Archdiocese of Dublin: Pastoral Care & Chaplaincy Workers

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Archdiocese of Dublin


The Archdiocese of Dublin is seeking to fill two full-time vacancies on a two-year fixed term basis. These roles form part of the Pastoral Care and Chaplaincy Service team for the Technical University Dublin (TU Dublin).

Role 1. Pastoral Care and Chaplaincy Worker (PCCW) – All Campuses

Role 2. Pastoral Care and Chaplaincy Worker (PCCW) - Peer Mentoring Role for TU Dublin University.

These roles form part of the Pastoral Care and Chaplaincy Service (PCCS) team being delivered to TU Dublin. Both roles offer dual support service as they provide both pastoral care and chaplaincy support for students and staff. These roles will complement existing student support services and provide associated social, emotional and spiritual support including holistic pastoral care.

Reporting to the PCCS Team Co-ordinator the PCCW will:

Provide pastoral care to the students and staff of one of the colleges of TU Dublin. This will involve initiating direct contact with students, particularly those transitioning to university life. The PCCW will offer a bridge to and support for other professional services on campus, while recognising and responding to the specific needs experienced by students throughout the academic year.

The PCCW will provide a chaplaincy service and he/she will have the capacity to respond, intervene and be present at times of trauma, crisis, illness and grief affecting students of all faiths and none.

The PCCW will work closely with other Pastoral Care Services as well as the Students Union in relevant campaigns such as social justice, health and wellbeing.

The PCCW will use their initiative to create a greater sense of community among students

Peer Mentoring

In addition to the above, the PCCW tasked with the responsibility of peer mentoring will,

  • Map out the status of Peer Mentoring in the university with special attention to recruitment and training of peer mentor leaders for engagement with first year groups and engagement with academic staff,
  • Develop a strategic plan for the university for peer mentoring across the entire University
  • Promote the Peer Mentor Programme,
  • Develop a role description for Peer Mentor Leaders,
  • Assist with the selection process of new mentors, and provide the administrative support to ensure that Garda Vetting takes place when necessary and adhere to university policies and procedures,
  • Plan and execute a training program for Peer Mentor Leaders.


The successful candidate will have:

  • At least a level 8 Honours degree qualification in at least one of the following disciplines: counselling, psychotherapy, social care, sociology and chaplaincy related subjects,
  • Formal training for ministry preferably at a post-graduate level,
  • Work/life experience in multicultural settings,
  • Work experience in a third level educational setting,
  • Relevant pastoral experience,
  • Evidence of designing and executing training courses,
  • Ability to enter, update and maintain records
  • An ability to use IT to enhance all aspects of their role,
  • Full Drivers licence and use of a car.

Next Steps:

If you think either of these roles are for you, please email your CV with a covering letter to by 5pm Monday 10th August 2020.

The recruitment process will involve at least two interviews in August. No offer of employment will be made to the successful candidate until satisfactory references, Garda Vetting clearance and a pre-employment medical report are received and are satisfactory.

General Info

Date Entered/Updated
27th Jul, 2020
Expiry Date
10th Aug, 2020