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Chaplaincy and Spiritual Care Lecturer (WA)

Applications are invited for the position of Chaplaincy and Spiritual Care Lecturer.

About Morling College

Morling College is a registered Higher Education Provider (HEP) with campuses in NSW and WA, offering Biblically grounded, quality education and training in the areas of Education, Counselling, Chaplaincy & Spiritual Care, Professional Supervision and Theology. The team at Morling are diverse in culture, gender, language, spiritual gifting and church background. We are a dynamic, creative and colourful group of people who seek to love God with all that we are. We invite you to experience the richness of a united, yet diverse community at Morling College.

About the opportunity

As part of our organisation, we have a Faculty of Counselling, Chaplaincy & Spiritual Care (CCSC). CCSC's objective is to provide expert discipline related education at Morling College. We are committed to the integration of faith and professional practice as central to our educational ethos.

To begin in early 2023 at our Perth Campus, we are seeking a highly motivated and innovative individual to join our CCSC casual adjunct team as we start to develop and grow our Perth program.

This role will be primarily responsible for the successful delivery of unit/s from the available unit offerings within the Faculty of Counselling, Chaplaincy & Spiritual Care. This includes requirements for administration, participation in the life of the College, research/scholarship and/or academic professional development activities. There is an expectation that in addition to their role at Morling College, lecturers will also be engaged in professional practice in their field of expertise.

Lecturers in CCSC are required to be available to teach at the times required in the academic timetable and may involve evening and/or weekend lectures.

Application Details:

  • Please apply directly on SEEK with a cover letter briefly responding to the Key Attributes required and a recent CV
  • We reserve the right to employ at any stage if a suitable candidate is identified

Key Responsibilities:

1. Preparation and Teaching of Classes

  • As determined by the College, normally within the field of Counselling, Chaplaincy & Spiritual Care or Professional Supervision.
  • Preparing content of lectures and learning materials for online and/or on-campus delivery.
  • Teaching students in a way which enables them to meet their academic and ministry formation objectives.

2. Representation and Engagement with Students and Key Stakeholders

  • The College operates on an “open door policy” that encourages interaction between students and faculty.

3. Participation in the Life of the College

It is expected that the Lecturer will be part of the College community and will be involved in the life of the College across all campuses. This will include:

  • Attendance at staff team meetings
  • Attendance at Chapel services, including preaching or leading as required.
  • Involvement in College events and lunchtimes with staff and students

Key Attributes:

Essential

  • At least seven years of chaplaincy experience.
  • A Masters in Chaplaincy, Ministry, Divinity or related discipline.
  • Outstanding communication skills.
  • Demonstrated deep appreciation for educational practices that promote ongoing formation for chaplaincy ministry
  • Demonstrated ability to model what you are teaching to students
  • Ability to be mentored into the teaching of an already established curriculum
  • Demonstrated Christian character and active involvement in a local evangelical church
  • Alignment of personal values, beliefs and practices with the mission and Christian ethos of Morling College
  • Agreement with the WA Baptist Statement of Beliefs (with any reservations clearly stated and explained at interview)
  • Demonstrate a commitment to ongoing research and professional development in chaplaincy and/or related disciplines
  • Willingness to embrace a culture of shared evangelical conviction and gracious, respectful disagreement on other matters
  • Strong organisational skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively as part of a team

Desirable

  • Willingness to commence doctoral studies in Chaplaincy or a related discipline
  • Background in teaching practical pastoral skills for ministry in institutional contexts
  • Proven track record in teaching at tertiary level/adult education.

Your dedication and hard work will be rewarded with:

  • Skills development opportunities
  • A happy and positive inclusive team culture
  • Free on-site parking
  • Access to Employee Assistance Program (EAP) Support

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