St Catherine's School, Waverley
Head of Biblical Studies
Head of Biblical Studies
Commencing term 1, 2015
We are seeking a leader with a gift for imparting an understanding and love of the Bible, a willingness to be part of a whole-school team and a readiness to reflect on educational practice.
We are looking for an innovative teacher to lead our biblical studies department. The successful candidate will have secondary school teaching experience, an expertise in theology and familiarity with the HSC Studies of Religion courses. Ability to integrate technology and lead interactive teaching strategies is essential. Formal theological education is desirable.
Support for the Christian ethos of the school is essential.
This position requires the successful applicant to have a new Working with Children Check in accordance with the Child Protection (Working with Children) Act 2012. Details of how to apply are available at http://www.kids.nsw.gov.au.
For further information on the above position, please visit; http://www.stcatherines.nsw.edu.au/getting-involved/ways/Pages/employment.aspx.
Applications close on Monday 25 August 2014 at 12 noon.
Position: Head of Department
|Responsible to: Headmistress
Reporting to: Head of Teacher Excellence
Responsible for: Staff in Faculty and Students
Effective date: January 2015
Primary purpose of position:
The Head of Department is responsible for the effective functioning of the Department, for exemplary teaching within it, for the educational progress of students in the faculty and for the support, supervision and professional development of staff members within the Department.
The Head of Department has a shared responsibility with other HODs and the School Executive to develop and implement educational policies that are consistent with the School’s philosophy.
- Policy making and implementation:
- Contribute to the development of internal policies and organisation and share in decision making of a general nature through active participation in Heads of Department Meetings and staff conferences.
- Ensure that School and Department policies are properly and effectively implemented.
- Ensure that Department practices are consistent with School requirements.
- Teaching and Learning:
- Oversee the preparation of programmes for Years 7-12 in accordance with Board of Studies Syllabuses and requirements, and School and Departmental policies.
- Ensure that programming and the teaching-learning strategies used in the Department accommodate the individual needs and interests of students.
- Ensure regular evaluation and appropriate adjustment of programmes and teaching methodologies.
- Oversee the regular and accurate recording in Departmental registers of program topics, methods, resources and evaluation.
- Provide leadership in School wide initiatives, in particular: advancing the use of technology and interactive learning and promoting literacy and numeracy.
- Student Assessment and Reports:
- Oversee all assessment within the Department, including the preparation and marking of assessment tasks, examination and test papers.
- Ensure the validity of the assessment process and compliance with School and BOS guidelines, including exact adherence to HSC Guidelines.
- Ensure that appropriate and timely feedback is given to students following assessment tasks and representative work samples are collected.
- Guide staff in the writing of appropriate and informative report comments specific to the subject in addition to behaviour and attitude comments if relevant.
- Place students in appropriate courses and classes.
- Be available for consultation with students or their parents regarding subject needs and pastoral care.
- Liaise with appropriate staff to ensure that the academic and learning needs of particular students are met, maintain accurate and up to date profiles, LPs and IEPs, ensuring dissemination and roll over from one teacher to the next and collection of appropriate work samples.
- Assist the Headmistress in the selection of teachers and relevant ancillary staff for the Department.
- Induct and orientate new staff and participate in appraisal processes for faculty members.
- Supervise and support teachers in the Teacher Accreditation processes.
- Recommend staffing allotments for Departmental staff and participate in timetabling decisions.
- Advise, assist and supervise each staff member in her/his professional responsibilities, including:
- programming and planning
- teaching-learning strategies
- assessment and reporting
- classroom management
- communication with parents
- following School and other obligatory policies.
- Foster good relations within the Department and between the Department and other Departments and the Executive.
- Convene regular Departmental meetings and encourage staff to actively participate in policy decisions of the faculty and School.
- Prepare a Faculty Professional Development Plan and promote and monitor appropriate faculty based and external professional development opportunities for each staff member in line with School and Faculty strategic priorities.
- Prepare Departmental budgets and manage expenditure.
- Order, manage and maintain the material resources of the Department.
- Liaise with the Research Centre Manager and ICT on Department needs.
- Prepare and maintain the Faculty Handbook.
- Oversee the development of an excursion policy and programme each year and ensure all protocols are followed in planning and carrying out excursions.
- Ensure Department records (both hard and soft copy) are maintained and kept secure.
- Adhere to the Schools policy and procedures.
- Undertake appropriate teaching duties and associated activities
- Undertake other duties as required by the Headmistress
Schools Ministry Associate (two-year program)
Get equipped for a lifetime of ministry
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If you are an energetic young person who is keen to learn and serve in a two-year, paid Schools Ministry Associate Program, apply now for January 2015 at: www.crusaders.edu.au/apply
Macquarie University, Sydney, NSW
Trinity Chapel Macquarie | Robert Menzies College
So, you’re browsing the job ads…Could be that you’re finishing up your ministry training soon? Maybe you’ve been in the saddle for a while and it’s time to think creatively about how you can keep loving and serving God’s people? Ok, great. Let’s go.
Trinity Chapel at Macquarie University (TCM) is a unique ministry context. We’re a church with a charter to hold out the gospel to students at Macquarie University. But we’re not just a ‘student’church: we have a full range of people from the local community. I love the retirees who come along because they know that Christians don’t ever truly retire and they want to see students saved. We have young families, young workers. All of us are frail, sometimes curmudgeonly, beautiful trophies of God’s grace.
Our church was established in close partnership with Robert Menzies College (RMC): an Anglican residential college that is home to about 300 students from around the world. The pastoral staff live in the college and share their lives with the students. I am the pastor of TCM, chaplain of RMC, and also serve as the Anglican Chaplain to Macquarie Uni (usually by hanging out with the Christian Union on the campus). This unique combination of ministry contexts means that a decent proportion of our congregation lives together, works together, eats together and gathers together around the word multiple times each week. Our goal in the 3-4 years that we have with the students is to train them in the character and skills to be patient, joyful, hopeful followers of Jesus for the rest of their lives. Under God, we can see our ministry building the worldwide family of God and enabling the gospel to be proclaimed and lived out where it hasn’t been heard before.
Are you interested?
We’re looking for an assistant minister to serve with us 3-4 days per week (with a view to making the position full-time). There are a number of different forms the role could take:
- an evangelist who lives in the college and seeks to reach the students who don’t know Jesus
- an international pastor who works to reach and equip the 12,000 international students at Macquarie Uni (not to mention the refugee and migrant families living next door) to know Jesus
- a families and young-workers minister who will strengthen our ministry to the morning congregation and inspire them with the vision to serve Jesus in our community
- a women’s pastor who will seek to encourage, train and send our female students in following Jesus.
There are many, many different opportunities and we’re open to prayerfully discussing the final shape of the role with the eventual appointment. The role will commence at the start of February 2015.
The role includes accommodation within Robert Menzies College and the option to eat meals in the RMC dining room. We will remunerate the position in line with the Anglican Church of Sydney’s guidelines for an Assistant Minister.
If you’d like to find out more please contact:
St Stephen's Presbyterian Church, Surrey Hills, VIC
Women’s and Children’s Ministry Worker Position (part-time)
St Stephen’s Presbyterian is a reformed and evangelical church in Surrey Hills, Melbourne. We are a church committed to the Gospel of Christ, to proclaiming it and being rooted and established in it.
Our church is a team ministry with two full-time ministers. As God continues to grow our congregation, we seek to expand our ministry team with a paid worker focused on developing and furthering our women’s and children’s ministry. This new appointment is for a part-time position and the appointment is initially for 2 years.
For further details contact Rev. John Huynh (0413 514 722), and for a job description email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mudgee Baptist Church
MBC is a small but growing church in the beautiful Mudgee region, about 3.5 hours west of Sydney. Average Sunday attendance is 80, with a formal membership of 33.
We are searching for a pastor who will help guide MBC into a new chapter of life. He will be a gifted preacher and teacher. MBC has a much valued heritage of faithful, expository Bible teaching. He will also be a disciple-making pastor, committed to helping people grow in their spiritual lives and gifts.
He will be committed to MBC for the long term, and will seek to grow as one with us, and go forward with us.
For an information package, including Church, Community and Pastoral Profiles, please contact the Pastoral Search Team, care of Fred Smith, on 0408 734 634 or email@example.com.