Employment

At Southern Cross Grammar we seek to engage the very best of teaching and support staff to achieve our vision of being the school of choice in the western region of Melbourne and of providing an inspirational education where each student achieves their personal best.

We seek to attract, develop and retain the best employees by offering a unique package of employee benefits, providing a comprehensive professional and personal development program and by building thriving learning communities for our staff under the vision of new generation learning.

Please note:
 Applicants for teaching appointments at Southern Cross Grammar must be registered (or be eligible to be registered) to teach in Victorian non-government schools and need to be prepared to implement the new generation learning program.  

What are the Expectations?

Everything which happens at Southern Cross Grammar is potentially a positive educational experience.  We need teachers who know how to make it so!  It is this, more than anything, which makes working in a school like Southern Cross Grammar so rewarding.

All teaching staff participate in the School's total educational program.  It is fundamental to the quality of the professional environment of the School that teachers view their contacts with students outside the classroom as being as important as any other contact.  Contact with our students on the games field, in music, drama, debating and all the other varied activities which bring girls and boys and the teacher together, directly contribute to the quality of teaching and learning.  Involvement in the total life of the School is an important way of lending professional support to colleagues.

Pastoral contact between teacher and the student is central to the School's ethos where each child is valued for their unique contribution and provided with a rich array of opportunities to discover their special talents and abilities. The School believes that success is derived through an individualised approach, positive encouragement, high expectations and the ability to respond in a determined way to challenges.

Over time, Southern Cross Grammar will become a K to 12 school and it will not be uncommon for teachers to have contact with students across the School.  To be a successful teacher at Southern Cross Grammar is to be challenged by the possibility of teaching to all ages and to all abilities.

The vision for the school is that classes within year groups will be clustered into four separate sub-schools: Early Learning Centre (Kindergarten), Junior School (Prep - Year 6), Middle School (Year 7 - Year 9) and Senior School (Year 10 - Year 12), each with its own Head of School. The Heads of Schools are responsible for the pastoral care of the year groups under their jurisdiction, as well as curriculum and administrative matters.

The curriculum at Southern Cross Grammar has as is guiding vision, new generation learning with each curriculum department responsible for the teaching of those subjects from Kindergarten to Year 12.  Each Faculty has considerable autonomy, operates its own budget and meets regularly.  Heads of Department meet as the Curriculum Committee.

The Departments are: Science, English, Mathematics, Performing Arts, Modern Languages, Business, NGL/Enterprise, SOSE and Information Technology, Design and Technology, Health, and Physical Education/Recreational Studies.

A special feature of the School is the Southern Cross Grammar AMP Centre which will in time have its own 
Co-ordinator and support staff.  The Centre co-ordinates all individualised programs and activities, including gifted and talented and support programs.

What are the Facilities?

The general teaching areas at Southern Cross Grammar are modern and well appointed. Specialist teaching areas such as laboratories and technical study areas are well-equipped and a regular program of refurbishment is observed.  

If you decide to apply for a position

Be sure to tell the Principal as much about yourself as you can.  Clearly he needs to know your professional qualifications and experience in teaching.  Remember, however, that he will also be considering whether you will match the style of the School and the very special professional and cultural expectations it will demand of you.

Particularly, teachers should read carefully the outlines below pertaining to the ethos and vision of the school together the documentation regarding new generation learning.

Your talents, hobbies and interests together with your career ambitions are all important.

You may send open testimonials if you wish, but the Principal will certainly also want to speak with some confidential referees about you and reserves the right to seek other feedback in determining the best candidate.  You should nominate two referees in your application.

If you are invited to attend an interview, by all means ask searching questions. To be a successful and fulfilled teacher at Southern Cross Grammar, you must like it as well.  It must be your sort of school.


Positions Available:
 

Communications Coordinator
Permanent, Part Time Position

Southern Cross Grammar (P-12) invites expressions of interest from experienced applicants for the newly created position of Communications Coordinator.

Key responsibilities and expectations include:

  • Copy writing of content on the school’s website.
  • Management of the school’s social media.
  • Development and publication of the school’s newsletter.
  • Assisting with the development, formatting and distributions of communications.
  • Being professional, friendly and welcoming.
  • The ideal candidate will have experience in working in a school setting and interacting with students of all ages.

The successful applicant must hold a current Working with Children check and be First Aid trained. For further information on Southern Cross Grammar and to obtain a position description please visit www.scg.vic.edu.au/employment .

Applications close Wednesday 17 January 2018 and should be addressed to:

Anthony Clark
Corporate Services Manager
Southern Cross Grammar
PO Box 3092
Caroline Springs  VIC  3023
email: employment@scg.vic.edu.au

 

IT Support Manager
Permanent, Full Time Position 

Southern Cross Grammar (P-12) invites expressions of interest from experienced applicants for the newly created position of IT Support Manager.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide IT customer service to staff and students;
  • Respond to service requests to ensure the reliable, efficient and secure utilisation of computing and audio visual resources;
  • Maintain service desk request records and reports and ensure that all users are kept informed of the status of their issue; and
  • Resolve desktop computer and related problems in staff areas and classrooms in the first instance or escalate the issue to the appropriate person.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • A qualification in information technology or equivalent industry certification and work experience in the provision of IT Support Services and help desk services;
  • A working knowledge of the Microsoft Windows and Office software;
  • A working knowledge of PCs and Macs including peripheral devices;
  • Demonstrated interpersonal and customer service skills, including excellent phone manner; and
  • An ability to remain calm, prioritise and work effectively and cooperatively within a team environment.

The successful applicant must hold a current Working with Children check and be First Aid trained.

For further information on Southern Cross Grammar and to obtain a position description please click here.

Applications close Wednesday 17 January 2018 and should be addressed to:

Anthony Clark
Corporate Services Manager
Southern Cross Grammar
PO Box 3092
Caroline Springs  VIC  3023
email: employment@scg.vic.edu.au

 

Instrumental Music Teacher – Piano

Permanent, Part Time Position

The Instrumental piano teacher will be responsible for facilitating private piano lessons, accompanying music ensembles and contributing to school music events in consultation with the school’s Head of Music. This position presents an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic educator to impart their talents and passions onto their students and promote growth within the piano program.

Selection criteria:

  • Ability to teach piano lessons to students of mixed ability, beginner to advanced ranging from Foundation (Prep) to Year 12.
  • Ability to intuitively accompany ensembles, demonstrating a high degree of competence in sight-reading.
  • Capacity to engage students and promote growth within the school’s instrumental piano program.
  • Capacity to contribute to student assessment and reporting, including student enrolment and preparation for external AMEB examinations.
  • Capacity to develop and maintain positive relationships with colleagues, students and parents.

Experience and qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree (BMus) or equivalent and/or previous experience in facilitation and growth of piano program.
  • High level skills in sight-reading and piano accompaniment.
  • Experience in teaching AMEB curriculum and facilitating external examinations preferable.

The successful applicant must hold a current Working with Children check and be First Aid trained. For further information on Southern Cross Grammar and to obtain a position description please visit www.scg.vic.edu.au/employment .

Applications close Wednesday 17 January 2018 and should be addressed to:

Rob Graham
Head of Music
Southern Cross Grammar
PO Box 3092
Caroline Springs  VIC  3023
email: employment@scg.vic.edu.au