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

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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 for an immediate start.

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.
  • Committed to excellence as a classroom practitioner.
  • Ability to cater to a diverse range of learning needs through 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 two pages) that highlights your interest in working for our College as a casual teacher

2.Current CV (maximum five 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 College’s COVID-19 Vaccination Policy 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 Director of Human Resources, Risk & Governance 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.


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.