Pastoral Carer at Perth Children’s Hospital

A range of opportunities available for Pastoral Carers at Perth Children’s Hospital (the Child and Adolescent Health Service).

About the role


To provide comfort, solace and spiritual support through challenging times in the lives of patients, families, care givers and staff.

Selection Criteria

Applications from people of all cultural and spiritual backgrounds who possess skills and experience across the following areas are welcome:

  • Tertiary qualification (or progress towards) in Theology, Religious studies, Pastoral studies, Chaplaincy, Spirituality or Divinity; Counselling, Social Work or Psychology (or another related area relevant to the delivery of pastoral care).
  • Experience providing socio-emotional care to people from a breadth of faith, cultural and social backgrounds, experiencing ill health, bereavement or other challenging life events.
  • Understanding of professional practice, boundaries and ethics.

Previous health sector experience is not essential.

About the Directorate:

Located at Perth Children’s Hospital (PCH), our Pastoral Care Services ensure compassionate and professional spiritual support for patients, families, staff, and caregivers of all beliefs.

PCH embraces Western Australia’s diverse cultures and actively engage with people of all beliefs, faiths and traditions including those who are not religious but would like to access pastoral care support.

Pastoral Carers serve all clinical areas, tailoring services to meet individual or group spiritual needs. This includes emotional support, companionship, prayer, religious practices, and referrals. The compassion of our Pastoral Carers for all healthcare workers enhances CAHS staff performance and wellbeing.


To submit an application

Please apply via the official job advertisement.



Closing date

5 September 2023 at 4pm.


For more information please contact Lara Williams, Director Work Health Safety and Wellbeing via email or phone: 08 6456 8044 or 0481 402 229 with any specific questions related to this role.

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