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About Us

St Bart’s is a Western Australian not-for-profit organisation founded in 1963 as a small homeless shelter for men. For over 60 years, we have been standing by the side of vulnerable Western Australians experiencing, or at risk of, homelessness, mental health challenges, trauma and hardship. Since our foundation, we have evolved into a larger organisation that provides progressive, person-centred and trauma-informed recovery support to people in need, regardless of background, age, gender or ethnicity.

We provide safe, supported accommodation and services to people who need it the most. Each year, we stand by the side of more than 500 of Western Australia’s most vulnerable and disadvantaged people, supporting them on their recovery journeys and empowering them to achieve their goals.

We value our people – employees, volunteers, partners and stakeholders – and appreciate the meaningful contributions they make in the lives of our consumers.

About the role

This is a rare opportunity to join St Bart’s as a Chaplain. Our Chaplain provides leadership, spiritual and pastoral care to our consumers, their families, and the wider community.

Reporting to the CEO, you will work with our volunteer chaplains to deliver support programs, activities and have conversations that foster a positive environment in support of St Bart’s vision, mission and values.

This varied role will require you to where many hats. On a daily basis, you may go from supporting consumers with complex needs, to mentoring volunteer chaplains, to representing the Anglican Church and St Bart’s at an event.  Juggling the vastly different aspects of this position will be key to your success.

Part time applications will be considered, as well as relocation assistance for interstate applicants.

Competitive remuneration will be offered taking into consideration the qualifications, skills and experience of the successful applicant.

For a copy of the full position description, please visit our website:

About you

To be successful in the role, you will need to be an ordained minister of religion or lay person authorised and licensed to minister as a Chaplain, whose application is endorsed by the Anglican Church and have completed a clinically based pastoral education programme, Bachelor of Theology (or similar) or willingness to undertake such education.

In addition, we are seeking someone with:

  • previous experience with pastoral ministry or wellness focus pastoral care;
  • strong communication and interpersonal skills;
  • evidence of an established pattern of spiritual formation;
  • demonstrated previous experience working with vulnerable people at risk of homelessness; and
  • the ability to relate to people from all faiths, backgrounds and cultures.

While your skills and experience are important to us, your values and attitudes are crucial to your success at St Bart’s. We are looking for a candidate who is compassionate and whose values align with St Bart’s  – Empowerment, Innovation, Commitment, Collaboration and Social Justice. We are looking for someone who can help us create and maintain a workplace that fosters inclusion, diversity and a commitment to excellence.

Why join St Bart’s?

In addition to joining a professional and dedicated team with passion and a commitment to our values and making a difference within the community, the benefits of working with us are:

  • Four weeks annual leave with the opportunity to purchase additional leave
  • Up to three days additional flexible leave days per year
  • Salary Packaging up to $15,900, which allows you to pay for personal expenses with pre-tax earnings so you pay less tax and your take home pay increases.
  • Corporate discounts and memberships.

How to Apply

We want to know about you – why you want to work with us and how your skills, qualifications and experience align with the position requirements.

To apply, please submit your current resume and a cover letter that demonstrates your suitability for the position.

For further information about the role, please contact Ben Searcy, General Manager People and Culture on (08) 9323 5111.

Applications will be reviewed as received. You are encouraged to submit your application as soon as possible. 

St Bart’s is an equal opportunity employer which values diversity and inclusion and we encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from culturally diverse backgrounds, people who identify as LGBTI and people with a disability. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at time of application.

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