Defence School Mentor - St Joseph's Primary - O'Connor ACT

St Joseph's Primary (O'Connor)

O'Connor, ACT


Admin / SSO / Non-Teaching

Contract Type: Contract Position Part Time

Applications Close: 3 December 2021


Being a staff member at St Joseph’s Primary School is highly valued by those who work here, and sought after by those who wish to be part of a dedicated team of excellent practitioners - come and join our team!

<p><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12pt"><strong>Location:</strong>&nbsp;O’Connor, ACT</span><br><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12pt"><strong>Employment Type:</strong>&nbsp;Part-time, Temporary&nbsp; &nbsp;</span><br><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12pt"><strong>Salary Range:</strong>&nbsp; $57,255 to $65,013 + Superannuation (based on skills and experience)</span><br><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12pt"><strong>Start Date:</strong>&nbsp;25 January to 16 December 2022</span><br><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12pt"><strong>Closing Date:</strong>&nbsp;11.55pm, Friday 3 December 2021</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12pt">St Joseph’s is a Catholic Primary School located in O’Connor ACT. The school caters for students in Preschool - Year 6 and has an enrolment&nbsp;of 285 students in the primary school in 2021. Students attending our school come from a variety of backgrounds and nationalities. St Joseph's is a vibrant place of excellence, where students and staff work towards individual and community goals that promote growth and improvement for all. Our vision gives shape to how we work together to support the development of our students and on which we are building our community.</span></p> <p><br><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12pt"><strong>About the Role</strong></span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12pt">An excellent and rewarding opportunity exists for a confident and energetic Defence School Mentor to join our wonderful school.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12pt"><em>This position is temporary in nature as it is dependent on a specific programme which is not of an ongoing nature.</em></span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12pt"><strong><br>Essential Criteria</strong></span></p> <ul> <li><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12pt">An understanding and commitment to the Church’s mission in Catholic Education and the capacity to contribute to the spiritual and community life of the school.</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12pt">Sound communication skills both oral and written, and the ability to communicate effectively with primary school aged children, school principal and staff, parents, Defence Members and their families.</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12pt">Demonstrated ability to organise own work, set priorities, meet deadlines, work independently and as a team member and maintain confidentiality.</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12pt">Ability to plan, organise and deliver activities and resources relating to the needs of Defence families.</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12pt">Ability to acquire quickly an understanding of the operations of the school.</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12pt">Ability to organise and coordinate annual Defence related events, including ANZAC Day and Remembrance Day commemorations across the school.</span></li> </ul> <p><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12pt"><em>Please refer to the role description for an in-depth detail regarding criteria and skill set required.<br><br><strong>Please note:</strong> This position involves work in an ACT school.&nbsp; The appointment of successful applicants is subject to compliance with Public Health (ACT School or Early Childhood Education and Care Workers COVID-19 Vaccination) Emergency Direction 2021. Individuals who are appointed to a position in a ACT school are required to have either received two doses of COVID-19 vaccine, or have obtained an approved medical contraindication certificate. Individuals are required to present evidence of either their vaccination status or a medical contraindication certificate to their school to be able to work in a ACT school.<br></em></span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12pt"><strong><br>Application Process</strong></span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12pt">Applications are invited from interested candidates able to demonstrate a commitment to the vision of Catholic Education.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12pt">Applicants are required to submit a cover letter and current resume including a statement of suitability against the skills, attributes and experience as outlined in the position description.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12pt">This position involves working with children. The appointment of successful applicants will be subject to satisfactory employment screening for child related employment in accordance with CE policy.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12pt">For further information about the School please visit our <a href="http://www.sjo.act.edu.au/">website</a>. Information about Catholic Education Archdiocese of Canberra &amp; Goulburn can be accessed <a href="https://cg.catholic.edu.au/">here</a>.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12pt"><strong>Position specific queries:</strong> Please contact Cameron Tarrant on 02 6248 9818 or via email <a href="mailto:cameron.tarrant@cg.catholic.edu.au">cameron.tarrant@cg.catholic.edu.au</a></span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12pt"><strong>Application queries:</strong> Please contact the Recruitment Team on&nbsp;02 6234 5427 or via email&nbsp;<a href="mailto:Recruitment@cg.catholic.edu.au">Recruitment@cg.catholic.edu.au</a></span></p><br><br><p><img src="https://az29734.vo.msecnd.net/static/people/icons/icon_file_small.gif" alt="Download File">&nbsp;<a href="https://careers.cg.catholic.edu.au/cw/en/PositionDescriptionDocument/498229/defence-school-mentor-st-josephs-primary-oconnor-act">Applicant Information Pack</a></p>
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