Wellbeing Officer

St Patrick's Primary School - Lochinvar


Chaplains / Pastoral Care

Contract Type: Contract Position Part Time

Applications Close: 20 January 2022

The Wellbeing Officer is responsible for supporting the wellbeing of staff and families....

The Wellbeing Officer is responsible for supporting the wellbeing of staff and families. <p> A Wellbeing Officer is an individual who: i) Is recognised by the school community and appropriate governing body for the school as having skills and experience to deliver school chaplaincy to the school community ii) Is recognised through formal ordination, commissioning, recognised religious qualifications or endorsement by a recognised or accepted religious institution (Diocese of Maitland Newcastle); and iii) Meets the NSCP’s minimum qualification requirements a) A certificate 1V in Youth Work; or b) A certificate 1V in Pastoral care; or c) A Certificate 1V in Chaplaincy and Pastoral Care; or d) An equivalent qualification (eg teacher or psychologist); and this Certificate or equivalent qualification must include competencies in ‘mental health’ and ‘making appropriate referrals.’ iv) Chaplains must also undertake professional learning in responding to and preventing bullying and cyberbullying training with the Office of the eSafety Commissioner. The Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle is committed to safeguarding children and vulnerable adults, preventing those in our care from suffering abuse or neglect. The Diocese is committed to being compliant with the National Principles for Child Safe Organisations and the National Catholic Safeguarding Standards. All employees are required to undergo a National Police Check, retain a valid NSW Working with Children Check and ensure compliance with our safeguarding policies, the Diocesan Safeguarding Commitment Statement and the Codes of Conduct. </p> <h3>Essential Criteria:</h3> <p> • have an understanding and willingness to support and follow the Catholic Identity and mission of the school. <br>• have a good understanding of the Catholic School and the wider community <br>• have good organisational and communication skills (with teachers, clergy, parents and students) <br>• have an ability to collaborate and work effectively in teams <br>• have an ability to work effectively in a school environment <br>• have an ability to work closely with school principals and executive in achieving specific strategic goals <br>• be competent and capable in monitoring and reporting requirements <br>• Interpersonal skills <br>• Understanding and compassion towards the marginalised <br>• Prioritisation of the well- being of students and families <br>• Catholic Comply with the Child Protection (Working with Children) Act 2012 (NSW) and all related laws concerning child protection Have a relevant and valid NSW Working with Children Check Be prepared to participate in any reporting or NSCP evaluation requirements as requested by the school/sector. </p> <h3>Desirable Criteria:</h3> <p> • Seasons for Growth </p> <h3>Renumeration:</h3> <p> Salary is in accordance with New South Wales &amp; Australian Capital Territory Catholic Systemic Schools Enterprise Agreement 2020. </p> <h3>Additional Info:</h3> <p> The covering letter attached to your Curriculum Vitae should address the criteria as outlined above and should include contact details for referees. The preferred applicant will be required to complete the registration process for the Diocese. Applications will be received up until 3.30pm on the closing date. </p> <a href="https://www.mn.catholic.edu.au/employment/positions-vacant/job/11902/" target="_blank">More Information</a>
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