Tranby College is a co-educational Uniting Church WA school comprising of students from Kindergarten to Year 12.
Located within the Settlers Hills Estate in Baldivis, one of Perth’s fastest growing suburbs south of the river, the college campus enjoys an attractive green aesthetic with excellent facilities. The college is an accessible and inclusive community in which student learning and wellbeing are paramount. All members of the college are committed to providing a holistic, rigorous and student centred curriculum that seeks to create independent learners, balanced with the tolerance and respect valued as a Uniting Church community.
Tranby College are currently seeking a Chaplain to play a leading role in the realisation of the mission and purpose of the college, particularly by being responsible for the spiritual development and spiritual well-being of the college community. This is a part-time position predominately for term-time only, although flexibility with hours is required.
The key functions of the position are:
Spiritual and Values Development
- Work with the Principal to develop the understanding and expression of spirituality throughout the college community consistent with the Christian witness of the Uniting Church.
- Work with the Principal to monitor the expression of values within the college community.
- To contribute to and develop interventions and programs through the College Wellbeing Team.
Contribute to the pastoral care of students and families by:
- Being a supportive resource for those who seek out the Chaplain.
- Reaching out to students and families by becoming known to them.
- Working with all staff, especially Heads of Houses and Deans, to support identified students.
- Develop and deliver an age-appropriate faith education and worship program throughout the college that includes classroom discussions and activities, regular services for students, services for college staff and services to mark significant events.
- Involve students and staff in the planning and delivery of these services.
- Approach worship education holistically, not just services occurring within the space of the Chapel.
- Work with the Service Learning Co-ordinator to provide opportunities for students and staff to participate in service activities aligned with the Uniting Church of Australia and its agencies.
Links with the Parent and Alumni Community
- Develop links with the parent and alumni community and be available to support parents individually.
- Contribute to developing and delivering programs for parents as needed.
Links with the local community
- Work with the College Council, the Synod, Rockingham Uniting Church and the local community.
- Work with local community groups to support the development of links between the college and the local community.
Links with the staff community
The role of Chaplain fundamentally supports students and their families. In tandem with the Chaplain, all College Staff contribute towards the realisation of the college’s purpose. With a priority for students, the Chaplain will from time to time and to a varying extent provide spiritual support and ministry to staff. Work-related or employment matters are outside the scope of the Chaplain. An HR Officer and external Employee Assistance Program (through Relationships Australia) supports staff in these areas.
The role of Chaplain requires availability outside of school hours and, potentially, during school holidays. A flexible approach to working hours is required. This approach will also be accommodated by the college, predominantly to ensure that each year-group camp conducted throughout the school is provided with a worship opportunity.
The successful candidate will:
- Have academic qualifications in Theology and related fields;
- Have academic qualifications in teaching and pastoral care related fields (highly desirable);
- Hold a current Working With Children Check or be willing to obtain one prior to commencement;
- Have experience in school chaplaincy or youth ministry with relevant qualifications recognised by the Western Australian Synod of the Uniting Church, the approving body for this position;
- Understand the ministry practice of the Uniting Church, particularly the Code of Ethics and ‘Safe Church’ for all ministry positions in the Uniting Church;
- Have experience in leading young people in worship;
- Have experience in pastoral care (CPE Training highly regarded); and
- Have the expertise to provide spiritual leadership to the college community.
If you require further information regarding this opportunity, please contact Dr Clayton Massey (Principal) at email@example.com.
To apply for this position please send your application (including cover letter, resume and 3 references) to Teneille Gaudlitz (Senior HR Advisor) via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or posted to:
PO Box 2186
Rockingham DC WA 6967
Applications close: 4.00pm Friday 26 July 2019
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