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Full TimeCommencing either Term 4, 2022 or Term 1, 2023Norwest Christian College is a flourishing independent, co-educational P-12 school located in the thriving north-west sector of Sydney. With the mission of Building Purposeful Lives through loving God, pursuing our purpose, and building our capacity, our community is focused upon stretching powerful learners, the service of others, and ensuring that each young person experiences loving and caring relationships in a supportive pastoral environment. Central to the culture of our College is a strong emphasis upon the professional growth and development of our staff. We prize our highly collegiate and supportive community, and actively pursue opportunities to network with schools, the tertiary sector, and other organisations to grow and share influence. We seek to engage our teachers in their areas of passion and interest, providing opportunities for leadership and a professional presence within and beyond the College.The College is currently seeking to appoint an innovative and enthusiastic Head of English. Experience in teaching Stage 6 is essential; HSC Marking experience of the new Stage 6 syllabus is an advantage. As the successful applicant, you will:be a highly committed professional and have a desire make a difference in the lives of students;be an excellent classroom practitioner and communicator;be committed to academic excellence with high expectations of students;possess strong interpersonal skills, valuing relationships with colleagues and stakeholders;collaborate with colleagues in developing integrated learning experiences for junior students;have demonstrated ability to assist students to achieve Band 6 success;be committed to your own professional learning and growth;be pastorally minded and comfortable with openly sharing your faith;have an understanding of the wellbeing needs of adolescents; and,be willing to actively contribute to the co-curricular life of the College.Additional responsibilities as you undertake the Head of Faculty role:provide innovative strategic leadership and support to your faculty for sustained academic improvement;model and nurture leadership within the faculty, for aspiring proficient practitioners;lead and support your team’s development and administration of inspiring learning programs and assessments; lead your faculty to deliver quality teaching and learning experiences for students that reflect innovative 21st century learning;ignite your passion for the College’s Building Purposeful Lives (BPL) learning framework, embracing a learning powered approach to your teaching and learningattentively monitor compliance with NESA requirements; and,discerningly manage the faculty budget.As the successful candidate you will also be able to demonstrate, at interview, a personal faith and commitment to the Lord Jesus Christ, and a lifestyle consistent with that faith, including an active commitment to a Christian fellowship. Candidates shortlisted for interview will be expected to provide a Working With Children Check clearance number or clearance letter and must be able to live and work in NSW. Applications close on Friday, 26 August 2022. Early applications are appreciated to assist the interview process. Please note that applications will be considered as they are received, and an appointment may be made prior to the application close date.If you are viewing this advertisement on a website other than the NWCC website, to apply, please visit http://careers.norwest.nsw.edu.au/ and follow the prompts to the job advertisement. At the bottom of the advertisement there is a link called Apply, this will take you through an online application process.  120000 AUD Riverstone 2765

Head of English

Full Time
Commencing either Term 4, 2022 or Term 1, 2023

Norwest Christian College is a flourishing independent, co-educational P-12 school located in the thriving north-west sector of Sydney. With the mission of Building Purposeful Lives through loving God, pursuing our purpose, and building our capacity, our community is focused upon stretching powerful learners, the service of others, and ensuring that each young person experiences loving and caring relationships in a supportive pastoral environment. 

Central to the culture of our College is a strong emphasis upon the professional growth and development of our staff. We prize our highly collegiate and supportive community, and actively pursue opportunities to network with schools, the tertiary sector, and other organisations to grow and share influence. We seek to engage our teachers in their areas of passion and interest, providing opportunities for leadership and a professional presence within and beyond the College.

The College is currently seeking to appoint an innovative and enthusiastic Head of English. Experience in teaching Stage 6 is essential; HSC Marking experience of the new Stage 6 syllabus is an advantage. 

As the successful applicant, you will:

  • be a highly committed professional and have a desire make a difference in the lives of students;
  • be an excellent classroom practitioner and communicator;
  • be committed to academic excellence with high expectations of students;
  • possess strong interpersonal skills, valuing relationships with colleagues and stakeholders;
  • collaborate with colleagues in developing integrated learning experiences for junior students;
  • have demonstrated ability to assist students to achieve Band 6 success;
  • be committed to your own professional learning and growth;
  • be pastorally minded and comfortable with openly sharing your faith;
  • have an understanding of the wellbeing needs of adolescents; and,
  • be willing to actively contribute to the co-curricular life of the College.

Additional responsibilities as you undertake the Head of Faculty role:

  • provide innovative strategic leadership and support to your faculty for sustained academic improvement;
  • model and nurture leadership within the faculty, for aspiring proficient practitioners;
  • lead and support your team’s development and administration of inspiring learning programs and assessments; 
  • lead your faculty to deliver quality teaching and learning experiences for students that reflect innovative 21st century learning;
  • ignite your passion for the College’s Building Purposeful Lives (BPL) learning framework, embracing a learning powered approach to your teaching and learning
  • attentively monitor compliance with NESA requirements; and,
  • discerningly manage the faculty budget.

As the successful candidate you will also be able to demonstrate, at interview, a personal faith and commitment to the Lord Jesus Christ, and a lifestyle consistent with that faith, including an active commitment to a Christian fellowship. 

Candidates shortlisted for interview will be expected to provide a Working With Children Check clearance number or clearance letter and must be able to live and work in NSW. 

Applications close on Friday, 26 August 2022. Early applications are appreciated to assist the interview process. Please note that applications will be considered as they are received, and an appointment may be made prior to the application close date.

If you are viewing this advertisement on a website other than the NWCC website, to apply, please visit http://careers.norwest.nsw.edu.au/ and follow the prompts to the job advertisement. At the bottom of the advertisement there is a link called Apply, this will take you through an online application process.

 

Working with Children Check

Under the Child Protection [Working With Children] Act 2012 [NSW] and the Child Protection [Working with Children] Regulation 2013 [NSW] the College can only employ persons (who will be engaged in child-related work) who hold a verified WWCC clearance from the NSW Office of the Children's Guardian.

The College requires that all employees hold this clearance.

All employment applications must include a copy of the applicants WWCC clearance letter.

How to apply for a WWCC Clearance:

  • Complete an online application form available at www.kidsguardian.nsw.gov.au
  • When submitted online, the applicant will receive an application number
  • Take this number together with proof of identity to a Service NSW
  • Pay the $80 (tax deductible) charge for a five year clearance.

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