School Chaplain

$34.40 - $36.07 hourly
  • Townsville Catholic Education Office
  • St Mary's Catholic College 39 Poole Street, Bowen QLD, Australia
  • 21 Sep, 2021
Part time - Permanent Student Services

Job Description

Position: School Chaplain
Commencing Date: 
Term 4, 2021
Term Time, Permanent
Hours: Minimum 10 hours a week

Salary Range: 
$34.40 - $36.07 per hour pending experience
Closing Date: Thursday, 30 September 2021 

St Mary's Catholic School, Bowen is a co-educational primary school located in Bowen. St Mary’s is proudly the first Catholic school established in the Townsville Diocese and has 151 students from Prep to Year 6. Established by The Sisters of St Joseph in 1873, the parents of St Mary’s Catholic Parish have banded together with the help of religious orders and the wider Church to educate children with Jesus as the role model and Gospel values at its heart. St Mary's School has a proud ongoing tradition of academic excellence and serving the Bowen community, with small class sizes to enhance students’ learning opportunities.

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. 

About the role

St Mary's Catholic School, Bowen is seeking an experienced and dedicated School Chaplain. This position is a Term Time position, completing a minimum of 10 hours a week.

The role of the Chaplain is to work in collaborative partnership with the school community to provide pastoral and spiritual support to students.

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

For more information about the key accountabilities and duties, please see the Position Description.

What we offer

  • Competitive Salary range: $34.40 - $36.07 per hour pending experience
  • 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 (portability of Long Service Leave may also be applicable)
  • 14 Weeks’ paid parental leave
  • Deferred Salary Scheme
  • Access to corporate health schemes
  • Induction processes, professional learning programs
  • Access to Employee Assistance Program
  • Leadership development opportunities
  • Wellbeing programs and initiatives 

How to apply

  • Complete the application form
  • 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 including contact details (phone and email) of two professional referees

Applications during the shortlisting phase will be kept confidential. 

Applications close 5pm Thursday, 30 September 2021 unless filled prior

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Other Subjects, Not Applicable

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Job Closing Date

30 Sep, 2021