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Pastoral Care Worker


Rachel Baldwin


Hi. I’m Rachel. As the Pastoral Care Worker (formerly called Chaplain) at Murray Bridge High School, it is my role to support the staff, students and parents in fostering a sense of community and wellbeing.

I have a Diploma in Counselling and a Certificate IV in Pastoral Care. I worked for several years as an SSO at one of the local primary schools, supporting students with learning needs.

I currently work part time in our family business, which allows me flexibility in my role at the school. I value spending time with my friends and family. I am a keen musician, love reading and most importantly, drinking good coffee!

As a parent of three teenage sons, I have an awareness of the unique pressures and issues our young people and their parents face. I will be available to listen, encourage and support students and their families.

I feel excited and privileged to work with the school community at Murray Bridge High School and hope that I may be able to provide support to the school in the work I do.

My regular days at school are:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday afternoons

Contact Details:
Murray Bridge High School
PO Box 1584
Lohmann Street, Murray Bridge 5253
phone: 8531 9500

Pastoral Care Worker (PCW)

Our Pastoral Care Worker supports the school in the following ways:

  • Working closely and in partnership with leadership and wellbeing staff in the school to provide pastoral care and practical support to students, families and staff as requested.
  • Providing pastoral care in a ‘first response’ capacity to critical incidents, referring to specialist support and to provide ongoing support and follow-up.
  • Working across the whole school to build a sense of community, harmony and cohesion.
  • Being trained and equipped to provide our school with a unique dimension of social, emotional and spiritual support in line with the DECD wellbeing framework.

Chaplaincy Services promote student wellbeing, engaging young people in activities that are preventative and which support early intervention and referral of mental health issues.

Access to the Pastoral Care Worker by students is voluntary and parents must give written permission for the Pastoral Care Worker to provide ongoing personal support.

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