St Patrick's College Strathfield

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WHO WE ARE

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St Patrick’s College, Strathfield is a Catholic school for boys in the Edmund Rice tradition offering a quality education to over 1,400 boys from Years 5 to 12. It began with an enrolment of 39 boys in 1928 and today offers a quality education for over 1400 boys and young men, ordinarily aged from 10 to 18.

We are immensely proud of the opportunities that are afforded to students here at St Patrick’s College, with a robust co-curricular sporting and cultural program, excellence in learning and teaching, and faith formation and prayer life that assists in developing young men who are prepared for a dynamic world. 

Our College is built on the legacy of the Christian Brothers, and we proudly continue in the tradition of Blessed Edmund Rice. To that end, we embrace the Edmund Rice Education Australia Charter and commit to imbuing in our students the four Touchstones of an Edmund Rice education – Liberating Education, Gospel Spirituality, Inclusive Community, and Justice and Solidarity.

Working at St Patrick’s College, Strathfield means joining a proudly Catholic school in the Edmund Rice Tradition. We are a community of highly motivated, passionate, professional and experienced individuals who are known for our inclusivity, expertise and dedication to our students, education and each other.


WHAT WE OFFER

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Professional

  • As a Teacher Accreditation Authority (TAA), access to:
    • Structured Teacher Accreditation Programs
    • NESA Accredited Professional Development
    • A dedicated Professional Practice Coordinator
  • Connection to the Edmund Rice Education Australia (EREA) network of schools
  • EREA National Formation and Leadership Programs
  • Formal performance appraisal framework promoting the professional growth and development of our leaders
  • Annual Research Fellowship Scholarships
  • Professional development grants to support further study
  • Support in professional development career progression
  • Mentoring
  • Salary packaging options
  • Superannuation and financial planning seminars
  • One hour per fortnight dedicated to professional collaborative learning with colleagues
  • School-provided Surface Book laptop
  • Dedicated on-site IT Team including ICT Teaching and Learning Integration support

Health & Wellbeing

  • Health and wellbeing program initiatives
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Free access to school gym / weights room / pool
  • Free annual influenza vaccination
  • Free on-site and off-site parking and public transport subsidy through our Green Travel Plan
  • Purposeful experiences through faith formation, social justice and sustainability initiatives

Cultural, social, community

  • High performing academic school
  • Varied and interesting Co-curricular Program
  • Rich tradition of sporting and cultural success
  • Diverse and inclusive community – our community is accepting and welcoming
  • Connection to community through social and spiritual gatherings and liturgical celebrations
  • International and National Immersion and Partnership Programs
  • International and National Sporting and Cultural Tours
  • Staff Voice – we value our employees’ ideas and suggestions for improvements
  • Commitment to achieving gender leadership equity
  • Celebration of staff achievement and recognition of service

APPLICATION PROCESS

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All applications for permanent, temporary and casual employment opportunities with our College should consist of: 

  1. A cover letter
  2. A current CV outlining your qualifications, experience and skills
  3. Responses to ‘target questions’ or specific statements addressing the essential and desirable criteria (where requested to do so)
  4. Certified academic transcripts
  5. Statements of Service
  6. The names, telephone numbers and email addresses of three (3) referees
  7. A current Working with Children number and date of birth for the Working with Children Check verification.

Your application should be addressed to The Principal – MS Word and PDF attachments are preferred.

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Unless otherwise stated, all applications will be reviewed ten (10) working days of the closing date listed in our advertisements. In the event that you have not been invited to attend an interview within that time frame, you can consider your application to have been unsuccessful for the position you have applied for.

If you not applying for a specific position but would like to express an interest in joining our dedicated and professional staff, please complete the ‘Career Application’ on this page or contact the Director of Human Resources, Risk and Governance on 02 8705 9295 for a confidential discussion regarding your suitability and availability for employment at our College.


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Positions Vacant

Applications welcomed for 2022 - Click for details

We are seeking expressions of interest from casual Primary (Stage 3) and Secondary teachers (Stage 4 to Stage 6). You will be employed on a day-to-day basis to replace temporary or permanent teachers who are on short-term leave. 

Opportunities to start in 2022

To join our team of professional casual teaching staff you will be able to demonstrate you satisfy all of the following essential selection criteria:

Essential Criteria

  • A commitment to the Catholic ethos of a School in the Edmund Rice tradition.
  • Demonstrated understanding of appropriate behaviours and professional boundaries that reflect child safeguarding values in practice.
  • Qualified Secondary Teacher (note subject/s you are qualified to teach) or Primary Teacher with NESA Accreditation and approval to teach in NSW.
  • Demonstrated excellence as a classroom practitioner.
  • Demonstrated experience in differentiation of curriculum.

How to apply

If you are interested in starting your career or developing your teaching skills in a highly reputable Catholic independent school, you can express your interest in joining our motivated professional casual teaching staff, apply via the online ‘Career Application’ available on our website Working at SPC | St Patrick’s College Strathfield

Your application should consist of:

1.Cover letter (maximum 2 pages) that highlights your interest in working for our College as a casual teacher

2.Current CV (maximum 5 pages) outlining your qualifications, experience and skills together with the contact information for three (3) referees

All applications should be addressed to The Principal (MS Word and PDF attachments are preferred).

Evidence of a valid Working with Children Check (WWCC) clearance and compliance with the current Public Health (COVID-19 Vaccination of Education and Care Workers) Order 2021 will be required prior to employment.

St Patrick’s College is a child safe and child-centred organisation, committed to the protection of children and has zero-tolerance of any abuse of children. It is our commitment to ensure that each and every child and young person under our care are kept safe and free from all forms of harm and abuse.

General inquiries may be directed to the Human Resources Leader by phoning 02 8705 9295.

The College reserves the right to commence interviewing as applications are received.

The appointment of successful applicants will be subject to satisfactory employment screening for child-related employment.


Secondary PDHPE Teacher – Temporary Contract, Term 1 2022
Applications close Monday 24 January 2022 - Click for details

At St Patrick’s College, our PDHPE program is focused on fostering students deep understanding of the factors that impact the health of individuals and community as well as the factors that influence movement skills and physical activity. Our vision is to develop confident, competent and creative individuals who will have the knowledge, understanding, skills and attitudes needed to take action to protect and enhance their own and others’ health, safety and wellbeing in varied and changing contexts.

Temporary full-time contract position commencing on or after Thursday 27 January 2022 and concluding Friday 8 April 2022 (Term 1, 2022).

We are seeking a suitably qualified and experienced Secondary PDHPE Teacher who is passionate about inclusive education for all students, irrespective of ability and focused on providing opportunities for our students to acquire leadership skills and foster attitudes of loyalty, co-operation, self-discipline, sportsmanship and responsibility.

As a PDHPE classroom teacher, you will be committed to the achievement of excellence; a strong collaborator; and, confident in effective pedagogy and classroom management. You will be someone who has proven success in delivering the best possible teaching practices and learning experiences, integrated with a thorough content knowledge and mastery of the curriculum.

To be successful in this role you will be able to demonstrate you satisfy all of the following essential selection criteria:

Essential Criteria

  • A working understanding of, and commitment to the Catholic ethos of a School in the Edmund Rice tradition.
  • Demonstrated understanding of appropriate behaviours and professional boundaries that reflect child safeguarding values in practice.
  • Qualified to teach PDHPE – Stage 4 to Stage 6.
  • Experience and/or willingness to teach Year 7 Technology.
  • Willingness to relieve across other KLA’s where needed.
  • Demonstrated excellence as a classroom practitioner.
  • Experience in differentiation of curriculum.

How to apply

To express your interest in joining our highly motivated professional staff, apply via the online ‘Career Application’ available on our website Working at SPC | St Patrick’s College Strathfield

Your application should consist of:

1.Cover letter (maximum 2 pages) that highlights your interest in this role and demonstrates your suitability for this position.

2.Current CV (maximum 5 pages) outlining your qualifications, experience and skills together with the contact information for three (3) referees (at least two must be from your current employer).

All applications should be addressed to The Principal (MS Word and PDF attachments are preferred)

A working understanding of, and a commitment to the Catholic ethos of a school in the Edmund Rice tradition, a valid Working with Children clearance and participation in the co-curricular program, are essential conditions of employment.  

Evidence of a valid WWCC clearance and compliance with the current Public Health (COVID-19 Vaccination of Education and Care Workers) Order 2021 will be required prior to employment.

St Patrick’s College is a child safe and child-centred organisation, committed to the protection of children and has zero-tolerance of any abuse of children. It is our commitment to ensure that each and every child and young person under our care are kept safe and free from all forms of harm and abuse. 

Applications close 4pm Monday 24 January 2022. 

General inquiries may be directed to the Human Resources Leader by phoning 02 8705 9295

The appointment of successful applicants will be subject to satisfactory employment screening for child-related employment.


Secondary HSIE (History) & Religious Education Teacher
Applications close Friday 28 January 2022 - Click for details

We are seeking a suitably qualified Secondary Teacher, with a focus on History and Religious Education / Studies of Religion. As an experienced classroom practitioner or a new graduate ready to begin your career, you will delight in the complementary nature of these key learning areas, providing a powerful context to enhance understanding of the nature and significance of religion, balanced with analysing sources and evidence and sequencing major historical events.

Permanent full-time position – Immediate Start!

You will be committed to the achievement of excellence; a strong collaborator; and, confident in effective pedagogy and classroom management. You will be committed to delivering the best possible teaching practices and learning experiences, integrated with a thorough content knowledge and mastery of the curriculum.

To be successful in this role you will be able to demonstrate you satisfy all of the following essential selection criteria:

Essential Criteria:

  • A working understanding of, and commitment to the Catholic ethos of a School in the Edmund Rice tradition.
  • Demonstrated understanding of appropriate behaviours and professional boundaries that reflect child safeguarding values in practice.
  • Qualified to teach History and Religious Education (Stage 4 to Stage 6) including the ability to deliver the Studies of Religion I Stage 6 HSC syllabus.
  • Willing to teach Legal Studies.

How to apply

To express your interest in joining our highly motivated professional staff, apply via the online ‘Career Application’ available on our website https://www.spc.nsw.edu.au/working-spc/

Your application should consist of:

1.Cover letter (maximum 2 pages) that highlights your claim for the role and demonstrates your suitability by addressing the following two target questions:

(a) What motivates you to want to become a teacher with St Patrick’s College, Strathfield?

(b) How would you use your expertise to enrich the learnings of our students?

2.Current CV (maximum 5 pages) outlining your qualifications, experience and skills together with the contact information for three (3) referees (at least two must be from your current employer).

All applications should be addressed to The Principal (MS Word and PDF attachments are preferred).

A working understanding of, and a commitment to the Catholic ethos of a school in the Edmund Rice tradition, a valid Working with Children clearance and participation in the co-curricular program, are essential conditions of employment.

Evidence of a valid WWCC clearance and compliance with the current Public Health (COVID-19 Vaccination of Education and Care Workers) Order 2021 will be required prior to employment.

St Patrick’s College is a child safe and child-centred organisation, committed to the protection of children and has zero-tolerance of any abuse of children. It is our commitment to ensure that each and every child and young person under our care are kept safe and free from all forms of harm and abuse.

Applications close 4pm Friday 28 January 2022.

The College reserves the right to commence interviewing as applications are received.

General inquiries may be directed to the Director of Human Resources, Risk and Governance by phoning 02 8705 9295.

The appointment of successful applicants will be subject to satisfactory employment screening for child-related employment.


UNIFORM SHOP MANAGER
Applications close Friday 4 February 2022 - Click for details

Due to our much-loved Uniform Shop Manager hanging up her tape measure for the final time, we have a tremendous opportunity for an experienced person to join us. You will carry on the professional, prompt, friendly, efficient and high-quality service known to parents, staff, students and all other members of the College community. 

Permanent part-time (20 hours per week) position – commencing 28 February 2022

Reporting to the Director of Business Services, the Uniform Shop Manager is to provide a high calibre of retail management expertise to ensure the efficient operation of the functions and activities of the Uniform Shop. Supported by a small team, this includes managing the day-to-day operations of the Uniform Shop and being responsible for the effective and efficient operation of the Uniform Shop.

Key Responsibilities

  • Warmly welcoming customers, attending promptly to their needs during Shop opening hours and for scheduled appointments, and ensuring that their needs are met in an efficient and friendly manner
  • Management of Uniform Shop roster of casual and part-time employees
  • Manage and maintain the retail point of sale and inventory software system
  • Listening to customer feedback and identifying areas for improvement
  • Providing accurate information on current uniform requirements
  • Answering queries from parents and following up with the appropriate members of staff as required
  • Maintaining professional communication with all students, parents, staff, the wider community and other visitors to the College
  • Assisting the Enrolments Officer with responding to prospective parents
  • Liaise with uniform suppliers regarding ordering, pricing, quality control, new samples, invoicing and any changes affecting supply of uniforms
  • Liaise regularly with school staff, including admin, teaching and Head of Sports regarding uniform requirements and ordering
  • Maintain accurate price lists at all times for shop, school website and enrolment information
  • Manage inventory to ensure continuous supply levels of uniforms, as required during the year.
  • Liaise regularly with the Finance Manager and the Accounts Payable Officer to ensure timely payment of all invoices and advise any pertinent information relevant to outstanding issues with supplier invoices and stock receipt.
  • Conducting a full annual stocktake
  • Undertaking the daily close off of sales transactions and reconciling cash, credit and EFTPOS transactions
  • Monitoring monthly stock and sales reports with the Finance Manager

You will be able to demonstrate you satisfy the following essential selection criteria:

Essential Criteria

  • Previous retail management experience in a clothing environment
  • Excellent stock control, money handling and retail management skills
  • Excellent EFTPOS and credit card systems skills
  • Skills in leading and managing a small team
  • Ability to provide excellent customer service and support to students, staff, parents and visitors to the College;
  • Intermediate level of computer literacy including Word, Excel and Outlook and the effective use of general office equipment;
  • Excellent interpersonal communication with ability to build strong and collaborative working relationships with key stakeholders
  • Ability to communicate with tact, act with discretion and diplomacy
  • An open and friendly disposition
  • Excellent planning, organisation, coordination and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to exercise substantial independent judgement and initiative
  • Valid Working with Children Check (WWCC) clearance (or willingness to obtain)
  • First Aid qualifications or a willingness to undertake

How to apply

To express your interest in joining our highly motivated professional staff, apply via the online ‘Career Application’ available on our website Working at SPC | St Patrick’s College Strathfield

Your application should consist of:

  • Cover letter (maximum 2 pages) that highlights your claim for the role and demonstrates your suitability.
  • Resume (maximum 3 pages) detailing relevant work history, skills and experience.

Essential to this position is a commitment to the Catholic ethos of a School in the Edmund Rice tradition together with a commitment to the safety, wellbeing and dignity of all children and young people. 

A valid Working with Children clearance will be required prior to employment commencing.

St Patrick’s College is a child safe and child-centred organisation, committed to the protection of children and has zero-tolerance of any abuse of children. It is our commitment to ensure that each and every child and young person under our care are kept safe and free from all forms of harm and abuse.

Applications close 4pm Friday 4 February 2022.

Please contact the Human Resources Leader on 02 8705 9295 for a confidential discussion regarding your interest in this opportunity.

The appointment of the successful applicant will be subject to satisfactory employment screening for child-related employment.

St Patrick’s College is an equal opportunity employer. All recruitment and selection decisions are based solely on merit and we welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons. 

We are committed to reconciliation and encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.


CHILD SAFEGUARDING

St Patrick’s College is a child safe and child-centred organisation, committed to the protection of children and has zero-tolerance of any abuse of children. It is our commitment to ensure that each and every child and young person under our care is kept safe and free from all forms of harm and abuse. 

St Patrick’s College is committed to ensuring the safety, wellbeing and dignity of all children and young people. Our physical and cultural environment promotes children and young people’s feelings of inclusion, participation and empowerment.

In accordance with Child Protection legislation, all people seeking child-related employment must obtain a Working with Children Check clearance prior to employment at the College. For information on the NSW Working With Children Check click here

The appointment of successful applicants will be subject to satisfactory employment screening for child-related employment. All workers are required to retain a valid Working with Children Check, and adopt and comply with Child Safeguarding responsibilities, Child Protection policies and procedures and Code of Conduct.


EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

St Patrick’s College is an equal opportunity employer and we are committed to recruitment and selection practices that value of the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO). We aim to provide a work environment that fosters fairness, equity, respect for social and cultural diversity, and is free from unlawful discrimination, harassment and vilification as determined by the legislation. 

All recruitment, selection and promotion decisions are based solely on merit. We welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion, sexual orientation or age.

We are committed to reconciliation and encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.