Chaplain

Endeavour College (see more jobs from this school)

Mawson Lakes, SA 


Admin / SSO / Non-Teaching

Contract Type: Contract Position Part Time (0.80 FTE)

Applications Close: 29 May 2024


Endeavour College is seeking to appoint a part-time Chaplain for the remainder of the 2024 school year as part of our Ministry team. While currently a fixed term opportunity (due in part to parental leave), there is the potential for this role to continue into the future.

<p>Working 30 hours per week (over 4-5 days) during term weeks plus 1 week in each of the school holidays, the Chaplain will support the Pastor to implement and deliver on Ministry programs and activities, and interact and support both students and staff across the College. </p><p>Working collaboratively with other members of the Ministry Team, staff and local congregations, the Chaplain will provide mentoring and guidance to students and staff, and ensure:</p><ul><li>chapel, worship and devotional life provides students and staff the opportunity to nurture the love of Jesus and grow in Him<br /> </li><li>programs are founded in the teachings of the Lutheran Church</li><li>students, staff and families receive appropriate pastoral care</li><li>the provision of leadership and resources for staff in their devotional life with students, and as a staff</li><li>programs identify spiritual gifts, and facilitation of training through small groups for young people</li><li>student wellbeing and student ministry engagement in College ministry events, activities, and programs</li></ul><p>The Chaplain will be a model of Christian faith as they actively participate in, and support a wide range of activities across the College, fostering the development and nurturing of faith in students and staff where appropriate. We envision a well rounded and adaptable individual with a true servant heart to provide a strong ministry presence for our students and staff. They will live the love of Jesus in their everyday life, be a great listener, communicator, and public speaker, and accomplished in delivering on ministry initiatives. Candidates of Lutheran faith or background would be highly regarded.</p><p><strong>Applications close promptly at 9.00am on Thursday 30 May 2024. Click the &#39;Apply for job&#39; button below to view a copy of the position description, and follow the prompts to apply.</strong></p><p>Endeavour College values staff who enthusiastically engage in their work as a Christian vocation that is based on caring relationships with students and staff. All staff are expected to participate in the school&#39;s extracurricular program. Being able to actively support the aims of a Christian school is essential.</p><p>Endeavour College aims to develop a culture where relationships are valued and members feel connected, safe and respected. This approach fosters an optimal learning environment to fulfill staff and students&#39; God given abilities for life and community. Core to this framework is a focus on Restorative Practice which emphasises working with Endeavour College community members to address behaviour and value relationships. It calls community members to make a personal transformation from a focus on the self towards a focus on others and the common good, and as such it reflects the model of Christ in terms of dealing with others.</p><p><strong>The Endeavour Way is:</strong></p><p><strong>LOVE</strong> - it&#39;s about reflecting the unconditional LOVE of God by showing respect, compassion and kindness in our relationships.</p><p><strong>COURAGE</strong> - it&#39;s about accepting that it takes COURAGE to own our behaviour, take responsibility for our actions and share our experiences with others.</p><p><strong>FORGIVENESS</strong> - it&#39;s about showing FORGIVENESS and acceptance towards ourselves and others with grace.</p><p><strong>HOPE</strong> - it&#39;s about resolving issues in a way which brings HOPE to our relationships and instils faith in our capacity to fulfil our God-given abilities</p>