Area Chaplain and Chaplain

YouthCARE is the leading provider of pastoral care services in state schools across Western Australia and has two exciting new ministry opportunities combining a leadership role with a pastoral care role.

We are looking for motivated people who share our mission and values, if you have the passion and drive to commit yourself to a challenging and rewarding role; we invite you to apply for the dual role of Area Chaplain and Chaplain for either the Kalgoorlie/Goldfields or Esperance Region.

Role & Responsibilities:

  • Reporting to the School Chaplaincy Team Leader (SCTL), the YouthCARE Area Chaplain is responsible for the provision of chaplaincy services for an appointed area.
  • Ensure quality delivery of chaplaincy service to state schools.
  • Ability to deliver pastoral care to local schools.
  • Ability to work as part of a team, interdependently with central office departments and independently.
  • Expand and strengthen partnerships and engagement with local community stakeholders.
  • Responsibility for the financial accountability of the provision of chaplaincy services to schools.

See YouthCARE Area Chaplain and Chaplain job description below for full details.

Selection Criteria Essential:

  • Must be able to support the Christian mission and vision of YouthCARE and must be actively engaged in the life of a Christian church and denomination that affirms the triune Godhead of Father, Son and Holy Spirit and is a member or associate church of YouthCARE and agree with the YouthCARE adopted creeds.
  • A minimum qualification of a certificate IV in Ministry, Youth Work, Pastoral Care, Chaplaincy, or higher.
  • A recognised qualification in Leadership and Management or an equivalent field;
  • Experience in management, leadership and pastoral care.
  • Experience in building mutually beneficial relationships and partnerships with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Experience with finances.
  • Administration and organisational skills with experience in using the Microsoft Office suite.
  • Proficiency in verbal and written communications.
  • Confident and comfortable speaking to groups of people.

Required for employment:

  • Possession of or the ability to obtain a Working with Children Check
  • Possession of or the ability to obtain a NCCHC (National Coordinated Criminal History Check through The Department of Education).
  • Current COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate.
  • Willingness to work outside of normal office hours. 


  • Training or qualification in Christian studies.
  • Experience or working knowledge of the education environment.

The job description of a YouthCARE Area Chaplain and Chaplain can be read here.

If you have any queries regarding the positions please contact School Chaplaincy Team Leader, Darlene Herbert on 9376 5000.

How to apply: Email a Resume summary (no more than two pages) and Cover Letter (no more than two pages addressing the selection criteria) to:

Applications submitted through Christion Jobs Australia will not be accepted

If you do not receive a communication from YouthCARE you have not progressed to the next stage of the application process. 

Expressions of interest close on Monday 31 January 2022.

**Strictly No Agency Contacts Please **