Our school currently funds the services of a student / family support person.
Ms Jennifer Hayes provides pastoral wellbeing services to support students, staff and the school community.
- The NSCSWP Worker has three main roles:
A Pastoral Role
Our chaplain will:
- participate in a wide range of school community activities, and support staff, to contribute to creating a caring and inclusive learning environment within the school.
- on request, provide initial support or information to students, staff and other school community members.
- ongoing personal assistance with individual students, subject to duty of care, consent, confidentiality and disclosure requirements and the code of conduct.
- offer support or information with regard to critical situations, grief, family breakdown.
- be available to provide ongoing support to individuals and/or families.
- provide additional opportunities for families to feel supported.
A Referral Role
The Chaplain will:
- provide factual and impartial information about, network with, and be a link to, the support and services provided through community groups, local council and government agencies.
- consult and liaise with staff about student safety, wellbeing or learning while maintaining appropriate confidentiality, and referring students to other staff as required.
- be required to report any suspected abuse or neglect.
A Resource Role
The Chaplain will:
- provide a reference point for addressing social issues
- provide access to resources from the broader community which are relevant to school programs.
- be available to give input into health and social education courses (e.g. in the areas of grief, self-esteem, values or relationships).
- be available to give assistance with camps and excursions, and, where appropriate, initiate activities such as voluntary clubs or groups in the school.