• Maximum term position until 20 December 2019
  • Part time, 3 days per week
  • Opportunity to make a difference


The Organisation:

Youth Off The Streets is a non-denominational community organisation working for disadvantaged young people who may be homeless, drug dependent and / or recovering from  abuse. Youth Off The Streets supports these young people as they work to turn their lives around and overcome immense personal trauma such as neglect, physical, psychological and / or emotional abuse. It is our goal that these young people will leave our care drug free, with a high school education, living skills and a full time or part time job in hand.


The Role:

The National School Chaplaincy Program (NSCP) is a Commonwealth-funded initiative to support the emotional wellbeing of students and the broader school community through the provision of pastoral care services.

Youth Off The Streets is looking for a School Chaplain to work as a member of the school’s wellbeing team in the delivery of student wellbeing services.

Working across Youth Off The Streets schools (predominately Redfern, Macquarie Fields and Merrylands), you will be responsible for providing pastoral care and guidance services to support the emotional wellbeing of students as well as developing strategies and new exciting opportunities that support the wellbeing of the broader school community – volunteering activities, workshops, excursions, and school incursions.

Other day-to-day activities include (but are not limited to):

  • Direct day to day care and transportation of students
  • Proactively participate in individual learning plan meetings/case reviews with key stakeholders where appropriate
  • Supervise and assist students with daily chores, including cooking and cleaning
  • Supervise/facilitate after school, weekend & holiday activities if required
  • Participating in recreational/learning activities with students

This is a maximum term part time position working three days per week, with travel between sites required.


About you:

Our ideal candidate will have:

  • Demonstrated experience providing pastoral care and guidance to young people, and delivery of school chaplaincy to a school community
  • Proven knowledge and experience working in youth, education, and community sectors
  • Superior communication skills (including written and verbal presentation skills)
  • Demonstrate a thorough understanding of the principles that underpin a child safe organisation including mandatory child protection procedures
  • Have an understanding of adolescent development
  • Demonstrated capacity to respect and work effectively with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and people of diverse cultural backgrounds


Along with the above, you will hold the following essential qualifications:

  • Certificate IV in Youth Work; or
  • Certificate IV in Pastoral Care; or
  • an equivalent qualification (as determined by the State) that must include competencies in mental health and making appropriate referrals.

In addition to meeting the NSCP’s minimum qualification requirements, you must also demonstrate that you are recognised as a Chaplain for the purposes of the NSCP.

A valid and current NSW Working With Children Check, Drivers Licence and Senior First Aid Certificate are required for this role.

Experience working in an alternative education environment and ability to integrate technology effectively into programs, along with training in Restorative Practices, Courageous Conversations, Trauma Informed Practices and Cultural awareness are desirable qualities.


If you are excited by a challenge and have a strong focus on educational and pastoral care we would like to hear from you.

To apply, please click on APPLY NOW to send your cover letter and resume through to recruitment@youthoffthestreets.com.au

Recruiters need not make contact.

Applications Close Monday 18 March 2019.

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