Secondary Science Education Officer

Secondary Science Education Officer
Commencing: January 2018
Closing Date: 3 November 2017

The Secondary Science Education Officer will work closely with the Head of Secondary Curriculum and the Secondary Curriculum team of the Teaching and Learning Directorate in supporting the development, delivery and provision of Authentic Learning and Authentic Assessment in Sydney Catholic Schools. The successful applicant will have responsibility for providing high level advice and give direction to quality science learning in Sydney Catholic Schools.

The Secondary Science Education Officer has carriage of system initiated Secondary teaching and learning projects with particular focus on Science. The role has particular responsibility to build teacher capacity in the teaching of science, to encourage student participation across the range of science courses and to interpret data on learning growth to inform system decisions making.

The successful applicant will require a good knowledge of contemporary pedagogy with the ability to work within digital environments and a willingness and capacity to develop skills in delivering blended learning frameworks within the role.

The successful applicant will be a highly effective contemporary educational leader who is:

  • Committed to the mission and vision of Sydney Catholic Schools and enacts this vision and mission formally and informally in day-to-day functions and tasks
  • An outstanding teacher of Science with a good knowledge of each of the science subjects
  • Skilled in instructional leadership in the sciences
  • Able to demonstrate proven skills as a highly effective communicator with the capacity and enthusiasm to work collaboratively across the Teaching and Learning Directorate.
  • Able to demonstrate proven ability to enable and lead a contemporary professional learning community committed to whole system improvement and transformation in science learning.
  • Skilled and experienced in building teacher capacity and in responding to the diverse needs of teachers.
  • Skilled in the use of data to inform learning.
  • Skilled in change management and in interpersonal relations. Able to develop staff and build capacity.

SELECTION CRITERIA

  • Demonstrated commitment to the Mission of Catholic Education
  • Experience in a significant leadership role in schools and/or systems
  • Proven capacity and effectiveness in developing and implementing curriculum at a school or system level
  • A knowledge of the role of contemporary science pedagogies and of the science syllabuses       
  • Knowledge of contemporary curriculum design frameworks
  • Successful experience in the facilitation of adult professional learning
  • Demonstrated capacity to work both individually and  collaboratively as part of a team
  • Knowledge of contemporary educational issues, theory and practice
  • Demonstrated ability to work within an online environment and/or a willingness and capacity to develop skills in delivering blended learning frameworks
  • Minimum 8 years teaching and a minimum of 4 years in a Coordinator’s role or other equivalent school or system role

The salary and conditions will be in accordance with the Education and Professional Officer Salary scale. The initial contract is for a 4 year appointment period. A comprehensively insured motor vehicle is essential for this position and travel costs are reimbursed according to Sydney Catholic Schools policy.

You will also possess the following qualifications:

  • Post Graduate Qualification in science, education or educational leadership
  • Accreditation for Senior Leadership in a Catholic School (Category E), Accreditation to Work Teach and Lead in systemic Catholic Schools Archdiocese of Sydney
  • A current and valid NSW Drivers License

APPLICATION PROCESS
Applicants are required to fill out the SCS Application Form together with a covering letter and forward to hr.recruitment@sd.catholic.edu.au

WORKING WITH CHILDREN CLEARANCE
This role is classified as a child related work and therefore we require a working with children clearance to be completed prior to your commencement with us.

OUR MISSION
Celebrating Being Catholic in Australia
Ensuring Quality Teaching and Learning
Making a Difference in our World

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