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ACTING FAITH AND MINISTRY LEADER l 9-12 l 214 Students
Southern Cross Catholic College Burwood
Commencement Date: Term 4, 10 October 2022
Closing Date: Thursday, 30 June 2022

As a member of the school leadership team, the Faith and Ministry Leader shares responsibility for the development of the Catholic life of the school, leadership of its vision, mission and strategic priorities and contribution to the management of the school. The Faith and Ministry Leader has delegated responsibility for the coordination and supervision of teaching and learning in Religious Education and the religious dimension of the school. This position requires an outstanding educator with a well-developed capacity to take forward the evangelising mission of Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of Sydney.

ABOUT THE SCHOOL

Southern Cross Catholic College provides the premier personalised applied learning approach in Sydney for students in Years 9 to 12 seeking specialised education in trades, technologies, creative industries and the performing arts. With a focus on empowering the individual, the college offers students a variety of career pathways, including access to Traineeships and Apprenticeships. Students can fast-track their careers, whilst also completing Nationally Accredited Qualifications and the HSC at the same time.

The College provides quality applied learning pathways in first-class facilities. The focus on applied learning – allowing students to learn by doing – is supported by the college’s enterprise department and extensive affiliations with business and industry partners.

SELECTION CRITERIA

The successful candidate for this position will be a highly effective Catholic leader who:

  • is a committed Catholic who understands the evangelising mission of Catholic schools
  • is a leader of Catholic identity and mission at a school and / or system level
  • is committed to working closely with the priests and the parish community
  • can lead the preparation of liturgies and celebrations
  • is able to lead Religious Education in all aspects of curriculum development and implementation
  • is a strong, contemporary leader of learning, with the capacity to lead change and demonstrate contemporary pedagogy that focuses on improving student learning
  • is a person who can effectively communicate with a variety of stakeholders and build relationships
  • can analyse and use data to inform learning and engage in future planning 
  • has an understanding of, and ability to differentiate, curriculum
  • has the ability to work collaboratively across all stages
  • is adaptable in working within a ‘shared-leadership’ model.

The successful candidate will also possess the following qualifications:

  • has completed, or has evidence of, study toward a Graduate Diploma or Master of Religious Education, Theology or Theological Studies from an approved institution
  • has requirements of (Category E) in the Accreditation Policy to Work Teach and Lead in Sydney Catholic Schools or agree to meet these requirements in your first contract term
  • demonstrates the standard descriptors at lead teacher level, in accordance with the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers
  • post graduate units of study in leadership (advantageous). 

APPLICATION PROCESS

Submit your application via the ‘Apply’ button and follow the steps to complete.

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For any enquiries, please contact the Mission and Identity team by emailing mi.appointments@syd.catholic.edu.au.

Working With Children Check (WWCC)
This role is classified as child-related work and therefore requires a WWCC clearance prior to commencement of employment.

COVID-19 Vaccination Evidence
Sydney Catholic Schools (SCS) is committed to ensuring the safety of our staff, students and school communities. In line with SCS’ COVID-19 Policy, all staff are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (or subsequent variants) or have an approved medical contraindication which prevents them from receiving any dose of an approved COVID-19 vaccine in order to work at or with a school, in central office or at any other location at which work is carried out by SCS. Compliance with this policy and providing evidence of vaccination is an essential requirement of employment.

OUR MISSION
To know and love Christ through learning.

OUR VISION
Thriving Catholic communities through excellent teaching and learning.

OUR VALUES
Truth, empathy, excellence, curiosity and collaboration.

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