General Assistant & Pastoral Care Duties

Archdiocese of Brisbane

A unique opportunity to uphold a longstanding tradition.

  • Working with a Professional Not for Profit
  • Opportunities for Personal and Professional Development
Centacare is the social services arm of the Catholic Archdiocese of Brisbane and has been operating in South East Queensland for over 50 years.  The vision of Centacare of leading social change, strengthening families and supporting people and communities in the spirit of the Gospel is central to all of its operations.
Centacare Pastoral Ministries - Apostleship of the Sea (AOS) is part of an international mission for seafarers.  The purpose of the Apostleship of the Sea is to care for the Spiritual, Social, and Material welfare of all Seafarers without distinction of colour, race or creed;
SPIRITUAL – Inspired by our Catholic faith and respecting the beliefs and practices of all seafarers, we nourish their spiritual lives by being Christ for them and finding Christ in them.
SOCIAL – Concerned for the social well-being of seafarers, we are a welcoming ministry providing transport to on shore facilities, currency exchange to enable shopping whilst on shore, internet and telecommunications facilities to keep in contact with their families, and a Seafarers’ centre for quiet relaxation and enjoyment during their stay.
MATERIAL – Committed to social justice for all and believing in the dignity of the human person, we support seafarers in their right to fair remuneration, appropriate on-board accommodation, safe working conditions and non-discriminatory treatment by advocacy and working with other organisations.
The seafarer’s centre is open 12 hours per day, Monday-Friday.  The main objective of the role is to be able to perform administration duties for which a good working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel are required, and to provide pastoral care on-board the vessels berthed at the wharves and support for seafarers whilst at the Centre with shop sales and phone card issues. Transporting of seafarers in a 12 seat van is also an essential requirement of the position.
The ideal candidate will possess the following:
  • Demonstrated interest and background in the provision of pastoral care,
  • Ability to maintain professional boundaries with seafarers and staff,
  • Ability to work under minimal supervision,
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills,
  • Adequate physical fitness required to safely board vessels and be safe in an on board environment,
  • A Positive Notice Working with Children ‘Blue’ Card / National Police Certificate, or willingness to obtain,
  • Current Open Drivers licence (with ability to drive manual).