Position Details
Reference Number 14282
Position Title Spiritual Care Practitioner
Employment Type Part Time
Entity UnitingSA
Location UnitingSA Aged Care Faciliities
Award Classification Health Professionals & Support Services Award 2010 - L4++
Travel Requirements Metropolitan
Position Summary

The Opportunity

The Spiritual Care Practitioner is responsible for the provision of professional pastoral care and spiritual support for our residents, families, staff and volunteers. The position will provide support in meaning making, times of personal crisis or critical incidents across three Residential Aged Care Facilities.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Provide staff education on spiritual care.
  • Participate in the development of ‘Spiritual Care Plans’ for residents.
  • Supportively respond to issues of palliative care, death and dying, loss and grief.
  • Demonstrate awareness and respect for the variety of denominational and faith diversity of residents.

The successful candidate will have relevant tertiary qualifications and experience in Theology, Social Sciences or Health Care and have completed a Basic Unit of CPE or willing to complete this within the first six months of employment.

We are seeking a dynamic individual who has experience in provision of pastoral/spiritual care and has background knowledge and cultural awareness.


About UnitingSA
UnitingSA is a values based not-for-profit organisation that provides aged care, housing and community services to over 16,000 people across regional and metropolitan South Australia. With more than 1000 employees and volunteers, UnitingSA delivers high quality services to people from diverse backgrounds as we strive towards our vision of a compassionate, respectful and just community in which all people participate and flourish.


Culture and Benefits
A career with UnitingSA will offer you rewarding experiences to make a difference to the lives of people in need. We have an innovative and supportive culture guided by our values of respect, compassion, courage and integrity.

We ensure our staff are well supported, celebrated and compensated through:

  • Salary packaging, which can add up to $15,900 in tax-free pay per year.
  • An Employee Assistance Program, a free and confidential counselling service.
  • Access to internal and external training opportunities and workplace mentoring.

We aim to increase the diversity of our workforce to better meet the differing needs of our clients and to improve equal employment opportunity for our employees.


We encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians with relevant skills and experience to apply for any of our advertised vacancies.


To view the Job Description and apply, please visit our website at https://unitingsa.com.au/.

Applications close 31 March 2020

Contact Person Les Underwood
Contact Number 84402210
Closing Date 31/03/2020
Job and Person Specification Spiritual Care Practitioner.pdf
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