LEARNING TO BRING HOPE
PASTORAL CARE DIPLOMA CAN MAKE A REAL DIFFERENCE
OFTEN unsung, but vital to the wellbeing of aged care residents, pastoral workers have a challenging role.
The Diploma in Ageing and Pastoral Care and the Certificate IV in Pastoral Care provide a grounding for those who want to care for people’s emotional and spiritual needs.
Holy Family Services training co-ordinator Kathleen Wall said: “Aged care is an increasingly diverse sector where employees could be working with 150 residents from a variety of cultural, spiritual or religious backgrounds. It is vital for employees to be able to support a wide range of needs.”
Four modules cover a range of issues relating to pastoral and spiritual care of the elderly with dementia and in a palliative setting.
A fifth module covers management skills and accreditation, legal and ethical situations.
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