Head of Mission and Identity (K-12)

St Lucy's School

WAHROONGA, NSW


Head of Faculty / Department

Contract Type: Permanent/Ongoing Position Full Time

Applications Close: 28 October 2021


We are seeking an experienced Head of Mission and Identity (K-12) at our Wahroonga campus, for a permanent position commencing Term 1, 2022.

<p><b>ABOUT US</b><br /></p><p>St Lucy’s School is a Catholic primary and secondary school in the Dominican tradition for students with disabilities. We are a community enriched by difference; inspiring learning for a life of purpose. </p><p>At St Lucy&#39;s School we work with each student individually in order to unlock their unique potential and to encourage them to become independent. We provide a holistic education, offering outstanding academic programs taught by special educators with the support of our dedicated therapy team.</p><p><br /></p><p> </p><p><b>ABOUT THE ROLE </b></p><p>The position of Head of Mission and Identity (K-12) role is located at our Wahroonga campus, for a permanent position commencing Term 1, 2022. The Head of Mission and Identity (K-12) is a key member of the School Executive Team and will be responsible to the Principal for promoting and giving life to the identity of the School as a Catholic School in the Dominican tradition. </p><p>Whilst the Principal has final responsibility and overarching leadership of the development and implementation of Charism, Religious Education and spiritual formation at St Lucy’s School, the Head of Mission and Identity (K-12) has delegated and shared responsibility in this leadership. The Head of Mission and Identity (K-12) assists to support parents/guardians in their role as religious educators of their children. </p><p>The Head of Mission and Identity (K-12) will foster a spirit of hope and encourage the School community to live and teach by the values of Joy, Community, Courage and Truth. This role consists of a teaching load of FTE 0.6.</p><p><br /></p><p> </p><p><b>KEY RESPONSIBILITIES </b></p><ul><li>Promote the mission of the Catholic Church and actively engage in its ministry; </li><li>Demonstrate a deep appreciation of and the living of Catholic beliefs and values; </li><li>Work with members of the School community to reflect on the way in which the School is living and teaching in the Dominican tradition; </li><li>Build on and nurture the Dominican ethos and Charism of the school; </li><li>Network with the local parish, neighbouring schools and the local community to share knowledge and resources to build community; </li><li>Provide leadership in the development of the Religious Education Curriculum; </li><li>Develop and coordinate a Sacramental Program in collaboration with the local Church; </li><li>Give leadership in the facilitation of ritual/celebration/liturgy/prayer/retreat/ programs and allocated events. This includes Family Mass and the Hope Mass; </li><li>Organise respite/retreat events for parents, parents of children with disabilities support groups and evenings out to provide emotional and practical support to families. </li><li>Ensure a contemporary and inclusive educational vision for the School;</li><li>Foster and demonstrate best practice in teaching and learning across the religious domain;</li><li>Ensure that the Religious Education curriculum and the structures that support it, address the particular requirements of students with special education needs;</li><li>Oversee the Religious Education curriculum including through working with the teachers and curriculum development and design and knowledge of the NESA Curriculum;</li><li>Work collaboratively with the Board, local Parish, and parent community;</li></ul><p><br /></p><p> </p><p><b>ABOUT YOU </b></p><p>The School’s core values are Joy, Community, Courage and Truth. As such, we see the importance of recruiting talent aligned with these values.</p><p>To be successful for this role, the following experience, skills and attributes are essential:<br /></p><ul><li>Active membership of the Catholic Church and involvement in a Sunday Catholic Eucharistic community. A commitment to life-long growth as a leader in the Catholic Church, witnessing and living out Catholic beliefs, rituals and values in committed action; </li><li>The ability to demonstrate an understanding of and commitment to the ethos of the Catholic Church in the Dominican tradition; </li><li>Relevant teaching qualifications and post graduate qualifications in either Religious Education, Leadership, Theology (or equivalent). Applicants may be in the process of completing such a qualification. </li><li>Well-developed leadership, people management and supervisory skills gained from experience within a management or advisory role within a School environment. </li><li>Extensive experience as an outstanding Teacher with a passion for education. </li><li>Capacity for leading and managing change within the School environment. </li><li>Demonstrate and possess highly developed organisational, administrative and strategic skills. </li><li>Display a high degree of integrity, accountability and efficiency in the carrying out of the duties. </li><li>Be approachable and responsive to all members of staff. </li><li>A knowledge of budgetary processes and financial management processes. </li><li>Setting the highest professional standards and be an excellent role model for others. </li><li>Acts professionally and maintains confidentiality. </li><li>Current Teacher Accreditation with NESA and a current Employee Working with Children Check. </li><li>Participation in co-curricular activities, camps and day trips/excursions.</li></ul><p>The following experience, skills and attributes are desirable:<br /></p><ul><li>Qualifications or study in the area of Special Education. </li><li>Prior experience in Special Education in Primary or Secondary schools.</li></ul><p><br /></p><p> </p><p><b>EXTRA BENEFITS OF WORKING AT ST LUCY’S </b></p><ul><li>As a Public Benevolent Institution, we can offer to package a component of your salary as a tax-free fringe benefit and this will increase your take home salary. </li><li>Close to public transport on Sydney’s beautiful North Shore.</li><li>Onsite Car Parking available.</li><li>Personal Well-Being Initiatives and access to Employee Assistance Program.</li><li>Professional Development Plans.</li></ul><p><br /></p><p><b>HOW TO APPLY</b><br /></p><p>To apply for this position, please email <b>nicolef&#64;stlucys.nsw.edu.au</b> the following documentation: </p><ul><li>Resume </li><li>Covering Letter addressed to the Principal, David Raphael (no longer than two pages) which addresses: </li><li>The reason for your interest, and</li><li>Your demonstrated experience and skills in relation to the role. </li></ul><p> </p><p><br /></p><p>Please email <b>nicolef&#64;stlucys.nsw.edu.au</b> for a copy of the position description. </p><p><i>St Lucy’s School has a zero-tolerance policy for child abuse and is committed to promoting child safety, the wellbeing of children and protecting children from abuse. To ensure the safeguarding of our students, all employees must have a current Employee Working with Children Check before commencing work. In addition, included throughout the recruitment process are checks of suitability for employment with children. </i></p><p><b>Applications closes on 28 October 2021 </b></p><p><br /></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
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<p>To apply for this position, please email <a href="mailto:nicolef&#64;stlucys.nsw.edu.au" rel="nofollow">nicolef&#64;stlucys.nsw.edu.au</a> the following documentation:<br /></p><ul><li><b>Resume </b></li><li><b>Brief Covering Letter</b> addressed to the Principal, David Raphael (no longer than two pages) which addresses:<br />- the reason for your interest, and<br />- your demonstrated experience and skills in relation to the role.</li></ul><p>Please email nicolef&#64;stlucys.nsw.edu.au for a copy of the position description.</p><p> </p><p>St Lucy’s School has a zero-tolerance policy for child abuse and is committed to promoting child safety, the wellbeing of children and protecting children from abuse. To ensure the safeguarding of our students, all employees must have a current Employee Working with Children Check before commencing work. In addition, included throughout the recruitment process are checks of suitability for employment with children.</p><p><b>Applications close on 28 October 2021</b></p>

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