The Executive Director of Catholic Schools invites suitably qualified and experienced applicants for the following position:

Eileen O’Connor Catholic College, Lewisham -2019 5-10 | 69
Commencement Date: 29 January 2019
Closing Date: Friday September 28th  ,2018

Eileen O’Connor Catholic College, Lewisham is a co-educational primary and secondary Sydney Catholic school. It opened in 2016 to meet the needs of students with moderate intellectual disability and other complex learning needs and in 2018 has approximately 70 students in Years 5-10 (Stages 3-5). In future years the College will enrol up to 110 students from Kindergarten to Year 12 and will incorporate an Early Intervention Centre, a Centre for Excellence for Inclusive Education and a network of satellite classes for students in mainstream Sydney Catholic schools and colleges.

As a member of the school leadership team, the Religious Education Coordinator shares responsibility for the development of the Catholic life of the college, leadership of its vision, mission and strategic priorities and contribution to the management of the college. The Religious Education Coordinator has delegated responsibility for the coordination and supervision of teaching and learning in Religious Education with a well-developed capacity to take forward the evangelising mission of Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of Sydney.

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

  • An active and visible educational leader committed to the evangelising mission of the Church;
  • Able to demonstrate proven ability to lead staff in responding to the diverse needs of learners;
  • Able to demonstrate the ability to lead a team focused on the importance of student well-being for student learning outcomes;
  • Able to demonstrate proven capacity to build a cohesive community for students, staff, parents and parish with strong links to the wider community;
  • Able to establish outstanding classroom management skills;
  • Able to promote teacher development and lead whole school initiatives;
  • Able to design and implement innovative and individualised teaching and learning programs addressing the needs of students with intellectual disability.

In addition, the successful applicant will have:

  • Successful teaching experiences with students with significant disabilities and high support needs;
  • Experience in programming and teaching the primary or NESA Life Skills curriculum, preferably in a Special School setting;
  • Capacity to initiate improvement in teaching, learning and classroom practice across a multi-disciplinary school setting;
  • Knowledge of curriculum, assessment and student welfare with the ability to lead and design quality, inclusive teaching and learning programs;
  • Educational leadership skills to build the capacity and manage the performance of individuals and teams;
  • Well-developed communication and interpersonal skills with the capacity to build relationships and engage students, staff and parents;
  • Ability to plan and manage resources effectively and equitably to support teaching and learning.

You will also possess the following qualifications:

  • Category E Accreditation in accordance with To Work, Teach and Lead in systemic Catholic schools Archdiocese of Sydney Accreditation OR ability to demonstrate the standard descriptors at Lead Teacher Level in accordance with the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers.

Applicants wishing to know more about the college can access the school’s website 

Potential applicants should register their interest by completing the REC Application Package and return via email to

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.

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