Religious Education Coordinator

Emmaus Catholic College - Kemps Creek (see more jobs from this school)



Teaching Subject: Religious Studies / Studies of Religion

Contract Type: Permanent/Ongoing Position Full Time

Applications Close: 20 February 2024

We are looking for a passionate and driven Religious Education Coordinator to enrich the lives of our students in the Catholic learning communities at our schools.

<p><b>Location: </b>Emmaus Catholic College - Kemps Creek</p><p dir="ltr">Emmaus Catholic College strives to be authentically Catholic in its identity, while ensuring the best possible learning and teaching for the whole person as part of a rich tradition of Catholic education.</p> <p dir="ltr">Emmaus offers over 750 students a tranquil setting for learning. Surrounded by beautiful native bushland, wildlife and modern learning spaces, Emmaus is fully equipped with the tools of today (and tomorrow!).</p> <p dir="ltr">This leadership opportunity is an ongoing full-time position and will commence as soon as possible.</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>About us</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">CSPD is committed to responding to the needs of all students. With over 5,000 employees located across 80 primary and secondary schools and office communities, our aim is to transform learning and unlock the full potential of each of our 43,500 students while enriching the professional lives of staff.</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>About the opportunity:</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">The Religious Education Coordinator is responsible to the Principal and shares in the leadership of the school community and contributes to the achievement of the school's missions and student learning outcomes. In addition, you will:</p> <ul> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc"> <p dir="ltr">Ensure that the school delivers high quality contemporary learning and teaching for the community it serves which is embedded in the Catholic world view<br><br></p> </li> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc"> <p dir="ltr">Lead a collaborative ministry of witness and service and part of the evangelising mission of the Church<br><br></p> </li> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc"> <p dir="ltr">Contribute a deep knowledge of the Religious Education curriculum and in enhancing the liturgical, sacramental and spiritual life of the school<br><br></p> </li> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc"> <p dir="ltr">Build the necessary relationships with the Parish Priest, parents, learning community, Catholic Schools Parramatta Diocese and other partners contributing to the work of Catholic schooling <br><br></p> </li> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc"> <p dir="ltr">Create and maintain a safe, inclusive and challenging learning environment<br><br></p> </li> </ul> <p dir="ltr"><strong>About you (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<br><br></p> </li> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc"> <p dir="ltr">A minimum of four years’ professional qualification in education<br><br></p> </li> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc"> <p dir="ltr">Accreditation to teach RE and the completion of a Masters of Religious Education/Theology or a Masters of Educational Leadership (if there are at least four units at Masters Level in Religious Education/Theology and/or Scripture)<br><br></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<br><br></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<br><br></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<br><br></p> </li> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc"> <p dir="ltr">Demonstrated ability to build and sustain positive peer relationships and engage actively within the school community<br><br></p> </li> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc"> <p dir="ltr">Commitment to modelling school values and integrity<br><br></p> </li> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc"> <p dir="ltr">A demonstrated commitment to ongoing professional learning and formation<br><br></p> </li> </ul> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Qualifications and Accreditations required:</strong></p> <ul> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc"> <p dir="ltr">Master of Religious Education/Theology or commitment to complete within four years of appointment<br><br></p> </li> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc"> <p dir="ltr">Compliance with NSW Child Protection Legislation - Working with Children<br><br></p> </li> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc"> <p dir="ltr">Eligibility according to the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA)<br><br></p> </li> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc"> <p dir="ltr">Tertiary Qualification (minimum 4-year degree)<br><br></p> </li> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc"> <p dir="ltr">Accreditation to teach RE<br><br></p> </li> </ul> <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 the retention of a valid Working with Children Check and adoption and compliance with CSPD’s Child Safeguarding Procedures and Code of Conduct When Working With Students and Children. For more information, click<a href=""> here.</a>&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr">CSPD 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"><strong>Your application</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Your application will include the following:</p> <ul> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc"> <p dir="ltr">Cover letter and selection criteria response (this application letter should be no longer than three pages)<br><br></p> </li> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc"> <p dir="ltr">A copy of your CV which includes details of your relevant academic qualifications<br><br></p> </li> </ul> <p dir="ltr">Candidates are advised that they must provide the contact details of their:</p> <ul> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc"> <p dir="ltr">Parish Priest&nbsp;</p> </li> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc"> <p dir="ltr">Current employer (current Principal / Manager)</p> </li> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc"> <p dir="ltr">A minimum of one additional professional referee</p> </li> </ul> <p dir="ltr">&nbsp;</p>
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