Anglican General Synod

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Hospital Chaplain 0.5FTE

Hospital Chaplain 0.5FTE

Interchurch Council for Hospital Chaplaincy

Hospital Chaplain (Part Time 0.5FTE)

Interchurch Council for Hospital Chaplaincy (ICHC)

Dunedin Hospital, Te Whatu Ora Southern

Hospital Chaplain 0.5 FTE Chaplain

  • Unique opportunity to make a real difference in the provision of spiritual heath care for individuals, families, whanau in our care. 
  • Professional Development provided.
  • Full Time position.
  • Dunedin Hospital based.

Dunedin Hospital 

You will work as part of a team at Dunedin Hospital. 

Dunedin Hospital has 388 beds and provides geriatric, maternity, psychogeriatric, children’s health, surgical and medical services.

The Interchurch Council for Hospital Chaplaincy (ICHC)

ICHC Is a collaboration of a broad range of churches, is committed to providing Christian Chaplains within Aotearoa New Zealand’s healthcare environment. 

As Chaplain you will be part of multidisciplinary healthcare teams, working with other Chaplains across the hospital providing holistic care to all.  You will gain experience and provide spiritual care to patients from every culture, life stage, denomination, faith-orientation, belief, ethnicity, gender, or sexual orientation.

Key responsibility areas:

  • Delivering spiritual healthcare to patients suffering ill health or accident, to their whānau, and to staff within a public hospital.
  • Responding to crisis calls from hospital staff, patients and whānau including "on call" hours.
  • Regularly, and on request, visiting wards and units to provide spiritual care and attend appropriate meetings within the hospital.
  • Conducting spiritual and religious services and rituals in the hospital.
  • Collaborating in multi-disciplinary meetings, therapeutic groups and other processes as appropriate to role.
  • Teaming up and working positively as a unified Chaplaincy team in each Hospital.
  • Supporting colleagues within regional chaplaincy teams and across the Motu.
  • Training and supervision of Volunteer Chaplaincy Assistants.

With your empathy and compassion, excellent listening and pastoral skills, and a good level of religious, spiritual, and theological understanding, this is an exciting and rewarding time to join our team. Your knowledge and experience in a ministry of pastoral care in a health or in faith community leadership will be key to your success. 

We recognise and celebrate the uniqueness of individuals, and that of the collective talent in our whānau.  All applications must be submitted through the seek website to ensure transparency. 

Please combine the CV and Cover Letter into one pdf and submit this under CV.  And submit the completed Application Form under Cover Letter.  N.B. Applications received via email will not be considered.

Please submit the following three items:

  • CV
  • Cover Letter and
  • Completed Application Form 


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Closing Date 4pm, Wednesday 6 September 2023



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