School Social Worker

St Philip's Christian College DALE Young Parents - Wyong

Applications Close: 16 Mar 2022

Commencement Date: 26 Apr 2022

Description

St Philip’s Christian College DALE Young Parents – Wyong
School Social Worker – Commencing April 2022 – 1.0FTE Temporary Maternity Leave

St Philip’s Christian College DALE Young Parents Wyong is seeking a temporary full-time, well-qualified and experienced Christian Social Worker. The position is based at our Wyong campus and will commence April 2022. The successful applicant must comply with the NSW Public Health Order (Education and Care Workers) and supply evidence to the College of their COVID 19 vaccination status.

At St Philip’s Christian College DALE Young Parents, our staff are innovative, love working and nurturing students with complex needs and support our core values: Christ first; Serve one another; Strive for excellence; Do what is right and Build community. SPCC DALE Young Parents is a school that provides teenage parents and young families the opportunity of generational change through education. If this sounds like the environment for you and you want to join a dynamic team who are changing lives by inspiring young people, you are invited to apply.

As a Christian faith community committed to the ministry of Christian education, the Mission Statement of St Philip’s Christian Education Foundation states that St. Philip’s Christian College will continue to provide quality education in a caring, secure and challenging learning environment based on Christian beliefs, values and practice.

We therefore seek Christian Social Workers who are professionally and personally committed to bringing their evangelical and biblically based beliefs, values and practices to this ministry of Christian education, or to their role of supporting this ministry of Christian education. If you are a passionate, experienced Christian Social Worker with strong communication skills, we would love to hear from you. Application forms and other relevant information can be found on our website: www.spcc.nsw.edu.au

The Social Worker role provides support, advocacy, assessment, information, and referral for students to address barriers to educational success. They work collaboratively with enrolled students not engaging with school or at risk of disengaging. This could include home visits as appropriate. An important part of the role is to liaise with community organisations and local service providers to identify services and supports available to students and their children; and collaborate with local service providers to support student wellbeing (i.e. case workers, specialist homelessness services, DCJ).

Rationale
Social Workers at St Philip’s Christian College DALE Young Parents are to support the College’s mission and vision of quality Christian education. Social Workers therefore will be committed Christians who are active in their local church and be able to support educational outcomes through advocacy and capacity building in students.

Aims of St Philip’s Christian College DALE Young Parents:

  • To provide a program that will enable students to continue their education in an environment that is both flexible and supportive of their particular needs. The School aims to maximise their employment and educational opportunities and enhance their life skills within a Christian community.
    To support students in all areas of their lives, enabling them to discover their God purpose through pursuit of their educational and employment aspirations.

Essential criteria:

  • Personal relationship with God.
    Committed Christian and active in your local church.
    An understanding of the vision and nature of Christian education.
    A qualification in social work, psychology, social sciences, child and family welfare, or a related discipline.
    Experience and expertise gained through previous appointments, services and/or other study related to this position.
    Demonstrated ability to engage effectively and sensitively with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
    A Working with Children Check is essential and employment is not able to commence without a current clearance.
    High level communication and administration skills.
  • Ability to work in a team and work without supervision.
    Be able to anticipate needs and problems that may arise; and
    Be efficient and organised.

Please complete the Non – Teaching Application & Employment Collection Notice found on our website https://www.spcc.nsw.edu.au/dale under the Employment tab. Please include your CV, qualifications and academic transcripts and send to dale.principal@spcc.nsw.edu.au by Wednesday 16th March 2022. Earlier applications will be considered.

We encourage applicants of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Heritage to apply.

If you have any questions please call 4949 2929.

To apply for this job please visit www.spcc.nsw.edu.au.

For enquiries please contact Heidi Moon on 4949 2929 or dale.principal@spcc.nsw.edu.au

To apply for this job please visit www.spcc.nsw.edu.au.

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