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

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We are seeking a full-time School Counsellor to commence from the start of Term 1, 2019.

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, whilst 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, 3 December 2018.

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

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.

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 Ashlee Franklin, Australasian Programme Manager.

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