Religious Education Coordinator

Our Lady of Lourdes Primary School - Baulkham Hills



Teaching Subject: Religious Studies

Contract Type: Permanent/Ongoing Position Full Time

Applications Close: 27 November 2022

We are seeking  a passionate and committed Religious Education Coordinator to share in the leadership of the Catholic school community by supporting the Principal and Leadership Team. This is a classroom teacher role with three days' release provided for REC duties per fortnight.

<p><b>Location: </b>the Catholic Education Office, Diocese of Parramatta,Our Lady of Lourdes Primary School - Baulkham Hills</p><div class="video"><iframe src="" style="max-width:560px; width:100%; height: 315px;" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen=""></iframe></div><p>Our Lady of Lourdes Primary is a warm and welcoming Catholic school community intent on learning to ‘know, love and serve’ God.</p> <p>With our strong focus on developing school and parish community ties, Our Lady of Lourdes is a school where family and friends are welcomed and valued. Our students are encouraged in their faith and are given many opportunities to get involved in a wide range of sporting and creative activities designed to develop each student holistically.</p> <p dir="ltr">We are seeking&nbsp; a passionate and committed Religious Education Coordinator to share in the leadership of the Catholic school community by supporting the Principal and Leadership Team.&nbsp;This is a classroom teacher role with three days' release provided for REC duties per fortnight.</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>About us</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">CEDP is committed to responding to the needs of all students. With over 5,000 employees located across 80 primary and secondary schools and office communities, our aim is to transform learning and unlock the full potential of each of our 43,500 students while enriching the professional lives of staff.</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>About the opportunity</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">The Religious Education Coordinator is responsible to the Principal and shares in the leadership of the school community and contributes to the achievement of the school's missions and student learning outcomes. In addition, you will:</p> <ul> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc"> <p dir="ltr">Ensure that the school delivers high quality contemporary learning and teaching for the community it serves which is embedded in the Catholic world view</p> </li> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc"> <p dir="ltr">Lead a collaborative ministry of witness and service and part of the evangelising mission of the Church</p> </li> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc"> <p dir="ltr">Contribute a deep knowledge of the Religious Education curriculum and in enhancing the liturgical, sacramental and spiritual life of the school</p> </li> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc"> <p dir="ltr">Build the necessary relationships with the Parish Priest, parents, learning community, Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta and other partners contributing to the work of Catholic schooling&nbsp;</p> </li> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc"> <p dir="ltr">Create and maintain a safe, inclusive and challenging learning environment</p> </li> </ul> <p dir="ltr">&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>About you (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 Religious Education curriculum</p> </li> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc"> <p dir="ltr">An understanding of contemporary learning theory and practice, 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">Demonstrated ability to build and sustain positive peer relationships and engage actively within the school community</p> </li> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc"> <p dir="ltr">Commitment to modelling school values and integrity</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 dir="ltr">&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Qualifications and Accreditations required</strong></p> <ul> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc"> <p dir="ltr">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">&nbsp;Compliance with NSW Child Protection Legislation - Working with ChildrenCheck clearance</p> </li> </ul> <ul> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc"> <p dir="ltr">Eligibility according to the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA)</p> </li> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc"> <p dir="ltr">Tertiary Qualification (minimum 4-year degree)<br><br></p> </li> </ul> <p dir="ltr">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.&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Interested?</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">This position involves working with children. The appointment of successful applicants will be subject to satisfactory employment screening for child-related employment including the 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, click<a href=""> here.</a>&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr">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 dir="ltr"><strong>Apply today!</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">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<a href=""></a>&nbsp; or follow us on<a href=""> LinkedIn.</a></p> <p dir="ltr">Successful Candidates for all positions at CEDP must have a valid Working With Children Check. For more information, please visit The Office of The Children’s Guardian<a href=""> here</a>.</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Your application</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Your application will include the following:</p> <ul> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc"> <p dir="ltr">Cover letter and selection criteria response (this application letter should be no longer than three pages)</p> </li> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc"> <p dir="ltr">A copy of your CV</p> </li> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc"> <p dir="ltr">Certified copies of your relevant academic qualifications</p> </li> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc"> <p dir="ltr">Referee reports: Applicants must source and submit two professional referee reports and a Parish Priest report prior to the close of advertising to be considered for any Senior School Leadership opportunities. The Parish Priest report will be from the Parish where the applicant worships.<br><br></p> </li> </ul> <p dir="ltr">As part of your application, please download the relevant documentation;&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr"><span><img src="" alt="Download File">&nbsp;<a href="">REC Referee Report + Child Protection.docx</a><br><img src="" alt="Download File">&nbsp;<a href="">Copy of Parish Priest Reference Form.docx</a><br></span></p> <p dir="ltr">&nbsp;</p>
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