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Reference No : 11657 External Position Closing Date: Thursday 02 December, 2021
Location LOCHINVAR St Joseph's College
Vacancy TypeTemporary Full Time
Description St Joseph's College, Lochinvar is seeking a temporary full time Aboriginal & Torres Strait Island (ATSI) Teacher to join the school community in 2022 for Terms 1, 2 and 8 weeks of Term 3. This position is available due to the incumbent taking parental leave.

St Joseph’s College, founded by the Sisters of St Joseph in 1883 is a co-educational secondary school providing a rich and diverse educational experience for 940 students from Years 7 to 12. The College aspires to be a place of learning where students, staff and families are valued and respected for their uniqueness. The community of St Joseph’s welcomes all who are ready to actively share the mission, vision, identity and life of the College.

Located in the stunning Hunter Valley, St Joseph’s has a blend of heritage and modern buildings which include a Chapel & Heritage Centre, new Administration and Resource Centre, a purpose-built hall and associated Café & Hospitality Centre, well equipped, modern Technology/Trade Centre as well as refurbished Performance and Creative Arts spaces.
Position Requirements The Aboriginal Education Teacher has an important role in supporting Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander students to access Curriculum, and support the well-being of students. The Aboriginal Education Teacher also has a role in mentoring of students, liaising with families and the broader Aboriginal Community, promoting Cultural awareness and responsiveness within the College and coordinating significant events such as NAIDOC Week.

The purpose of the AET role is to focus on support for students and school communities in the areas of curriculum, literacy, culture, spirituality and student welfare. Liaising with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community and promoting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives within the school will be essential to the realisation of these objectives. The AET will also be specifically involved with the formation and implementation of ‘Personal Learning Plans’ (PLP’s) for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students targeted at improving educational outcomes and supporting educational pathways, both within and beyond the school setting.

The Catholic Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle has an abiding commitment to promote the safety, welfare and wellbeing of children and vulnerable adults - particularly those who participate in the life of the Diocese. All employees are required to undergo a National Police Check and, where legislated, hold a Working with Children Check. Diocesan workers are expected to personally adopt and enact the Diocese’s Safeguarding Commitment Statement.
Essential Criteria • Ability 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;

• Ability to apply appropriate knowledge in order to plan and prepare contemporary and compliant teaching and learning programs in your nominated areas which meet the diverse characteristics, needs and learning styles of students; and encourage them to work towards attainment of their potential;

• Demonstrated ability to effectively utilise data to optimise organisational and educational outcomes;

• Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with school staff and members of the wider community in order to establish productive partnerships and achieve educational outcomes;

• Ability to demonstrate an innovative and agile mindset that supports and enhances a culture of continuous improvement within the school environment;

• Evidence of excellent organisational and administrative skills;

• Qualifications and/or experience (see below) relevant to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education and/or cultural settings. This is inclusive of being able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures, histories, and contemporary educational issues affecting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people;

• The capacity to reflect critically upon professional practice and a commitment to ongoing professional learning which reflects the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers.

The applicant must provide evidence of the following:

• Qualifications as a four year trained teacher;

• Current NESA Accreditation;

• Current Paid Working with Children Check (WWCC) number;

• Completion of Anaphylaxis training.

• Proof of double Covid-19 vaccination
Desirable Criteria • Experience teaching Years 7-12

• Being Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander is a genuine occupational qualification for this position as described under section 14 (d) of the NSW Anti-discrimination Act, 1977. In order to ensure this qualification is considered, submission of corroborated acknowledgment of Aboriginality is welcomed.
Starts28/1/22
Finishing Date9/9/22
Conditions of EmploymentSalary is in accordance with New South Wales & Australian Capital Territory Catholic Systemic Schools Enterprise Agreement 2020.
Applications Close Thursday 02 December, 2021
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
  Patricia Hales (Trish.hales@mn.catholic.edu.au) 4930 7291
Applications to:

By email (preferred):

Patricia Hales
Trish.hales@mn.catholic.edu.au

By post:

Principal
St Joseph's College
New England Highway
LOCHINVAR 2321

Specific School Requirements/ Additional Info To apply:
• Please provide a letter of application (maximum 3 pages) addressing the selection criteria, and in a separate document, your resume by email directly to the Principal – Mrs. Patricia Hales: patricia.hales@mn.catholic.edu.au
• Applicants should nominate at least two (2) referees, (including an out of hours contact number) one of whom must be the person's current principal and/or area supervisor or consultant.
• If you are applying as a Graduate Teacher, please provide contact details for your most recent Supervising Teacher. If you are not currently working in a school, please provide your previous supervisor/principal.
• Please note, not adequately addressing the selection criteria may result in your application not being shortlisted.
• Applications close: Thursday 2 December at 3.30pm.
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