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Pastoral Care Worker

Catholic Schools Office, Diocese of Maitland Newca... - Glendale, NSW

Education, Childcare & Training
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Reference No : 10964
External Position
Closing Date: Thursday 01 April, 2021

GLENDALE Holy Cross Primary School

Vacancy Type
Temporary Part Time

14 Hours

The Pastoral Care Worker is responsible for the pastoral care and spiritual wellbeing of the students and staff.

Position Requirements
A Pastoral Care Worker 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.

v) Pastoral care is the practice of looking after the pastoral needs of students, not just their academic needs, through the provision of general spiritual and personal advice.

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 Code’s of Conduct.

Essential Criteria
  • have an understanding and willingness to support and follow the Catholic Identity and mission of the school

  • have a good understanding of the Catholic School and the wider community

  • have good organisational and communication skills (with teachers, clergy, parents and students)

  • have an ability to collaborate and work effectively in teams

  • have an ability to work effectively in a school environment

  • have an ability to work closely with school principals and executive in achieving specific strategic goals

  • be competent and capable in monitoring and reporting requirements

  • Interpersonal skills

  • Understanding and compassion towards the marginalised

  • Prioritisation of the well- being of students and families

  • Be a 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.

    Desirable Criteria
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    Finishing Date

    Conditions of Employment
    Salary is in accordance with New South Wales & Australian Capital Territory Catholic Systemic Schools Enterprise Agreement 2020.

    Applications Close
    Thursday 01 April, 2021

    Forward your Curriculum Vitae together with a covering letter addressing selection criteria via email (preferred) as one pdf to the contact person.


    Debra Hawthorne (debra.hawthorne@mn.catholic.edu.au)
    4954 8471

    Applications to:

    By email (preferred):

    Debra Hawthorne

    By post:

    Holy Cross Primary School
    30 Oakland Street
    GLENDALE 2285

    Specific School Requirements/ Additional Info
    The covering letter attached to your curriculum vitae should address the criteria as outlined above and include the contact details of your parish priest as well as after hour contacts for other referees. The preferred applicant will be required to complete the registration process for the Catholic Schools Office as well as the necessary Federal Police checks. Applications will be received at the school up to 3.00 pm on the closing date.

    Glendale, NSW

    Education, Childcare & Training


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