Employment
Opportunities

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

School Counsellor | Maternity Leave

Position description

We are seeking a full-time (term time only) School Counsellor – Maternity Leave cover to commence for 12 months from the start of 25 February, 2020.

This position has primary responsibility for supporting the educational needs, learning, development, welfare and wellbeing of students from Prep to Year 12 at Ascham. It has the potential to positively affect the entire community, including the 130 Boarders who resident on campus throughout the term. This will be achieved by contributing psychological expertise to the preparation of Student Management Plans and Independent Learning Plans, while liaising with the Director of Studies, Head of Boarding and Year Coordinators.

Ascham values vibrant, creative and high-energy staff who are both dedicated and capable, show initiative, empathy, a good sense of humour with a high level of professionalism to achieve the School’s objectives.

What do you need to succeed?

  • Tertiary qualifications in Psychology
  • Professional Psychologist Registration with the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency (AHPRA)
  • Eligibility for registration with Australian Psychological Society (APS) and other relevant professional bodies
  • Minimum of 5 years relevant experience in an educational environment or similar
  • Previous experience working in school and boarding environments is highly desirable
  • An overriding commitment to, and high aspirations for, student learning and holistic wellbeing
  • Ability to effectively work both independently and within a team, to ensure shared understanding of issues
  • Ability to innovate, develop and implement programs which meet students’ needs
  • Commitment to maintaining a safe, stimulating and challenging learning environment
  • A commitment to child safety, demonstrating an understanding of appropriate behaviours when engaging with children with diverse needs and backgrounds
  • Support for the School’s aims and philosophies, policies and procedures
  • Ability to work effectively with highly sensitive and confidential matters
  • A proven capacity to develop trust with students, parents and staff and guide the development and wellbeing of students
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and facilitation skills, including the ability to liaise and provide advice regarding student wellbeing to all levels of the School and to parents, guardians and wellbeing service providers
  • A current First Aid and CPR certificate
  • A valid Working with Children clearance.

The successful applicant will enjoy:

  • The experience of working in a dynamic, supportive and connected school
  • An environment where ongoing professional development is encouraged and supported
  • An attractive salary package and benefits.

How to apply: Email your CV and a cover letter, addressing the above section ‘what do you need to succeed?’ to recruit@ascham.nsw.edu.au by COB Monday 25 November 2019.

Junior School Teacher | Early Childhood

Position description

We are seeking expressions of interest from outstanding teachers to join our Junior School from Term 1 2020.

Applicants will have:

  • appropriate Early Childhood teaching qualifications, and satisfy NESA requirements to teach in NSW schools
  • a high standard of competency and proficiency as an Early Childhood teacher
  • experience in an Early Childhood teaching role
  • a demonstrated ability to cater for individual needs and differentiate the curriculum
  • a sound knowledge of NSW NESA Early Stage 1 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 girls
  • 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 Early Childhood
  • 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.

Applications, including resume, cover letter, copies of qualifications and the names and contact details of three referees should be emailed to recruit@ascham.nsw.edu.auno later than Monday 11 November, 2019. 

Child Protection Legislation requires preferred applicants to provide a Working With Children Check clearance.

Junior School ICT/STEAM Coordinator P-2 | Permanent Part-time 0.4 position

Position description

We are seeking an Early Years ICT Coordinator/ STEAM teaching specialist to join our Junior School from Term 1 2020.

Applicants will have:

  • appropriate tertiary and teaching qualifications, and satisfy NESA requirements to teach in NSW schools
  • a high standard of competency and proficiency as an ICT / STEAM teacher
  • a demonstrated ability to cater for individual needs and differentiate the curriculum
  • a sound knowledge of K-6 NSW NESA Curriculum, in particular, the new K-6 Science and Technology syllabus, including the Digital Technologies
  • 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

Applicants will have experience in:

  • planning and teaching collaboratively in P-2 classes
  • using technology to promote learning, creativity, and collaboration including coding, robotics, green screen, 3D printing and iPad use
  • delivering integrated STEAM experiences across key learning areas, fostering curiosity and engagement in a P-2 environment
  • attending professional development and training related to STEAM programs and methodologies, staying abreast of current research
  • initiating new programs that support the STEAM vision

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 girls
  • enthusiasm and willingness to participate in co-curricular activities and contribute to the broader life of the school community
  • a commitment to professional development
  • an ability to be an effective and supportive team member, and participation in the broader School community.

We offer:

  • 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.

Applications, including resume, cover letter, copies of qualifications and the names and contact details of three referees should be emailed to recruit@ascham.nsw.edu.au no later than Monday 11 November, 2019.

Child Protection Legislation requires preferred applicants to provide a Working With Children Check clearance.

Audio Visual Support Officer—12 month contract

Position description

We are seeking a part-time permanent Audio Visual Support Officer to commence December 2019.

The Audio Visual Support Officer will support the timely delivery of technical assistance in order to realise all Ascham campus based productions, performances, presentations and events.

To be successful you will possess:

  • Industry experience and/or certification in either lighting design, stage management, live audio and CAD.
  • Strong technical skills in either lighting/sound and/or staging areas.
  • Ability to work flexible hours on evenings and weekends as necessary.
  • Excellent project management/communication skills and an awareness of WH&S standards.
  • Ability to remain calm and think clearly under pressure.
  • Possess a professional attitude, in line with the School values, to the completion of duties and responsibilities.
  • A Working at Heights certification or ability to obtain one is highly desirable.
  • A current First Aid certificate.
  • A valid Working with Children clearance.

The successful applicant will enjoy

  • The experience of working in a dynamic, innovative and supportive school
  • An environment that provides quality resources
  • An attractive salary package and benefits

 

To apply: Email your CV and cover letter addressing the essential skills criteria to recruit@ascham.nsw.edu.au.

Only successful applicants will be contacted.

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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