Primary Teacher - St Thomas Aquinas Springwood

St Thomas Aquinas Primary School - Springwood

SPRINGWOOD, NSW


Primary Teacher

Contract Type: Contract Position Full Time

Applications Close: 18 October 2021


Teachers within the Diocese are responsible to the Principal and share in the learning and teaching of subject matters to students of the school community. Teachers are responsible for delivering high quality contemporary learning and teaching for the community they serve which is embedded in the Catholic world view. It is a collaborative ministry of witness and service and part of the evangelising mission of the Church.

<div class="video"><iframe src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/kEiwmRwZ4Ko" style="max-width:560px; width:100%; height: 315px;" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen=""></iframe></div><ul> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc"> <p dir="ltr">Temporary full-time opportunity (12 months)</p> </li> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc"> <p dir="ltr">Develop your teaching skills within a supportive environment</p> </li> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc"> <p dir="ltr">Make an impact on each student’s growth through learning&nbsp;</p> </li> </ul> <p dir="ltr">As a part of the teaching team at St Thomas Aquinas Primary School, you are an instrumental part of a dynamic learning community that has a strong foundation in faith. At St Thomas Aquinas, we work in collaboration with students and their families to deliver a quality education that empowers students to become independent, responsible learners.&nbsp; We are proud to be an active part of our local Blue Mountains community and encourage in our students a sense of local pride and responsibility.</p> <p dir="ltr">St Thomas Aquinas Primary School is part of the Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta (CEDP) a system of schools committed to responding to the needs of students in a world that is changing rapidly. With over 5000 passionate employees located across 83 primary and secondary schools, we have the intent and the resources to transform the learning and unlock the full potential of each of our 40,000 plus students. We are always on the lookout for top talent to help us achieve our strategic goal of inspiring the future, through quality catholic schooling and by strengthening the professional lives of our employees.</p> <p dir="ltr"><br><strong>About the opportunity:&nbsp;&nbsp;</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Our curriculum is rich and diverse and we offer inspiring learning spaces designed to deliver personalised and student-centred education. You will work alongside a collaborative and community oriented team committed to achieving positive learning outcomes for each student. More specifically you will:</p> <ul> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc"> <p dir="ltr">Structure lessons to meet the physical, social and intellectual development and characteristics of each student, meeting them where they are at in their learning journey</p> </li> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc"> <p dir="ltr">Create and maintain a safe, inclusive and challenging learning environment and implement fair and equitable behaviour management plans</p> </li> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc"> <p dir="ltr">Evaluate all aspects of your teaching practice to ensure you are meeting the learning needs of each student</p> </li> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc"> <p dir="ltr">Interpret and use student assessment data to diagnose barriers to learning and to challenge students to improve their performance, improving the overall academic achievement of the school community</p> </li> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc"> <p dir="ltr">Effectively manage the learning cycle, including planning for learning and assessment, developing learning programs, teaching, assessing, providing feedback on student learning and reporting to parents/carers</p> </li> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc"> <p dir="ltr">Engage with our school community within and beyond the classroom to enrich the educational context for students and work to promote the links between school, home and community in the social and intellectual development of your students</p> </li> </ul> <p dir="ltr"><span>This role commences in Term 1, 2022 and is a temporary 12 month position</span></p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>About you (selection criteria):</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">To be successful in this highly rewarding role you will demonstrate alignment to the core purpose and values of CEDP along with:</p> <ul> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc"> <p dir="ltr">A strong understanding of contemporary pedagogical approaches for primary years learners, with a particular passion for enquiry based pedagogy</p> </li> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc"> <p dir="ltr">Demonstrated ability to build meaningful relationships with students and support an inclusive learning environment</p> </li> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc"> <p dir="ltr">Extensive knowledge of the content and sequence of Key Learning Areas&nbsp;</p> </li> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc"> <p dir="ltr">Knowledge and implementation of a variety of online and multimedia programs to support student learning&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </li> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc"> <p dir="ltr">A demonstrated understanding of what constitutes effective, developmentally appropriate strategies in learning and teaching programs for a variety of learners</p> </li> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc"> <p dir="ltr">Ability to make content meaningful to students at different levels&nbsp;</p> </li> </ul> <ul> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc"> <p dir="ltr">A natural aptitude and drive to work with and within a collaborative team environment</p> </li> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc"> <p dir="ltr">A passion for transformational education, integrated into curriculum and delivered in a faith based environment</p> </li> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc"> <p dir="ltr">Well-developed communication, administration and interpersonal skills</p> </li> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc"> <p dir="ltr">A willingness to learn and a commitment to your own professional development</p> </li> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc"> <p dir="ltr">A demonstrated passion for transforming the lives of young learners</p> </li> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc"> <p dir="ltr">A capacity to lead is advantageous, as this role may attract leadership/coordinator remuneration and responsibilities</p> </li> </ul> <p dir="ltr"><br><strong>Qualifications and accreditations:</strong></p> <ul> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc"> <p dir="ltr">Compliance with NSW Child Protection Legislation - Working with Children Check clearance</p> </li> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc"> <p dir="ltr">Eligibility according to the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA)</p> </li> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc"> <p dir="ltr">Tertiary Qualification (minimum 4-year degree, or 75% complete)</p> </li> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc"> <p dir="ltr">Statements of Service</p> </li> </ul> <p dir="ltr"><br>We believe that our employee community is a key strength of our organisation and we aim to attract the best talent to achieve our strategic goal of being leaders in quality, faith-based education and an Employer of Choice in our sector. Our leaders create inclusive teams and value the individual contributions of our employees. We champion quality education and lead the way in innovation and inspiring the future. We also offer competitive remuneration, salary packaging, parental leave, flexible work, wellbeing programs and professional development.</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Interested?</strong></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 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. For more information, please visit The Office of The Children’s Guardian <a href="https://www.kidsguardian.nsw.gov.au/">here.</a>&nbsp;</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.</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Apply today!</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">If you are determined to make a difference and want to join a diverse organisation committed to transforming lives through faith-based education, click on the APPLY button.&nbsp; To find out more about CEDP go to <a href="https://www.parra.catholic.edu.au/">https://www.parra.catholic.edu.au/</a>&nbsp; or follow us on <a href="https://www.linkedin.com/company/catholic-education-office-parramatta/mycompany/?viewAsMember=true">LinkedIn.</a></p> <p><span><br><br><br><br></span></p>
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