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.

Specialist Teacher - High Support Needs

Apply now Job no: 505618
Work type: ongoing full-time
Location: Catholic Schools Parramatta Diocese
Categories: Teaching

  • Permanent full-time position available 
  • Special education allowance
  • On-the-job training

We are part of Catholic Schools Parramatta Diocese (CSPD) a system of schools committed to responding to the needs of students in a world that is changing rapidly. With over 5000 passionate employees located across 80 primary and secondary schools, we have the intent and the resources to transform the learning and unlock the full potential of each of our 45,000 plus students. We are always on the lookout for top talent to help us achieve our strategic goal of inspiring the future, through quality catholic schooling and by strengthening the professional lives of our employees.

The High Support Needs Centres for Learning are set in the context of Xavier College, LlandiloSt Patrick’s Marist College, Dundas and St Luke's Arrunga School providing students with an alternate platform for learning. The learning for students enrolled in the centres will reflect their needs and will, where appropriate include attendance in some mainstream classes. Through a focus on learning and wellbeing, our centres provide individualised programs and support for children with high support needs.

About the opportunity:

The Catholic Schools Parramatta Diocese is seeking Specialist Teachers to work within the high support needs space, and be accountable for supporting our Strategic Intent of improving learning outcomes for all students and promoting a professional and rewarding working life for teachers.

The Specialist Teacher is accountable for:

  • Creating inclusive practice in school culture in relation to the effective implementation of personalised learning and adjustments for students with additional needs and disability
    Understanding and implementing the Personalised Planning process

  • Providing specialised teaching support services to schools aimed at building teacher capacity using a gradual release model

  • Providing expert advice to leadership teams, teachers and the wider system on matters related to specific disabilities and/or additional needs in accordance with CSPD guidelines

  • Working collaboratively to ensure inclusion, access and participation and to maximise learning outcomes for students with additional needs.

About you:

To be successful in this highly rewarding role you will demonstrate alignment with the purpose and core values of CSPD along with:

  • Compliance with NSW Child Protection Legislation - Working with Children Check clearance
  • Eligibility according to the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA)
  • Tertiary Qualification (minimum 4-year degree, or 75% complete)
  • Previous experience working with vulnerable students
  • Demonstrated ability to build meaningful relationships with students and support an inclusive learning environment

We believe that our employee community is a key strength of our organisation and we aim to attract the best talent to achieve our strategic goal of being leaders in quality, faith-based education and an Employer of Choice in our sector. Our leaders create inclusive teams and value the individual contributions of our employees. We champion quality education and lead the way in innovation and inspiring the future.


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. For more information, please visit The Office of The Children’s Guardian here.

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.

Apply today!

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