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Education Officer, Fixed Term, Part-time - The Sisters of Saint Joseph, New Town, Tasmania

Josephite Mission and History Centre
New Town, Tasmania

Education Officer
Part-time, 0.5 FTE, fixed term 2 years

Position Description (PDF)

About us

The Sisters of Saint Joseph of the Sacred Heart is a religious Congregation established by Saint Mary MacKillop and Father Julian Tenison Woods in 1866. With a foundation in education, the Sisters of Saint Joseph continue to operate and support ministries around Australia and internationally to respond to the needs of the communities in which they live. The Josephite Mission and History Centre is one such ministry.

About the role

This is a part-time fixed term position for an initial period of two years teaching class groups, developing and implementing programs and activities for students and professional development for teachers. You will also be required to represent the Centre by developing and maintaining professional networks and associations. Flexibility in the days and hours to be worked can be negotiated. The commencement for this role is Term 3, 22nd July 2019 or earlier by negotiation.

For further information about the Centre, please refer to

This newly created role is an excellent opportunity to apply teaching skills in different contexts, as well as developing new skills in an alternative environment.

Responsibilities include:

  • Teaching of class groups K to Year 12 in a variety of contexts.
  • Developing, implementing and evaluating programs and activities for students based on current curriculum initiatives in Religious Education and the priorities of the Josephite Mission and History Centre.
  • Developing, implementing and evaluating professional development activities for teachers and providing pre-service training for student teachers.
  • Developing curriculum resource materials for students, teachers and schools including printed and multimedia education resources and kits.
  • Arranging appropriate professional development/learning opportunities for teachers and community members appropriate to the priorities of the Josephite Mission and History Centre.
  • Initiating and maintaining professional networks and associations with education stakeholders and promoting network and partnerships arrangements.
  • Undertaking project management and administrative tasks related to the key responsibilities of the position
  • Representing the Josephite Mission and History Centre staff group at meetings, conferences and in-services.
  • Reporting on statistical data regarding participation of schools in programs offered by the Josephite Mission and History Centre.

About you

We are looking for a qualified Education Officer with a passion for teaching and Religious Education. As a minimum, to be successful in this role you will need:

  • Tertiary qualifications in Education with wide experience in teaching and curriculum development in Catholic Schools or other relevant settings
  • Accreditation to teach Religious Education
  • Current registration with the Teachers Registration Board of Tasmania
  • Demonstrated intermediate skills in using Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Valid Working with Vulnerable People (Tasmania) check
  • Willingness to undertake a National Criminal History Check
  • A postgraduate qualification in Religious Education would be desirable

The application process

Applicants for this role are required to address the following five essential criteria as part of their application:

  1. A deep knowledge of and commitment to the values and ethos of the Catholic faith and Catholic Education.
  2. Sound knowledge, understanding and practice in teaching and learning (preferably K– 12), and in particular, of the Good News for Living Religious Education curriculum document and those areas of the Australian Curriculum appropriate to the Josephite Mission and History Centre.
  3. Demonstrated experience in curriculum development including development of innovative teaching and learning strategies in religious education.
  4. Well-developed interpersonal and project management skills including skills in written and verbal communication, organisational and information and communications technologies.
  5. Ability to work co-operatively and flexibly, independently and in a team, in planning and classroom presentations.

For further information about the Sisters of Saint Joseph, please visit For more information about the role please contact Sr Jill Dance on 0408 013 901 or Mr. Garry McLean on 0419 513 184 or request to receive a position description via [email protected]. Applications, comprising a cover letter, resume and document addressing the five selection criteria as outlined above, should be submitted to Sr Kerrie Cusack, Regional Leader Victoria-Tasmania via email to [email protected] by COB Friday 26 April 2019.


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