SA Schools have been advised of the outcome of their application for National School Chaplaincy Program Funding for 2015.
Under the new program, Christian Pastoral Support Workers will be known as Pastoral Care Workers (PCWs) and are required to be employed by a relevant Service Provider.
Schools Ministry Group meets the requirements and will continue to be a Service Provider for Chaplaincy through the engagement of Pastoral Care Workers under the new National School Chaplaincy Program and welcomes the opportunity to partner with schools on this program.
SMG works closely with the Department of Education and Child Development (DECD) to provide support in Secondary, Primary and Community R-12 Schools. SMG is a recognised Service Provider for Chaplaincy in SA Schools. SMG works closely with local church communities who work together to provide support to their local school communities.
How can SMG support your school?
Pastoral Care Workers are positive role models who offer support as a part of the student services team within a school, in many practical ways.
Role of a Pastoral Care Worker
SMG’s trained and experienced Regional Managers work in partnership with the School and local Christian Community to coordinate the appointment and ongoing professional development and training of Pastoral Care Workers.
If you would like to find out about having a Chaplaincy Service at your School, please contact SMG, and a Regional Manager will be available to provide information to your principal, governing council and school staff.
SMG can provide professionally presented school seminars by dynamic youth communicators. These Seminars explore key issues that students encounter, helping them to reflect on their life and inspire positive values.
COMMUNITY SUPPORT SERVICES
SMG develops and provides resources to the local Christian Community, to support them as they endeavour to support schools in the most appropriate and relevant ways.
SMG offers information and specially tailored programs to help young people and families who may need it more than most including;
• Personal support
• Referral services
• Mentoring programs
• Resources for breakfast programs
• Lunchtime activities
• Adventure camping
School communities value the Chaplaincy Services Program. Read more about the impact Pastoral Care Workers are having across South Australia.