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Posi­tion avail­able at Chan­nel Chris­t­ian School

Appli­ca­tions are invit­ed from suit­ably qual­i­fied prac­tis­ing Chris­tians for the posi­tion of Prep Teacher – at Chan­nel Chris­t­ian School. 

Full-time and part-time appli­cants con­sid­ered, com­menc­ing in Jan­u­ary 2022.

Chan­nel Chris­t­ian School

Chan­nel Chris­t­ian School is a co-edu­ca­tion­al, inde­pen­dent Kinder­garten – Year 6 Chris­t­ian school
locat­ed in Mar­gate. Chan­nel Chris­t­ian School cur­rent­ly has an enrol­ment of 135 students.

Fur­ther con­text can be gained by vis­it­ing the school’s web­site.

Each school has a Coun­cil made of par­ents and friends that work close­ly with the Prin­ci­pal. The
pur­pose of the Coun­cil is to sup­port the Prin­ci­pal, build strong Chris­t­ian com­mu­ni­ty and enhance
effec­tive communication

Chris­t­ian Schools Tasmania

Chris­t­ian Schools Tas­ma­nia is an asso­ci­a­tion of Chris­tians who recog­nise the respon­si­bil­i­ty par­ents have for the edu­ca­tion of chil­dren and the role they play in partnership.

The Mis­sion of Chris­t­ian Schools Tas­ma­nia is To Pre­pare and Equip Stu­dents for Life by Pro­vid­ing the High­est Qual­i­ty Christ-Cen­tred Education”

Chris­t­ian Schools Tas­ma­nia cur­rent­ly oper­ates four schools in south­ern Tas­ma­nia. Each school has a Prin­ci­pal who is respon­si­ble for the edu­ca­tion­al lead­er­ship and man­age­ment of the school.

A Board of Direc­tors, through the CEO, gov­erns the affairs of Chris­t­ian Schools Tas­ma­nia. The Board is com­mit­ted to oper­at­ing in ways that utilise the strengths of being one Asso­ci­a­tion, whilst recog­nis­ing that each school in unique, and is led by the Prin­ci­pal appoint­ed to that school. The Board express­es this com­mit­ment by estab­lish­ing over­ar­ch­ing guide­lines or poli­cies that guide the oper­a­tional lead­er­ship of the Exec­u­tive members.

Pur­pose of Role

It is expect­ed that the incum­bent will bring a Chris­t­ian world view to bear on the var­i­ous aspects of the posi­tion and will par­tic­i­pate ful­ly with­in the spir­i­tu­al life of the school.

Per­son­al Requirements

Chris­t­ian Schools Tas­ma­nia requires teach­ers who:

  • Are com­mit­ted Chris­tians, who are active in a Chris­t­ian church and express their faith through their lifestyle;
  • Man­i­fest the core val­ues of the Chris­t­ian life and unequiv­o­cal­ly hold to the val­ues and beliefs as artic­u­lat­ed in Chris­t­ian Schools Tasmania’s State­ment of Chris­t­ian Faith and Code of Conduct;
  • Pray dai­ly with col­leagues and stu­dents, and par­tic­i­pate in the wor­ship activ­i­ties of the school;
  • Nur­ture and dis­ci­ple stu­dents to know bet­ter their Jesus Christ as their Lord and Saviour;
  • Are com­mit­ted to con­tin­u­al growth in their faith and capac­i­ty as a Chris­t­ian educator.
  • Are com­mit­ted to con­tin­u­al growth in their pro­fes­sion­al field through per­son­al schol­ar­ship, fur­ther study, read­ing, and mem­ber­ship of pro­fes­sion­al bodies;
  • Pos­i­tive­ly con­tribute to the Vision, Mis­sion and Val­ue of Chris­t­ian Schools Tasmania.
  • Work col­lab­o­ra­tive­ly as mem­bers of a Chris­t­ian com­mu­ni­ty and in accor­dance with Chris­t­ian Schools Tasmania’s Code of Chris­t­ian Conduct;
  • Work close­ly and effec­tive­ly with col­leagues, senior staff, stu­dents and par­ents in partnership;
  • Work col­lab­o­ra­tive­ly as one mem­ber of a strong and vibrant Chris­t­ian cul­ture across the school;
  • Deliv­er high­est qual­i­ty Chris­t­ian edu­ca­tion by inten­tion­al­ly part­ner­ing with par­ents in the nur­ture and edu­ca­tion of all students;
  • Demon­strate inno­va­tion and cre­ativ­i­ty to ensure high­est qual­i­ty teach­ing and learn­ing oppor­tu­ni­ties for stu­dents in the twen­ty first century;
  • Demon­strate and devel­op the large suite of organ­i­sa­tion­al abil­i­ties that are required to under­take the chal­leng­ing role of teach­ing in a Chris­t­ian school;
  • Demon­strate high­est stan­dards of pre­sen­ta­tion, punc­tu­al­i­ty and professionalism.
Key Respon­si­bil­i­ties

In bring­ing a Chris­t­ian per­spec­tive to bear in all aspects of their work, the teacher is respon­si­ble for the con­tin­u­ing devel­op­ment of each students’:

  • spir­i­tu­al growth, by word and deed as appropriate;
  • phys­i­cal, social and emo­tion­al wel­fare through proac­tive pas­toral care;
  • lit­er­a­cy, numer­a­cy and social skills;
  • capac­i­ty for ratio­nal thought and deci­sion making;
  • indi­vid­ual gifts and tal­ents; and
  • rel­e­vant knowl­edge and skills as per­tain­ing to a spe­cif­ic teach­ing posi­tion (e.g. art teacher).

Teach­ers’ duties include but are not lim­it­ed to the following:

  • Con­tin­u­al­ly devel­op­ing a Chris­t­ian world view and apply­ing this to all areas of teach­ing and learning;
  • Devel­op­ing an overview of a year’s work so that all aspects of the course(s) are ful­ly cov­ered, as list­ed in the school’s cur­ricu­lum documents;
  • Devel­op­ing, using and refin­ing cur­ricu­lum doc­u­ments as required; 
  • Design­ing, using and refin­ing dai­ly les­son plans, ensur­ing that work cov­ered is appro­pri­ate to the year lev­el being taught as described in the school’s cur­ricu­lum documents;
  • Deliv­er­ing dai­ly lessons and edu­ca­tion­al pro­grams based upon such planning;
  • Set­ting assign­ments, home­work and oth­er rel­e­vant assess­ment tasks and mark­ing and return­ing all work with­in an appro­pri­ate peri­od of time;
  • Estab­lish­ing and main­tain­ing a class­room envi­ron­ment that is con­ducive to effec­tive teach­ing and learning;
  • Main­tain­ing a high stan­dard of stu­dent behav­iour and class­room management;
  • Main­tain­ing a high lev­el of proac­tive pas­toral care;
  • Main­tain­ing records of atten­dance, aca­d­e­m­ic progress and oth­ers as required;
  • Proac­tive­ly report­ing to and com­mu­ni­cat­ing with par­ents as and when required;
  • Com­mu­ni­cat­ing with rel­e­vant col­leagues and oth­er pro­fes­sion­als about any sus­pect­ed learn­ing needs, dif­fi­cul­ties or concerns;
  • Main­tain­ing clean and tidy teach­ing and work areas;
  • Assist­ing in super­vi­sion duties as required;
  • Attend­ing staff devo­tions, activ­i­ties and meet­ings as scheduled;
  • Par­tic­i­pat­ing in Pro­fes­sion­al Learn­ing activ­i­ties. All teach­ers are expect­ed to par­tic­i­pate in a min­i­mum of ten (pro rata) staff devel­op­ment and cur­ricu­lum days per annum as deter­mined in con­sul­ta­tion with the Principal;
  • Par­tic­i­pat­ing in staff appraisal accord­ing to the Pro­fes­sion­al Growth and Devel­op­ment Policy;
  • Con­tribut­ing to co-cur­ric­u­lar pro­grams across the school;
  • Oth­er school and Asso­ci­a­tion relat­ed activ­i­ties as request­ed by the Prin­ci­pal or their delegate.
Line of Authority

Teach­ing staff are respon­si­ble to the Prin­ci­pal through the rel­e­vant Senior Staff member.

Safe­guard­ing Chil­dren and Young People

Our organ­i­sa­tion takes child pro­tec­tion seri­ous­ly, and as an employ­ee of Chris­t­ian Schools Tas­ma­nia, you are required to meet the behav­iour stan­dards out­lined in our Code of Con­duct. You will have received a copy of this Code as part of your induc­tion. There­fore, as a part of your duties and respon­si­bil­i­ties, you are also required to:

  • pro­vide a wel­com­ing and safe envi­ron­ment for chil­dren and young people.
  • pro­mote the safe­ty and well­be­ing of chil­dren and young peo­ple to whom we pro­vide services.
  • ensure that your inter­ac­tions with chil­dren and young peo­ple are pos­i­tive and safe.
  • pro­vide ade­quate care and super­vi­sion of chil­dren and young peo­ple in your charge.
  • act as a pos­i­tive role mod­el for chil­dren and young people.
  • report any sus­pi­cions, con­cerns, alle­ga­tions or dis­clo­sures of alleged abuse to management.
  • main­tain valid work­ing with chil­dren’ documentation.
  • under­go peri­od­ic nation­al crim­i­nal his­to­ry record’ checks (if required).
  • report to man­age­ment any crim­i­nal charges or con­vic­tions you receive dur­ing the course of your employment/​volunteering that may indi­cate a pos­si­ble risk to chil­dren and young people.
Com­pli­ance and Safety
  • Exer­cise respon­si­bil­i­ty required in accor­dance with Work, Health and Safe­ty legislation;
  • Take rea­son­able care of your own safe­ty and that of oth­er peo­ple who may be affect­ed by your acts or omis­sions in the workplace;
  • Cre­ate a safe and wel­com­ing learn­ing envi­ron­ment for chil­dren and young peo­ple con­gru­ent with
    leg­isla­tive and Organ­i­sa­tion­al Child Safe requirements;
  • Adhere to the require­ments of the role in accor­dance with the pro­fes­sion­al stan­dards expect­ed of Chris­t­ian Schools Tas­ma­nia and all Organ­i­sa­tion­al poli­cies, pro­ce­dures, codes, guide­lines and applic­a­ble laws.
Essen­tial Qualifications
  • A rel­e­vant teach­ing qualification.
  • Reg­is­tra­tion with the Tas­man­ian Teach­ers Reg­is­tra­tion Board.
  • Reg­is­tra­tion to Work with Vul­ner­a­ble People.
Key Rela­tion­ships and Contacts

Teach­ing staff are expect­ed to:

  • Work under the dai­ly super­vi­sion of the Principal;
  • Work close­ly and col­lab­o­ra­tive­ly with the Prin­ci­pal and oth­er school staff;
  • Com­mu­ni­cate effec­tive­ly with all school staff mem­bers, par­ents and students;
  • Com­mu­ni­cate, liaise and work close­ly with exter­nal ser­vice providers and sup­pli­ers as required.
Con­di­tions & Hours of Employment

Full-time and part-time appli­cants considered.

Teach­ers are employed by Chris­t­ian Schools Tas­ma­nia under the Edu­ca­tion­al Ser­vices (Teach­ers) Award 2020 and Chris­t­ian Schools Tas­ma­nia Enter­prise Agree­ment (Teach­ers) 2019, and are expect­ed to com­ply with all Asso­ci­a­tion and school policies.

How to Apply

Please vis­it and com­plete the online Appli­ca­tion Form. You are required to include:

  1. Your cur­rent resume
  2. A cov­er let­ter which address­es the require­ments and cri­te­ria for the posi­tion (see Posi­tion description).

For any fur­ther ques­tions please con­tact the CST HR depart­ment below

IST is not an employing agency for its member schools, nor does it have any part in the selection and appointment of teachers to positions in Independent Schools. All appointments are handled entirely by the individual school. Schools should contact us to arrange for positions to be advertised on this site.

Posted on 13/10/2021

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