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Working in Catholic education offers a career path with vast possibilities. Whether you are office or school-based, or looking for a management or leadership role, you will be part of a team committed to providing students with the opportunity to grow academically, spiritually, physically and emotionally.

It's not a requirement to be a Catholic to work with the Catholic Schools Office if you are not required to teach religion. We expect that you are able to articulate a clear understanding of and a personal commitment to Catholic Education and to actively support the Catholic ethos and culture of the school. 

Senior or executive positions in our schools are required to have a Parish Priest reference.  

Leader of Learning Religion also requires a Parish Priest reference. 

All employees are required to make a commitment to work alongside the Parish in which their school is situated. This relationship commences through the recruitment process by a conversation with the parish leader. 

You will also be required to participate in formation throughout your employment.  Please see the Work, Teach and Lead document for further information here. 

Formation is part of the accreditation process which assists you to understand the nature and purpose of the Catholic school, their vision and mission. 

All staff of Catholic schools participate in ongoing formation as part of the natural rhythm of school life. 

It’s not a requirement for applicants to be registered with the Catholic Schools Office to apply for positions. If you are selected as the preferred candidate, you will then be provided with an application pack to register. 

To be considered to teach casually with the Catholic Schools Office its required that you: 

  • Obtain a teacher accreditation with NESA; 
  • Hold a valid employee Working with Children Check; 
  • Are in your final year of study of an accredited undergraduate or graduate entry teaching degree, with twenty (20) practical days recorded; 
  • Appropriately trained in Anaphylaxis.  

We encourage new graduates to apply for positions. If you have just completed your studies and you are successful as the preferred candidate for a position, you are expected to provide your official transcript within 1 term of commencement.  

A Statement of Service is the official record of your teaching service provided by a recognised school. This document provides us with the necessary information needed to determine your classification as a teacher under our Enterprise Agreement. 

Statement(s) of Service must be provided within a term of commencement. Statements are required to show the following: 

  1. a)Commencement dates and Termination dates (DD/MM/YYYY)
  2. b) Whether service was Full Time/Part Time or Casual
  3. c) For Part Time or Casual details of hours/days worked
  4. d) If any Leave Without Pay taken, details on the number of days without pay

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All identification and qualifications provided to the Catholic Schools Office as part of your employment are required to be certified by a Justice of Peace. 

In the Catholic Schools Office, Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle you can work across Primary and Secondary schools regardless of your qualified area on a casual basis ONLY.  

It’s recommended that you clearly address each of the essential criteria and write your responses using the STAR Method (Situation, Task, Action, Result). Please stick to a maximum of 3 Pages. 

Yes, as of the 2022 teaching year, there will be financial incentives for each year worked at the school and an automatic transfer after the 5th year. You can find the policy using this link  here