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Thank you for registering your interest in becoming a Chaplain or Wellbeing Officer. 

Apply to become a Chaplain

Do you want to become a School Chaplain?

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.

All Chaplains must be qualified

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:

  • The National Council of Churches in Australia website lists when different churches are running the training in NSW.
  • The Anglican Diocese of Sydney conducts Safe Ministry Training online. This is available at
  • Contact the churches in your area - Most churches run Child Protection Training courses for their Sunday School teachers/Youthgroup leaders.
Selection Criteria

Prior preparation may be needed to complete these responses. We recommend that you complete and save your responses in a Word document (or similar) before transferring them to this step. This section will take time to prepare and write your responses. Each response should be a maximum 150 words.

Experience with Youth/ Children
A proven ability to work effectively with young people and a broad understanding of youth/children and issues affecting them

Pastoral Care
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

Before you begin your application

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:

  • Working With Children Check Number
  • Church based Child Protection Training (place and date)
  • Referee Contact details (including Pastor)
  • Employment details
  • Education details (including transcripts)
  • Other training details

You should read the following documents before applying:

Current Positions Available

Generate currently employs Chaplains under two programs. 

The National School Chaplaincy Program (NSCP) is a Federally funded program and positions are funded until the end of 2022. 

The Student Wellbeing Support Program (SWSP) is a NSW State Government funded program that is in place for three years.

Please note, most positions are for 10 hours per week. 

Applications are now open and will close March 5, 2021.  
Western Sydney

Glenfield Park School (NSCP)
Granville South Public School (NSCP)

Contact Kim Whale
Phone: 0448 216 692

Sydney CBD & North West Sydney

Concord West Public School (SWSP)

Contact David Bell
Phone: 0414 751 949

Far North Coast

Contact Megan Harris
Phone: 0424 727 657  

Hunter & North Coast

Aberdeen Public School (NSCP)
Tenambit Public School (NSCP - maternity leave)

Contact Rachel Reitsma
Phone: 0410 654 390 

New England

Gilgandra Public School (NSCP)

Contact Tom Magill
Phone: 0405 846 620  

Central Coast

Contact Fergus Taylor
Phone: 0432 741 110 

Central West

Darlington Point Public School (SWSP)
Oberon High School (NSCP)

Contact Rachael Bell
Phone: 0412 791 903 

Riverina & The Murray

Corowa South Public School (Community Funded)

Contact Janice Mitchell
Phone: 0408 686 165 

Southern NSW

Dalgety Public School (NSCP)
Marulan Public School (NSCP - Bushfire)
Temora Public School and Temora High School (SWSP - combined)

Contact Duncan McAulay
Phone: 0402 199 848

South West Sydney & The South Coast

Batemans Bay Public School (NSCP)
Elderslie High School (NSCP)
Mount Ousley Public School (NSCP)
Mount Warrigal Public School (NSCP)

Contact Nathan Zorn
Phone: 0404 447 188

Sutherland Shire

Contact Mellisa Holmes
Phone: 0412 594 905