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Catherine Mcauley Westmead - Secondary Religious Education/s...

Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta - Westmead, NSW

Education, Childcare & Training
Source: uWorkin


Job no: 499958
Work type: ongoing full-time
Location: Catherine McAuley - Westmead
Categories: Teaching

Catherine McAuley Westmead - Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta is looking for a skilled, contemporary and passionate Secondary Religious Education/Science Teacher to be part of our school community and enrich the lives of our students.

Teachers within the Diocese are responsible to the Principal and shares in the learning and teaching of subject matters to students of the school community. Teachers are responsible for delivering high quality contemporary learning and teaching for the community they serve which is embedded in the Catholic world view. It is a collaborative ministry of witness and service and part of the evangelising mission of the Church.

Key focus areas

The Secondary Religious Education/Science Teacher will fit the following criteria:

  • Demonstrate understanding of the curriculum and the Theology by which it is underpinned, by knowing key concepts, skills, pedagogy, subject specific literacy and language and current issues pertaining to Religious Education.
  • Teachers are able to critically select each of these appropriate to each student's stage of development and challenges students to be witnesses of faith by providing them appropriate activities in formation.
  • Teachers of Religious Education plan for and implement effective learning and teaching by negotiating with students to develop individual, explicit, challenging and achievable learning goals.
  • This teacher designs conceptually coherent learning programmes using research evidence and appropriate teaching strategies.
  • Analyses and evaluates a student's learning by using a range of strategies for providing feedback in relation to the student's current and future learning.

Teachers of Religious Education are foremost a Witness to Faith. They are committed to the continual improvement of their teaching practice by using professional teaching standards and key educational and Church documents to evaluate regularly their professional knowledge, practice and engagement. The Religious Education teacher takes opportunities for personal professional learning and regular formation for mission.

  • The Secondary Science Teacher will fit the following criteria:
  • Contemporary and authoritative professional knowledge and understanding of the teaching of science and the factors that influence learning and development, effective pedagogies, assessment and reporting, a wide range of resources, including interactive technologies, and their use in teaching and learning
  • Understanding of how to differentiate learning to cater for students needs in order to maximise student learning.
  • Exemplary professional practice which includes building effective relationships and managing complex interactions, creating and maintaining engaging and intellectually challenging and safe learning environments, planning, implementing and evaluating rigorous and inclusive learning programs
  • Use assessments and constructive feedback to inform teaching and learning and communicating effectively with different audiences using a range of strategies
  • Commitment to the continual improvement of their teaching practice and take opportunities for personal professional development.
  • Work creatively and constructively within a range of 'communities' inside and beyond the school and set high, achievable goals for themselves and their students.
  • Exhibit personal approaches characterised by caring and respect for others.

The Organisation

Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta provides quality learning and teaching in a faith-centred environment across 83 primary and secondary schools and within early learning and out of school hours care centres in Western Sydney.

This position involves working with children. The appointment of successful applicants will be subject to satisfactory employment screening for child-related employment including the completion of a National Police Check, retention of a valid Working with Children Check and adoption and compliance with CEDP’s Child Safeguarding Procedures and Code of Conduct When Working With Students and Children.

CEDP promotes the safety and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, and children from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, as well as people from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds.

Successful Candidates for all positions at CEDP must have a valid Working With Children Check. For more information, please visit The Office of The Children’s Guardian here.

How to Apply

Candidates should download the position description and read the candidate information guide on how to submit applications. Please also include copies of academic transcripts, Accreditation to Teach Religious Education and NESA accreditation when submitting your application. Please state which role you are applying for in your covering letter.

The successful applicant will be required to undergo a Working with Childrens check. For more information please contact appointments@parra.catholic.edu.au.

Advertised: 05 Feb 2021 16:02 AUS Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: 19 Feb 2021 16:02 AUS Eastern Daylight Time

Westmead, NSW

Education, Childcare & Training


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