Intending applicants must: o Be fully supportive of the ethos of Catholic Education; o Be fully committed to creating and maintaining a child safe organisation; o Be eligible for or hold a Working with Children Blue Card. Catholic Education Services is an equal opportunity employer. St Monica's College, Cairns Deputy Principal- Pastoral Care/ Wellbeing Full Time Fixed Term Leadership Position Full Time Permanent Teacher Position 30 Hours Per Week Commencing: 17 January 2022 Applications Close: 5pm, Wednesday 20 October 2021 Applications are invited from suitably qualified and experienced candidates for this position.
1. Complete Employment Application FormComplete the attached Employment Application Form. Please notify your referees that you are applying forthis position and ensure you have their consent to nominate them. It is the Applicant’s responsibility toensure all referee information provided is accurate and contact details are correct. A referee from yourcurrent or most recent line manager must be included.
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HOW TO APPLY
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Submit To: Ms Edna GalvinThe PrincipalSt Monica's College, CairnsPhone: 4042 4800Email: [email protected]
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POSITION TITLE: Deputy Principal – Pastoral Care/Wellbeing
SECTION: St Monica’s College, Cairns
REPORTS TO: The Principal
CLASSIFICATION: Remuneration in accordance with the Catholic Employing Authorities Single Enterprise Collective Agreement – Diocesan Schools of Queensland Deputy Principal $133,578- $143,793 gross per annum
AUTHORISATION: Executive Director
CATHOLIC EDUCATION SERVICES – DIOCESE OF CAIRNS
Catholic Education Services in the Diocese of Cairns is a dynamic and growing organisation that is actively inviting schools to co-create with us, schools that are places of rich learning for now and into the 22nd Century. Our vision is to offer every student in every school a world class education enriched by their lived encounter with the Catholic Faith.
Catholic Education Services is committed to this vision through Co-Leadership with schools to build communities of learning that provide a safe, nurturing and academically challenging environment. Our schools are places where we create opportunities for every student and every staff member so that they are inspired to contribute to our society, innovate, explore possibilities, and achieve excellence. Catholic Education Services in the Diocese of Cairns embraces thirty (30) schools including twenty (20) primary schools, two (2) Prep to Year 12 colleges and eight (8) secondary colleges. One of these colleges is a Special Assistance College with campuses in Cairns, Cooktown, and Edmonton. This community also includes Catholic Education Services located in Cairns itself. Over the next five years there are two new schools planned. All schools and colleges, except three, are within a two-hour drive of Cairns. Cooktown, Waibeni Island (Thursday Island) and Weipa are accessed by daily flights and located in some of the most beautiful parts of the country. In total, there are 11 500 students and 1500 staff.
Leadership and strategic management of Catholic Education Services is the responsibility of the Executive Director of Catholic Education. Through a team of professionals, and in Co-Leadership with principals, the Executive Director manages and facilitates a number of significant delegations which include:
• Support of the mission of the Church as delivered through Catholic Education • Support of schools by providing services that strengthen school capacity • Provision of leadership and forward planning to develop organisational capability • Distribution to schools of government allocated funds and their accountability • Monitoring quality of schools and compliance/accountability with requirements of governments, Church, and
parents • Within limits, provision of some centralised, specialised student services, where this is the most effective and
efficient approach Our staff are supported to experience success and satisfaction in their vital role. Cairns also offers many lifestyle opportunities that can be found in few other places and is surrounded by World Heritage listed areas including the Great Barrier Reef and the Daintree Rainforest, all within an hour’s journey from the growing City of Cairns. It is the gateway to our Asian neighbours with direct flights to China, Japan and Singapore as well as having direct flights to all the east coast capital cities, Darwin, and Queensland’s Sunshine and Gold Coasts.
St Monica’s College, Cairns is 130 years old and educates young women in line with the Mercy traditions.
PURPOSE OF THE ROLE
The following domains outline the role of the Assistant Principal – Student Wellbeing as it is envisaged in Catholic schools in the Diocese of Cairns. Following each domain is the Statement of Performance Competency followed by Performance Indicators.
The Deputy Principal – Pastoral Care/Wellbeing, will:
• be an active member of the Senior Leadership Team demonstrating an open, flexible and creative approach, working to ensure that catholic values and our Mercy Values are reflected in practice across the College and are promoted within our wider community.
• will assume active day to day leadership of the College’s secondary sector. • work collaboratively with leadership and staff to promote the College as a centre of quality learning and
teaching and encourage a climate of excellence where students are engaged and empowered to develop their knowledge, skills, and capabilities and thus achieve their potential.
• work collaboratively with leadership and staff to promote and enhance the Catholic identity and the Mercy ethos of the College and ensures that all College practices and procedures reflect the Vision, Mission and Values of the College.
• have significant experience in a leadership position in a school setting or similar, preferably in the areas of pastoral care, wellbeing and appropriate pedagogical practices.
• promote and support leadership capacity of colleagues in the areas of faith development and wellbeing programs.
• have current knowledge of curriculum development and contemporary pedagogy. • be capable of inspiring others to share and enact the strategic vision of the College • any other duties as directed by the Principal, particularly in supporting the Assistant Principal, Curriculum.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Typical duties performed may include, but are not limited to:
1. FAITH LEADERSHIP
To share in the essential Mission of the Church as a leader within the school Faith community
The Deputy Principal – Pastoral Care/Wellbeing, will: • Promotes Catholic identity, culture, gospel values, evangelization, faith education, liturgy and prayer and the
charism of Catherine McAuley • Demonstrates active pastoral engagement, sacramental participation and leadership in the life of the Church within
the school community • Supports the standards of Religious Education in the school in accordance with Diocesan guidelines, Parish policies
and the College’s Mission Statement • Supports and promotes the role of the Bishop as the prime leader of pastoral and educational vision in the Diocese • Takes responsibility for one’s own spiritual development and journey particularly in understanding and reflecting
Leading learning and teaching, the Deputy Principal – Pastoral Care/Wellbeing: • Leads the maintenance of high educational standards • Supports the implementation and maintenance of effective pedagogical practices • Supports the implementation and maintenance of effective Pastoral Care systems and practices including
school-wide positive behaviour processes all within the college values of faith, integrity, self-belief, courage, mercy and community
• Supports an inclusive curriculum which caters for the needs of all students • Supports the implementation and maintenance of effective educational accountability practices • Is knowledgeable about current educational trends and issues, nationally and internationally • Models lifelong learning • Supports curriculum and pedagogy which supports the learning growth and wellbeing of all student
3. STAFF LEADERSHIP To develop self and others, the Deputy Principal – Pastoral Care/Wellbeing, will: Demonstrates the personal ability to be: • A highly capable person who makes productive contributions through talent, knowledge, skills and good work
habits. o A contributing team member who contributes individual capabilities to the achievement of group objectives. o A competent manager who organizes people and resources toward the effective and efficient pursuit of
predetermined objectives o An effective leader who supports the Principal and leadership team in uniting staff support behind the school
vision articulated in the school’s Mission Statement o A leader who is able to listen and to lead through a paradoxical blend of personal humility and professional will
• Provides effective supervision of staff • Oversees formation of staff professionally, pastorally and spiritually according to appraisal outcomes and School
Plan • Supports the Professional Development of staff • Monitor staff involvement in co-curricular activities. • Participate in recruitment, interview and selection process where appropriate.
4. ORGANISATIONAL LEADERSHIP To support the Principal in the management of the school the Deputy Principal – Pastoral Care/Wellbeing, will: • Supports effective duty-of-care for students and staff in accordance with legislative and policy requirements. • Is committed to the support, development, implementation and evaluation of School and Diocesan policies. • Supports the development of school policies in collaboration with the Principal and the School Board. • Coordinate major College functions including assemblies, special event days and whole College celebrations. • Maintain the Student Diary from year to year. • Coordinate school photography and Vaccination programs • Provide feedback to the CLT, staff and community on significant events, growth or success of students. • Maintain accurate records of students via SBSS. • Be proactive in communication to families and staff in relation to student issues. • Undertake a teaching load as determined by the Principal • Carry out relevant tasks as directed by the Principal
5. PASTORAL LEADERSHIP To lead the Pastoral Care and Wellbeing programs, including the implementation of the Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) Program • Lead the initiatives within the Wellbeing & Personal Growth dimension of the College Strategic Directions.
• Lead Child Safety within the College, including recognising and responding to child harm and completing child protection reports as delegated by the Principal. • Oversee the work of the Student Counsellors and provide leadership support where required. • Work proactively with students at risk, their families, carers and teachers. • Work closely with the Heads of Year in the carrying out of their pastoral care. • Provide pastoral care and wellbeing support to students, families and staff as required. • Work closely with the Assistant Principal Mission in areas of common interest and concern. • Be an active contributor and supporter of student leadership. • Lead all areas of student behaviour and management including the Responsible Thinking Process. • Lead and maintain high standards of student behaviour, uniform and grooming.
6. COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP To engage and work with the community, the Deputy Principal – Pastoral Care/Wellbeing: • Promotes the growth of the student community, staff community and wider community. • Actively participates in the collegial approach to leadership in the Diocese. • Serve on College committees as required. • Attend all P&F Meetings. • Attend Board Meetings as required. • Attend Alumni Meetings as required. • Work as Chief Warden in consultation with Workplace Health and Safety Officer overseeing emergency
7. STRATEGIC LEADERSHIP To lead improvement, innovation and change as determined by the Principal, the Deputy Principal – Pastoral Care/Wellbeing, will:
• Supports the School Annual Improvement Plan according to Diocesan policy and procedures. • Supervises and organises set plan interviews and non-completion of interviews. • Encourages a culture of continuous renewal. • Is an effective change manager. • Supports a climate that facilitates effective organisational strategies.
GENUINE OCCUPATIONAL REQUIREMENTS
• Share in the Church as a professional within the school faith community
o Support the Catholic ethos of our schools o Participate in worship and prayer in our schools o Develop in students an appreciation and acceptance of Catholic values through teachings and by personal
example, integrity and behavior • Plan, prepare and implement for effective learning and teaching (Refer to National Professional Standards for
Teachers, Number 1, 2, 3 & 5) o Appropriate knowledge to plan and prepare teaching and learning programs which meet the diverse
characteristics, needs and learning styles of students, and are consistent with relevant curriculum and policies
o Implement effective and inclusive teaching and learning processes, including the use of technology, to establish a challenging learning environment to encourage students to work toward their full potential
• Create and maintain safe, supportive and caring environments (Refer to National Professional Standards for Teachers, Number 4)
o Communicate effectively with students including using appropriate interpersonal skills o Plan and apply appropriate behaviour management strategies that contribute to the establishment and
maintenance of a safe and supportive learning environment • Engage in professional learning and reflection (Refer to National Professional Standards for Teachers, Number 6)
o Model continuous learning through participation in professional development activities o Review and evaluate personal teaching practices to improve student learning o Engage with colleagues to discuss teaching practices to improve educational outcomes
• Engage professionally with colleagues, parents/carers and the community (Refer to National Professional Standards for Teachers, Number 7)
o Comply with professional ethics and understanding o Understand the need to work collaboratively with school staff, parents and members of the wider
community to establish effective partnerships and achieve educational outcomes o Contribute to the school community
• Accountable and responsible for ensuring professional behaviour • Ability to cope with own emotions and behaviour effectively • Ability to comply with legislation and professional regulations to reduce the risk of harm to self and others • Ability to maintain an appropriate level of confidentiality. • Ability to communicate in English both verbally and in writing to meet necessary standards with respect to
clarity, accuracy and professionalism appropriate to the position. • Ability to locate appropriate and relevant information from multiple sources and convey, integrate and
implement knowledge in practice. • Ability to prioritise workloads and manage multiple tasks with competing timelines. • Ability to accept responsibility for own work. • Intermediate to advanced skills in Microsoft Office applications necessary to demonstrate the required range of
skills and tasks. • Competent use of digital technologies necessary to demonstrate the required range of skills and tasks. • Accountable and responsible for creating a positive workplace culture and reducing the risks to physical and
mental health in the workplace • Facilitate the prevention of child harm by recognising and responding appropriately Physical requirements of the position: • Work is normally performed in a typical interior office and/or classroom environment. • Work is normally performed in an outdoors environment and may involve frequent exposure to elements such
as weather (sun/wind/rain), dust, dirt, fumes and/or loud noises. • Manoeuvring within the office/school environment appropriate to the position. • Frequent driving of a motor vehicle. • Frequent use of telecommunication and electronic equipment. • Work environment occasionally involves exposure to potentially dangerous materials and situations that
requires following safety precautions and may involve the use of protective equipment.
MANDATORY QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS/SELECTIOIN CRITERIA
• Promote child safety at all times. • Participation in and commitment to the sacramental life of the Church. • Understanding and commitment to education in the Catholic tradition. • Professional qualifications in Education and Religion as per Queensland Catholic Education Commission Position
Statement for Senior Leadership Positions in Catholic Schools in Queensland. • Leadership experience:
o Demonstrated ability in religious and education leadership. o Demonstrated administrative ability. o Demonstrated skills in interpersonal relationships.
• Written and verbal communication skills of a high order. • Skills for building community including facilitation, delegation and consultation. • Professional qualifications in Education, Bachelor of Education.
• Minimum of 5 years classroom experience. • A post graduate qualification in Education. • Involvement in professional associations. • Capacity for leadership within a school. • Registered or eligible to register with Queensland College of Teachers. • Current drivers licence. • A strong demonstrated commitment to the objectives, vision and ethos of Catholic Education.
• Catholic Employing Authorities Single Enterprise Collective Agreement – Diocesan Schools of Queensland • Senior Leadership positions in Catholic Schools in Queensland 2015 (QCEC Policy). • Code of Conduct for Employees of Catholic Education. • Statement of Principles for Employment in Catholic Education • Leadership Framework in the Cairns Diocese
The incumbent will need: • The appointee to this position will be required to complete a period of 6 months’ probation, in accordance with
The Fair Work Act 2009. • An in-depth understanding of and commitment to the mission and objectives of Catholic Education in the Diocese
of Cairns; • A sound working knowledge of the Catholic Education context and an appreciation for Catholic Education issues.
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