Senior Chaplaincy

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Department: Victoria Police
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Human Resources (HR)
Classification: VPSG5
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/E20013515
Closing Date: 04-Jul-2022
Salary Range: $103,920 - $125,735
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: 1. Position Description C3431.docx (Word, 700KB)


2. Application Form.docx (Word, 629KB)


Contact: Senior Chaplain (Team leader) Rev Jim JUNG
8335 7771 or jim.jung@police.vic.gov.au

Position Details

About the role:

Victoria Police Chaplaincy offers a service of pastoral and spiritual care, relationship and bereavement support, subject matter expertise, education, and advocacy through a small staff team overseeing a diverse multi-faith cohort of local volunteer chaplains across the state. Chaplaincy operates as an integral part of a suite of professional services offered through Health, Safety and Wellbeing and sits within Wellbeing Services. As our organisation is a 24/7 operation, chaplaincy is available and responds where and when required 24/7, through our shared after hours on-call roster.

In their role, chaplains seek to be a safe, secure, confidential, listening ear and will make themselves regularly available to workplaces, hospitals, and other requested locations. Chaplaincy is a service offering care and support to all employees, police veterans, and their families, regardless of any or no faith affiliation.

We are seeking a suitably qualified professional to join our chaplaincy staff team to assist us in continuing to develop a multi-faith, inclusive and proactive chaplaincy program. You will report to the Chaplaincy Team Leader, assist in enhancing and developing our units goals, and be expected to be able to operate independently with good self-initiative and motivation.

Victoria Police is a contemporary and agile workplace and supports flexible working arrangements.

Your duties will include:

  • Respond to referrals, requests, notifications, and direct contact from Wellbeing Services
  • Provide pastoral and spiritual care to all our employees, police veterans, and their families
  • Assist identify, recruit, induct, visit and support our state-wide volunteer chaplaincy network
  • Being available and included in our 24/7 rotating on-call roster, which will include responding to after-hours critical incidents as directed
  • Intrastate travel and overnight stays when required
  • Participate in giving lectures, presentations, corporate event facilitation, graduations, and award ceremonies
  • Provide/coordinate ceremonial, funeral, memorials, wedding, baptism services as requested
  • Coordinate visits to allocated police locations, specialist units, regional area commands
  • Participate in Chaplaincy team meetings, planning sessions, training, conferences
  • Be available to provide subject matter expertise for senior command, specialist units, Wellbeing Services
  • Interact and maintain good network connections with other faith groups and traditions
  • Provide pastoral care assistance to the police academy staff and recruits

As the successful applicant, you will have:

  • A minimum of 5 years' experience in a similar, or allied pastoral ministry/chaplaincy role
  • In good standing with a recognised faith tradition or chaplaincy organisation
  • Experienced in managing, overseeing and conducting complex ceremonies and bereavement support
  • Are registered to conduct Marriage ceremonies
  • Excellent pastoral counselling and listening skills
  • Proven ability to work within a team environment
  • Understands the nature and requirements of working with and supporting volunteers

Requirements and relevant information:

  • One (1) x full-time, ongoing position available.
  • This position is located at Victoria Police Centre, 311 Spencer Street, Docklands.
  • This position requires participation on a 24/7 on-call roster as indicated in the Position Description (as attached to the advertisement).
  • Applicants must be an Australian Citizen, Permanent Resident or hold a valid work permit or visa.
  • The successful candidate will be required to undergo pre-employment checks which may include fingerprint checks and misconduct screening.
  • In accordance with the Acting Chief Health Officer's Direction – COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination (Workers) Directions, you are required to be fully vaccinated (this includes a booster vaccination) and your employment with Victoria Police is subject to proof of vaccination.

Your application must include:

  • Resume
  • Completed application form – the word document (2. Application form) for you to complete and attach to your submission, is attached to the job advertisement.

Applications close midnight, 4 July 2022.

Please Note: All applications will need to be submitted through one of the following platforms; Jobs and Skills Exchange (JSE) website, Victorian Government careers website (Careers.vic) or Seek. Applications will not be accepted via other platforms or email.

Current Victorian Government employees must apply via Jobs and Skills Exchange (JSE). 

For further information, please contact: Senior Chaplain (Team leader) Rev Jim JUNG on (03) 8335 7771 or jim.jung@police.vic.gov.au

If you have a disability/medical condition and require a copy of this advertisement and attached documentation in an accessible format or would like to discuss an access requirements/reasonable adjustment for the recruitment process, please contact VPS Recruitment via email VPSRECRUITMENT@police.vic.gov.au or on (03) 8335 8081.

About Us:

Victoria Police has a dedicated workforce of more than 22,000 employees consisting of police, protective services officers, police custody officers, and public service staff. Each employee plays a vital role in providing the 24/7, 365 days a year emergency response and public safety capability the organisation delivers to its community. As a Victoria Police employee, you have a dedication and commitment to community safety. 

Having a workforce that reflects the community we serve is important to Victoria Police. We want to attract and retain people of all genders, ages, religions, disability, sexual orientation, family and caring responsibilities, and cultures including people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage. If you are interested in a position, we encourage you to apply as we celebrate the benefit that diversity brings to our employees, our services, and our community.

Find out what it is like working as a Victorian Public Servant for Victoria Police: https://www.police.vic.gov.au/vps


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