Hospital Chaplaincy Assistant

Nelson Hospital Ministry is seeking people who feel called to promote the dignity and value of patients in hospital, providing pastoral care to them, their whānau, and the hospital staff.

We are seeking people who feel called to be trained as Voluntary Chaplaincy Assistants for Nelson Hospital Ministry which provides pastoral, spiritual and religious care to patients, their whānau, and staff. Our chaplains visit assigned wards regularly, promoting the dignity and value of each person irrespective of their faith and personal belief. Training involves two to three hours per week from March, and post-training, a commitment of two to four hours each week is expected. Hours may be flexible around work/commitments. Hospital chaplaincy trainees will need to be part of a church community; vaccinated, police vetted, and fully compliant with ICHC (our National office) and Te Whatu Ora (hospital) Health and Safety requirements.

Stephen Gully