Pastoral Care Workers are funded from two main sources – the National School Chaplaincy Program and the local church communities.
Pastoral Care Workers
- Provide pastoral care in a ‘first response’ capacity to critical incidents, refer to specialist support and provide ongoing presence and follow-up
- Work closely and in partnership with leadership and other wellbeing staff in schools to provide pastoral care and practical support to students, families and staff as requested
- Are well positioned to work across the whole school to ‘build a sense of’ community, harmony and cohesion
- Are trained and equipped to provide their school with a unique dimension of social, emotional and spiritual support in line with the DECD wellbeing framework.