Pastoral Care Practitioner – Southport St Vincent’s Care Services


About the Opportunity:

We are looking for a special kind of person – a St Vincent’s kind of person. Someone who puts compassion, connection and caring for other people at the heart of everything they do.

As the Pastoral Care Practitioner, you will take a lead role honoring this legacy and in nurturing the commitment of all to the mission and values of St Vincent’s Care Services Southport.

This will be a Permanent Part Time position working 68.4 hours per fortnight, across 4-5 days per week.

Things that work for us:

  • Attainment or progress towards Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) qualification, or equivalent; and/or Both tertiary studies in Theology and experience in clinical/care/education environment. (Essential)
  • Tertiary studies in Mental Health.(highly regarded)
  • Relevant experience in a similar pastoral capacity (highly regarded)
  • Demonstrated ability to promote Catholic ethos. (highly regarded)
  • Competent technology and computer skills
  • Ability to build rapport, trust, empathy, or strong relationships
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision
  • Respect and sensitivity in ministry to persons of various religious, cultural and ethnic backgrounds, Life Philosophies and Faith Traditions
  • Strong attention to detail and excellent communication skills
  • Understanding of Aged Care and resident rights and responsibilities
  • Vaccinated (and maintain up-to-date vaccinations) against Influenza and Covid-19
  • National Police Certificate (within the last 6 months)
  • NDIS Worker Screening Check may be a requirement of this role.

Things that work for you:

  • Competitive salary packaging options up to $15,990, Novated leasing, plus an optional Meals and Entertainment card up to $2,650 per annum
  • Opportunity to work for the nation’s largest Catholic not-for-profit health and aged care provider, with a rapidly growing and progressive vision
  • Friendly team environment with a great community care spirit
  • Ability to visibly see your impact on the business and its service
  • No cost uniforms and training
  • Free annual flu vaccination
  • Employee Assistance Program for staff and their families
  • Access to the Fitness Passport (FP)

Why become part of the St Vincent’s Care family?

Because you’re like us, you believe that every act of kindness makes the world a better place. Better for everyone who lives in the 20+ facilities and locations we operate in Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria. Better for all our staff and employees, who work tirelessly to provide the highest levels of care and quality of life for our clients. And better support for the local communities we play an important role in and continue to support.

For more than 175 years, St Vincent’s Care Services (SVCS) has been a leading Catholic provider of Aged Care Services in Australia and the legacy of compassion, justice, integrity and excellence entrusted to us by the Sisters of Charity and their Founder Mary Aikenhead continues to inspire our work today.

Our spiritual and hospital-based heritage has taught us that wellness is about more than medical needs. It’s about building a true partnership around trust and respect. That’s why we take a person-centred approach – delivering holistic, individual care that achieves wellbeing for mind, body and spirit.

At St Vincent’s we value inclusivity and diversity and acknowledge the important of creating a work environment that is welcome, safe, fair and impartial and invite people from all backgrounds to join our caring family.

Reconciliation Action Plan

St Vincent’s Health Australia embraces Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people’s unique perspectives, knowledge, and cultural. We strive to achieve better physical, mental, and spiritual health outcomes through continued connection with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. We understand the need to effectively engage with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities to influence decision making at all levels and to create opportunity through sustainable and culturally safe employment.

As part of our Commitment to Reconciliation and Closing the Gap in employment related outcomes, we encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples. For further information, visit or get in contact at [email protected]

No agencies please.

This role is subject to the completion of pre-employment checks which may include reference checks, a national criminal history check, work rights and evidence of immunisation history including COVID-19 and the 2023 influenza vaccination.



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