Pastoral Care Worker, Hamilton

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St Francis Xavier's CollegeHamilton
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Contract type: Part Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Temporary
Location HAMILTON St Francis Xavier's College Vacancy TypeTemporary Part Time Hours/FTE14 Hours Description St Francis Xavier College is seeking a part-time Temporary Pastoral Care Worker for 14 hours/week for the 2020 school year.

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

• St Francis Xavier's College, Hamilton, is a comprehensive, co-educational Senior College catering to vibrant young adults across Years 11 and 12 (Stage 6). Committed to creating a contemporary space that caters to the diversity of its students, teachers are focused on offering a holistic approach to education acknowledging the mind, body and spirit of students and the importance of each in their development of personal and social responsibility.

• The teaching community at St Francis Xavier’s College upholds the responsibility of shaping and encouraging young minds through a shared vision of high quality education, hands-on experiences and fruitful learning for all students. Each member of the teaching staff brings with them skills and expertise in their delivery of the Stage 6 curriculum and the requirements of the Higher School Certificate, while also modelling faith in action by nurturing positive relationships between one another. Position Requirements A chaplain 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. 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

• Comply with the Child Protection (Working with Children) Act 2012 (NSW) and all related laws concerning child protection

• Current Paid NSW Working with Children Check

• Be prepared to participate in any reporting or NSCP evaluation requirements as requested by the school/sector. Desirable Criteria • Counselling skills

• Seasons for Growth CommencementStarts28/01/2020 Finishing Date27/01/2021 Conditions of EmploymentSalary is in accordance with New South Wales & Australian Capital Territory Catholic Systemic Schools Enterprise Agreement 2017. Applications Close Monday 20 January, 2020 InstructionsForward your Curriculum Vitae together with a covering letter addressing selection criteria via email (preferred) as one pdf to the contact person. Contact Name Telephone   Greg Ptolemy ( 4944 4800 Applications to:

By email (preferred):

Greg Ptolemy

By post:

Assist.Principal (S)
St Mary's Catholic College
PO Box 4021

Specific School Requirements/ Additional Info Benefits including:
• a corporate fitness program;
• employee assistance program (EAP);
• paid parental leave;
• training and staff development programs;
• access to long service leave after just five years;
• opportunity for leasing motor vehicles; and
• 9.5 per cent superannuation. To apply: Please provide your resume and a cover letter addressing the selection criteria directly to Principal – Greg Ptolemy: or Applications close: Monday 20th January, 2020. 9am. *Please note, not adequately addressing the selection criteria may result in your application not being shortlisted*

More about St Francis Xavier's College
Address: 286 Parkway Avenue, Hamilton, New South Wales, NSW 2303, Australia. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +61 2 4961 2863