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Pastoral Care Assistant - West

Job No: V1745
Location: Booval and Toowoomba

Spiritual and pastoral care embraces an approach to care and ageing that is holistic and person-centred. It offers an opportunity to share and reflect on the events and challenges of life in an environment of trust and confidentiality. Anglicare supports spiritual and cultural diversity and offers appropriate spiritual care for people from all faith traditions and beliefs.

Loneliness is a common human experience. Caring conversation and a listening ear can make a difference.  Do you have a few hours to spare in your week?  We have clients living in their own homes, across a variety of locations, who would value the support of a pastoral care volunteer to provide emotional, spiritual and pastoral care in response to their needs and concerns.  Their interests and requirements are many and varied, and all would benefit from support.

You will need:  

  • An understanding of the spiritual and emotional needs of different client groups
  • Recognised prior learning in Pastoral Care services or have completed the Anglicare SQ-specific orientation and training
  • A genuine interest in people and the motivation to make a difference in their lives
  • Ability to develop rapport and interact positively with clients, respecting their values and beliefs
  • Flexibility, commitment and ability to work with limited supervision and maintain professional boundaries
  • Respect, care and courtesy towards others

Other requirements include:

  • Availability – at least one shift (4 hours) per week, during business hours
  • Consistency and reliability – willing to commit to an ongoing basis for at least 6 months
  • Confidentiality – this is critical to us and you will need to sign a Role Description which includes a confidentiality agreement
  • Two (2) referees – who are not relatives and can vouch for your character and interaction in the community (ie. Work Colleague, Church Elder, Community Leader , Doctor or other Professional)
  • National Police Clearance – we organise and pay for this if you don’t already have one


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