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State Chaplain

Apply now Job no: 990395
Work type: Permanent (Part Time)
Location: NT
Categories: Chaplaincy

  • Permanent – part time 4 days per week (Mon-Thurs)
  • Location: Darwin
  • Pastoral care for Mission Australia employees and clients

 Life at Mission Australia

When you join the team at Mission Australia, you become part of a community who are determined to end homelessness and ensure people in need can thrive. United by our Christian purpose and values, we stand together with anyone who needs us, for as long as they need us. Find out more about us and our purpose.

Your Opportunity

As NT Chaplain, you will be responsible for providing pastoral care to Mission Australia staff and clients, who are from all walks of life and varied cultural, religious and socio-economic backgrounds. This role will be based from our office in central Darwin, with frequent travel across services in Darwin and regular travel to Katherine.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide confidential pastoral care and support to employees and clients – a business car will be provided for travel purposes
  • Develop pastoral care options for clients in supported accommodation services
  • Proactively network with internal stakeholders such as the Territory Leadership Team, Service Managers and employees to build awareness of chaplaincy supports
  • Develop and maintain relationships across Christian communities and support program managers to identify opportunities for local churches to engage in our work
  • Actively support and reflect Mission Australia's purpose and values.

Requirements for Success

  • An experienced Chaplain or Ordained Minister in good standing with your denomination
  • Theological and chaplaincy/Clinical Pastoral Education qualifications
  • Demonstrated experience and capacity to work with vulnerable people
  • Intermediate technology and administration skills, including Office 365
  • Ongoing commitment to personal spiritual growth and active member of a local church
  • A current Driver's Licence with no restrictions
  • Evidence of full Covid 19 vaccination.

Before starting work with us, you will need to undertake a national police history check, qualifications and referee checks, and have a clearance to work with children/vulnerable people.

Our culture

Our innovative and inclusive culture will ensure you feel valued at Mission Australia as you help Australians in need and develop in your career.

We’re committed to the safety and wellbeing of each other and the people we serve.

We recognise and respect diversity. So, whoever you are, if you’re skilled and actively support our purpose and values, you would be welcome at Mission Australia.

Find out more about a career with Mission Australia.

If you need support to submit your application, please email

Your benefits

  • Rewarding work – every day you know you’re making a real difference
  • Not-for-profit salary packaging, reducing your tax (details via AccessPay)
  • Access to a business vehicle
  • Generous discounts with health insurance and major retailers
  • Professional supervision and access to free external, confidential counselling.


How to apply

View the  Position Description and click “Apply now”. We will respond to your application.


Applications are shortlisted as they are received. Please apply as soon as possible to be considered. Thank you

Advertised: AUS Central Standard Time
Applications close: AUS Central Standard Time

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Please be advised Mission Australia does not accept unsolicited resumes. Mission Australia will not recognise an entitlement to an introduction or placement fee unless the Agency has been briefed by a member of the Recruitment team on a specific position for which we have requested candidates. Note we are not considering additions to our list of Panel Suppliers.

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Founding Purpose - 'Inspired by Jesus Christ, Mission Australia exists to meet human need and to spread the knowledge of the love of God'