School Chaplain (Student Welfare Officer) - St Monica's Primary - Evatt, ACT

St Monica's Primary (Evatt)

Evatt, ACT 


Chaplains / Pastoral Care

Contract Type: Contract Position Part Time

Applications Close: 19 January 2022


Work at St Monica’s which is a child-centred Catholic learning community where students learning occurs in a climate of discovery and inquiry, and where the vibrant and innovative learning environment and facilities foster a love for learning for all members of the community.

<p><strong>Location:</strong>&nbsp;Evatt, ACT<br><strong>Employment Type:</strong>&nbsp;Part-time, Temporary (20 hours per fortnight)<br><strong>Salary Range:</strong> $34.00 per hour + Superannuation&nbsp;<br><strong>Start Date:</strong>&nbsp; January 2022<br><strong>Closing Date:</strong>&nbsp;11.55pm, Wednesday 19 January 2021</p> <p><br>St Monica’s Primary prides itself on providing a very rich and comprehensive curriculum, complemented by a wide range of co-curricular activities and programs to enrich learning. The school's curriculum, with a strong focus on Religious Education, literacy and numeracy, also demonstrates a commitment to individual differences and engages students of all ability levels. The school balances its formal curriculum with an emphasis on creativity, performing arts and creative thinking.<br><br><strong>About the Role</strong></p> <p><strong>School chaplains (Student Welfare Officers)</strong> support the wellbeing of students by providing pastoral care services and strategies that support the wellbeing of the broader school community.&nbsp; The purpose of the Nation School Chaplaincy Program is to support the wellbeing of Australian school students through the provision of pastoral care services and strategies to support the wellbeing of the broader school community. The nature of activities may include volunteering activities, excursions, lunchtime activities and parent/carer workshops. <br><br><strong>Essential Criteria</strong></p> <ul> <li> <p>A sound understanding of and commitment to the Church’s mission in Catholic education and the capacity to contribute to the spiritual and community life of the school.</p> </li> <li> <p>Excellent management and organisational skills that create supportive and safe environments, including managing challenging student behaviours and meeting a variety of social and emotional needs.</p> </li> <li> <p>An excellent understanding of and ability to implement student support programs.</p> </li> <li> <p>A willingness to respond creatively to the needs of the school in the area of the social and emotional wellbeing of students.</p> </li> <li> <p>A willingness to contribute towards the wider school community, in order to build and strengthen school’s relationship with parents, parish and community.</p> </li> <li> <p>An awareness of initiatives and developments in research pertaining to social and emotional learning, and trauma related behaviours in children.</p> </li> <li> <p>The minimum qualification is a Certificate IV in Youth Work or Certificate IV in Pastoral Care (or equivalent) or a&nbsp;person who holds a higher level qualification, such as a diploma or bachelor degree.</p> </li> <li> <p>Chaplains are required to complete a three-hour (during work hours) online professional learning package (PLP) aimed at responding to and preventing cyberbullying.<br><br></p> </li> </ul> <p><em>Please refer to the role description for an in-depth detail regarding criteria and skill set required.<br><br><strong>Please note:</strong>&nbsp;This position involves work in an ACT school.&nbsp; The appointment of successful applicants is subject to compliance with Public Health (ACT School or Early Childhood Education and Care Workers COVID-19 Vaccination) Emergency Direction 2021. Individuals who are appointed to a position in a ACT school are required to have either received two doses of COVID-19 vaccine, or have obtained an approved medical contraindication certificate. Individuals are required to present evidence of either their vaccination status or a medical contraindication certificate to their school to be able to work in a ACT school.<br></em><em><br></em></p> <p><strong>Application Process<br><br></strong>Applications are invited from interested candidates able to demonstrate a commitment to the vision of Catholic Education.<br><br>Applicants are required to submit a cover letter and current resume including a statement of suitability against the skills, attributes and experience as outlined in the Position Description.&nbsp;<br><br>This position involves working with children. The appointment of successful applicants will be subject to satisfactory employment screening for child related employment in accordance with CE policy.<br><br>For further information about the School please visit our <a href="https://www.stmonicas.act.edu.au/smoosh">website</a>. Information about Catholic Education Archdiocese of Canberra &amp; Goulburn can be accessed <a href="https://cg.catholic.edu.au/">here</a>.<br><br><strong>Position specific queries:</strong> Please contact Carmel Maguire via email&nbsp;<a href="mailto:carmel.maguire@cg.catholic.edu.au">carmel.maguire@cg.catholic.edu.au</a></p><br><br><p><img src="https://az29734.vo.msecnd.net/static/people/icons/icon_file_small.gif" alt="Download File">&nbsp;<a href="https://careers.cg.catholic.edu.au/cw/en/PositionDescriptionDocument/498416/school-chaplain-student-welfare-officer-st-monicas-primary-evatt-act">Applicant Information Pack</a></p>
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