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Catholic Chaplain - Diocese of Lismore, Kempsey, NSW

The Catholic Diocese of Lismore, is seeking applications from suitably qualified persons for the exciting position of Catholic Chaplain, Mid north Coast Correctional Centre (Kempsey NSW). A Chaplain is required for a position of 70 hours a fortnight (part-time will also be considered) to provide high quality transformational pastoral care and spiritual support to inmates, their families/carers, and staff. The Chaplain works inclusively with people of diverse backgrounds, issues and needs, of faith or not, to sustain and empower the individual to enable holistic wellbeing and care. The successful applicant will be an essential support to the Diocese’s Vision and Mission in a dynamic community in Kempsey in the beautiful Macleay Valley. 
Located on the banks of the picturesque Macleay River, Kempsey is also close to the spectacular beaches of South West Rocks, Hat Head and surrounding national parks.

Selection Criteria:

• The ability to work within the mission, values and principles of the Catholic Church.
• Demonstrated ability in delivering pastoral care/pastoral counseling and spiritual mentoring in a multi faith context, and ability to engage with people in matters of belief and meaning.
• Demonstrated ability to communicate, listen, respond and act with sensitivity, empathy, compassion and confidentiality including an understanding of problems which may be experienced by inmates, their families and staff; and the capacity to maintain a clear and appropriate definition of the Chaplain’s role in relation to other members of the multidisciplinary team working within a Correctional Centre setting.
• Ability to develop and maintain collaborative relationships; work collegially within a team and a multi disciplinary and multi faith environment.
• Capacity to adapt and respond to the changing conditions and situations within a Correctional Centre setting.
• Highly motivated with initiative and capacity to work with minimum supervision.
• Sound time management, planning and organisational skills to meet priorities and deadlines with attention to detail.
• Prior experience and/or appropriate qualifications related to this or a similar role.

If you have any questions about the role or would like additional information please call Marijo Bradley on (02)6621-9444.  If you would like to apply for this role, please submit your resume and cover letter to [email protected]

The position description is available upon request via email. Preferred candidates will be required to undergo employment screening including a national criminal history check and working with children check. Applicants must have the right to work in Australia.

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