School Chaplain - St James Primary School, COORPAROO, Coorparoo

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Brisbane Catholic EducationCoorparoo
Date posted:
Start date: January 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Fixed Term

We are seeking a School Chaplain to join our team and support the faith, spiritual and pastoral needs of our students. This can include support and guidance about ethics, values, relationships and spiritual issues; the provision of student welfare; and enhancing engagement with the broader community.

The successful candidate will;

- contribute to and promote the development, alignment, attainment and review of the mission and strategic goals for Brisbane Catholic Education
- work closely with others to promote and develop student wellbeing, emotional resilience, positive relationships and a sense of community
- provide appropriate referrals for students in accordance with school approved protocols and processes
- promote positive partnerships within and beyond the school community.

Minimum requirements for applicants for the position of School Chaplain in a Brisbane Catholic Education school:

Qualifications - possession of either:

- a Certificate IV in Youth Work; or a Certificate IV in Pastoral Care; or
- an equivalent qualification; this certificate or equivalent must include a unit of competency in ‘mental health’ and ‘making appropriate referrals’ e.g. CHCCS422B (Respond holistically and refer appropriately) and CHCMH301C (Work effectively in mental health).

St James Primary School is a co-educational school with approximately 165 children. Our school is a close knit community that values relationships between staff, parents and children. Our school motto is: Learn and Act with Heart and Mind.

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To be successful in this role you will:

  • have a commitment to and understanding of the ethos and traditions of Catholic Education;
  • currently hold or be eligible to hold a Paid Employee Positive Notice Blue Card; and
  • be eligible to work in Australia for the duration of the appointment.

Estimated Start Date:
  Commencing January 2020

Position Tenure:   Fixed Term

Weeks Worked:  School term weeks only (holidays unpaid)

Tenure Duration (If Fixed Term):   2020 school year

Total Paid Hours (per wk) & Days Required:   2 days/wk (8 hrs/wk)

Salary Level, Range or Hourly Rate:   School Officer Level 5 - $31.91 per hour

Employment Conditions:   Diocesan Catholic Education Employing Authorities in Queensland Single Interest Agreement 2015-2019

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 the law.

Contact Person:
  Mr John Bates

Contact Telephone Number:   0438 339 703

Contact Email:

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