Are you teach ready?

Are you Teach Ready?

Will you be in your final year of your teacher education degree in 2017?

Sydney Catholic Schools is offering an exciting opportunity to start your teaching career. We are looking for career-driven pre-service teacher education students to join Sydney Catholic Schools Internship Program for 2017.

Get a head start on your teaching career and learn from the experts in real classrooms!

Sydney Catholic Schools is offering up to 20 Internships commencing in 2017.

The following Internships are offered:

  • Secondary Mathematics
  • Secondary Science particularly Physics and/or Chemistry
  • Primary, with a focus on Mathematics
What’s Involved?

Successful interns will be employed and paid by Sydney Catholic Schools, working 2 days a week in one of our Catholic schools for 2017. You will be supported by a mentor whilst completing your final year at university. Upon successful completion of the program, you will be supported in gaining employment in a Sydney Catholic school, providing an important kick-start to your teaching career in Catholic education.

Am I Eligible?

To be eligible for an Internship, successful applicants will:

  • be supportive of the ethos and values of Catholic education as expressed in the Principles of Employment In Sydney Catholic Schools
  • be in the final year of your Teacher Education course in 2017
  • have a strong academic record in Secondary Mathematics and/or Secondary Science (Physics and/or Chemistry) teaching OR
  • have a strong academic record in Primary Mathematics.
How Do I Apply?

All applicants are required to complete and submit an online application and provide requested documents.

If you would like to apply, a thorough recruitment process will include:

  • Submission of a Curriculum Vitae, current academic transcripts and HSC results
  • Completion of a 90 minute online Teacher Capability Assessment (via Melbourne University)
  • An interview process.
  • Applications open on 1 August 2016 closing on 31 August 2016.
  • Interviews will be scheduled between 19 and 23 September 2016.

When will I be contacted about the interview dates/times?

If you are selected for an interview, you will be contacted by the Teacher Capability Assessment team between the 9 September – 14 September 2016, during business hours, regarding the interview process date and time. Please ensure your contact details are current.

You are required to attend the interview process to be eligible for the Sydney Catholic Schools Internship Program.

If you are selected for Sydney Catholic Schools Internship Program you will need to complete an Application for Registration to Work in Sydney Catholic Schools.

When will the interviews be held?

Sydney Catholic Schools will conduct the interview process between 19 and 23 September 2016.

If you cannot attend interviews during these times you will not be eligible for the Sydney Catholic Schools Internship Program.

Where will the interviews take place?

Interviews will be held at Sydney Catholic Schools Central Office, 38 Renwick Street, Leichhardt, NSW.

Any further questions please contact hr.recruitment@syd.catholic.edu.au.

Benefits

As an Intern you will be employed and paid as a member of staff, 2 days per week (0.4 FTE) which includes paid leave during school holidays and sick leave in accordance with your part-time status.

You will actively develop your teaching readiness in a supportive professional work environment that, on successful completion, will provide a permanent teaching position.

Intern Testimonials

Joining the internship program at SCS a has been a great opportunity.
I have learned a lot and it has really helped with my courses and practicums at the university. I have received ongoing support and help from my mentor, school staff and SCS officers in both personal and professional ways. In every lesson that I have taught, my mentor has always given me encouraging advice and feedback so I could improve my practice. The internship also offered generous remuneration. I strongly recommend applying for this internship! It is a great start to your teaching career!

Ah Young Koo

My experience in the Internship Pilot Program has been invaluable to my future success in the classroom. The program has given me an excellent and practical opportunity to apply what I have studied in my degree into actually working in a classroom and being part of a school staff. I have received immense support from my teacher mentor and other experienced teachers at the school. Overall, the time I have had in the program was challenging but at the same time tremendously rewarding. I would strongly recommend the Internship Program to any new scheme teachers who are seeking hands-on experience as the first stepping stone for their career.

Le Giang Tran

I was awarded an Internship with Sydney Catholic Schools for the duration of 2016. There are countless benefits to this Internship in terms of furthering my professional development as a teacher. In working alongside a SCS appointed Mentor, I have been able to gain experience in not only the teaching of students but in the role as a professional staff member within my appointed school. Being accepted as a staff member has given me the confidence to develop professional relationships with all members of the school environment, particularly that of parents / careers. I would like to thank SCS for providing me with this invaluable opportunity in developing my skills, experience and confidence during this Internship. I am extremely grateful for these skills which will prove to be highly beneficial not only next year, but throughout my career as a teacher.

James Sommer