Vacancy: Hospital Chaplain, Taranaki District Health Board (Closes 9th June 2017)

Applications are being sought from experienced chaplains and other suitably qualified ordained clergy for this permanent full time Ecumenical Hospital Chaplaincy position. This is a Sole Charge position based at Taranaki Base Hospital and overseeing services at Hawera Hospital.

Applicants are required 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 health care team, operating in ways consistent with the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi.

The successful applicant will need to be experienced in leadership as the role requires leading and inspiring a large team of volunteers. Excellent communication skills and the ability to be a team player.

The incumbent will be responsible for training and supervising voluntary chaplaincy assistants. He/she will also be responsible for raising awareness of the nature and importance of spiritual care.

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’ experience in hospital chaplaincy, parish or other relevant ministry positions.

An appointee who is not already an accredited NZ Healthcare Chaplain will be required to work towards obtaining accreditation.

Please email ICHC for a job description and application form.

Applications must be received by 5 pm on Friday 9th June 2017.