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Spiritual Care Practitioner (Casual)

LocationAlfred Health
Work TypeCasual
Positions2 Positions
Job no: 68113
Category: Allied Health and Medical Science, Other Allied Health / Medical Science

Alfred Health

Alfred Health is a leader in health care delivery, improvement, research and education. We are the main provider of health services to people living in the inner southeast suburbs of Melbourne, from ambulatory to inpatient and home and community-based services.


Casual Position

Managers and Administrative Worker Grade 2 Classification (HS2)

All Alfred sites


We have exciting opportunities available to experienced, qualified and motivated Spiritual Care Practitioners to join our team on a casual basis, including occasional leave backfill.


The Department

Alfred Health Allied Health comprises a number of Allied Health disciplines that provide patient-centred care across all clinical programs that operate at Alfred Health. Allied Health disciplines provide care that optimises physical, psychosocial, communication and cognitive functioning. The Allied Health Professional Practice Framework underpins the work of Allied Health in contributing to Alfred Health’s purpose.


The Position Summary

The role sits within the Alfred Health Spiritual Care Department, and the Allied Health directorate. The Spiritual Care Department is part of the multi-disciplinary team of the hospital and provides support to patients, families and carers inclusive of spiritual, religious, existential beliefs and meaning-making.  Alfred Health Spiritual Care Services are committed to promoting healing by providing patients and their families from all walks of life with compassionate spiritual care, open-hearted listening and a caring presence.

Working collaboratively within multi-disciplinary teams, you will bring a commitment to high-quality and professional spiritual care practices. Thorough knowledge of spiritual assessment and a broad range of interventions will be integral to your ability to establish connections with patients, families, carers and staff effectively. Strong interpersonal and organisational skills will support your ability to work independently and contribute to a supportive team environment. 


We welcome applications from Spiritual Care Practitioners with the following skills and qualifications:

  • 1-2 Units of Clinical Pastoral Education or demonstrated equivalent in acute clinical healthcare setting
  • Advanced Certificate (or pursuing) in Clinical Pastoral Education (or equivalent) in acute clinical healthcare setting desired 
  • Bachelors' degree in Theology, Counselling, Social Sciences or equivalent
  • Thorough organisational, prioritisation, and decision-making skills
  • Eligible for certified membership of Spiritual Care Australia
  • Advanced training and experience for Palliative and Cancer Care Spiritual Practitioner role

To gain a comprehensive understanding of the role and its requirements, we encourage you to review the attached position description.


Staff Benefits

  • Salary Packaging and Novated Leasing
  • Discounted Health Insurance 
  • Staff Car Parking (subject to availability) 
  • Onsite Gym (Alfred Hospital) 


Applications close on Sunday, 25 February 2024


Please send enquiries to Jo Wolfreys, Manager Spiritual Care, at [email protected] 

Alfred Health is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to attracting and retaining a diverse workforce that reflects the community we serve.  Applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are encouraged.

In accordance with the Health Minister's Covid-19 Mandatory Vaccination Order, all Alfred Health employees are required to be fully vaccinated (3 doses) for COVID-19 or hold an acceptable medical exemption. Furthermore, in accordance with the Health Services Amendment (Mandatory Vaccination of Healthcare Workers) Act 2020, health care workers in Category A or B roles (as determined by the department’s risk ratings) are required to be vaccinated against influenza or hold an acceptable medical exemption. 

Website: www.alfredhealth.org.au