Education Officer – Early Learning

Catholic Schools Office - Diocese of Maitland/Newcastle (see more jobs from this school)

Newcastle West, NSW


Curriculum / Learning

Contract Type: Contract Position Full Time

Applications Close: 23 January 2022


The Director of Schools invites applications from energetic, innovative and contemporary educators to join the Curriculum Team in Teaching & Learning Services. The Education Officer-Early Learning joins other curriculum specialists currently supporting all schools in the Diocese....

The Director of Schools invites applications from energetic, innovative and contemporary educators to join the Curriculum Team in Teaching &amp; Learning Services. The Education Officer-Early Learning joins other curriculum specialists currently supporting all schools in the Diocese. The Education Officer – Early Learning aims to: <br>• Support school communities in understanding and implementing Early Learning Policy, procedures, philosophy, pedagogy and practices. <br>• Work with the Head of Teaching and Learning, Education Officers and Project Officers, in addressing the capabilities, needs and interests of children in the early years of school as well as children transitioning to Kindergarten in primary schools across the Diocese. <br>• Support primary schools in the delivery of quality teaching and learning and the implementation of the syllabus across all KLAs within curriculum and assessment requirements. <br>• Provide appropriate professional development to schools as required. <br>• This position is a 1.0 FTE <p> The Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle is committed to safeguarding children and vulnerable adults, preventing those in our care from suffering abuse or neglect. The Diocese is committed to being compliant with the National Principles for Child Safe Organisations and the National Catholic Safeguarding Standards. All employees are required to undergo a National Police Check, retain a valid NSW Working with Children Check and ensure compliance with our safeguarding policies, the Diocesan Safeguarding Commitment Statement and the Codes of Conduct. </p> <h3>Essential Criteria:</h3> <p> The Education Officer – Early Learning will be able to demonstrate the following key criteria for this position: <br>• Ability to articulate a clear understanding of and a personal commitment to Catholic Education and to ensure a Catholic perspective across the curriculum <br>• Demonstrated commitment to and thorough knowledge of Early Learning philosophy, theory, research and pedagogical and evidence-based practice; and experience in designing contemporary and innovative learning opportunities aligned to the Early Learning Policy and Procedure documents <br>• Ability to plan and evaluate collaboratively with teachers and to model and share best practice in Early Learning within the school environment and across the system of schools <br>• Sound understanding of AEDC (Australian Early Development Census), National Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF)and Early Learning Policy and Procedure <br>• Sound understanding of current curriculum, assessment and reporting requirements in primary schools with the capacity to provide initiative and leadership in areas of curriculum development and cross curriculum content in syllabi through an Early Learning lens <br>• Proven student success through effective use of literacy and numeracy data to assess and provide feedback and optimise educational outcomes <br>• Strong organisational skills and excellent interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability to support and enhance a culture of continuous improvement within the school environment <br>• Experience in a formal leadership position and/or other relevant positions including successful mentoring or coaching roles <br>• A four-year trained teacher classification and a minimum of ten years classroom teaching experience including experience in Early Learning settings or the Early Years of school <br>• Post graduate qualifications at Master level including Early Childhood qualifications <br>• Willingness to comply with the CSO Accreditation to Work, Teach and Lead Policy. Category C - Accreditation for Leadership The applicant must provide evidence of the following: <br>• Four-year trained teacher classification <br>• Active NESA Accreditation <br>• Current paid NSW Working with Children Check (WWCC) number <br>•Proof of Covid vaccination status. </p> <h3>Desirable Criteria:</h3> <p> • Thorough understanding of the Successful Foundations Action Research Project </p> <h3>Renumeration:</h3> <p> Conditions and salary commensurate with the Education &amp; Professional Officers Agreement Maitland-Newcastle at level 3.1 - 3.3 depending on qualifications and experience. An initial contract of 2 years. </p> <h3>Additional Info:</h3> <p> Applicants are expected to provide : • A covering letter outlining reasons and suitability for the application • Details addressing each of the criteria as listed for this position • A Curriculum Vitae outlining how current and previous experience aligns with this position • Names and contact details of three referees, one of whom should the applicant’s immediate supervisor. Note: The role is based at the Catholic Schools Office, Hunter Street, Newcastle. If this is a secondment, support from the Principal needs to be sought before applying. Applications should be emailed as one PDF attachment quoting Reference 11913 to talent@mn.catholic.org.au by Monday, 24th January 2022 at 4.00 pm </p> <a href="https://www.mn.catholic.edu.au/employment/positions-vacant/job/11913/" target="_blank">More Information</a>