Employment
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The expertise and commitment of Ascham’s teachers are just two reasons why Ascham girls achieve such success at school and in later life.

Consistently strong academic results are clear evidence of our quality of teaching and commitment to excellence and girls leave the School regarding their teachers as partners on their educational journey.

Ascham aims to be an employer of choice, attracting and retaining high quality people, experts in their fields who are dedicated to supporting girls in their academic and wider endeavours. Through the activities of the Dalton Plan, we see a positive and proactive approach to work and a passion to participate in School life.

Staff wellbeing is paramount to the School, and we provide appropriate care and professional development programs to ensure all staff can contribute positively and successfully to the School.

Any current vacancies are listed below. For enquiries please contact our Human Resources team.

Current vacancies

Junior School Learning Enrichment Teacher P-6

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At Ascham, teachers are responsible for the intellectual development and wellbeing of their students. Teachers deliver excellence in developing and delivering academic programs, administration of student assessment and results, marking and record keeping. All teachers contribute to the activities of their department and the school as a whole, teaching within the School Principles, including Responsibility, Independence, Collaboration and Reflection.

The Junior School Learning Enrichment Teacher is passionate about working with students, especially those who require enrichment and extension opportunities. The Learning Enrichment Teacher is actively engaged, with experience or training in providing innovative curriculums and implementing effective teaching and learning practices to enrich and extend students, including those who are gifted and talented.

We are currently seeking a permanent part-time (0.6 FTE) Learning Enrichment Teacher to join our Junior School at the start of Term 3, 2022.

To be successful you will possess: 

  • Appropriate tertiary and teaching qualifications and accreditation with NESA, including qualification or experience teaching students who require extension and enrichment programs e.g. Certificate or Masters of Gifted Education
  • A commitment to facilitating outstanding results for all students, particularly ensuring that student results are monitored and tracked and that specific strategies are implemented to improve results
  • A demonstrated ability to differentiate the curriculum in order to implement effective teaching and learning practices to enrich and extend students.
  • A sound knowledge of the K-6 NESA syllabus and an ability to plan for and implement authentic assessment that informs teaching and learning
  • Lead discussions about innovative and exemplary curriculum practice and look for opportunities to develop enrichment programs across the Junior School
  • A strong commitment to student wellbeing and to meeting students’ social and emotional needs
  • Enthusiasm and willingness to participate in co-curricular activities and contribute to the broader life of the School community
  • Demonstrated excellence in communication and writing skills
  • Well-developed time management and organisational skills
  • Willingness to continue to develop as a teacher
  • A current First Aid & CPR certificate and a valid Working with Children clearance

The successful applicant will enjoy a stimulating work environment in a team of talented professionals and attractive remuneration and benefits.

Please apply via SEEK with a copy of your CV (inc. WWCC, NESA & First Aid details), cover letter and teaching qualifications no later than Friday, 20 May 2022.

Please note only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

Junior School Learning Enhancement Teacher P-6

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At Ascham, teachers are responsible for the intellectual development and wellbeing of their students. Teachers deliver excellence in developing and delivering academic programs, administration of student assessment and results, marking and record keeping. All teachers contribute to the activities of their department and the school as a whole, teaching within the School Principles, including Responsibility, Independence, Collaboration and Reflection.

The Junior School Learning Enhancement Teacher – 0.6 is passionate about working with students, especially those who need additional support and adjustments to help them achieve. The Learning Enhancement Teacher is actively engaged in supporting students with additional learning needs and has appropriate qualifications or experiences.

We are currently seeking a permanent part-time (0.6 FTE) Learning Enhancement Teacher to join our Junior School at the start of Term 3, 2022. The Learning Enhancement Teacher is responsible for monitoring and supporting students with special needs or requiring learning support.

To be successful you will possess: 

  • Appropriate tertiary and teaching qualifications and accreditation with NESA, including qualification or experience teaching students with learning difficulties and disabilities
  • Have experience supporting students with learning difficulties and disabilities, such as ADHD, ASD and Specific Learning Disorders e.g. dyslexia
  • A commitment to facilitating outstanding results for all students, particularly ensuring that student results are monitored and tracked and that specific strategies are implemented to improve results
  • A demonstrated ability to cater for individual needs and differentiate the curriculum
  • A sound knowledge of the K-6 NESA syllabus and an ability to plan for and implement authentic assessment that informs teaching and learning
  • A strong commitment to student wellbeing and to meeting students’ social and emotional needs
  • Enthusiasm and willingness to participate in co-curricular activities and contribute to the broader life of the School community
  • Demonstrated excellence in communication and writing skills
  • Well-developed time management and organisational skills
  • Willingness to continue to develop as a teacher
  • A current First Aid & CPR certificate and a valid Working with Children clearance

The successful applicant will enjoy a stimulating work environment in a team of talented professionals and attractive remuneration and benefits.

Please apply via SEEK with a copy of your CV (inc. WWCC, NESA & First Aid details), cover letter and teaching qualifications no later than Friday, 20 May 2022.

Please note only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

Junior School Music Specialist Teacher

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Ascham is an independent girls’ school, and since its foundation in 1886 has educated girls who develop into confident, independent, compassionate young women with a sense of purpose in the world. Ascham is an inclusive, day and boarding school that provides a strong academic program within a warm, welcoming environment.

We are seeking expressions of interest from outstanding Music teachers to join our Junior School from Term 3 2022. The role will be permanent, 0.6FTE.

Applicants will have:

  • appropriate Specialist Classroom Music teaching qualifications, and satisfy NESA requirements to teach in NSW schools
  • a high standard of competency and proficiency as a Music Classroom teacher
  • experience in a Music Classroom teaching role
  • a demonstrated ability to cater for individual needs and differentiate the curriculum
  • a sound knowledge of NSW NESA Early Stage 1 – 3 Curriculum
  • a commitment to facilitating outstanding outcomes for all students, particularly ensuring that student results are monitored and tracked and that specific strategies are implemented to improve results
  • an ability to plan for and implement authentic assessment that informs teaching and learning

The ideal candidate would demonstrate:

  • a strong work ethic and organisational skills
  • well-developed communication and interpersonal skills
  • a strong commitment to student wellbeing and to meeting students’ social and emotional needs
  • an understanding of and commitment to the educational needs of the students
  • flexibility and collaborative skills in a team-teaching environment
  • excellent ICT skills
  • enthusiasm and willingness to participate in co-curricular activities and contribute to the broader life of the school community
  • a commitment to professional development and the ability to stay abreast of research and evidenced-based practices in Music Education
  • an ability to be an effective and supportive team member, and participation in the broader School community.

Successful applicants will enjoy:

  • small class sizes
  • the experience of working in a dynamic, innovative and supportive team
  • an environment that provides quality facilities and resources
  • an attractive salary package and staff benefits.

Please apply via Seek with your cover letter, CV (please include WWCC, Qualifications, NESA & First Aid details) and the names and contact details of three referees by COB Friday 20 May

Please note, we will not proceed with applications that do not have this information and will be reviewing applications as we receive them.

Visual Arts Teacher

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Ascham is an independent girls’ school, and since its foundation in 1886 has educated girls who develop into confident, independent and compassionate young women with a sense of purpose in the world. Ascham is an inclusive, day and boarding school that provides a strong academic program within a warm, welcoming environment.

We are seeking to appoint an innovative and enthusiastic teacher able to deliver subjects in Visual Arts and a small component of Mandatory Technology.

This is a temporary full-time (1.0FTE) teaching role starting Term 3, 2022 until the end of Term 4, 2022. This role will be suitable for a graduate.

Applicants will be required to teach Years 7-12 Visual Arts and one Year 8 Mandatory Technology line.

Applicants will be able to demonstrate a track record of:

  • Their students producing a range of high-quality work
  • An ability to deliver safe and engaging lessons
  • An understanding of key concepts and the ability to demonstrate practical techniques
  • An awareness and ability to provide and manage a safe work environment
  • Appropriate use of ICT
  • An ability to develop self-efficacy in the students they teach

What you have to do to succeed:

  • Demonstrated experience in Visual Arts and/or Mandatory Technology
  • Be able to work and contribute in a team environment.
  • They will be able to provide curriculum support in the development of new programs and be open to new ideas
  • Be familiar with the implementation of new technologies and be a highly proficient using a range of Adobe Create Suite applications
  • An ability to teach or willingness to learn Python coding (highly desirable)

The successful applicant will enjoy small class sizes, a stimulating work environment in a team of talented professionals, and attractive remuneration and benefits.

Please apply via Seek with your cover letter, CV (please include WWCC, Qualifications, NESA & First Aid details) and the names and contact details of two referees by COB Monday 27 May 2022.

Please note only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

School Nurse – Part time (Thursday and Friday, 7:30am to 1:30pm, term time only)

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Ascham is an independent girls’ school, and since its foundation in 1886 has educated girls who develop into confident, independent and compassionate young women with a sense of purpose in the world. Ascham is an inclusive, day and boarding school that provides a strong academic program within a warm, welcoming environment.

We are expanding our healthcare team and are seeking a permanent part time experienced Registered Nurse to join our nursing team. This position is term time only and will commence in May 2022. The School Nurse is responsible for the promotion of health and wellbeing to all students and staff, provide first aid and medical assistance and, administrative tasks as required.

Qualifications and Experience

Qualifications:

  • Registered Nurse with the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Authority (AHPRA).
  • Current CPR and First Aid certificates

Essential:

  • Clinical experience in a school or other educational environment, paediatrics, emergency, or general practice.
  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience as a Registered Nurse
  • Must hold, or be willing to obtain, a valid Employee Working with Children Check
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Have the right to work in Australia

Desirable:

  • Experience in a similar role
  • Mental Health First Aid certificate
  • Experience of working with juvenile diabetes
  • Computer literacy

Further information, including the position description, for this role is available at www.ascham.nsw.edu.au.

How to apply:

Please apply via Seek with your cover letter, addressed to the Head of School, Mr. Andrew Powell, along with your curriculum vitae and details of three referees. Your referees will only be contacted with your permission, following the interview stage. Please note, we will not proceed with any applications that do not have this information.

For a confidential discussion, please contact Angela Neville by email at angela.neville@ascham.nsw.edu.au

Applications close at 11:59pm on Sunday 24th April 2022.

Casual Senior School Teachers

At Ascham, teachers are responsible for the intellectual development and wellbeing of their students. Teachers deliver excellence in developing and delivering academic programs through the Dalton Plan, administration of student assessment and results, marking and record keeping.

We are currently seeking Casual Senior School Teachers for All Subjects.

To be successful you will possess:

  • A tertiary major and accreditation with NESA.
  • Ability to differentiate for a diverse group of non-selective students and teach to the strengths of girls.
  • Ability to teach HSC levels.
  • Experience with HSC marking (highly desirable).
  • Demonstrated excellence in communication and writing skills.
  • Proven ICT skills within an environment where students bring a personal device to school.
  • Well-developed time management and organisational skills.
  • Willingness to continue to develop as a teacher.
  • A current First Aid and CPR Certificate.
  • A valid employee Working with Children clearance.

The successful applicant will enjoy small class sizes, a stimulating work environment in a team of talented professionals, and attractive remuneration and benefits.

Please apply via Seek with your cover letter, CV (please include WWCC, NESA & First Aid details) and the names and contact details of three referees.

Please note, we will not proceed with applications that do not have this information.

Casual teachers P–6

To express an interest in working at Ascham as a casual teacher in our Junior School, please submit your curriculum vitae along with a cover letter outlining your availability and copies of qualifications to recruit@ascham.nsw.edu.au.

All casual teachers are required to provide the School with a current Working With Children Check number.

Position Description

Residential Assistants

Undertaking a Gap year at Ascham as a Residential Assistant offers many opportunities to grow and develop personally and to aid in the growth and development of our girls.

Duties may involve assisting staff with administration, attending excursions and School camps, supervising the boarders on weekend activities and providing general assistance around the School. All the duties vary and are rostered on a rotational basis each term.

Residential Assistants are offered accommodation in a central location within the School, all meals (during term time) and an allowance. Every Residential Assistant has access to kitchen facilities, lockable bedrooms, a bathroom and comfortable lounge room.

Appointments are made via the Letz Live Gap year program and you are invited to lodge your application as soon as possible. You will be required to complete an online application form, nominating three individuals (one from your current education provider) to act as references. Please ensure you register your application before the relevant closing dates to avoid potential disappointment.
All questions and queries can be directed by email to Carl Palmer – Country Coordinator (Australia & Thailand).

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