13 Nov 2023

Part-Time Māori Chaplain 0.6FTE

ICHC – Posted by ICHCDunedin, Otago, New Zealand

Hospital Chaplaincy (3)

Job Description

Māori Chaplain 0.6FTE

The position is 0.5FTE at Dunedin Hospital and 0.1FTE at Wakari Hospital

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

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, beliefs, ethnicity, gender, or sexual orientation.

We seek to further enhance our Treaty of Waitangi partnership and relationship with Māori patients, whanau and staff. We support the right of Māori patients, if they so choose, to be ministered to in te reo Māori and Karakia.

Key responsibility areas:

  • Deliver spiritual healthcare to patients suffering 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.

Cultural Competence:

  • Demonstrate a level of competency in Te Reo Maori and be able to converse in Te Reo Maori.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of shared understanding of each other’s cultural beliefs, values and Tikanga. (Tangata Whenua Māori & Pakeha) within Te Ao Māori.
  • Display a willingness to participate in formal/informal Whakatau/Powhiri processes consistent with Māori customs, practises, and protocols. E.g., new Chaplains, Locums, VCAs
  •  Display knowledge of Karakia and Te Ao Māori.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the roles of participants associated with hui. (Staff hui), other gatherings, Kaumatua, Kai-Karakia, Kai- Karanga, Kai-Korero, Mihi, Whaka-whanaungatanga.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of Te Ao Māori traditions, Customs, Values, Principles and Tikanga
  • Demonstrate knowledge of Te Tiriti O Waitangi and its principles.
  • Understanding of group dynamics and challenges within a multi faith environment with differing needs and expectations.

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.

How to Apply

Please submit the following three items:
  • CV
  • Cover Letter and
  • Completed Application Form
Please apply on Seek using the link below. https://www.seek.co.nz/job/71460093

Job Categories: Hospitals & DHB's. Job Types: Part-Time. Job Tags: Hospital Chaplain. Salary: 40,000 - 60,000. Job expires in 6 days.

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