Chaplain – Kirkbrae

Kirkbrae is a not-for-profit seniors living community located in Kilsyth, providing high quality retirement living and aged care services for people in the outer east of Melbourne.

Our aged care service provides residents with a comfortable, compassionate, and friendly community.

About the role

To provide Christian chaplaincy services to the residents of Kirkbrae Presbyterian Homes. Kirkbrae currently has more than 145 residents in Independent Living and Residential Care.

The main responsibility of the Chaplain will be:

  • To conduct visitation to residents of Independent Living and Residential Care, and to provide access for both residents and staff to spiritual counsel, prayer, the Lord’s Supper and Christian worship services.
  • As a member of the Presbytery of Maroondah, the Chaplain will be expected to facilitate the provision of a weekly Sunday worship service at the facility and to organise other midweek meetings for prayer, Bible Study and evangelism as deemed appropriate, including a monthly Communion Service in Residential Care, weekly chapel services and memorial services as required.
  • The Chaplain must be willing to refer and facilitate access to religious practitioners of other faiths, so that the specific spiritual and pastoral care needs of residents and their families who adhere to faiths other than Christianity may be met.
  • The Chaplain is encouraged to liaise with local Churches of other denominations as required to build a rapport with Ministers of religion within the area in support of Kirkbrae residents and staff.

What’s required from applicants

  • The appointed Chaplain is to be an ordained minister in good standing of the Presbyterian Church of Australia.
  • A minister with proven experience in practical pastoral care.

A Ministry of The Presbyterian Church of Victoria

  • Completion of units in Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) or equivalent or completion of same as soon as possible after taking the position will be highly regarded.
  • 3-5 years’ experience in a similar position or in a senior ministry role with demonstrable regular contact with the aged and their families
  • Demonstrated practical knowledge of first aid
  • Computer literacy including Outlook, Microsoft word and Excel and a willingness to work with electronic record keeping
  • National Police Check
  • COVID Vaccination

This is a part time position reporting to Chief Executive Officer/Facility Manager. If you enjoy working with a very successful team, we would like to hear from you.

Please forward your application to:

Applications close: 28th January 2022

Only successful applicants will be contacted.

You must have the right to live and work in Australia.

For the collection of personal information, please refer to Kirkbrae’s privacy policy available at our website:

Youth/Young Adult Coordinator – Donvale Presbyterian Church

Donvale Presbyterian Church is a Reformed Evangelical church in the Eastern Suburbs of Melbourne. We seek to employ a Youth/Young Adult Coordinator on a part-time basis commencing in early 2022. 

The ideal candidate is a mature Christian, is passionate about serving Christ and His Church, has previous experience with youth ministry and (preferably) has some formal theological training. The ideal candidate will teach youth and young adults to know, grow, love and serve Jesus. 

This role is part time and the hours are negotiable. The position could be extended if the suitable applicant is willing to take on a role of overseeing our children’s ministry as well.

If you believe you have the necessary gifts and skills to work in this exciting role within a growing church, please consider either sending in your CV to the senior pastor (details below) or feel free to call with any questions you may have. 

Rev Gerald Vanderwert  

0414 407404