Anglican General Synod

Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia

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Hospital Chaplain (1 FT Forensic Mental Health)

Hospital Chaplain (1 FT Forensic Mental Health)

Interchurch Council for Hospital Chaplaincy

Mason Clinic, Te Whatu Ora - Waitemata 

Forensic Mental Health

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

Regional Forensic Psychiatric Services (Mason Clinic) is a secure unit, located in Point Chevalier.

The inpatient services consist of seven forensic mental health inpatient units and an intellectual disability unit that assess, treat, and assist in the recovery of people with mental illness or intellectual disability who have committed a criminal offence or are at high risk in the community.

The Interchurch Council for Hospital Chaplaincy (ICHC), which 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:

  • Deliver spiritual healthcare to patients suffering from ill health or accident, to their whānau, and to staff within a public hospital.
  • Respond to crisis calls from hospital staff, patients and whānau including "on call" hours.
  • Regularly, and on request, visit wards and units to provide spiritual care and attend appropriate meetings within the hospital as guided by your Lead Chaplain.
  • Conduct spiritual and religious services and rituals in the hospital.
  • Collaborate in multi-disciplinary meetings, processes, and contexts.
  • 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 as guided by the Lead Chaplain.

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 our careers site to ensure transparency. Applications received via email will not be considered.

Please submit the following three items:

  • CV
  • Cover Letter and
  • Completed Application Form 

[N.B. These forms are also available on our website: ]

Closing Date: 4pm, Thursday 23rd March 2023



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