professionals in the team. It is essential that applicants possess the Clinical Education Certificate or equivalent, or be prepared to undertake study to obtain the Certificate.
The Prison Chaplain encourages and supports inmates and their families as well as the staff of the Correctional Centre. The Chaplain does this by assisting prisoners to recognize the religious and spiritual dimensions of their lives by providing opportunities for liturgy and Eucharist, prayer and bible study and helping inmates stay in contact with their religious community. This role is a full time position and remuneration will be by negotiation. The successful applicant will be required to undergo the requisite criminal and child protection checks.
Application in writing with relevant experience details and the names of three referees should be submitted by 8 November 2019 to:
Manager, Employment Services
Archdiocese of Canberra and Goulburn