Primary Teaching Position, Merewether

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Catholic Schools Office Maitland- NewcastleMerewether
Date posted:
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Temporary
Location MEREWETHER St Joseph's Primary School
Vacancy TypeTemporary Full Time
Description Full-time temporary primary teaching position at St Joseph's, Merewether
Position Requirements • must be able to fulfil the requirements of the Diocesan Faith Education Accreditation Policy.
• a relevant understanding of the philosophy of Catholic Education.
• ability to teach in the primary curriculum area K-6.
• high level knowledge of the relevant key learning area (K-6) and a proven capacity to improve student learning.
• high quality classroom teaching skills in the area of ES1 - 3 which enable students with a diverse range of needs to achieve their full potential.
• exemplary values and attitudes appropriate to professional practice and the intellectual, physical and social development of students.
• ability to successfully implement and evaluate curriculum initiatives in accordance with curriculum and standards framework.
• demonstrated capacity to reflect critically upon professional practice and commitment to ongoing professional learning.
• commitment and capacity to actively contribute to a broad range of school activities as a member of the school team.
• high level of communication and interpersonal skills when relating to students, parents and other teachers.
• outstanding classroom practitioner with a good understanding of contemporary pedagogy including effective differentiation catering for diverse learning needs.
• demonstrated ability to use data effectively for student growth
• must be able to demonstrate positive relationships with students, staff, parents and clergy to work effectively as a member of a team.
• demonstrate the capacity to reflect critically upon professional practice and commitment to ongoing professional learning.
• willingness to engage with the school community to enrich the educational context for students and work to promote the links between home, school and parish.
Essential Criteria Applicant must
• be appropriately qualified as a four year trained primary teacher
• be a practising Catholic and be able to teach Religious Education
• must have a sound understanding of and commitment to Catholic Education
• 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 D – Accreditation to Teach Religion.
• record current NESA and Working With Children number on application as well as Date of Birth.
• 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 • Be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of contemporary teaching practices including innovative and creative delivery of learning.
• Demonstrate proven competency to work in collaborative team environments where the environment is recognised as fundamental to the learning process.
• Possess a deep knowledge and understanding of the Stage 3 learner and can demonstrate success as an effective teacher to meet the learning needs of all students and achieve excellent results through best practice. OR
• Possess a deep knowledge and understanding of the philosophies and the pedagogical approaches of the Early Learning Framework and show ability to link the Framework to the NSW Syllabus documents to achieve best practice.
Finishing Date20/12/19
Conditions of EmploymentSalary is in accordance with New South Wales & Australian Capital Territory Catholic Systemic Schools Enterprise Agreement 2017.
Applications Close Friday 12 October, 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
  Diane Murphy ( 4961 2827
Applications to:

By email (preferred):

Diane Murphy

By post:

Principal (Acting)
St Joseph's Primary School
PO Box 183

Specific School Requirements/ Additional Info The covering letter attached to your curriculum vitae should address the criteria as outlined above and include the contact details of your parish priest as well as after hour contacts for other referees. The preferred applicant will be required to complete the registration process for the Diocese. Applications will be received at the school up to 3.00pm on the closing date.

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