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Youth Worker

Endeavour College

Mawson Lakes, SA


Admin / SSO / Non-Teaching

Contract Type: Contract Position Part Time (0.50 FTE)

Applications Close: 4 December 2019


Endeavour College is seeking to appoint a part-time Youth Worker for the 2020 school year working up to 22.5 hours per week over 3 or 4 days per week. As an integral member of the Ministry Team within the College, the Youth Worker complements existing wellbeing services provided within the school community.

<p>Acting as both a Pastoral Support Worker, and as a Ministry Assistant to the Pastor/Lay Chaplain, the Youth Worker is responsible for working with and relating to students in order to support and grow their spiritual, social, and emotional wellbeing.</p><p>We envision a well rounded individual who is a model of Christian faith, passionate about working with students on their journey through secondary education, and eager and willing to participate in, and support a wide range of activities across the College, fostering the development and nurturing of faith in students where appropriate. Experience and ability in musical performance, particularly relating to the development of a youth worship band would be highly advantageous, as would being a practicing member of a Lutheran congregation.</p><p>A full position description is available on the College website.<br /></p><p><b>All applications should be submitted through the employment page on Endeavour College&#39;s website (www.endeavour.sa.edu.au/jobs) using the online application form, addressed to Ms Heather Vogt, Principal and include:</b><br /></p><ul><li>Cover letter, clearly stating the position you are applying for </li><li>Resume</li><li>3 referees (preferably 2 professional incl current employer &amp; 1 pastoral)</li></ul><p><b>Applications close 9am Monday 9 December 2019</b></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><b>The Endeavour Way is: </b></p><p><b>LOVE</b> - it&#39;s about reflecting the unconditional LOVE of God by showing respect, compassion and kindness in our relationships. </p><p><b>COURAGE</b> - 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><b>FORGIVENESS</b> - it&#39;s about showing FORGIVENESS and acceptance towards ourselves and others with grace. </p><p><b>HOPE</b> - 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>
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