School Chaplain

YouthCARE school chaplains work in state schools to care for the social, emotional, mental and spiritual well-being of students, families and staff. This support helps students achieve their potential, both academically and in their social and family lives. Chaplains come with diverse skillsets, professional backgrounds and cultures and YouthCARE works with each school to ensure the best possible fit.

The Department of Education’s minimum required qualification is equal or a higher qualification than below. This list is not exhaustive and equivalent qualifications may be considered - contact us to discuss your particular situation:

·       Certificate IV Youth Work or

·       Certificate IV Pastoral Care or

·       Certificate IV Chaplaincy and Pastoral Care

·       Certificate IV or above that is part of the Community Service Training Package

Or a qualification that is listed on, or consistent with, the requirements for membership of, or registration with one of the following bodies:

·       Psychology Board of Australia: PBA approved courses

·       Australian Association of Social Workers: AASW accredited courses

·       Teacher Registration Board: TRB accredited courses

·       Australian Counselling Association: ACA accredited courses

·       Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia: NWBOA accredited courses

·       Some ministry associated qualifications - contact us to discuss your specific qualifications

In addition, the above listed qualifications must include the following units. If it does not include these units we may be able to assist with gaining them, contact us to discuss.

·       CHCCCS016 – Respond to client needs

·       CHCMHS001 – Work with people with mental health issues

It is a requirement that any YouthCARE chaplain must also possess or be able to obtain the following:

·       Working with Children Check (WWCC)

·       National Coordinated Criminal History Check (NCCHC) through the Department of Education WA

·       Valid COVID-19 Vaccination certificate

The job description of a YouthCARE school chaplain can be read here.


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