Careers in Spiritual Care
Spiritual Care is an essential component of comprehensive care, promoting spiritual wellbeing and reducing spiritual and emotional distress for patients and staff. Spiritual care practitioners provide compassionate care to patients, residents, families and staff and work alongside a committed team of spiritual care staff and accredited faith visitors to offer support in a respectful, non-judgmental environment.
Spiritual Care values diversity and inclusion. With a focus on best practices and innovation, the team is committed to providing the highest level of patient-centered care. Join us at Barwon Health and be a part of a caring, supportive, and inclusive culture where you can make a difference every day!
The Spiritual Care team provides a range of services including emotional support, bereavement support, religious care, mindfulness meditation, and more. As part of the Allied Health team, our practitioners work with inpatients, caregivers, and their families to help them access their own spiritual resources and provide support that is respectful of their beliefs, values, culture, and practices.
Specialist care within Spiritual Care
Aged care is an increasingly important domain for the spiritual care field as improved health care improves life span. Residential aged care (RAC) offers long-term care relationships and the opportunity to assess, enact care plans, and work with clients over longer time periods, building relationships and connections. Like the acute care environment, an important dimension of the role involves the care of both staff and families, but because of the nature of RAC the family side of the care is long-term, offering the opportunity to work with families through transition into care, emotional wellbeing in care and through end of life. This rich environment offers a wealth of relationships, professional development opportunities and through those, personal development.
Our team is compassionate, supportive, and committed to providing the best care possible to our patients, their families and staff.
Last Modified: Monday, 11 September 2023