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Chaplain - Community - Greenacre

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Work type: Fixed Term Part-Time
Location: South West Sydney
Categories: Chaplaincy, Counsellors

Community Chaplain - Greenacre

The Community Chaplain is an Anglicare initiative. This part-time, 3 days per week position is a two-year contract (with an option to renew), conducted in partnership with Greenacre Anglican Church.

About Anglicare:

As a Christian organisation, with a heritage of service spanning 160 years, we serve older people and those who are vulnerable or marginalised by providing a range of accommodation, care and community services.

To find out more please visit: Anglicare Aged Care & Community Services - Sydney & Surrounds

About Greenacre Anglican Church:

Good Shepherd Anglican Church is located in the heart of Greenacre, home to a vibrant Middle-Eastern community and many people of different cultures. We're a small church family that's focused on making disciples in our community and growing as disciples ourselves in Christian maturity. We want to be a church family that reflects our community more and more, where people from all walks of life can belong.

To find out more please visit:

Key responsibilities (not limited to):

Community Chaplain- ‘providing Help for today and Hope for tomorrow’.

The community chaplain will have an outward focused role into the local community, seeking to bless individuals and the community, by both meeting their physical, emotional and social need but also by seeking to meet their spiritual need, drawing individuals to Christ and into the community of faith.  While the community chaplain will be employed by Anglicare they will be part of the Greenacre Anglican staff team and attend the church.  

The role would require a person with a strong Christian faith and a capacity to build relationships, address needs, engage constructively with other agencies involved in the local community, develop the capacity of the person(s) to live a full life while being well-capable of sharing the gospel with people.  The person in this role would need to be able to agree with the vision, mission and values of both Anglicare and Greenacre Anglican Church.

This position will suit a person of compassion and resilience who has significant pastoral experience and the ability to engage well with children and families. You must be a highly motivated and caring person with the ability to set clear boundaries.  The successful applicant will be able to communicate the Christian message clearly through conversations and able to work in a context of great social need.

Skills, knowledge and experience needed:

  • Theological studies  (highly desirable but not essential)
  • Eligible to hold an authorisation issued by the Anglican Archbishop of the Sydney Diocese
  • Experience in children and family ministry
  • Culturally aware. Arabic language skill desirable
  • Experience in social service or community development
  • Ability to clearly communicate the Bible to all ages
  • Completed Anglicare’s  IPC or APC course (required to be completed in the first 12 months of employment if not yet completed).
  • Proven experience in ministry and pastoral care
  • Strong communication and relationship building skills
  • Valid Working with Children Check
  • COVID-19 vaccination is a mandatory requirement unless assessed exempt

This is a fantastic opportunity to make a genuine pastoral difference in the lives of others. If you have a genuine desire to minister to others in an empathetic and non-judgemental manner and possess sound interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate the Christian message clearly, this opportunity could be for you!

To find out more about this opportunity, please email the recruitment team at
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander candidates are encouraged to apply

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Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible as applications may be reviewed prior to the closing date; closing date is subject to change without notice.

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