School Chaplain Catholic Education Townsville


Position: School Chaplain
Commencing Date:
As soon as practicable
Salary Range: $35.77 – $37.51 per hour pending experience
Tenure: Term Time, Fixed Term
Closing Date: Monday, 4 September 2023 unless filled prior

St Colman’s School, Home Hill is a co-educational Catholic school in Home Hill offering Prep to Year 6. St Colman’s offers a small school environment and is an integral part of the St Colman’s Parish, promoting the Gospel values built on the foundations of Catholic tradition. The school’s friendly atmosphere and dedicated staff nurture each child’s spiritual, intellectual, physical, social and emotional growth, providing students with a holistic education that develops their potential in a range of areas. Teachers embrace ‘best practice’ and the latest initiatives to educate children according to a multi-age philosophy, whilst also considering each child’s unique abilities and needs.

About the role
St Colman’s Catholic School, Home Hill is seeking an experienced and dedicated School Chaplain to commence as soon as practicable. This role is a term-time, fixed-term position completing 8 hours per week until the end of the 2023 teaching year.

The Chaplain works to create opportunities for the faith development of students and advance the religious life of the school community. The Chaplain will foster the experience of the Catholic community within the school and engage the community in social justice and social action. The Chaplain encourages and facilitates connections with Church/faith communities and agencies.

Key Accountabilities

  • Spend informal time with students (e.g. playground, classroom and excursions)
  • Mentor and provide practical support to students.
  • Coordinate and facilitate reflection and prayer experiences (e.g. reflection days, retreats, forums, meetings and other similar experiences)
  • Contribute to the organisation of major school liturgies and celebrations.
  • Contribute to the development and promotion of Catholic ethos within the college community.
  • Support events that promote the collegiate spirit of the school
  • Under the direction of the Principal, initiate contact with families of the school community (e.g. families experiencing sickness, families new to the college experiencing hardship).
  • Make information available to students around issues of social justice support and resource service groups within the school community.
  • Encourage student involvement in parish faith communities
  • Facilitate ecumenical and inter-faith relationships and activities.
  • Participate in TCE facilitated programs for professional learning
  • Contribute to local cluster gatherings of Chaplains.
  • Maintain relevant records and data.

Mandatory Criteria

  • Current Working with Children Suitability Card – The successful candidate will require a paid Blue Card before commencement as per the No Card, No Start policy developed by Queensland Government.
  • Certificate IV in Youth Work, Chaplaincy or Pastoral Care or equivalent or higher qualification – this qualification must include competencies in ‘making appropriate referrals’ and mental heath
  • Current Driver’s Licence
  • Ability to travel from time to time within the Catholic Diocese of Townsville
  • Ability to perform the physical requirements of the role in a safe manner.

Desirable Criteria

  • Interest in ongoing professional development
  • Experience in the education or Catholic sectors

Some employees may be subject to pre-employment medical assessments during the selection process. Depending on the nature of the position, it may be necessary for successful applicants to be immunised against certain preventable diseases in order to minimise the risk of transmission.

  • Competitive Salary Range
  • Annual Leave with 17.5% leave loading
  • Access to salary packaging options to maximise employee benefits and salary
  • Modern facilities, equipment and resources
  • Access to additional Employer Superannuation Contributions
  • Access to long service leave after 7 years of continuous service
  • 14 Weeks’ paid parental leave
  • Deferred Salary Scheme
  • Access to corporate health schemes
  • Induction processes and professional learning programs
  • Access to Employee Assistance Program
  • Wellbeing programs and initiatives

Please see the Position Description for more information.

Our Organisation
Townsville Catholic Education provides a supportive, flexible working environment where care for the individual is an important part of our ethos. We employ motivated people who want to work together to produce excellent outcomes for our students. Our staff are recognised as being central to achieving our mission.

How to apply

  • Complete the application form including your two nominated professional referees (name, position title and email address)
  • Upload a cover letter addressing the skills, attributes and experience to support the key accountabilities of the role identified in the position description
  • Upload a current resume

Applications during the shortlisting phase will be kept confidential.

Applications close Monday, 4 September 2023 unless filled prior.

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