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School Chaplain

myChaplain - Sydney, NSW

Education, Childcare & Training
Source: uWorkin


We are looking for qualified individuals who are seeking to have an impact in the lives of young people helping them to thrive. The role of a Chaplain is to support young people and help strengthen school communities as a complementary worker within the school.

School Chaplains are tasked with caring for the social, emotional and spiritual wellbeing of the students, teachers and wider school community through a variety of support programs.

School Chaplains run specific programs tailored to the needs of the school such as grief and loss, resilience building and anti-bullying. Chaplains also provide one-on-one care, mentoring and support for students, parents and staff. Chaplains network with the local community to provide a broad range of support services to the school.

The equivalent casual hourly rate of pay is $40 including superannuation. Generate Chaplains are paid throughout the year including school holidays bringing the annualized hourly rate to $28.03 per hour over the 52 weeks.

All Chaplains must be qualified

School Chaplains are required to have as a minimum a Certificate IV in Youth Work or Pastoral Care (or designated equivalent). Generate has an additional requirement of completion, or working towards, a theological or ministry qualification.

Degree or diploma-qualified candidates in education, social work, psychology, welfare, youth work or ministry will be highly regarded.

Generate Chaplains are also required to have undertaken church based Child Protection training. The following may assist you as you seek to undertake this training:

  • The National Council of Churches in Australia website lists when different churches are running the training in NSW.
  • The Anglican Diocese of Sydney conducts Safe Ministry Training online. This is available at safeministry.training
  • Contact the churches in your area - Most churches run Child Protection Training courses for their Sunday School teachers/Youthgroup leaders.
Selection Criteria

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Experience with Youth/ Children
A proven ability to work effectively with young people and a broad understanding of youth/children and issues affecting them

Pastoral Care
A demonstrated understanding of the boundaries and practicalities involved in providing pastoral care to a state school community

A demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with a range of people in a range of settings

A demonstrated ability to work both as a member of a team and independently

Experience in Schools and Education
Proven effective involvement in and a demonstrated understanding of the operation of State schools

Before you begin your application

Please be aware that your application may be submitted to the school interview panel consisting of the Principal, a member of the P&C or wider school community and a representative of Generate.

The online application may take some time to complete so allow up to an hour to process and review before submitting.

You will need the following in order to apply:

  • Working With Children Check Number
  • Church based Child Protection Training (place and date)
  • Referee Contact details (including Pastor)
  • Employment details
  • Education details (including transcripts)
  • Other training details

You should read the following documents before applying:

  • DoE Reference Documents; Code of Conduct & Dress Code
  • Generate Chaplain Role
  • Generate Ministries' Statements of Faith