Providence Christian College seeks to bring together and equip a competent team of teachers, educators and support staff who are committed to making a life-enhancing investment in the lives of the students we serve.
It is our desire as a College to live and serve as Jesus did. In John 17:11 Jesus said: “While I was with them, I protected them and kept them safe by that name you gave me”. While it is acknowledged that Jesus in this context was referring to safety from the evil one, Jesus’ heart was to protect and keep his people safe. It is our desire to protect the children we serve at Providence Christian College.
Paul in 1 Corinthians 13:7 also makes it very clear that if we truly love, we will protect. Love, Paul states: “always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres”.
Policy & Protocols:
Employers, employees, self-employed people and volunteers in child-related work have a number of obligations under the Working with Children (Criminal Record Checking) Act 2004. Our College will honour its obligations to the legislation and our children in the following way.
We will only employ people who hold, or have applied for, a Working with Children Check.
Application forms are available from Australia Post.
We will specifically ask every applicant to confirm that they are not currently, nor have in the past been involved in any form of child sexual abuse.
If a community volunteer (who is not a parent of a child at Providence Christian College) will be working regularly with students (more than 5 separate days in a calendar year with any organisation including our College), they will be required to apply for a Card. The application fee for volunteers is $10 and will be reimbursed by the College if they intend to regularly support the work of the College.
A parent who volunteers to assist within the College will not be required to hold, or have applied for a ‘Working with Children Card’.
Parents or volunteers will not be able to attend an overnight camp unless they hold a ‘Working with Children Card’.
We will not employ any person who has been issued with a Negative Notice or Interim Negative Notice or has withdrawn their application.
We insist that all employees advise the College in writing of any relevant change to their criminal record.
We will not employ a person in child-related employment if we are aware that the person has withdrawn his or her Working with Children application.
We will not employ a person in child-related employment if we are aware that he or she has:
- a conviction or pending charge for a Class 1 or Class 2 offence, and
- does not have a current Assessment Notice or an application for one that is still being considered.
- If an employee or volunteer reports a relevant change in criminal record to us, we will report this to the Working with Children Screening Unit, as soon as practicable.
If we receive a written request from the Working with Children Screening Unit, we will provide information or documents to show compliance our obligations as an employer
All teachers working at Providence Christian College are required to be registered with the Teacher Registration Board of Western Australia (TRBWA).