Staff Chaplain - Northern Area Local Health Network (NALHN)

Unit of Synod/Presbytery/Congregation: Placements and Safechurch

Classification: Part Time Fixed Term

  • Fixed Term Part Time
  • Based in the Northern Area Local Health Network
  • Provide accountable spiritual care and contribute to a supportive ‘faith friendly’ culture


The Uniting Church Australia in South Australia (UCASA) comprises of more than 250 congregations conducting extensive and diverse mission activities across the state.

The Uniting Church Chaplain within SA Health is a Spiritual Care Practitioner who, together with members of the spiritual care team, and other staff, seeks to address the spiritual care needs of patients, families and staff. They provide professional leadership to the spiritual care programme in a public hospital and are appointed by their faith community in conjunction with the health care service. They are to work collaboratively with the Spiritual Care Coordinator as part of a Team. It is a Uniting Church expectation that the chaplain has a mental health focus as part of their chaplaincy.

Staff Chaplains provide accountable spiritual care and contribute to a supportive ‘faith friendly’ culture conducive to holistic care that promotes wellness, resilience and participation.

Staff Chaplains have particular obligations to their faith community and spiritual care volunteers under their supervision, while working collaboratively with the spiritual care team to provide an inclusive service to the hospital community.

This role will ensure the provision of quality compassionate spiritual care within one’s scope of practice and provide a caring resource at the person’s point of need. Such care will allow the ‘person’ to ‘set the agenda’ with the Staff Chaplain being available as a compassionate, skilful and respectful human being.

Please forward applications addressing the selection criteria of the Position Description & Person Specification by 5.00pm Friday 28 August 2020

Full job description: Staff Chaplain - NALHN (232 kb PDF)

Application close date: 28 August 2020 at 5.00PM

Contact person: Rev Philip Gardner
By phone: 0409077076
By email:

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