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Working for CESA provides employees with a family friendly working environment and excellent workplace entitlements and provisions.

Applying for a Non Teaching Position

The range of non-teaching positions in a school is extensive and includes roles which require a background in: financial, payroll, administrative, reception, marketing, science laboratory, library assistants, IT support, classroom support, Out of School Hours Care, grounds and maintenance, to name but a few.

Non-teaching staff employed by Catholic schools are employed to the following types of positions:

  • Permanent (part-time or full-time capacity)
  • Temporary (not exceeding 3 years or 12 months for specific criteria both noted in the EA )
  • Replacement
  • Casual

 

Staff new to Catholic schools will be required to hold a current acceptable police clearance.  A person cannot commence employment without a satisfactory police clearance and may be subject to ongoing police checks at regular intervals throughout their employment.

Please contact the Police Check Unit for further information via Phone: 8210 9383 or email: receptionpcu@Adelaide.catholic.org.au

Under our Child Protection practices, it is a requirement that an Applicant Declaration Form (available for download below) be completed and submitted with an application for any position within Catholic Education SA.

 Applicant Declaration Form For School Employees.pdf

All staff are required to complete the full 7 hour RAN-EC training and to undertake regular refresher updates which address the legal requirement of adults working with children and reporting suspected child abuse.

Training is available at the CEO (register here) or through Access Programs.

New staff are required to have completed a Basic Emergency Life Support Certificate or equivalent.  Staff who are designated by the school as a Senior First Aid Officer are required to have a Senior First Aid Certificate. Further details are available through Red Cross or St John's Ambulance.

International applicants should contact the Department of Immigration & Multicultural Affairs in relation to obtaining a Visa which enables them to work in South Australia.  Further information is available http://www.immi.gov.au

Writing an application

Applications are usually addressed to the Principal of the school to which you are applying and should contain the following:

  • A covering letter (two to three pages) in which you would address the criteria in the advertisement including your support and contribution to the Catholic ethos
  • A Curriculum Vitae (two pages maximum)

The covering letter should contain your address and contact details and the name and address of the principal of the school. The letter should quickly establish your interest in the position, your relevant background skills and previous experience. In subsequent paragraphs address each criterion in the advertisement and conclude the letter with a suitable closing paragraph.

The Curriculum Vitae should contain relevant personal contact details, details about relevant qualifications and training, employment history and contact details of your referees.

For a non-teaching position in a Catholic school it would be appropriate to include the following referees:

  • Current employer – if you are working in a school, this is usually your current principal
  • Referee of your own choice (choose a trusted colleague/former employer who is able to attest to your experience, communication and interpersonal skills and capacity to work well with others and as a team member.
  • Leader of Eucharistic Community (your Parish Priest or Pastor or Minister )

The employing principal will contact the current employer first, and this may be the only referee contacted.