Careers at CSPD


Thank you for your interest in applying for a position with Catholic Schools Parramatta Diocese (CSPD). We welcome passionate individuals to share our commitment to serving children and young people in Western Sydney and the Blue Mountains.

At any given time, we may have a variety of primary, secondary and specialist teaching roles available across our 80 schools as well as non-teaching positions in schools and our central office that support the delivery of innovative learning and teaching to around 43,500 students.

Our aim is to ensure our schools are the first choice for families, students and staff.

Check out our current opportunities below.

Agriculture Teacher Years 9-10 Plus another Nominated Subject Area – Permanent Full-time – commencing Term 1, 2024

Apply now Job no: 505216
Work type: ongoing full-time
Location: Penola Catholic College - Emu Plains
Categories: Teaching

The Catholic Schools Parramatta Dioceseis looking for a skilled, contemporary and passionate Secondary Teacher to be part of our school community and enrich the lives of our students.

Key focus areas

The Secondary Teacher will fit the following criteria:

-Extensive pedagogical knowledge base and understanding of how the identified subject areas are learned, what affects students’ opportunities to learn the subject matter and how the learning and teaching of the subject matter can be enhanced.

-Understanding of how to differentiate learning to cater for students needs in order to maximise student learning.

-Sound understanding of the learning environments, lesson plans, use of technology, teaching practices and delivery of assessment and learning feedback.

-Committed to the continual improvement of their teaching practice and take opportunities for personal professional development.

-Work creatively and constructively within a range of 'communities' inside and beyond the school and set high, achievable goals for themselves and their students.

-Able to motivate students to achieve and to develop a life-long love of learning.

The successful candidate will also possess the following skills and/or experience:


Penola Catholic College is a Year 7-12 co-educational College centered on quality contemporary learning practices around the values of St Mary of the Cross MacKillop. 

The College requires a permanent full-time teacher to commence Term 1, 2024. The successful applicant would be able to teach Agriculture for Years 9 and 10 only, plus nominate another subject area, that they are specialised in to teach.The commencement date for this position for the successful applicant will be at the beginning of 2024.

Position Criteria:

  • Substantial experience in teaching and programming
  • Sound knowledge of and commitment to the Church's mission in Catholic Education
  • Ability to teach Agriculture from Years 9 and 10.
  • The capacity to integrate technology and incorporate innovation in teaching practices
  • High effective interpersonal and communications skills
  • An ability to work as part of a team
  • Understanding of how to differentiate learning to cater for students needs in order to maximise student learning.
  • Commitment to the continual improvement of their teaching practice and take opportunities for personal professional development.
  • The ability to teach Religious Education would be seen as advantageous to this position.

The applicant must submit with their application the following:

  • A current CV and cover letter addressing the position criteria
  • Qualification transcripts and professional experience reports (if applicable)
  • Nominated professional referees, must be three
  • Current Working with Children’s Check
  • Detail other teaching subject areas.

Please respond to the above selection criteria in your cover letter.

The Organisation

Catholic Schools Parramatta Diocese provides quality learning and teaching in a faith-centred environment across 80 primary and secondary schools and within early learning and out of school hours care centres in Western Sydney. 

This position involves working with children. The appointment of successful applicants will be subject to satisfactory employment screening for child-related employment including the completion of a National Police Check, retention of a valid Working with Children Check and adoption and compliance with CSPD'S Child Safeguarding Procedures and Code of Conduct When Working With Students and Children.

CSPD promotes the safety and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, and children from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, as well as people from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds. 

Successful Candidates for all positions at CSPD must have a valid Working With Children Check. For more information, please visit The Office of The Children’s Guardian here.

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