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Pastoral Care Officer, Mater Hospital

in Social Services
  • New South Wales View on Map
  • Post Date : 5 February 2024
  • Apply Before : 4 March 2024
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Job Description

Join an organisation where we serve something greater; see something greater and strive for something greater!

We have a permanent part-time position for an experienced Pastoral Care Officer. The primary purpose of the role is to provide excellent pastoral and spiritual care for patients, families and staff. You will be part of a supportive Pastoral and Spiritual Services team which complements and enriches clinical practice within the Mater Hospital.

You will join a high performing team and a workplace with relationships built on mutual trust and respect. We value our staff and offer professional advancement in a respectful, collaborative and learning environment.

  • Join the St Vincent’s Health Australia Group, and work for a truly values-based organisation, who operate across VIC, NSW and QLD

  • Salary packaging available (pay less tax and increase your take home pay)

  • Access to discounted gym membership through Fitness Passport

  • Option to join our workplace giving program, Give4Good

  • A great work-life balance with options to purchase additional leave

  • Receive a staff discount on hospital admissions to any SVHA Private Hospital

  • Support in your professional development and a reward and recognition program


You will have a background and qualifications in Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE 1) as well as studies in theology, pastoral counselling, psychology or chaplaincy.

You must also have:

  • Understanding of clinical pastoral issues and employment experience in a healthcare setting

  • Understanding of the Catholic tradition, the sacraments and liturgical life of the Catholic Church

  • Understanding and commitment to the Catholic ethos of the organisation

  • Personal integrity and demonstrated commitment to the mission and values of Mary Aikenhead Ministries (MAM), St Vincent’s Health Australia (SVHA) and Catholic Health Australia Code of Ethical Standards

  • Spiritual maturity and ability to appreciate differing value systems, beliefs and practices

  • Availability to work weekdays and weekends including occasional on-call responsibilities

The Mater Hospital is regarded as one of Sydney’s premier private hospitals, located in North Sydney, with expertise in a range of areas including Maternity, Orthopaedics, Cardiology and Cancer care. Our goal is always to provide excellence in surgery, patient care and rehabilitation.

If this is the role for you, please hit the APPLY button.

Your application must include:

• Cover Letter
• Resume

We are committed to equal employment opportunity, ethical practices, the principles of cultural diversity and promote a smoke free work environment.
St Vincent’s Health Australia is committed to reconciliation and encourages Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people to apply for all advertised positions. For further information, visit or get in contact at [email protected].

Criminal record and/or child protection checks will be conducted and will form part of the selection criteria for this role.

Mater Hospital has a duty of care under work health and safety legislation to eliminate and/or control the risk of transmission of vaccine preventable diseases (VPD) in healthcare settings. You are therefore required to comply with the SVHA Staff Health Screening Immunisation Policy, which, depending on the role you perform in the organisation will require you to undergo mandatory immunisations/vaccinations (including flu vaccinations).

SVHA generally requires its staff to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Please contact us if you would like to know more.


If you would like to discuss this opportunity please contact:

Mary Lozina
Pastoral and Spiritual Care Services Manager
[email protected]

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