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 Human Resources Leader on 02 8705 9295 for a confidential discussion regarding your suitability and availability for employment at our College.


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Positions Vacant


College Counsellor – 0.4 FTE 12 Month Temporary Contract
Applications close Friday 22 October - Click for details

We are seeking to appoint a suitably qualified School Counsellor on a part-time (0.4 FTE) basis for the 2022 school year. Reporting to the Coordinator of Counselling Services, you will be an active member of the College Wellbeing Team and work within a small team of Counsellors focused on early identification and intervention, supporting our students and families through psychosocial assessment, appropriate counselling interventions, case management and referral to appropriate external services. 

Part-time (0.4 FTE) contract commencing 27 January 2022 and concluding 10 December 2022.

The focus of this role will be within the Junior School (Years 5, 6 and 7) focusing on early identification and intervention of social-emotional-learning concerns. You will work collaboratively with a full-time Counsellor, both in the classroom, groupwork and 1:1 (Counselling and Testing).

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

Essential

  • Clinical, Developmental or Educational Psychologist (with relevant APHRA registration).  
  • Minimum 5 years post graduate experience, ideally in a school environment.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience of prioritisation/triage, psychosocial assessment, risk assessment, appropriate counselling interventions and case management appropriate for a busy educational setting or similar.
  • The ability to manage the legal, ethical and organisational requirements of a counselling role within an educational setting.
  • Ability to conduct psychological diagnostic testing appropriate for a school context.
  • Have demonstrated understanding of the mental health needs of children and young people
  • Experience in counselling children and young people using evidence-based interventions
  • Experience in cognitive, emotional and behavioural assessment of children and young people
  • Well-developed interpersonal, oral and written communication skills, including report writing
  • Ability to work collaboratively and liaise with key stakeholders to enhance outcomes for children and young people

Desirable

  • Experience in a school context.

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 and a valid Working with Children clearance are essential conditions of 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 22 October 2021.

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.

Applications close Friday 22 October - 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 for an immediate start (or 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.

Applications close 4pm Friday 22 October 2021.

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

The College reserves the right to commence interviewing prior to the closing date

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


Year Coordinator
Applications close Monday 25 October - Click for details

The promotion of wellbeing at our College aligns with our vision for the education of our students. In partnership with parents, we seek to develop a strong sense of identity while empowering them to achieve personal excellence through purposeful experiences so they can be confident, capable and caring citizens.

3 year Promotional Appointment (2022 – 2024) + full time permanent teaching position – commence 27 January 2022.

Commencing in January 2022, this is a tremendous opportunity to join our middle leadership team as Year Coordinator. Reporting directly to the Director of Wellbeing, you will be a highly experienced and accomplished educator and able to provide proactive, high quality leadership and management of the staff associated with the year group. You will be passionately focused towards ensuring the welfare of students, guiding their development and nurturing their academic, spiritual, emotional, social and physical wellbeing. This is a 2 point paid position with 0.3 FTE time release and is offered as a 3 year Promotional Appointment (2022 – 2024), held in addition to a permanent teaching position.

The role of Year Coordinator will be at times a complex and dynamic position requiring exceptional communication, interpersonal and organisational skills together with an ability to prioritise and work autonomously. 

To be successful in this role you will be able to demonstrate you satisfy the following 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 in one or more subject areas (Stage 4 to Stage 6)
  • Previous experience in, or capacity to lead, monitor and develop students’ wellbeing and personal responsibility at the year group level.
  • Demonstrated excellence as a classroom practitioner.
  • Experience in differentiation of curriculum.
  • Ability to provide proactive, high quality leadership and management of a team.
  • Exceptional communication, interpersonal and organisational skills.

Desirable Criteria

  • Postgraduate qualifications (in leadership, education, wellbeing, religious education or theology).

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 claim for the role and demonstrates your suitability by addressing the following two targeted questions:

(a) What do you see as the greatest challenges facing the Year Coordinator in a contemporary school and how would you address those challenges?

(b) Describe a time where you have demonstrated leadership in addressing a student wellbeing issue?

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

A valid Working with Children clearance and participation in the co-curricular program, are essential conditions of 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 25 October 2021.

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

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


Secondary Mathematics Teacher – Permanent Position
Applications close Monday 25 October - Click for details

At St Patrick’s College, our students have the opportunity to develop increasingly sophisticated and refined mathematical understanding, fluency, communication, reasoning, analytical thought and problem-solving skills. We are passionate about mathematics and focused on giving all students the confidence to grow and develop their mathematical abilities.

Permanent full-time position commencing on 27 January 2022

We are seeking a suitably qualified and experienced Secondary Mathematics Teacher with a talent for engaging students to think mathematically through questioning, communicating, reasoning and reflecting. You will be adept at fostering students ability to find connections and understand complex mathematical concepts at a level that every student can grasp, irrespective of ability.

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

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 Mathematics – Stage 4 to Stage 6.
  • Demonstrated excellence as a classroom practitioner.
  • Experience in differentiation of curriculum.

Desirable Criteria

  • The ability to teach Extension 1 and Extension 2 Mathematics

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 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.

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 25 October 2021.

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 English Teacher – Permanent Position
Applications close Monday 25 October - Click for details

At St Patrick’s College, we believe the study of English is fundamental to fostering our students’ understanding of themselves and the world. Our vision is to inspire and motivate students’ love of literature and language and to challenge and engage our students to appreciate, enjoy and reflect on the English language and make meaning in ways that are imaginative, creative, interpretive, critical and powerful.

Full time permanent position commencing 27 January 2022.

We are seeking a suitably qualified and experienced Secondary English Teacher with a genuine love of English, literature and learning who is passionate about inclusive education for all students, irrespective of ability.

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

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 English – Stage 4 to Stage 6.
  • Demonstrated excellence as a classroom practitioner.
  • Experience in differentiation of curriculum.

Desirable Criteria

  • Postgraduate qualifications (in leadership, education, religious education or theology).
  • Previous experience in delivering Stage 6 English Extension 1 and 2 courses.

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 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).

We look forward to hearing how your capabilities, knowledge and experience make you the best person for this role.

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.

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 25 October 2021.

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.


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.