The purpose of this role is to assist the Chaplaincy Team to meet the religious and spiritual needs of prisoners. The Assistant Chaplain position is generally by appointment only because they provide cover for chaplains on leave.
Assistant chaplains support the chaplain as required to:
- provide spiritual and religious support to prisoners
- provide pastoral support and counselling to prisoners which meets their religious, spiritual, personal and cultural needs.
- contribute actively to the development and enhancement of the local chaplaincy team
- establish and maintain sound working relations with local churches and faith-based community groups.