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Christian SRE Teacher - St Ives High School

Christ Church St Ives
Location: St Ives, NSW
Date advertised: 2nd April 2024
Job Type: Part time, Permanent
Closing Date: When a suitable person is appointed

Christ Church St Ives is seeking a creative and self-motivated SRE Teacher who has an infectious love for Jesus and is enthusiastic about connecting young people with and establishing them in their faith. 

Christ Church St Ives is a growing Anglican Church that exists to build wholehearted disciples of Jesus who will transform the world with the Gospel of Jesus. The church has a long-standing connection with the local high school and its community, providing high quality Christian SRE lessons and seminars for students.

1. Position Purpose

The role of the Christian SRE Teacher (St Ives High School) is to:

  • Ensure young people enrolled in SRE are educated in accordance with the approved syllabus;
  • Support students in the pursuit of their faith through JOLT (lunch time group) and other spiritual activities; and
  • Support the school with provision of community chaplaincy services when requested. 

2. Key Responsibilities

  • Prepare SRE lessons for Year 7-10 students using the approved syllabus
  • Provide engaging SRE classes for Year 7-10
  • Run a termly SRE Seminar Day that allows for students enrolled in SRE to go deeper in their understanding of the Christian faith
  • Assist in the administration, programming and running of JOLT (Jesus over lunch time)
  • Build connections between church and students who are interested in and initiate taking their faith further
  • Build relationships with the executive and teaching staff at the school to facilitate provision of chaplaincy services if requested
  • Meet regularly with the Youth and Families Minister for encouragement and training. 

Ongoing attention to personal Christian growth, ministry development, professional standards and WHS responsibilities are expected and encouraged in all members of our team.  A formal role description is available. 

3. Qualifications, experience, skills & capabilities

Candidates for this position will have:

  • Clear commitment to Jesus and growing as a disciple
  • Demonstrated commitment to creatively teaching SRE and connecting young people with their faith
  • Experience leading, empowering and developing young people
  • Energy to be a motivated self-starter with strong administrative skills and the ability to work independently
  • Willingness to take risks and learn from both mistakes and success
  • Theological diploma (or current enrolment)
  • Ability to be approved as a worker in a Department of Education School

Ideally, candidates will have:

  • Experience teaching SRE
  • Experience working in a school environment

Candidates should be:

  • Marked by a humble, teachable attitude
  • Flexible and adaptable
  • An entrepreneurial self-starter, able to work both independently and as a collaborative member of a diverse staff team
  • Skilled in teaching, leadership and communication
  • Committed to making SRE enjoyable! 

4. Practicalities

This position is part time (3 days per week). The work requires you to be onsite at St Ives High School 2-3 days per week (usually Wednesday to Friday) and otherwise engaged in preparation and support activities onsite at Christ Church St Ives. Remuneration will be negotiated with the preferred candidate.  Position start date will be determined in negotiation with both the preferred candidate and the school, likely to be aligned with a school term start (eg; late April, mid July).  

To apply, please provide your resume along with a statement outlining why you believe this role might work well for both you and us. You should email this to Anna Richardson

Applications will close when a suitable person is appointed. Interested candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. 

Please be aware that this job ad was placed and authorised only for the sydneyanglicans.net website.

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