Pastoral Care Worker
What do Pastoral Care Workers (PCW) do?
- They are active in promoting student wellbeing, particularly through the provision of pastoral care and school based activities.
- They have an educative role in the areas of values, morals and ethics.
- They work as part of the school support team to facilitate connections into the school network and wider community of students who are suffering from bereavement, family breakdown or other crisis and loss situations.
The services provided by a PCW should be appropriate to the school and student context in which he or she will operate. Within this context, PCWs will be expected to respect the range of religious views and affiliations, and cultural traditions in the school and the community, and be approachable by students of all faiths. It is not the purpose of PCW services to bring about or encourage commitment to any set of beliefs.