Hospital Chaplain - Southern District Health Board

A position will become available at Dunedin and Waikari Hospitals for an Ecumenical Hospital Chaplain. Applications are being sought from experienced Chaplains and other suitably qualified ordained clergy for this permanent half- time(.5FTE) Hospital Chaplaincy position.

The role will be within an established team of four ecumenical chaplains and nine voluntary chaplaincy assistants in two busy hospitals in a city of 120,000 people.

It requires the ability to provide Christian ministry and spiritual care to people with a range of health needs, from a variety of cultural and religious backgrounds, and to participate in a multi-disciplinary healthcare team, operating in ways consistent with the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi.

The successful applicant will be an excellent communicator and team player. They will be expected to cover one weekend a month on call, including taking a Sunday morning communion service in the Dunedin Hospital Chapel.

Experience in mental health wards would also be desirable.

The appointee will be expected to supervise voluntary chaplaincy assistants and to enhance the awareness and importance of spiritual care in a hospital setting.

Applicants should have completed a degree or equivalent qualification in theology or ministry, and should ideally have completed a minimum of one Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) course and have at least 3 years’ or equivalent full-time experience in hospital chaplaincy, parish or other relevant ministry positions.

Please email info@ichc.org.nz for a job description and application form.

Applications (Covering Letter, Application Form and CV) are to be emailed to info@ichc.org.nz

Applications must be received by 12 noon on Wednesday 23rd August 2017.

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