We are looking for qualified individuals who are seeking to have an impact in the lives of young people helping them to thrive. The role of a Chaplain is to support young people and help strengthen school communities as a complementary worker within the school.
School Chaplains are tasked with caring for the social, emotional and spiritual wellbeing of the students, teachers and wider school community through a variety of support programs.
School Chaplains run specific programs tailored to the needs of the school such as grief and loss, resilience building and anti-bullying. Chaplains also provide one-on-one care, mentoring and support for students, parents and staff. Chaplains network with the local community to provide a broad range of support services to the school.
The equivalent casual hourly rate of pay is $40 including superannuation. Generate Chaplains are paid throughout the year including school holidays bringing the annualized hourly rate to $28.03 per hour over the 52 weeks.
School Chaplains are required to have as a minimum a Certificate IV in Youth Work or Pastoral Care (or designated equivalent). Generate has an additional requirement of completion, or working towards, a theological or ministry qualification.
Degree or diploma-qualified candidates in education, social work, psychology, welfare, youth work or ministry will be highly regarded.
Generate Chaplains are also required to have undertaken church based Child Protection training. The following may assist you as you seek to undertake this training:
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Experience with Youth/ Children
A proven ability to work effectively with young people and a broad understanding of youth/children and issues affecting them
A demonstrated understanding of the boundaries and practicalities involved in providing pastoral care to a state school community
A demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with a range of people in a range of settings
A demonstrated ability to work both as a member of a team and independently
Experience in Schools and Education
Proven effective involvement in and a demonstrated understanding of the operation of State schools
Please be aware that your application may be submitted to the school interview panel consisting of the Principal, a member of the P&C or wider school community and a representative of Generate.
The online application may take some time to complete so allow up to an hour to process and review before submitting.
You will need the following in order to apply:
You should read the following documents before applying:
Generate currently employs Chaplains under two programs.
The National School Chaplaincy Program (NSCP) is a Federally funded program and positions are available until December 2019. Applications for ongoing funding will be made by schools towards the end of the year.
The Student Wellbeing Support Program (SWSP) is a NSW State Government funded program that is in place for three years.
Burwood Girls High School (NSCP)
Chester Hill North Public School (NSCP + SWSP)
Killarney Heights High School (SWSP)
Riverwood Public School (SWSP)
Ruse Public School (SWSP)
Contact Kim Whale
Phone: 0448 216 692
Drummond Memorial Public School (SWSP)
Upper Lansdowne Public School (NSCP)
Contact Tom Magill
Phone: 0405 846 620
Forster Public School (NSCP)
Scone Public School (NSCP)
Contact Fergus Taylor
Phone: 0432 741 110
Coolah Central School (NSCP)
Parkes High School (NSCP + SWSP)
Warren Central School (NSCP)
Contact Fergus Taylor
Phone: 0432 741 110
Darlington Point Public School (SWSP)
Finley High School (NSCP)
Contact Janice Mitchell
Phone: 0408 686 165
Buxton Public School (NSCP)
Contact Duncan McAulay
Phone: 0402 199 848
Georges River College Hurstville Boys Campus (NSCP)
Padstow Park Public School (NSCP)
Phone: 0412 594 905