Student Welfare Officer - Mother Teresa School - Harrison ACT

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Work type: Temporary
Location: Holy Spirit Primary (Nicholls)
Categories: Student Welfare Officer

Location: Harrison, ACT
Employment Type: Temporary
Employment Status: Part-time (20 hours per fortnight)

Salary Range: $34.00 per hour + Superannuation (based on skills and experience) 
Start Date: 17 July 2023 to 25 January 2024
Closing Date: 11.55pm, Friday 9 June 2023 

Mother Teresa School caters for students from four years of age, where students are enrolled in our Early Learning Centre, to students in Year Six. Our school motto “do small things with great love” inspires us to care for fellow members of our school community as well as reach out into the wider community. The School prides itself on the diverse range of activities it offers students and this is due to the generosity and expertise of the staff.  

About the Role

An excellent and rewarding opportunity exists for an energetic Student Welfare Officer to join our committed and welcoming team. The purpose of the Nation School Chapliancy Program is to support the wellbeing of Australian school students through the provision of pastoral care services and strategies to support the wellbeing of the broader school community.

This position is temporary in nature as it is dependent on a specific programme which is not of an ongoing nature.

Essential Criteria

  • A sound understanding of and commitment to the Church’s mission in Catholic education and the capacity to contribute to the spiritual and community life of the school
  • Excellent management and organisational skills that create supportive and safe environments, including managing challenging student behaviours and meeting a variety of social and emotional needs.
  • An excellent understanding of and ability to implement student support programs, including the provision of referral services as required,
  • A willingness to respond creatively to the needs of both schools in the area of the social and emotional wellbeing of their students.
  • A willingness to contribute towards the wider school community, in order to build and strengthen school’s relationship with parents, parish and community.
  • An awareness of initiatives and developments in research pertaining to social and emotional learning, and trauma related behaviours in children.

Please refer to the role description for an in-depth detail regarding criteria and skill set required.

Application Process

Applications are invited from interested candidates able to demonstrate a commitment to the vision of Catholic Education.

Applicants are required to submit a cover letter and current resume including a statement of suitability against the skills, attributes and experience as outlined in the position description.

This position involves working with children. The appointment of successful applicants will be subject to satisfactory employment screening for child related employment in accordance with CE policy.

For further information about the School please visit our website.

Information about Catholic Education Archdiocese of Canberra & Goulburn can be accessed here.

Position specific queries: Please contact Carmel Maguire on 02 6241 5604 or via email

Application queries: Please contact the Recruitment Team on 02 6218 0007 or via email 

Position Description

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