Principal Chaplain (Pilbara Region)

Principal Chaplain

  • Part Time – 2 Days per week.
  • Pilbara Region.
  • Suitable Vehicle provided, all motor vehicle expenses covered (except personal kms).
  • Mobile Phone and Laptop provided.

The Role

Reporting to the Head of Chaplaincy and their delegate, the Principal Chaplain will provide a sensitive Christian presence to school principals in Public Schools in the Pilbara Region for the provision of pastoral care and support. The Principal Chaplain is required to perform their responsibilities in a professional manner, upholding the values of both YouthCARE and the School. Key responsibilities include:

  • Promote and contribute toward the physical, emotional and spiritual health and well-being of school principals/senior leaders by offering pastoral and support services.
  • Complete Pastoral Records of each meeting with the Principal/Senior Leader.
  • Refer Principal’s to professional services where appropriate.
  • Attend YouthCARE Support Network meetings.
  • Attend and complete all eLearning, professional development conferences and training sessions as required by YouthCARE.
  • Develop relationships with the Department of Education (DoE) Regional offices.
  • Perform all administration and reporting responsibilities as required by YouthCARE.
  • Adhere to all relevant legislation, concerning privacy, confidentiality, and child protection as well as all relevant Department of Education (DoE) policies and procedures.
  • Adhere to the YouthCARE Code of Conduct and YouthCARE Policy and Guidelines.
  • Compliance with YouthCARE’s Work Health and Safety requirements.
  • Contributes to the development and improvement of the performance of the organisation.
  • Upholds the Vision, Mission and Values of the organisation.
  • YouthCARE uphold and follow Child Safety policies and procedures.

Essential Criteria

  • Only Australia Citizens or Permanent Residents should apply.
  • We are looking for someone who lives in this area, holds a valid motor vehicle licence and is able to undertake reasonable travel within the Pilbara region.
  • Must be able to support the Christian mission and vision of YouthCARE.
  • Demonstrated ability to build meaningful relationships and engage in one-to-one pastoral conversations.
  • Well-developed written and verbal communication skills.
  • Hold a recognised tertiary qualification in Human Services, Theology, Pastoral Care and/or Ministry.
  • Demonstrated capacity to deliver effective pastoral care.
  • Demonstrated ability to work as a committed Christian in secular and cross-cultural contexts.
  • Ability to balance the need for impartiality and corporate sensitivity.
  • Demonstrated computer literacy and be able to perform administrative tasks with limited assistance.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage a timetable, calendar and planning of schools visits.
  • Ability to work independently and within a team.
  • Member or adherent of a church recognised by YouthCARE.
  • Strong understanding in corporate governance and ability to work closely with management.

Desirable Criteria

  • Extensive life experience across various settings.
  • Experience working within education institutions e.g. public schools.

Does this sound like the job for you? Then send a copy of your resume and a cover letter, no more than two pages, addressing the selection criteria to

*Strictly no agency applications. Entries close on 4th December 2023.