Secondary Teacher (English)

St John XXIII Catholic Primary School and St Mark's Catholic College - Stanhope Gardens

STANHOPE GARDENS, NSW


Secondary Teacher

Teaching Subject: English

Contract Type: Permanent/Ongoing Position Full Time

Applications Close: 5 December 2021


St Mark’s Catholic College is a modern working environment that requires the agility of staff to respond to a changing educational context and the needs of our communities. St Mark's Catholic College is seeking a forward-thinking and innovative teacher who is ready to shine in a large and complex setting.

<div class="video"><iframe src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/kEiwmRwZ4Ko" style="max-width:560px; width:100%; height: 315px;" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen=""></iframe></div><p dir="ltr">The Catholic Learning Community of John XXIII Catholic Primary School and St Mark’s Catholic College caters to the growing needs of our community with over 1,800 K-12 students. We are an innovative College and welcome applications from passionate and energetic educators who are encouraged to take risks with their learning to support student growth.&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr">The College emphasises the intrinsic value of the student/teacher relationship, which focuses on making the student learning experience connected, relevant, differentiated and personalised. Our College has a collaborative approach to teaching and learning with teachers operating in agile professional learning environments.</p> <h3 dir="ltr">Key Accountabilities</h3> <ul> <li dir="ltr">actively live and promote the College Mission, vision and values with a focus on developing responsible Christian learners</li> <li dir="ltr">willingness to adopt a 21st Century Pedagogical approach with an emphasis on the 7Cs (Catholic Worldview; Creativity; Collaboration; Critical Thinking; Connectivity; Culture and Communication)</li> <li dir="ltr">create and maintain safe, inclusive and challenging learning environments and implement fair and equitable behaviour management strategies</li> <li dir="ltr">ensure a contemporary approach to design thinking and fabrication</li> <li dir="ltr">ensure that all undertakings are student-focused</li> <li dir="ltr">ensure there is a strong relationship between the built environment, specifically in collaborative learning spaces, the human domain, contemporary learning and teacher pedagogy</li> <li dir="ltr">ensure that learning and teaching is personalised and that digital technology and other learning tools support students</li> <li dir="ltr">regularly provide students with formative feedback as part of the learning cycle</li> <li dir="ltr">perform other duties that are assigned by the Principal</li> </ul> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Catholic ethos</strong></p> <ul> <li dir="ltr">Be supportive of the ethos of the Catholic Church</li> <li dir="ltr">Participate in staff liturgical and formation opportunities</li> </ul> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Team contribution</strong></p> <ul> <li dir="ltr">Understand and contribute to the delivery and continuous improvement of relevant strategic initiatives and operational plans</li> <li dir="ltr">Deliver and report on day-to-day performance and accountabilities to ensure effective and efficient service delivery</li> <li dir="ltr">Engage in continuous learning and contribute positively to a collaborative and respectful working environment aligned with the culture and values of St Mark’s Catholic College</li> <li dir="ltr">Other duties as assigned by the Principal and/or delegate.</li> </ul> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Key focus areas</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">The Secondary English Teacher will fit the following criteria:</p> <ul> <li dir="ltr">Extensive pedagogical knowledge base and understanding of how English is learned, what affects students’ opportunities to learn English and how the learning and teaching of English can be enhanced.</li> <li dir="ltr">Understanding of how to differentiate learning to cater for students needs in order to maximise student learning.</li> <li dir="ltr">Sound understanding of the learning environments, lesson plans, use of technology, teaching practices and delivery of assessment and learning feedback.</li> <li dir="ltr">Committed to the continual improvement of their teaching practice and take opportunities for personal professional development.</li> <li dir="ltr">Work creatively and constructively within a range of 'communities' inside and beyond the school and set high, achievable goals for themselves and their students.</li> <li dir="ltr">Able to motivate students to achieve and to develop a life-long love of learning.</li> </ul> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Risk and Compliance</strong></p> <ul> <li dir="ltr">Contribute and adhere to policies and processes of St Mark’s Catholic College as a learning community within the CEDP network of schools</li> <li dir="ltr">Identify and report risks and where possible propose appropriate mitigation strategies</li> </ul> <p dir="ltr"><strong>The Organisation</strong></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"><strong>How to Apply</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Candidates should download the position description and read the candidate information guide on how to submit applications. Please state which role you are applying for in your covering letter.</p> <p dir="ltr">The successful applicant will be required to undergo a working with childrens' check. For more information please contact appointments@parra.catholic.edu.au.</p>
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