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Pastoral Care Worker

Centacare - O'sullivan Beach, SA

Education, Childcare & Training
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O'Sullivan Beach (Part-Time)

Supplement your existing role or complement your studies with this Pastoral Care Worker role.

  • Contract until 10 December 2021 (school terms only)
  • Above award pay ($36.62 per hour)
  • O'Sullivan Beach Primary School, 2x 5 hour days (work days negotiable) 

About Us

At Centacare Catholic Family Services, our mission is to provide relevant, authentic and effective services that will enhance the quality of life of our clients and enable them to participate fully in the community. We employ approximately 500 staff across our metropolitan and regional locations and we deliver services to over 30,000 South Australians each year, without regard to religion, race, culture, sexuality, gender or economic circumstance. We support people in the areas of disability, family, youth and children, health and well-being, education and training, homelessness and domestic violence. Centacare is a child safe and a quality accredited organisation.

About the Position

Pastoral Care Worker services are funded by The National School Chaplaincy Program which aims to support schools in promoting the well-being of students by complementing but not replacing other existing well-being initiatives in the school community such as careers advice, counselling and similar. The program is designed to provide a tailored option specific to the needs and requirements of each school community.

Some of the responsibilities of a Pastoral Care Worker Include:

  • Work closely with, and/or as part of the school well-being committee or team to plan for and deliver student resilience and well-being services
  • Provide students, their families and staff with support and or appropriate referrals, in difficult situations such as during times of grief or when students are facing personal or emotional challenges.
  • Develop relationships with, and refer students/parents/carers to specialist services within the school as appropriate or externally under the direction of the School Principal if there are existing state/territory or school referral policies
  • Organise one-on-one or group sessions with students, parents, staff and other members of the school community as requested and required by the school community
  • Run breakfast clubs
  • Deliver peer leadership and support programs
  • Participate in school activities such as sport, camps, gardens etc.
  • Report to school community organisations on service provision within the school community
  • Facilitate activities connecting students with other members of the community

About You 

Essential Criteria 

  • Minimum Certificate IV in Youth Work or Pastoral Care or an equivalent qualification which must include competencies in mental health and making appropriate referrals
  • Valid Department for Human Services (DHS) Working with Children Check
  • Current Responding to Abuse and Neglect Training – Education & Care
  • Safe Environments for Children and Young People - Through Their Eyes Training
  • Valid Australian Driver’s Licence

Desirable Criteria 

  • Social Work, Education, Behavioural Science, Psychology or Counselling qualification
  • Experience working in a school environment

Our Culture and Benefits

At Centacare we believe that everyone has the right to be treated with respect. We value the uniqueness of individuals, we consult, collaborate and operate with integrity and professionalism. Centacare is committed to cultivating a harmonious workplace free from harassment and discrimination. Equal opportunity principles align with our mission, vision and values. We believe that treating our workers fairly has a positive impact on our clients, maintains our reputation as an Employer of Choice and a great place to work! We offer benefits such as tax savings via salary sacrifice, paid parental leave, supportive work environment and on-going development through various training opportunities.

How to Apply

Please submit your resume and a cover letter (as one document) outlining how you meet the requirements of this position as outlined in the Position Description. 

For a confidential discussion about this opportunity please contact Mark Draper, Manager, on 08 8215 6320.

Applications will close at 9am on Monday 3 May 2021. 

With respect, no agencies please. 

O'sullivan Beach, SA

Education, Childcare & Training


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