CHIPS has two to three Chaplaincy positions available in primary schools within the Casey, Cardinia or Knox areas, commencing in Term 1 2019.
Established in 1999 and incorporated in 2003, CHIPS is a non-profit organisation based in the south-eastern suburbs of Melbourne. CHIPS is well known in the local area for working with primary aged children in crisis and has won the Casey Volunteer Organisation of the Year Award in 2010 and 2014.
CHIPS’ Chaplaincy program is unique as it is a “team model” of Chaplaincy. As a result, CHIPS provides Chaplains and programs which are tailor-made to suit each individual school’s needs. During crisis times (such has fire, floods or death) the Chaplaincy team, community groups and various volunteers associated with CHIPS, help to provide food parcels, respite care and home support. All the programs, services, seminars, camps and support listed on the CHIPS website (www.chips.org.au) are available to our Chaplaincy schools.
-work as a member of the school’s well-being team in the delivery of student well-being services
-contribute to improving student engagement and connectedness
-contribute to providing a safe, inclusive and supportive learning environment
-provide pastoral care and guidance to students
-operate within the school community and with external providers
Successful candidates will have the ability to:
relate to female and male students; deliver both individual and group sessions; form positive connections with school leadership teams, teachers, support staff and parents/guardians; meet the minimum qualification requirements (as listed below).
This role is suited to team players who are passionate about working with primary aged students and their families and who have an understanding of “trauma informed practice”.
Applicants must have a minimum Certificate IV in Youth Work, or Certificate IV in Chaplaincy and Pastoral Care (or equivalent qualification), as well as a current Working With Children’s Check and Police Check.
The minimum qualification must include the identified mental health related and making appropriate referrals unit/s of competency (respond holistically to client issues and refer appropriately; and work effectively in mental health).
Applications must include a covering letter, CV and two referees.
Applications close: Monday 12th November at 4:00pm and should be directed to CHIPS’ Office Manager- Mrs Cathy Wieckmann via email@example.com
(Previous applicants need not apply.)