Catholic schools have been delivering excellence in education to Sydney school students for 200 years. Sydney Catholic Schools (SCS) continues to be a thriving and growing contemporary educational community with over 150 schools, more than 71,000 students, 10,000 staff and a large alumni community.

FAMILY EDUCATOR l K-6 l 210 Students
St Jerome’s Catholic Primary School, Punchbowl
Commencement Date: Immediate start or by negotiation
Closing Date: Sunday, 5 February 2023
Capacity: 0.5 FTE (38 hours per fortnight)

We are currently seeking a Family Educator to join 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.


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 Sydney Catholic Schools 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.


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This role is classified as child-related work and therefore requires a WWCC clearance prior to commencement of employment.

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