Religious Education Coordinator – INTERNAL APPLICANTS ONLY - readvertised, Warners Bay

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St Mary's Primary SchoolWarners Bay
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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
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Location WARNERS BAY St Mary's Primary School Vacancy TypeContract Description (Years K-6, Current enrolment 412)

In the Diocese of Maitland Newcastle Religious Education Co-ordinators (RECs) are recognised and acknowledged as significant religious leaders for the school community. They are members of the school executive team and are tasked with the role of supporting the Principal in promoting and affirming the Catholic culture, identity and mission of the school.

RECs are practising Catholics who are committed to the life of a Eucharistic community and have an understanding of their baptismal call to share and witness the good news of Jesus Christ with students, parents and staff.

RECs represent the school and the teaching profession in the community, especially the parish. They are professional, ethical and respected individuals within and outside the school.

It is expected the REC will work in partnership with the Principal in providing religious leadership for the school and wider community.

This appointment will be for one years (temporary secondment) with right-of-return to your school. Essential Criteria • Applicant must be a practising Catholic and be demonstrably involved in a parish.

• Applicant must have a capacity to build links between the school and its broader parish community in ways that foster faith formation and identity with the parish.

• Applicant must have the capacity to promote faith formation in staff by providing rich experiences in prayer, reflection and liturgy.

• Applicant will need to comply with the Accreditation to Work Teach and Lead policy and will need to work towards Accreditation at Category E – Accreditation for Senior Leadership.

• Applicant must have completed, be in the process of completing or agree to complete (within 4 years of appointment) a Graduate Diploma or preferably a Masters Degree in R.E., Theological Studies, Spirituality or Educational Leadership with at least four units from approved areas.

• Capacity to work collaboratively as a member of the school’s leadership team

• record current NESA and Working With Children number on application.

• evidence of completion of Anaphylaxis training certificate must be supplied. (
Note: To start or return to working as a teacher in a NSW school, you must be accredited by NESA. Desirable Criteria • Capacity to lead curriculum innovation.

• Capacity to mentor colleagues through the PP&D process.

• Capacity to manage compliance matters in both curriculum and non-curriculum areas.

• High quality classroom teaching skills which enable students with a diverse range of needs to achieve their full potential.

• A sound understanding of, and ability to embed, 21st century pedagogy

• Proven capacity to be pastorally present to staff, students and their families and to continue the development of pastoral care initiatives within the school.

• Have well developed communication and interpersonal skills.

• Capacity to work with Parish.

• Previous experience in school leadership CommencementStarts28/1/20 Finishing Date18/12/20 Conditions of EmploymentSalary is in accordance with the Enterprise Agreement NSW Wales & Australian Capital Territory Catholic Systemic Schools. The position of REC at this school currently attracts an allowance of $15,982.00 p.a. (2 point position) Applications Close Friday 13 December, 2019 InstructionsForward your Curriculum Vitae together with a covering letter addressing selection criteria via email (preferred) as one pdf to the contact person. Contact Name Telephone   Liz Starling ( 4948 8770 Applications to:

By email (preferred):

Liz Starling

By post:

St Mary's Primary School
PO Box 306

Specific School Requirements/ Additional Info Referees Applicants should nominate at least three (3) referees, one of whom must be a parish priest and two other persons one of whom must be the person's current principal and/or area supervisor or consultant. Selection procedure will involve an interview. Intending applicants should carefully consider the criteria and other information supplied before submitting their application. Applications will be received up until 3.00pm on the closing date.

More about St Mary's Primary School
Address: 2 Bayview Street, Warners Bay, New South Wales, NSW 2282, Australia. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +61 2 4948 8770