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Our school employees a Pastoral Wellbeing Worker.

The Pastoral Wellbeing Worker has three main roles:

A Pastoral Role

The Pastoral Wellbeing Worker 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 Pastoral Wellbeing Worker 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 Pastoral Wellbeing Worker 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.
  • Support groups such as the Student Representative Council and the Peer Support Program

This service offered by the Pastoral Wellbeing Worker is accessed by school community members on a voluntary basis.

The Pastoral Wellbeing Worker is managed by a school leader and complements, enhances and collaborates with the school well-being team, counsellors, other school support staff, etc.

 A Grievance Procedure for any formal complaint is available from the School Principal.  

Mercy In Action
 
One of the programs our pastrol worker runs is Mercy in Action (MIA). Mercy in action is all about our school community.  Established many years ago, MIA is a program about giving.  Families volunteer to provide a cooked meal or food item which will then aide some relief to a family who may be going through a time of need, sadness or hardship.  The success of this program has been proven and our families are ever so grateful and humble. 

 

 

 

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The Sandhurst Catholic Education Office and Schools acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which their Offices and Schools are built. We commit to working in partnership with Aboriginal people for reconciliation and justice.

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