Temporary School Chaplain Post - St Kevin's Community College

St Kevin's Community College, Fonthill Road, Clondalkin, Dublin 22   Temporary/Contract/Project
Closing Date: 17/09/2017 21:00   Other
Salary:  See Description for Details


Job Description



Salary Grade : Class III Common Basic

General : Salary is paid Bi-Monthly. The Board operates a contributory group VHI scheme.

Probation : The probationary period will be 12 months.

Superannuation : Membership of the ETB Superannuation Scheme and of the ETB’s Spouses and Children’s Scheme is automatic and compulsory.

Medical : A candidate who is not already in employment of the ETB will be required to successfully complete a pre-employment medical questionnaire by the Board’s Occupational Health Service in accordance with Section 8 of the Safety, Health and Welfare Act 2005.

Dublin & Dun Laoghaire Education and Training Board is an equal opportunity employer. Recruitment to posts within the Board is on the basis of qualifications and the ability to carry out the responsibilities of the post.

Job Objectives

Duties attached to the post of Chaplain
1. General
1.1 Reporting Arrangements: The Chaplain in respect of all of his/her duties shall be subject to the direction and management of the School Principal.
1.2 Faith teaching and practice are intrinsic to school chaplaincy. Accordingly, the Chaplain is a person of faith, a Priest, Religious or a lay person on the relevant faith, committed to the teaching and values of Christ, acting on behalf of the Church and the school community while upholding the teaching and moral standards and practices of the Competent Religious Authority, together with the characteristic spirit and founding intention of the school.
1.3 The Chaplain shall respond to the spiritual and religious needs of the persons, staff and students, under his or her pastoral care, while respecting the freedom of the religious and personal conviction of each individual.
1.4 The Chaplain shall co-ordinate specified activities associated with the faith journey of students in collaboration with others who also have designated pastoral responsibilities in the school community. S/he shall act collaboratively with all members of the school community and, in particular, with those who hold designated pastoral responsibilities relating to students, staff and members of the wider community connected with the school. The Chaplain will be aware of the importance of sacramental/liturgical celebrations and will ensure that students have the opportunity of attending such celebrations periodically during the school year.
1.5 The Chaplain shall co-operate with and participate in all activities which relate to the well-being and development of the school, e.g. school planning, school self-evaluation, in-service etc.
1.6 The Chaplain shall ensure that the characteristic spirit of the school, reflecting the founding intention of the school and the school’s mission statement, finds practical expression in faith formation as well as pastoral, liturgical, para-liturgical and outreach activities. In that regard, the Chaplain shall pay due regard to the provisions for religious instruction and religious worship as provided for in the Model Agreement in Community Colleges.


Skills Required

• Teaching qualification plus registration with the Teaching Council and a Masters in Chaplaincy and pastoral care and/or equivalent.

• Bachelor of Divinity and relevant experience.

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