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Learning Support Teacher (Secondary)

Catholic Schools Office, Diocese of Maitland Newca... - Gateshead, NSW

Education, Childcare & Training
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Reference No : 9886
External Position
Closing Date: Monday 15 February, 2021

GATESHEAD St Mary's Catholic College

Vacancy Type
Temporary Part Time

0.8 FTE

St Mary’s Catholic College, Gateshead is seeking a temporary part time (0.8 FTE) Learning Support Teacher to join the school community commencing Monday 22 February 2021.

St Mary’s Catholic College, Gateshead, is a co-educational year 7 to 12 College founded in the finest tradition of the Josephite sisters. It is recognised and acclaimed as a safe, disciplined, welcoming and caring community. It is a school where paramount importance is given to building and nurturing quality relationships; providing excellence in teaching and learning aligned with the Visible Learning Framework; setting and maintaining high standards and expectations in all dimensions of college life and providing a sound spiritual framework for students' personal growth and development as learners and as people.

A fundamental belief underpinning college life is a commitment to service in the spirit of the Gospel, which honours the college motto ‘Ready to Serve’.

Position Requirements
Teachers in a Catholic school have a unique role to play and are assigned with the task of ensuring each child has the opportunity to grow both academically and spiritually and to live purposeful lives.

The teacher will promote the school as a place of learning and excellence in accordance with contemporary evidence-based learning and wellbeing principles (including digital learning) and will ensure the ongoing development and implementation of pedagogical practices that impact on student learning outcomes.

You acknowledge and agree to work within the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers.

The Catholic Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle has an abiding commitment to promote the safety, welfare and wellbeing of children and vulnerable adults - particularly those who participate in the life of the Diocese. All employees are required to undergo a National Police Check and, where legislated, hold a Working with Children Check. Diocesan workers are expected to personally adopt and enact the Diocese’s Safeguarding Commitment Statement.

Essential Criteria

  • Ability to articulate a clear understanding of and a personal commitment to Catholic Education and to actively supporting the Catholic ethos and culture of the school.

  • Ability to apply appropriate knowledge to plan and prepare high impact teaching strategies employed to cater for the needs of all learners and encourage them to work towards attainment of their potential.

  • Demonstrated ability to effectively utilise data to optimise organisational and educational outcomes.

  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with school staff and members of the wider community to establish productive partnerships and achieve educational outcomes.

  • Desire to contribute to the establishment of a staff wide culture of professional learning, reading and reflective practice.

  • Demonstrate an innovative and agile mindset that supports and enhances a culture of continuous improvement within the school environment.

  • Evidence of excellent organisational and administrative skills.

  • The applicant must provide evidence of the following:

  • Qualifications as a four-year trained teacher;

  • Current NESA Accreditation.

  • Current Paid Working with Children Check (WWCC)number.

  • Completion of Anaphylaxis training.

  • Desirable Criteria
  • Learning Support Teacher experience in a secondary school

  • Experience collaboratively designing, implementing, modifying, and evaluating individual plans

  • Experience in assisting with the initial identification of students with special education needs

  • Experience in the preparation of funding submissions

  • Experience working collaboratively with class teachers, parents, students, and learning support staff to implement appropriate assessment strategies, identify resources and implement effective strategies that create learning and social opportunities for students with special education needs.

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    Conditions of Employment
    Salary is in accordance with New South Wales & Australian Capital Territory Catholic Systemic Schools Enterprise Agreement 2020.

    Applications Close
    Monday 15 February, 2021

    Forward your Curriculum Vitae together with a covering letter addressing selection criteria via email (preferred) as one pdf to the contact person.


    Larry Keating (larry.keating@mn.catholic.edu.au)
    4944 4800

    Applications to:

    By email (preferred):

    Larry Keating

    By post:

    St Mary's Catholic College
    PO Box 4021
    GATESHEAD 2290

    Specific School Requirements/ Additional Info
    To apply: Please provide a cover letter (maximum 3 pages) addressing the selection criteria along with your resume and directly to Principal – Larry Keating: larry.keating@mn.catholic.edu.au Applicants should nominate at least two (2) referees two of whom must be the person's current principal and previous supervisor. If you are not currently working in a school, please provide your previous supervisor/principal. Please ensure you provide out of hours contact details for your referees also, not providing these details can delay the recruitment process. *Please note, not adequately addressing the selection criteria may result in your application not being shortlisted* Applications close: Monday 15th February 2021. 9:00am

    Gateshead, NSW

    Education, Childcare & Training


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