Head of Mission - St Agnes Catholic High School, Rooty Hill

St Agnes Catholic High School - Rooty Hill


Curriculum / Learning

Contract Type: Permanent/Ongoing Position Full Time

Applications Close: 25 April 2021

We are looking for a passionate and driven Head of Mission to enrich the lives of our students in the Catholic learning communities at our schools.

<div class="video"><iframe src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/kEiwmRwZ4Ko" style="max-width:560px; width:100%; height: 315px;" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen=""></iframe></div><div>At Catholic Education – Diocese of Parramatta (CEDP) we are committed to responding to the needs of students in a world that is changing rapidly. With 5,000 passionate employees located across 83 primary and secondary schools, our purpose is to transform the learning and unlock the full potential of each of our 40,000 plus students. We are always on the lookout for top talent to help us achieve our strategic goal of&nbsp;<strong><em>inspiring the future, through quality catholic schooling and by strengthening the professional lives of our employees.</em></strong></div> <p dir="ltr">We are looking for a passionate and committed&nbsp;<strong>Head of Mission</strong>&nbsp;to enrich the lives of our students in our school at St Agnes Catholic High School, Rooty Hill.</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>About the opportunity:</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">The Head of Mission is responsible to the Principal and shares in the leadership of the school community by supporting the Principal and leadership team. The Head of Mission exercises this responsibility by ensuring that the school delivers high quality contemporary learning and teaching for the community it serves which is embedded in the Catholic world view. It is a collaborative ministry of witness and service and part of the evangelising mission of the Church. The Head of Mission exercises this responsibility by contributing a deep knowledge of the religious education curriculum and in enhancing the liturgical, sacramental and spiritual life of the school.</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Selection Criteria:</strong></p> <ul> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc"> <p dir="ltr">A strong commitment to the Catholic faith in practice and lifestyle, witness and modelling</p> </li> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc"> <p dir="ltr">A minimum of four years professional qualification in education</p> </li> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc"> <p dir="ltr">Substantial currency in Religious Education pedagogy and knowledge of the new Religious Education Curriculum</p> </li> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc"> <p dir="ltr">Accreditation to teach Religious Education and the completion of a Master of Religious Education/Theology or commitment to complete within four years of appointment</p> </li> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc"> <p dir="ltr">Knowledge of contemporary learning frameworks and experience in building the capacity of other teachers in this area, and an ability to ensure this is evident in the teaching within the school</p> </li> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc"> <p dir="ltr">Capacity to challenge and lead a school community that gives witness to the Catholic faith and its teaching and is aligned with the system strategic intent</p> </li> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc"> <p dir="ltr">A strong commitment to team and building relationships</p> </li> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc"> <p dir="ltr">A demonstrated commitment to ongoing professional learning and formation.</p> </li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>In addition to the above, we are particularly interested in any applicants who can demonstrate the following Additional Criteria:</p> <ul> <li>Knowledge of the new Religious Education Curriculum and its practical implementation in learning spaces<br><br></li> <li>Knowledge of contemporary learning frameworks and experience in building the capacity of other teachers in this area<br><br></li> <li>Practical evidence of school leadership where the focus is to improve student outcomes through effective teacher coaching and mentoring.<br><br></li> <li>Able to engage in reflective practice for continuous learning&nbsp;<br><br></li> </ul> <p dir="ltr">Interested applicants are encouraged to download the Application Pack documents below which contain instructions on how to submit their applications as well as the Position Description for the role.</p> <p>We believe that our employee community is a key strength of our organisation and we aim to attract the best talent to achieve our strategic goal of being leaders in quality, faith-based education and an Employer of Choice in our sector. Our leaders create inclusive teams and value the individual contributions of our employees. We champion quality education and lead the way in innovation and inspiring the future.</p> <p><strong>Interested?</strong></p> <p>This position involves working with children. The appointment of successful applicants will be subject to satisfactory employment screening for child-related employment including the completion of a National Police Check, retention of a valid Working with Children Check and adoption and compliance with CEDP’s Child Safeguarding Procedures and Code of Conduct When Working With Students and Children. For more information, please visit The Office of The Children’s Guardian&nbsp;<a href="https://www.kidsguardian.nsw.gov.au/child-safe-organisations/working-with-children-check" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">here</a>.</p> <p>CEDP promotes the safety and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, and children from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, as well as people from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds.</p> <p><strong>Apply today!</strong></p> <p>If you are determined to make a difference and want to join a diverse organisation committed to transforming lives through faith-based education, click on the APPLY button.&nbsp; To find out more about CEDP go to&nbsp;<a href="https://www.parra.catholic.edu.au/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">https://www.parra.catholic.<wbr>edu.au/</a>&nbsp;or follow us on LinkedIn.</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>The criteria for this role is aligned to that of an REC.</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">As part of your application, please download the relevant documentation.<br><br><img src="https://ci5.googleusercontent.com/proxy/ccgoDShN0DAOFhBVWMcSDsclBqwFvQjuu0ioxK8PgY1xMqHlMgfrSDem_m0k6ly8KjKk-3Zt7jPA1kf5jBvAdF3CXi9W1m2V28EOW1trCF3GYsL8ikfS4w=s0-d-e1-ft#https://az29734.vo.msecnd.net/static/people/icons/icon_file_small.gif" alt="Download File">&nbsp;<a href="https://secure.dc2.pageuppeople.com/apply/TransferRichTextFile.ashx?sData=Fwg6i4Eli-DyNQcvzyZ2R9mCrIfy03gnSjmtdO6mIJ1awcKzORmAmsN6carCFHGV" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Candidate Information Pack - REC.pdf</a><br><img src="https://ci5.googleusercontent.com/proxy/ccgoDShN0DAOFhBVWMcSDsclBqwFvQjuu0ioxK8PgY1xMqHlMgfrSDem_m0k6ly8KjKk-3Zt7jPA1kf5jBvAdF3CXi9W1m2V28EOW1trCF3GYsL8ikfS4w=s0-d-e1-ft#https://az29734.vo.msecnd.net/static/people/icons/icon_file_small.gif" alt="Download File">&nbsp;<a href="https://secure.dc2.pageuppeople.com/apply/TransferRichTextFile.ashx?sData=Fwg6i4Eli-DyNQcvzyZ2R8i2hyUj5h5tWFFRwVfZRWj6kUJEjsCsm-e-41obcCHb" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Child Protection Questionnaire - Referee.pdf<br><img src="https://ci5.googleusercontent.com/proxy/ccgoDShN0DAOFhBVWMcSDsclBqwFvQjuu0ioxK8PgY1xMqHlMgfrSDem_m0k6ly8KjKk-3Zt7jPA1kf5jBvAdF3CXi9W1m2V28EOW1trCF3GYsL8ikfS4w=s0-d-e1-ft#https://az29734.vo.msecnd.net/static/people/icons/icon_file_small.gif" alt="Download File">&nbsp;</a><a href="https://secure.dc2.pageuppeople.com/apply/TransferRichTextFile.ashx?sData=Fwg6i4Eli-DyNQcvzyZ2R8i2hyUj5h5tWFFRwVfZRWjeUr37DJWFpMDiF-wOoSjx" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Priest reference.doc<br></a><a href="https://secure.dc2.pageuppeople.com/apply/TransferRichTextFile.ashx?sData=Fwg6i4Eli-DyNQcvzyZ2R8i2hyUj5h5tWFFRwVfZRWjeUr37DJWFpMDiF-wOoSjx" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer"><img src="https://ci5.googleusercontent.com/proxy/ccgoDShN0DAOFhBVWMcSDsclBqwFvQjuu0ioxK8PgY1xMqHlMgfrSDem_m0k6ly8KjKk-3Zt7jPA1kf5jBvAdF3CXi9W1m2V28EOW1trCF3GYsL8ikfS4w=s0-d-e1-ft#https://az29734.vo.msecnd.net/static/people/icons/icon_file_small.gif" alt="Download File">&nbsp;</a><a href="https://secure.dc2.pageuppeople.com/apply/TransferRichTextFile.ashx?sData=UFUtVjMtW1QchVKO0mPE2OubF4VTGJQbRqH95A3FRN99yGTTPTxEkfXgwDWRvxZvsVjt3-zEQOxZzvoBqeHN7IQgKUMwHqWXTX8xO_Gv-y0OrPleZVhHjEEzLmveheEohyx3kZU0JBi4X2kKbdrWiUzATib16A%7e%7e" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Referee Report - REC.docx</a></p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Applications close Thursday 15 April 2021 at 11:55pm</strong></p>