Mount Compass Area School Mount Compass Area School

CHRISTIAN PASTORAL SUPPORT WORKER

 

Mount Compass Area School is funded by the Australian Government Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR) through the National School Chaplaincy and Student Welfare Program (NSCSWP) for a school chaplaincy service by employing a Christian Pastoral Support (CPS) Worker.

The aim of the chaplaincy service is to offer pastoral support to students, staff and the school community.

The Christian Pastoral Support Worker has three main roles:

A Pastoral Role

The Christian Pastoral Support Worker will:

A Referral Role

The Christian Pastoral Support Worker will:

A Resource Role

The Christian Pastoral Support Worker will:

The chaplaincy service offered by the CPS Worker is accessed by school community members on a voluntary basis.

The CPS Worker is line managed by a school leader, and complements, enhances and collaborates with the school well-being team, counsellors, other school support staff, etc.

The CPS Worker is funded by the NSCSWP

In general circumstances, the CPS Worker is free to engage with members of the school community. However, in every case where, as part of their role, a CPS Worker is asked to work in an ongoing way with an individual or group of students, informed, written parental/care giver consent must be first obtained. Parents may also request to the School Principal for their child to be excluded from any service provided by the CPS Worker.

Students are able to access the CPS Worker through Student Services.

A Grievance Procedure for any formal complaint is available from the School Principal.

The School Governing Council was consulted with about the NSCSWP and made the decision to proceed with an application for NSCSWP funding for a chaplaincy service. Please refer to Governing Council minutes for further details.

Disclaimer
The views expressed herein do not necessarily represent the views of the Australian Government Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations.

Acknowledgement
This project was funded by the “Australian Government Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations.”