Head of Academic Care – Masada College (NSW)

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  • Permanent role
  • Applications close: Monday November 25 at 5.00pm
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Amanda Samson
Senior Education Consultant

Masada College seeks an agile and experienced professional for Head of Academic Care K-6, expert in contemporary wellbeing practice and pastoral care.

Located in Sydney’s leafy North Shore, Masada College is a Jewish co-educational school.  A 20 minute drive from the central business district of Sydney, Masada College welcomes students from all backgrounds, and prides itself on inclusivity.  Its educational mission is to raise responsible individual thinkers with a strong sense of social justice and confidence in their ability to determine their own future. Through Jewish values and a nurturing community, Masada College engages and instils a genuine love of learning with a quest for excellence. Masada College bases its ethos on three things;  being Jewish, on being Australian and being nurturing.

Masada College prides itself on strong academic results in the Higher School Certificate, consistently placing in the top schools in New South Wales. However, students’ real success stories are not the ones published in the league tables. They are those students who exceed their own expectations thanks to the individual attention they receive at the College. Their enhanced performance comes down to the encouragement of their teachers, the smaller class sizes as well as the collaboration of teachers and parents. Masada College Junior School is first and foremost a school with a Culture of Thinking. As part of the Leading Learning educational package, every student is challenged and stimulated in their journey by evaluative thinking, the opportunity to lead and the acceptance of personal responsibility. The aim is to help young boys and girls develop their learning skills while allowing the strengths of each child to shine.

The Head of Academic Care (ELC to Year 6) carries specific responsibility for the development, implementation and evaluation of programs, policies and practices that nurture student wellbeing and leadership within the Junior School.  As a member of the Junior School Leadership Team, the Head of Academic Care ELC to Year 6 is responsible to the College Principal and reports to the Head of Junior School.

Ideally beginning in Term One 2020, or with a negotiated start date, this position has a teaching component and is offered as a full-time role. The successful candidate will have deep knowledge of current wellbeing and pastoral practice, with an outstanding work ethic and confidence with the Australian and NSW Syllabi; demonstrating excellent interpersonal skills and a high level of operational and technology proficiency; able to show initiative, be proactive and positive, maintaining strong partnerships with parents and other members of the community.

The successful candidate will be an agile and adaptable leader able to:

  • Provide professional leadership and management of staff in a culture of excellence and empowerment
  • Express strong knowledge of contemporary wellbeing and pastoral care approaches
  • Enhance, develop and lead programs that meet the social, emotional and academic needs of students from ELC to Year 6
  • Manage and develop the operational and regulatory requirements including data collection and budgeting
  • Display outstanding interpersonal and collaboration skills with proven capacity for team building and staff development
  • Demonstrate a high level of commitment to the Jewish life of the College with the ability to build and sustain authentic relationships with multiple teams and stakeholders.

Masada College has engaged Hutton Consulting Australia to assist with the search and selection process for this position. For a confidential discussion regarding the application process and to obtain the full position description please contact the lead consultant –
Dr Amanda Samson on 0433 356 911 or email amanda.samson@hutton.education or
Fiona Hutton on 0499 000 973 or email fiona@hutton.education

Applications close:   Monday November 25 at 5.00pm