ACTING FAMILY EDUCATOR l K-6 l 219 Students
Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School Villawood
Commencement Date: Monday, 19 August 2024
Closing Date: Thursday, 20 June 2024
Capacity: 0.5 FTE (38 hours per fortnight), 12 month contract

About the role

We are currently seeking an Acting Family Educator to join Sydney Catholic Schools (SCS) across the Sydney Archdiocese. This pivotal role is part of the Mission and Identity team and works closely with SCS Church Engagement Officers.

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.

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.

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.

About the school

In joining SCS, you will be part of the largest Catholic education community in NSW, with a unified vision and shared resources, encompassing over 145 schools and over 74,000 students. We enable job mobility across the system, diverse career opportunities and an extensive suite of professional development programs. 

SCS is recognised for outstanding student achievement, with 9 schools in the top 100 of the HSC rankings and 18 schools placing in the top 150. We focus on enabling a quality preschool to post-school learning journey for every child, supported by a team of dedicated educators and caregivers.

What we offer:

  • competitive salary package 
  • salary packaging of up to $15,900 annually
  • up to 25% discount on school fees for parents of SCS students
  • ongoing training and development opportunities
  • flexible working arrangements
  • discounts on gym classes and memberships, activewear, healthy meals, and wellbeing products
  • generous Employee Referral Program.

Selection Criteria

The successful candidate for this position will demonstrate:

  • strong and active commitment to the practice of the Catholic Faith
  • experience in parish ministry, such as but not limited to Sacramental programme, family/children’s liturgy, baptismal group, prayer groups, etc
  • ability to articulate an understanding of the evangelising and catechising mission of the Catholic Church
  • ability to present church doctrine and scripture in the appropriate context of time, place and culture
  • 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
  • highly developed interpersonal, communication and presentation skills
  • highly developed time management and organisational skills
  • commitment to participate in and contribute to a formation program facilitated by the SCS Central Office
  • a strategic outlook and understands the school within the broader educational, ecclesial and communal context
  • refined project management skills to deliver agreed initiatives in a timely and effective manner.

Application Process

To apply for this position please click the Apply button and follow the prompts.

For any internal candidates please apply via your ‘Careers tile’ in Employee Self Service.

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

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

SCS welcomes and encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and candidates with diverse backgrounds.