Family Educator - Stanmore

Sydney Catholic Schools (see more jobs from this school)

Sydney, NSW 


Chaplains / Pastoral Care

Contract Type: Contract Position Part Time (0.50 FTE)

Applications Close: 7 December 2022



<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Catholic schools have been delivering excellence in education to Sydney school students for 200 years. Sydney Catholic Schools (SCS) continues to be a thriving and growing contemporary educational community with over 150 schools, more than 71,000 students, 10,000 staff and a large alumni community.</span></p> <p><strong>FAMILY EDUCATOR l K-6 l 117 Students</strong><strong><br></strong><a href="https://stmstanmore.syd.catholic.edu.au/"><strong>St Michael's Catholic Primary School Stanmore<br></strong></a><strong>Commencement Date:</strong><span style="font-weight: 400;"> Term 1, 27 January 2023<br></span><strong>Closing Date: </strong><span style="font-weight: 400;">Wednesday, 7 December 2022<br></span><strong>Capacity: </strong><span style="font-weight: 400;">0.5 FTE (38 hours per fortnight)</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">We are currently seeking a Family Educator to join SCS across the Sydney Archdiocese. This pivotal role is part of the Mission and Identity team and works closely with SCS Church Engagement Officers.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">This position is responsible for building and maintaining welcoming school environments whilst ensuring sound, respectful relationships exist between the school, parents/families and the parish. The myriad of quality initiatives, events and activities created and implemented by the Family Educator contribute to vibrant faith communities within our system of Catholic schools.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The Family Educator will primarily work in partnership with a range of stakeholders: the principal, parents, the parish priest, parish staff, the Religious Education Coordinator and a range of church agencies and organisations.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">As a significant contributor to the religious leadership of the school within the Catholic school system, the Family Educator is required to be adaptable, creative and able to customise their work to meet the specific needs of the community.</span></p> <p><strong>SELECTION CRITERIA</strong><strong><br></strong><strong><br></strong><span style="font-weight: 400;">The successful candidate for this position will demonstrate:</span></p> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">strong and active commitment to the practice of the Catholic Faith</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">experience in parish ministry, such as but not limited to Sacramental programme, family/children's liturgy, baptismal group, prayer groups, etc</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">ability to articulate an understanding of the evangelising and catechising mission of the Catholic Church</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">ability to present church doctrine and scripture in the appropriate context of time, place and culture</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">competency and creativity in initiating, organising and facilitating a range of opportunities and forums to connect/reconnect and engage parents and families with the religious life of the school and parish</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">highly developed interpersonal, communication and presentation skills</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">highly developed time management and organisational skills</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">commitment to participate in and contribute to a formation program facilitated by the Sydney Catholic Schools Central Office</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">a strategic outlook and understands the school within the broader educational, ecclesial and communal context</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">refined project management skills to deliver agreed initiatives in a timely and effective manner.</span></li> </ul> <p><strong>APPLICATION PROCESS</strong></p> <p>To apply for this position please <a href="https://cgprod.phris.org.au/psp/CGPRD/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM_FL.HRS_CG_SEARCH_FL.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_JBPST_FL&amp;Action=U&amp;FOCUS=Applicant&amp;SiteId=2&amp;JobOpeningId=2706&amp;PostingSeq=1">CLICK HERE</a> and follow the prompts. For any internal candidates please apply via your 'Careers tile' in Employee Self Service.</p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">For any internal candidates please apply via your 'Careers tile' in Employee Self Service.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">To complete the application process you will need to attach:</span><span style="font-weight: 400;"><br></span></p> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">cover letter</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">resume</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">academic transcripts</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><a href="https://drive.google.com/file/d/11DcL7HWDvglrQwgVLZYjx_nssdH0I9zm/view"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Parish Priest Reference</span></a></li> </ul> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">For any enquiries, please contact the Mission and Identity team by emailing </span><a href="mailto:mi.appointments@syd.catholic.edu.au"><span style="font-weight: 400;">mi.appointments@syd.catholic.edu.au</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">.</span></p> <p><strong>Working With Children Check (WWCC)</strong><strong><br></strong><span style="font-weight: 400;">This role is classified as child-related work and therefore requires a WWCC clearance prior to commencement of employment.</span></p> <p><strong>OUR MISSION</strong><strong><br></strong><em><span style="font-weight: 400;">To know and love Christ through learning.</span></em></p> <p><strong>OUR VISION</strong><strong><br></strong><em><span style="font-weight: 400;">Thriving Catholic communities through excellent teaching and learning.</span></em></p> <p><strong>OUR VALUES</strong><strong><br></strong><em><span style="font-weight: 400;">Truth, empathy, excellence, curiosity and collaboration.</span></em></p>