Pastoral Care Worker, Mayfield

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Catholic Schools Office Maitland- NewcastleMayfield
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Contract type: Part Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Temporary
Location MAYFIELD St Dominic's Centre Vacancy TypeTemporary Part Time Hours/FTE14 Hours Description 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. 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

• Proven experience of working with students with additional needs

• 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 • Training in NVCI or MAPA

• Experience in working with families to engage them in partnership in their child’s learning CommencementStarts27/4/20 Finishing Date18/12/20 Conditions of EmploymentSalary is in accordance with New South Wales & Australian Capital Territory Catholic Systemic Schools Enterprise Agreement 2017. Applications Close Friday 27 March, 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   Stephen Dunn ( 4968 1295 Applications to:

By email (preferred):

Stephen Dunn

By post:

St Dominic's Centre
76 Havelock Street

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 Diocese. Applications will be received at the school up to 3.00pm on the closing date.

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Telephone: +61 2 4979 1200