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Pastoral Assistant (Aboriginal Catholic Ministry)

Permanent, Full Time

The Aboriginal Catholic Ministry (ACM) is an agency of the Catholic Archdiocese of Perth which promotes the spiritual, cultural and social development of people of Aboriginal descent. The ACM is seeking a Pastoral Assistant to provide pastoral care and support to the Aboriginal Community and to assist in ACM activities and ministry. Duties include hospital, hostel and home visitation, planning and facilitating community events, providing funeral support, and supporting at regular Aboriginal Community Masses celebrated every Sunday at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 8 Burnett Street, Embleton at 11am.

About the role - a snapshot:


Use your relevant skills & experience to provide pastoral care & support to the Aboriginal Community


Based at 5 Baker Avenue, Perth near the CBD


3.5 days additional paid leave over Christmas

Aboriginality is a specification for this position in accordance with Section 50(d), Equal Opportunity Act 1984.

The applicant must have a strong awareness of Aboriginal culture, with knowledge and understanding of the effects of isolation, illness, death, and being “off country” for Aboriginal people. They must have thorough knowledge of local services and facilities available for Aboriginal people, and demonstrate knowledge and understanding of human rights issues that impact the lives of Aboriginal people. A friendly, helpful and courteous manner, strong communication skills, and excellent time management skills are essential for the role. General office skills including basic computer skills will be required. The successful applicant must hold a Clinical Pastoral Education qualification or equivalent (or be willing to complete the study for the qualification). A valid National Police Clearance, Working with Children Check, WA Driver’s Licence (LR Class licence desirable), and proof of COVID-19 vaccinations (triple dose) or valid medical exemption, required.

To apply or for more information:

For a copy of the Job Description, email To apply, send your current resume and a cover letter to the People & Culture team at no later than Tuesday, 26 September 2023. We reserve the right to begin shortlisting & interview prior to the closing date.

Thank you for your interest