Teacher of Religious Education

Mercy Catholic College

Chatswood, NSW 

Secondary Teacher

Teaching Subject: Religious Studies / Studies of Religion

Contract Type: Permanent/Ongoing Position Full Time

Applications Close: 11 September 2023

Mercy Catholic College, Chatswood is currently seeking a passionate and skilled Teacher of Religious Education. This is a permanent, full-time opportunity commencing Term 4, 9 October 2023.

<p><b>Mercy Catholic College,</b> Chatswood is currently seeking a passionate and skilled<b> Teacher of Religious Education.</b> This is a <b>permanent, full-time</b> opportunity commencing <b>Term 4, 9 October 2023. </b>For the right candidate, there is also the possibility of a Year Coordinator role commencing in 2024.<br /></p><p><b>Why join us at Catholic Schools Broken Bay? </b></p><p>We value our teachers and school leaders so they can best support every student entrusted to our care to learn and flourish. This is why we have taken the initiative to get ahead of the market and offer the following unique benefits to our staff: </p><ul><li><b>Higher pay: </b>We have recently finalised our CSBB Enterprise Agreement which guarantees your pay will be at least 1.5% above the NSW Department of Education </li><li><b>More time</b>: We provide every primary and secondary classroom teacher with collaborative planning time (CPT), in addition to the usual release from face-to-face </li><li><b>Staff voice:</b> Our Enterprise Agreement reflects our deep commitment to having systems in place which give our frontline staff a genuine voice in their work </li><li><b>Staff School Fee Discounts:</b> Eligible staff receive a 25% discount on their children’s school fees at our schools, pro-rated to their FTE </li><li><b>Wellbeing Support:</b> we provide a robust wellbeing program to ensure our staff thrive and grow. </li></ul><p><b>About the School </b></p><p>Mercy Catholic College, Chatswood is a systemic girls secondary school on the Lower North Shore of Sydney. The school was established in 1890 by the Sisters of Mercy. The first lay Principal was appointed in 1989. The enrolment of the college is 650 students.</p><p>The college aims to educate students to be strong Catholic women, ready and able to take an active role in society. It values the role of the individual (students, staff, parents) within the community, and attempts to encourage the understanding that rights must be balanced by responsibilities. It strives to meet the sentiments of the prophet Micah to &#39;act justly, love tenderly and walk humbly with your God&#39;.</p><p><b>Specific Criteria </b></p><ul><li>Be a highly effective, skilled classroom practicioner with experience teaching Studies of Religions and Years 7 - 10 Religious Education; </li><li>Support the vision, purpose and values of Catholic Schools Broken Bay and the strategic priorities of the College; </li><li>Embed innovative pedagogical practices including digital technology; </li><li>Differentiate the curriculum to meet diverse student learning; </li><li>Effectively manage and facilitate safe and supportive learning environments with an understanding of positive student welfare practices; </li><li>Be able to work collaboratively as part of a dynamic professional learning community; </li><li>Have highly developed interpersonal, presentatation and communication skills and the ability to develop positive relationships with staff, students and parents/carers and community members; </li><li>Aligg professional learning to the needs of students; </li><li>HSC marking experience an advantage though not essential; </li><li>Be willing to contribute to the broader extra curriculum endeavours of school life as an active member of the College community.</li></ul><p>Applicants who are not currently working in a Broken Bay systemic school must have a 4 year training qualification or be enrolled to undertake further study that will provide them with a four year trained qualification to be eligible to apply for any teaching position in the Diocese. </p><p><b>About us, our Vision and our Towards 2025 Strategy </b></p><p>Our Vision is to provide &#39;authentic, professional Catholic education, delivered with care and compassion&#39;. The Vision is underpinned by our exciting and robust Towards 2025 Strategy which places students at the centre of everything we do, and which brings schools and Parishes together to work as one. The Towards 2025 Strategy commits our system of schools to be at least as good as the very best, to maximise the learning growth of every student, and to inspire hearts and minds to know Christ and love learning. Covering an expansive geographical area which includes the Central Coast and Sydney&#39;s Northern Beaches and North Shore, Catholic Schools Broken Bay is a system serving 44 Catholic Schools with around 17,000 students from Kindergarten to Year 12. </p><p><b>How do I apply? </b></p><p>Applications should include: </p><ul><li>A Cover Letter of no more than two pages addressing why you are interested in the role and addressing each of the specific criteria listed above; and </li><li>A current Resume </li></ul><p>To apply, <a href="https://cgprod.phris.org.au/psc/CGPRD/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM_FL.HRS_CG_SEARCH_FL.GBL?Page&#61;HRS_APP_JBPST_FL&amp;Action&#61;U&amp;FOCUS&#61;Applicant&amp;SiteId&#61;1&amp;JobOpeningId&#61;3342&amp;PostingSeq&#61;1" rel="nofollow">CLICK HERE</a> </p><p><b>Closing Date:</b> September 11, 2023</p><p><i>Agencies, please note that unsolicited resumes will not be accepted for this position. </i></p><p><b>New position on COVID-19 vaccinations </b></p><p>Given the current management of risks associated with COVID-19 in the community, and the gradual wind-back of some settings, CSBB has decided to no longer require all staff to be fully vaccinated, effective 19 September 2022. Staff who are not vaccinated will be required to wear masks when working with children at greater risk of serious illness owing to a medical condition and/or physical disability. </p><p><i>Catholic Schools Broken Bay promotes a culture of safety and care for children and young people. The Diocesan Office for Safeguarding Charter provides overarching principles that ensure children and young people are at the centre of the work we do and that every child and young person is encouraged to have a voice and participate in their community to their fullest potential. All employees must be aware of the Diocesan Office for Safeguarding Charter and be committed to organisational child safe standards and practice. Successful applicants for child-related roles must meet the requirements of the Working with Children Check.</i></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
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