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Disaster Recovery Chaplain - Gidgegannup

Uniting Church in Western Australia

The Uniting Church in Australia was formed in 1977, with the amalgamation of the Presbyterian, Methodist and Congregational Churches.

An opportunity has arisen for an experienced Disaster Recovery Chaplain to join the Uniting Church in Australia, Synod of WA in partnership with Council of Churches WA (CCWA) and in particular the WA disaster recovery chaplaincy network.

The role is reporting to the Management Committee comprising of CCWA and Uniting Church WA representatives and will be working closely with disaster affected communities and individuals across Western Australia.

This is a Twelve (12) Month Maximum-Term, Part-time (0.2 FTE) opportunity, with the possibility of extension. The required working day will be Thursdays and will be located in Gidgegannup.

This role will be involved in the following areas (among others):

  • Providing outreach to isolated individuals and families who have been affected by disasters
  • Providing spiritual care to individuals and families
  • Providing listening pastoral care to affected individuals and families
  • Provide practical support to individuals and families including Psychological First Aid
  • Engaging in community development projects with the local community and not-for-profit organisations
  • Connecting individuals with mental health services

The successful candidate will have a proven ability to work independently, strong communication skills and effective pastoral skills including mediation and conflict resolution.

They must have knowledge of and experience with providing outreach and support to disasters affected communities.

This position will provide the right candidate with a personally fulfilling role, working for an organisation that makes a difference to the lives of others and values its employees.

Candidates will need to demonstrate a capacity and willingness to work within the Christian ethos and polity of the Uniting Church. Candidates must have the right to live and work within Australia.

Please note only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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