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Apply now Job no: 502529
Work type: ongoing full-time
Location: St Luke's Catholic College (Secondary) - Marsden Park
Categories: Teaching

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Full-time permanent role commencing Term 3, 2022.

Mentor, talent spotter, passion pusher, purpose driver, learning facilitator, pastoral carer, coach.


The College Community 

Having commenced in 2017 with 86 students across Kindergarten to Year 6, St Luke’s at Marsden Park is a next generation learning community within the Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta (CEDP). As a ‘next generation Catholic Learning Community’ we are designing and establishing the ‘new normal’ for preschool to post school learning in an environment characterised by a flexible, stage based curriculum which nurtures and grows faith-filled, curious children to become creative contributors and innovative problem solvers for a changing world. In 2022 we now enrol over 1400 students from Kindergarten to Year 11 in addition to 59 children per day in our long day centre with our first HSC cohort due to commence in 2023.


Role Summary 

With a clever use of time, ‘Life Design’ is timetabled more than any other subject or course at St Luke’s in Years 7-10. By doing this we nurture, grow, enable and empower young people to more deeply understand who they are, what they can do, and what problems they wish to confront in the rapidly changing world. With a creative approach and innovative mindset, the Teacher - Life Design leads the development of the whole person through specialised life design content, collaborative team based projects, individualised self paced learning and other self directed options including community service, school service, micro credentials and internships so all students are well prepared for a changing, post school world.


The Person

This is a start-up approach to personalised life design for a lifestyle of contentment and fulfilment. As part of the founding team of learning guides, you will be someone with the skills and capabilities to help design and establish the ‘new normal’ for post school pathways. The ideal candidate:

  • is adept at recognising talent and potential in others.

  • is intrigued by the unique qualities of each person and accelerates their personal growth by knowing their strengths.

  • has a contagious enthusiasm and positivity which energises others about what is possible in their future.

  • is naturally collaborative, communicates well, understands the importance of strong personal relationships and thrives in a fast-paced, innovative and future focused learning environment.

  • is ready to learn from failure, embrace an iterative process and understands that success comes sooner with trial and error.

  • is open to new ways of working with a desire to be part of a disruptive team.

  • generates ideas which can creatively enhance post school possibilities for students of all academic and social capabilities.


As an inspirer of learning, you are a learner yourself – hungry to grow and continuously improve. 


Role Responsibilities

Working with a team of Life Design Teachers and Leaders the Life Design Teacher will: 

  • enable and support students to design self-directed, passion project learning experiences. 

  • facilitate and monitor post school pathway plans for a whole range of students which may include self designed courses, industry micro credentialing, MOOCs and collaborative passion projects.

  • communicate and engage with parents and carers about their child’s post school possibilities.

  • deepen student understanding of their own Strengths, Motivations and Interests (SIM) to ensure a better world.

  • Align the emerging evidence of strengths based approach to general capabilities development of each student with their personal design plan.

  • facilitate workshops, provide one-on-one mentoring and collaborate with external partners to craft a personalised, experiential, purpose-driven and community-engaged learning experiences for all our learners.

  • monitor student attendance, behaviour, uniform and other wellbeing data sets.

  • liaise with specialist diversity and wellbeing staff where necessary.


 Role Requirements

The Life Design Teacher will be required to have:

  • interpersonal skills to build trust with students aged 12-18. You are a relationship guru!

  • experience in coaching and/or mentoring young people or young adults.

  • strong people management skills.

  • excellent written, oral, presentation & interpersonal skills.

  • an ability to work collaboratively and creatively in a fast-paced environment.

  • a flexible and open-minded approach to work in a startup environment.

Why is this role important?

  • You will play a vital role during our beginning years as a next generation learning community.

  • You will support and enable students to use individualised datasets which enables them to better understand who they are, what they can do and what problems they want to solve.

  • You will work with a team of leaders, teachers and Life Design Teachers to guide/coach/mentor our students to design self-directed learning experiences which support purposeful post school pathway plans.


Application Requirements


By no later than 9:00am, Tuesday 4 July, 2022 formally express your interest by forwarding:

  • A cover letter of no more than one A4 page why you are suitable for this role. 

  • A supporting statement of no more than one A4 page which shows how your skills set, expertise and experience all align with this new thinking, ‘new normal’ teaching role. 4-6 hyperlinks with supporting evidence may be advantageous.

  • One page resume with three referees. 

All applications are to be marked attention and sent to Principal Leader, Mr Greg Miller 

via email, 

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Applications close: AUS Eastern Standard Time

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