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Lay Chaplain

Endeavour College

Mawson Lakes, SA


Admin / SSO / Non-Teaching

Contract Type: Contract Position Part Time (0.85 FTE)

Applications Close: 23 February 2020


Endeavour College is seeking to appoint a Lay Chaplain on a fixed term contract through to the end of Term 1, 2021. Working 37.5 hours per week over 41 weeks of the year, the Lay Chaplain is a leader within the Ministry Team of the College, and complements existing wellbeing services provided within the school community.

<p>Responsible for leading, coordinating, and implementing the mission and ministry programs at Endeavour College for all students and staff in consultation with the Pastor and Management Team.</p><p>Working collaboratively across the College and with supporting congregational pastors, the Lay Chaplain will ensure:<br /></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>Responsibility for student wellbeing as they engage in College ministry events, activities, and programs</li></ul><p>We envision a motivated and capable individual who is a model of Christian faith, passionate about working with students on their journey through secondary education, and comfortable and eager to collaboratively lead and deliver a wide range of ministry programs and activities across the College, fostering the development and nurturing of faith in students and staff. Experience leading the delivery of worship and devotional life to both young people and adults is essential, while being a practicing member of a Lutheran congregation would be advantageous.</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 24 February 2020</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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