Leader of Faith, Mission and Learning (2 pt) - St Andrews College, Marayong

St Andrews College - Marayong (see more jobs from this school)


Curriculum / Learning

Contract Type: Permanent/Ongoing Position Full Time

Applications Close: 17 October 2021

We are looking for a passionate and driven Leader of Faith, Mission & Learning to enrich the lives of our students in the Catholic learning communities at our schools.

<p dir="ltr">As a senior member of the College the Leader of Mission Faith and Learning shares responsibility for the Catholic life of the school and the quality of Religious Education and Evangelisation in assisting the Director of Faith Mission and Learning. This leadership is conducted in the name of the Church and for the Mission of the Church in evangelization and catechesis within an educational context. The Leader of Mission Faith and Learning is a System appointment, with delegated responsibility by the Principal for the coordination and supervision of teaching and learning in Religious Education to enhance outcomes for students. The Leader of Mission Faith and Learning also supports the Principal in the leadership of staff and student faith formation, liturgy and social justice and is directly responsible to the Director of Faith Mission and Learning.</p> <p dir="ltr">The role plays a key part in the continuous improvement of our Catholic school system by building the capacity of leadership teams and teachers, so as to nurture vibrant faith communities and to deliver quality teaching and learning, especially in Religious Education. The Leader of Mission Faith and Learning, works with the Leadership Team and the community in responding to the four core challenges articulated in Catholic Schools at a Crossroads, i.e. Catholic schools&nbsp;</p> <ul> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc"> <p dir="ltr">are truly Catholic in their identity and life&nbsp;</p> </li> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc"> <p dir="ltr">are centres of the ‘new evangelisation’&nbsp;</p> </li> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc"> <p dir="ltr">enable our students to achieve high levels of Catholic religious literacy and practice&nbsp;</p> </li> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc"> <p dir="ltr">are led and staffed by people who contribute to these goals.&nbsp;</p> </li> </ul> <p dir="ltr"><br><strong>Selection Criteria</strong></p> <ul> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc"> <p dir="ltr">A strong commitment to the Catholic faith in practice and lifestyle, witness and modelling</p> </li> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc"> <p dir="ltr">A minimum of four years professional qualification in education</p> </li> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc"> <p dir="ltr">Substantial currency in Religious Education pedagogy and knowledge of the Religious Education curriculum</p> </li> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc"> <p dir="ltr">Accreditation to teach Religious Education and the completion of a Master of Religious Education/Theology or commitment to complete within four years of appointment</p> </li> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc"> <p dir="ltr">An understanding of contemporary learning theory and practice, and an ability to ensure this is evident in the teaching within the school</p> </li> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc"> <p dir="ltr">Capacity to challenge and lead a school community that gives witness to the Catholic faith and its teaching and is aligned with the system strategic intent</p> </li> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc"> <p dir="ltr">A strong commitment to team and building relationships</p> </li> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc"> <p dir="ltr">A demonstrated commitment to ongoing professional learning and formation.</p> </li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Knowledge and Competencies :</strong></p> <ul> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc"> <p dir="ltr">Utilises data analysis to appropriately inform school improvement processes.&nbsp;</p> </li> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc"> <p dir="ltr">Models self-motivation, a commitment to life-long learning and the ability to seek feedback and reflect on personal effectiveness.&nbsp;</p> </li> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc"> <p dir="ltr">Demonstrates an understanding of the strategic outlook within the broader educational, ecclesial and communal context.&nbsp;</p> </li> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc"> <p dir="ltr">An ability to lead staff performance and development within a standards environment.&nbsp;</p> </li> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc"> <p dir="ltr">Uses higher order information technology skills to support quality teaching and learning.&nbsp;</p> </li> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc"> <p dir="ltr">Sound interpersonal and communication skills.&nbsp;</p> </li> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc"> <p dir="ltr">Thinks and plans strategically with the ability to initiate change.&nbsp;</p> </li> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc"> <p dir="ltr">Employs highly developed time-management skills and ensures an appropriate work/life balance.&nbsp;</p> </li> </ul> <p dir="ltr">Interested applicants are encouraged to download the Application Pack document which contains instructions on how to submit their applications as well as the Position Description for the role.</p> <p dir="ltr">The Organisation</p> <p dir="ltr">Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta provides quality learning and teaching in a faith-centred environment across 83 primary and secondary schools and within early learning and out of school hours care centres in Western Sydney.&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr">This position involves working with children. The appointment of successful applicants will be subject to satisfactory employment screening for child-related employment including the completion of a National Police Check, retention of a valid Working with Children Check and adoption and compliance with CEDP’s Child Safeguarding Procedures and Code of Conduct When Working With Students and Children.</p> <p dir="ltr">CEDP promotes the safety and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, and children from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, as well as people from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds.&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr">Successful Candidates for all positions at CEDP must have a valid Working With Children Check. For more information, please visit The Office of The Children’s Guardian <a href="https://www.kidsguardian.nsw.gov.au/child-safe-organisations/working-with-children-check">here</a>.</p> <p dir="ltr">As part of your application, please download the relevant documentation:</p> <p dir="ltr"><br><a href="https://secure.dc2.pageuppeople.com/apply/TransferRichTextFile.ashx?sData=Fwg6i4Eli-DyNQcvzyZ2R8i2hyUj5h5tWFFRwVfZRWjeUr37DJWFpMDiF-wOoSjx"><img src="https://az29734.vo.msecnd.net/static/people/icons/icon_file_small.gif" alt="Download File">&nbsp;</a><a href="https://secure.dc2.pageuppeople.com/apply/TransferRichTextFile.ashx?sData=UFUtVjMtJ-jlCQvj_aBzdeaSk8lL8789-OyQWVgarmFGGCXVqp33u4atCmxXbu5ZmdiP86-NuV5KWFbqmhgx6XA1oZOVFijGZFmRoB0deEaPfdzlRuBEeVcikTDCBBO0AuP3U9N5g8xY0oA657bcwRYV4FglHw%7e%7e">REC Candidate Information Pack &amp; PD.docx</a><a href="https://secure.dc2.pageuppeople.com/apply/TransferRichTextFile.ashx?sData=Fwg6i4Eli-DyNQcvzyZ2R8i2hyUj5h5tWFFRwVfZRWjeUr37DJWFpMDiF-wOoSjx"><br><img src="https://az29734.vo.msecnd.net/static/people/icons/icon_file_small.gif" alt="Download File">&nbsp;</a><a href="https://secure.dc2.pageuppeople.com/apply/TransferRichTextFile.ashx?sData=UFUtVjMtxA_aPy5z-TtSSh8p1lqDkGXTgnkkzosIx4COHH_UGejpk6CCOugojBA3TXYStLQas3zVRuIBoPi-VymAvCo4cD8uabNvvF0IvC3PlXf_J60Q3Zjbh3xOPHw4LxbZRrQEc8dEmCLurRsFr6e3_bXJwQ%7e%7e">REC Reference &amp; Child Protection Questionnaire.docx</a><a href="https://secure.dc2.pageuppeople.com/apply/TransferRichTextFile.ashx?sData=Fwg6i4Eli-DyNQcvzyZ2R8i2hyUj5h5tWFFRwVfZRWjeUr37DJWFpMDiF-wOoSjx"><br><img src="https://az29734.vo.msecnd.net/static/people/icons/icon_file_small.gif" alt="Download File">&nbsp;</a><a href="https://secure.dc2.pageuppeople.com/apply/TransferRichTextFile.ashx?sData=UFUtVjMtY_85NGi7IVjQqgggN1mZAAq9_M4yzajPbGGpU3cxLYpSprozuBzizHdBO5pWt7XfeQtwqVbCiEphgBL7ULCc5-IsziXI7O1xV2xuCSwYgVRCa-ftksdYauFw5HiA4ibPw9GikPHIZ7QRuuvZBUmgkA%7e%7e">Priest reference.doc</a></p>
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