Head of PDHPE / Sports Coordinator

Oran Park Anglican College

Oran Park, NSW 


Head of Faculty / Department

Teaching Subject: Child Studies , Health , Outdoor Education , PDHPE , Physical Education

Contract Type: Permanent/Ongoing Position Full Time

Applications Close: 21 October 2022


We are seeking to appoint a dynamic educator with passion and experience in PDHPE education and sports organisation to join lead our Senior School PDHPE team.

<p>Oran Park Anglican College is a vibrant learning community located in the fastest growing area of Southwest Sydney. Catering for over 1000 students Prep – Year 12 in modern purpose-built facilities, the College has established its reputation as providing a respectful and collaborative learning environment with strong pastoral support. We value academic rigour, comprehensive and inclusive pastoral care, service-learning opportunities, thriving sporting programs and excellence in the creative and performing arts. </p><p>In a recent School Review, the College was described as a “positive, joyful community where the care of students was paramount”. </p><p>We are seeking to appoint a dynamic educator with passion and experience in PDHPE education and sports organisation to join our Senior School team. </p><h4>Position Summary </h4><p>The Head of PDHPE/Sports Coordinator, together with the Deputy Principal - Head of Senior School and Senior School Leadership team will provide coaching and instructional leadership to identify and implement initiatives for improving learning and achievement for students in the Senior School. They will lead their teaching team to develop and embed highly effective teaching and learning, curriculum development and feedback and assessment practices. As Sports Coordinator, the role will require the organisation of MISA and College-based sporting schedules and teams, as well as further co-curricular sporting events such as carnivals and trialing for representative teams. </p><p><b>Reports to:</b> Deputy Head of Senior School – Teaching and Learning (Head of PDHPE), Director of Academic Operations (Sports Coordinator) </p><p><b>Status and Hours:</b> Full Time, Permanent position, Leadership – Level 2 </p><p><b>Full Time Equivalent (FTE):</b> 1.0 </p><p><b>Positions who report to this role: </b>PDHPE classroom teachers </p><p><b>Commencement Date:</b> Term 1 2023 </p><h4>Professional and Personal Attributes </h4><p>The Head of PDHPE/Sport Coordinator must have the capacity to lead a team of PDHPE teachers to provide innovative, quality teaching and learning. Essential personal and professional attributes for this role include; </p><ul><li>A committed Christian and an active member of a church </li><li>Demonstrated high level of understanding of the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers and the capacity to provide leadership in the alignment of these areas </li><li>An in-depth knowledge of NSW curriculum and assessment with the ability to lead, plan and implement quality teaching practices </li><li>Demonstrated outstanding classroom teaching skills and the capacity to coach and support colleagues to continually improve teaching and learning. </li><li>A champion of Explicit Direct Instruction as an effective pedagogy to develop students’ knowledge, understanding and skills in the relevant subject area </li><li>An understanding of, and commitment to, student wellbeing within a Restorative Practices framework </li><li>Highly developed interpersonal skills with a demonstrated capacity to lead, inspire and mentor teachers with a range of experience, identifying and drawing on their strengths for the benefit of the team and College. </li><li>An ability to build collaborative teaching teams with a solution focussed mindset </li><li>Demonstrated commitment and capacity to actively contribute to whole school improvement initiatives, manage curriculum or student activities and a commitment to ongoing professional learning </li><li>Demonstrated ability to contribute to the co-curricular life of the College </li><li>Coaching qualifications will be highly regarded but not essential </li></ul><h4>Desirable Criteria </h4><ul><li>A familiarity with Growth Mindset, Habits of Mind and/or Cultures of Thinking which underpin our Learning Power Approach to teaching and learning. </li></ul><h4>Additional Information </h4><p><b>References: </b>Provide three (3) referees one of whom should be the Minister of the Christian community you serve within, who can support your application. </p><p><b>Salary:</b> In accordance with the Independent Schools NSW/ACT Standards Model (Teachers) Multi-Enterprise Agreement 2021. </p><p><b>Child Safety: </b>Oran Park Anglican College is committed to child safety. All members of staff are required to comply with applicable child protection legislation and are responsible for ensuring that the College’s Child Safe policies, procedures and programs are at the forefront of all we do. As such, the successful applicant will be expected to satisfy child protection screening and adhere to the College’s Child Safe Policy and Code of Conduct. </p><p><b>WHS:</b> Oran Park Anglican College acknowledges that the health, safety and wellbeing of people and the provision of a safe working and learning environment are central to the values of the College. The successful applicant will be provided with their WHS responsibilities at the time of appointment. </p><h4>The Application Process </h4><p>Applicants are required to: </p><ul><li>Complete the “Application for Employment – Teaching” form (found under the Employment tab on our website) </li><li>Provide a 1-2 page cover letter which details your experience and demonstrates your ability to meet the essential criteria for this position, including a statement of personal Christian faith </li><li>Curriculum Vitae of no more than 4 pages </li></ul><p>Please forward your application marked “Private and Confidential” to: </p><p>Mr Steve Owen<br />Acting Principal<br />Oran Park Anglican College</p><p>Email:<b> </b> employment&#64;opac.nsw.edu.au – one PDF document <br />Website: www.opac.nsw.edu.au</p><p><b>Applications close 21 October 2022<br /></b>Interviewing and appointment may occur prior to closing date.</p><p><b><br /></b></p><p><b> </b></p><p><b> </b></p><p><b> </b></p><p><b> </b></p><p><b> </b></p><p><b> </b></p>
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