Secondary Teaching Position - Literacy Coach / Teacher, Maitland

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Catholic Schools Office Maitland- NewcastleMaitland
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Contract type: Part Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Temporary
Location MAITLAND All Saints College Vacancy TypeTemporary Part Time Hours/FTE0.8 FTE Description All Saints’ College, Maitland is seeking a temporary 0.8FTE Literacy Coach for 2020.



All Saints’ College Strategic Plan articulates the need for strong student literacy skills to enable successful learning and allowing for confident, active and engaged citizenship within the local and global communities.

The role aims to:


• Provide mentoring support to teachers at All Saints’ College in implementing explicit strategies to improve student learning.


• Provide support to the school in developing, monitoring and evaluating school initiatives.


• Assist with the provision of relevant professional development opportunities for teachers in the areas of literacy.


• Assist the school in the analysis of NAPLAN results to support planning and target setting.


• Provide literacy interventions to identified students from Years 7 to 12 by adopting a 3-tiered approach - whole class, small group, or individual.

The Literacy Coach / Teacher at All Saints’ College will work with Leaders of Learning (Studies Coordinators) and teachers across all KLA’s to improve Literacy outcomes for our students. This will be achieved through the development of effective teaching strategies supported by data driven evidence. It will also involve effective evaluation and monitoring of student progress. Position Requirements The Literacy Coach/Teacher must be able to demonstrate:


• A relevant understanding of the philosophy of Catholic Education


• An excellent understanding of the processes for teaching literacy, diagnosing student needs, strategic planning and implementing intervention strategies.


• A capacity to implement a range of literacy strategies suitable for whole classes, small groups or individual students.


• An understanding of current curriculum requirements in schools.


• A capacity to work individually with Coordinators and teachers to promote literacy initiatives throughout the school.


• A willingness to present at staff meetings, and conduct literacy based professional development and training for staff.


• A high level of communication, interpersonal, organisational and ICT skills.


• A capacity to assist Coordinators and teachers to identify, select and monitor the most appropriate resources and intervention programs for the school.

The Literacy Coach/Teacher must be able to demonstrate:


• A relevant understanding of the philosophy of Catholic Education


• An excellent understanding of the processes for teaching literacy, diagnosing student needs, strategic planning and implementing intervention strategies.


• A capacity to implement a range of literacy strategies suitable for whole classes, small groups or individual students.


• An understanding of current curriculum requirements in schools.


• A capacity to work individually with Coordinators and teachers to promote literacy initiatives throughout the school.


• A willingness to present at staff meetings, and conduct literacy based professional development and training for staff.


• A high level of communication, interpersonal, organisational and ICT skills.


• A capacity to assist Coordinators and teachers to identify, select and monitor the most appropriate resources and intervention programs for the school.


• A willingness to work with the Learning Support Coordinator and class teachers in planning for the most appropriate intervention strategies for students requiring intensive literacy support. Essential Criteria • Current NESA Accreditation and Paid Working With Children Check (WWCC);

• Qualifications as a four year trained teacher;

• Completion of Anaphylaxis training; Desirable Criteria • Compliance with the CSO Accreditation to Work, Teach and Lead 2018 - formerly the Faith Education Accreditation (FEA) Policy 2012;

• Current Accreditation at Category B – Accreditation to Teach (Teaching staff who do not teach Religion) or working towards this accreditation. CommencementStarts28/01/2020 Finishing Date26/01/2021 Conditions of EmploymentSalary is in accordance with New South Wales & Australian Capital Territory Catholic Systemic Schools Enterprise Agreement 2017. Applications Close Wednesday 22 January, 2020 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   Nicholas Wickham (nicholas.wickham@mn.catholic.edu.au) 4933 6933 Applications to:

By email (preferred):

Nicholas Wickham
nicholas.wickham@mn.catholic.edu.au

By post:

ASC Head of Campus
All Saints College, St Peter's Campus
9 Free Church Street
MAITLAND 2320

Specific School Requirements/ Additional Info Benefits including:
• a corporate fitness program;
• employee assistance program (EAP);
• paid parental leave;
• training and staff development programs;
• access to long service leave after just five years;
• opportunity for leasing motor vehicles; and
• 9.5 per cent superannuation. To apply: Please provide your resume and a cover letter addressing the selection criteria directly to Principal – Nicholas Wickham: Nicholas.Wickham@mn.catholic.edu.au Applications close: Wednesday 22 January, 2020. 9am.


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