Working at SPC

St Patrick’s College, Strathfield is a Catholic school for boys in the Edmund Rice tradition 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.

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. 

Positions Vacant

Careers Advisor

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. Working at St. Patrick’s College, Strathfield means joining 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. We are immensely proud of the opportunities that are afforded to students here at St Patrick’s, 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. 

Full-time position commencing 29 January 2019; however flexible working arrangements may be negotiated.

Critical to the achievement of our College’s educational vision, we have a superb opportunity for a highly professional, self-motivated and dedicated Careers Advisor. Reporting directly to the Director of Wellbeing, you will lead the design and implementation of the College’s career education and employment programmes to facilitate access to opportunities and support the career pathways of our young people.

Using your exceptional communication skills, you will develop a strong rapport with our students as they navigate the transition from compulsory schooling to further education, training and employment. You will provide coaching, mentoring and pastoral support to empower students’ to realise their strengths, increase their understanding of their ability to participate in society and focus toward the career management strategies required for the future.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Establish and maintain partnerships and extensive networks with the education and careers sectors at state, regional and local levels.
  • Coordinates interactions and activities with external agencies, stakeholders and bodies in the provision of education to senior School students. These stakeholders could include TAFE and Vocational Education Training (VET) providers.
  • Foster collaborative positive working relationships between students, staff, industry and government to achieve favourable outcomes for student employability and graduate employment initiatives.
  • Plan and deliver education and/or career planning workshops, exhibitions, career development learning activities and resources, tutorials, forums or presentations with students, parents, cultural leaders, teachers and business leaders.

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

Essential Criteria

  • Bachelor degree qualifications in the areas of education, career education and development, counselling or social work.
  • Applies the standard of ethical practice required under the Professional Standards for Australian Careers Development Practitioners.
  • Experience, sound knowledge and understanding of the of the ATAR system, NSW University Admissions Centre scaling process and other tertiary admission requirements in the Australian higher education sector.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of career development theory, current labour market trends, career pathways and labour market preparation required to address employability issues faced by students and graduates.
  • Advanced communication skills together with the ability to establish and maintain collaborative work relationships.
  • Proven experience in effective stakeholder management and engagement.
  • Systematic, efficient and effective information and resource management.
  • Effective planning, organisation and project management skills.

Desirable Criteria

  • Postgraduate qualifications (in Career Education and Development, Leadership, Education) or a willingness to commence study in this area.

To express your interest in joining our highly motivated and professional staff please apply in writing, including a cover letter, resume outlining relevant qualifications experience, statement addressing the selection criteria (no more than 2 pages), academic transcripts, and at least three referees, together with a current Working with Children number and date of birth for Working with Children Check verification to: The Principal at: – 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 (for Teaching staff only), are essential conditions of employment. 

Please note Teaching qualifications are not essential for this position, rather we invite expressions of interest for this position from suitable applicants who have a demonstrated commitment to lifelong learning and are passionate about career development and fostering young people to realise their potential.

Please contact Karyn Corcoran, Human Resources Leader on 02 8705 9295 for a confidential discussion regarding your interest and suitability for this opportunity.

 Applications close Friday 26 October 2018.


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