Chaplain - Justice
Job no: 495284
Work type: Casual Employee
Location: Sydney East
• Casual opportunity
• Based in Long Bay Correctional Centre, Matraville
• Well suited to a compassionate individual keen to minister to men in prison
• Theological qualifications & sound interpersonal skills essential
As a Christian organisation, with a heritage of service spanning 160 years, we serve those who are vulnerable or marginalised and older people, by providing a range of accommodation, care and community services.
To find out more please visit: www.anglicare.org.au
About the role:
Anglicare is seeking to employ a casual Chaplain to work at Long Bay Correctional Complex in Matraville and learn from highly experienced Correctional Service Chaplains. This rewarding position provides an opportunity to offer emotional and pastoral support to prison inmates of all backgrounds and beliefs as well as prison staff and the family and friends of prison inmates.
This position will suit a compassionate and resilient individual who has significant pastoral experience and suited to working in a correctional centre environment. You must be a highly motivated and caring person with experience and a demonstrated competence in pastoral ministry (ideally in a Justice context), or be keen to develop an ability to minister to men in prison.
The successful applicant will be able to communicate the Christian message clearly through conversations, bible study and chapel services. You will need to have the ability to work with Correctional Services Chaplains of other denominations and faiths. It is expected that you will seek to build supportive relationships with local churches and Christian ministry organisations. You will be part of the Anglicare Justice Chaplaincy team and responsible to the Justice Chaplaincy and Partnerships Manager. You must be able to pass all Corrective services security checks and meet the requirements to be licensed by the Archbishop for ministry in the Diocese of Sydney.
Skills, knowledge and experience needed:
• Completed theological studies (Degree or Diploma course)
• Eligible to hold a licence issued by the Anglican Archbishop of the Sydney Diocese
• Ability to clearly communicate and teach the Bible
• Completed CPE or APC course (required to be completed in the first 12 months of employment if not yet completed)
• Proven experience in ministry and pastoral care
• Strong communication and relationship building skills
This is a fantastic opportunity to make a genuine pastoral difference in the lives of others. If you have a genuine desire to minister to others in an empathetic and non-judgemental manner and possess sound interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate the Christian message clearly, this opportunity could be for you!
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander candidates are encouraged to apply.
Anglicare - Jesus Christ honoured, lives enriched and communities strengthened.
Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible as applications may be reviewed prior to the closing date; and as such the closing date is subject to change without notice.
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