Spiritual Care Practitioner Peninsula Health


• Spiritual Care Practitioner – Level 3
• Permanent Part-time (3 days a week)
• Frankston, Mornington Peninsula and surrounding suburbs

Who We Are and What We Stand For

Peninsula Health is the major metropolitan health service caring for a community of 300,000 people. Our Vision is to provide exceptional health and community care.

In representing Peninsula Health, we expect all employees and volunteers to reflect our values: Be the Best, Be a Role Model, Be Open and Honest, Be Compassionate and Respectful and Be Collaborative. We are One Peninsula Health.

What You Will Be Doing

Peninsula Health currently has an opportunity for an experienced Spiritual Care Practitioner able to function autonomously and as part of an established team, providing spiritual care support across all of our Peninsula Health sites to consumers, families and carers.

Our Spiritual Care team is supportive of all cultures, faiths and expressions of spirituality.

Key Responsibilities:

• Provide a safe and highly competent spiritual care service.
• Promote values of cooperation, teamwork, openness, collaboration, honesty and respect for others in all professional relationships.
• Offer timely, appropriate and confidential emotional and spiritual support to patients, families and carers related to a patient’s current admission.
• Refer to appropriate interdisciplinary services to meet needs identified by patient/family/carer during encounters that fall outside Spiritual Care’s scope of practice.
• Develop and facilitate professional development and education programs relating to spiritual care within the organisation.
• Respect the dignity, culture, values and beliefs of patients, families and carers.

What You Will Need

We anticipate you will have:
• Spiritual care experience within a health service.
• Demonstrated consistent, highly attuned self-awareness.
• Eligibility to become an advanced, waged member of Spiritual Care Australia, with an ability to function at Level 3 of the Spiritual Health Australia Capability Framework.
• Adherence to the Spiritual Care Australia Code of ethics.
• A minimum of two units of Clinical Pastoral Education (or equivalent)
• Relevant tertiary qualifications in Theology/Pastoral Counselling/Social Sciences or equivalent.
• Awareness and understanding of diverse cultures, beliefs, practices and traditions.
• Professional behaviour and conduct which reflects self-initiative, confidentiality, self-evaluation and commitment to professional development.
• Excellent interpersonal, communication and written skills.
• Well-developed skills in Microsoft Office.
• Current driver’s licence.
• Willingness to work autonomously, as well as part of a cohesive and supportive team.

What Next

If you experience any issues signing in or registering, please feel welcome to contact us – the People, Experience & Performance Team on (03) 9784 2700.

Additional Requirements

Peninsula Health is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer that is committed to inclusion and diversity. We encourage applications from individuals from all cultural backgrounds including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. We also provide a safe and supportive workplace for people with disabilities.

To find out more about our recruitment processes, compliance obligations and to prepare your application to join our team please visit:

Join Peninsula Health and help us to deliver safe, personal, effective & connected care to every person, every time.