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Initial Teacher Education Coordinator (WA)

Initial Teacher Education Coordinator (WA)

Morling College is a registered Higher Education Provider (HEP) with campuses in NSW and WA, offering Biblically grounded, quality education and training in the areas of Education, Counselling, Chaplaincy & Spiritual Care, Professional Supervision and Theology. The team at Morling is diverse in culture, gender, language, spiritual gifting and church background. We are a dynamic, creative and colourful group of people who seek to love God with all that we are. We invite you to experience the richness of a united, yet diverse community at Morling College.

We are excited to be embarking on Initial Teacher Education (ITE) in the form of a Bachelor of Education (B. Ed) for school leavers and a Master of Teaching (M. Teaching) for career changers and for those who have already completed a relevant undergraduate degree. Courses have been developed and accredited through another tertiary provider and will be delivered online in conjunction with the tertiary provider.

To commence as soon as possible, the Initial Teacher Education (ITE) Coordinator is responsible for ensuring positive in-school experiences within partnering hub schools and will be the point of contact and resolution of matters relating to the students’ experience in relation to their studies.

The role is part time, 2 days per week based at the Perth Campus (0.4 FTE) and is set at Educational Services (Post-Secondary Education) Award Level 6-9 dependant on experience.

Application Details:

  • Please apply directly on SEEK with a cover letter briefly responding to the Key Attributes required and a recent CV
  • We reserve the right to employ at any stage if a suitable candidate is identified

Key Responsibilities

1. Liaison

  • In association with the Dean, effective advocacy to Principals and schools of a partnership with Morling
  • Assists the Dean of Education in the establishment of hub schools to host practicum placements and provide in-school teacher supervision
  • Liaise with schools to set up and monitor practicum (student-teacher) placements

2. Administration

  • Organize appropriate visiting supervisors to assess the progress of students undertaking practicum placements, and the furnishing of progress reports
  • Organize pastoral supervision Enrichment Days on Morling campus and/or on school locations, to assist students in tutorials, face-to-face activities and in their progress through their courses
  • Sensitive resolution of any issues arising for students in their relationships with schools or supervisors

3. Pastoral

  • Support students’ pastoral needs

4. Participation in the life of the College

It is expected that the Initial Teacher Education Coordinator will be part of the College community and will be involved in the life of the College across all campuses. This will include:

  • Attendance at staff team meetings
  • Attendance at chapel services
  • Involvement in College events and lunchtimes with staff and students

It should be noted that, while detailed, this position description is not exhaustive, the Principal and the Dean of Education may, at their discretion and in consultation, vary the responsibilities as required.

Essential Key Attributes

Qualifications and Experience

  • Recognised Tertiary Qualification in Education
  • Teaching and administrative experience in Secondary and/or Primary Schools

Skills, Character and Qualities

  • Demonstrated Christian character and active involvement in a local evangelical church
  • Alignment of personal values, beliefs and practices with the mission and Christian ethos of Morling College
  • Willing to sign and abide by Morling College Statement of Faith
  • Effective communicator and liaison between Morling College and partnering stakeholders
  • Strong organisational skills
  • Strong work ethic, with an ability to effectively manage multiple deadlines, and to deliver on time
  • Ability to work effectively and efficiently within a digital workspace
  • High capacity to learn and adapt to new processes and platforms quickly

Desirable Attributes

Qualifications and Experience

  • Postgraduate Qualification in Education
  • Experience in Christian Education
  • Experience in Initial Teacher Education
  • Experience with a Learning Management System e.g. Moodle

Your dedication and hard work will be rewarded with:

  • Career advancement and skills development opportunities
  • Flexible work arrangements
  • A happy and positive inclusive team culture
  • A job that you love, and that enhances people's lives through education
  • A good package with a great company
  • Immersing yourself in a fun and stimulating learning environment