Religious Education Coordinator, Scone

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St Mary's Primary SchoolScone
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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
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Location SCONE St Mary's Primary School
Vacancy TypeContract
Description (Years K-6, Current enrolment 217) 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. Initial appointment will be for two years, renewable for a further four years subject to a satisfactory performance review.
Essential Criteria • Applicants must be a practising Catholic;
• Applicants will need to comply with the Accreditation to Work Teach and Lead- formerly the Faith Education Accreditation (FEA) Policy 2012 and will need to work towards Accreditation at Category E – Accreditation for Senior Leadership.
• Applicants 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;
• Applicants must have a sound understanding of and commitment to Catholic education;
• Applicants must be able to show evidence of recent in-service, formal study or continuing education in Religious Education & Leadership;
• Applicants must have a genuine desire to bring Jesus and the Catholic faith to the whole school community in a relevant way that encourages faith formation and development
Desirable Criteria • Be willing to liaise with parish personnel to promote the links between school and parish
• Have the ability to model and mentor, lead by example and challenge others in teaching and learning across all KLAs
• Have a commitment to and the skills to enact contemporary learning in the 21st century
• Have well developed communication and interpersonal skills
• Demonstrated capacity to build upon the catholicity of our school community and continue the development of pastoral care initiatives within the school
• Skills to be able to work collaboratively as a member of the executive team Essential:
• Applicants must be a practising Catholic;
• Applicants will need to comply with the Accreditation to Work Teach and Lead- formerly the Faith Education Accreditation (FEA) Policy 2012 and will need to work towards Accreditation at Category E – Accreditation for Senior Leadership.
• Applicants 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;
• Applicants must have a sound understanding of and commitment to Catholic education;
• Applicants must be able to show evidence of recent in-service, formal study or continuing education in Religious Education & Leadership;
• Applicants must have a genuine desire to bring Jesus and the Catholic faith to the whole school community in a relevant way that encourages faith formation and development. Desirable:
• Be willing to liaise with parish personnel to promote the links between school and parish
• Have the ability to model and mentor, lead by example and challenge others in teaching and learning across all KLAs
• Have a commitment to and the skills to enact contemporary learning in the 21st century
• Have well developed communication and interpersonal skills
• Demonstrated capacity to build upon the catholicity of our school community and continue the development of pastoral care initiatives within the school
• Skills to be able to work collaboratively as a member of the executive team
• Confidence to show initiative and implement activities as a leader
• Understanding of current issues/trends in education and have sound knowledge of policy formation and implementation, especially in area of religious education
• Understand positive behaviours for learning and be able to implement in the classroom
• Be able to deliver Balanced English and Mathematics blocks
Starts29/1/19
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 $15,592.00 p.a. (2 point position)
Applications Close Friday 16 November, 2018
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
  Kim Wilson (kim.wilson@mn.catholic.edu.au) 6545 2058
Applications to:

By email (preferred):

Kim Wilson
kim.wilson@mn.catholic.edu.au

By post:

Principal
St Mary's Primary School
PO Box 235
SCONE 2337

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.


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Address: 12 Short Street, Scone, New South Wales, NSW 2337, Australia
Telephone: +61 2 6545 2058