Employment Application

Mary MacKillop Catholic Regional College is committed to child safety and is legally required to obtain the following information about a person whom it proposes to engage to perform child-connected work:

a) Working with Children Check status, or similar check

b) Proof of personal indentity and any professional or other qualifications

c) The person’s history of work involving children

d) References that address the person’s suitability for the job and working with children.

It is a requirement that all applicants complete this form. You must complete all parts of the form. Any false or incomplete statement or information in this form or in connection with your application for employment may lead to a rejection of your application for employment. Any information provided by you in this form may be checked by the prospective employer with relevant authorities, previous employers, referees or sources. By signing or submitting this form you consent to these pre-employment checks. Information provided will be treated in accordance with the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth). 

Employment Application

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Educational Qualifications
Employment – (Details of Previous Employers – from most recent)
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Employment Disclosure Questions – It is an inherent requirement of the position that you be a person suitable to work in a child-connected workplace. Each of the following questions are relevant to the prospective employer understanding and determining your likely ability to carry out the inherent requirements of the advertised position. You must answer each question.
Have you ever had any disciplinary action taken against you by an employer (e.g. Received a warning or had your employment terminated) in relation to any inappropriate or unprofessional conduct?
Have you ever been the subject of an allegation of inappropriate or unprofessional conduct which has been substantiated by an employer or other body?
Have you ever been found guilty of a criminal offence or are you currently facing criminal charges?
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    A Statement of Principles Regarding Employee

    Expectations in Catholic Education

    The task of the Catholic school

    Its task is fundamentally a synthesis of culture and faith, and a synthesis of faith and life: the first is
    reached by integrating all different aspects of human knowledge through the subject taught, in the
    light of the Gospel; the second in the growth of the virtues characteristic of the Christian.
    (Congregation for Catholic Education, The Catholic School, 1977)

    This same goal is expressed by the Victorian Catholic community which desires its schools to be
    communities of faith.

    This broad philosophical stance reveals a concern for an education that combines sound knowledge and
    skills with an overall personal development rooted in Christian values. Such an education involves a high
    level of interpersonal transaction between staff and pupils.

    Pope John Paul II spelt out key implications of this for staff who work in Catholic schools:
    The Church looks upon you as co-workers with an important measure of shared responsibility
    … To you it is given to create the future and give it direction by offering to your students a set of
    values with which to assess their newly discovered knowledge … [The changing times] demand
    that educators be open to new cultural influences and interpret them for young pupils in the light of
    Christian faith. You are called to bring professional competence and a high standard of excellence
    to your teaching … But your responsibilities make demands on you that go far beyond the need for
    professional skills and competence … Through you, as through a clear window on a sunny day,
    students must come to see and know the richness and joy of a life lived in accordance with Christ’s
    teaching, in response to his challenging demands. To teach means not only to impart what we
    know, but also to reveal who we are by living what we believe. It is this latter lesson which tends to
    last the longest. (Pope John Paul II, Address to Catholic Educators, September 12, 1984)

    Pope John Paul II clarified this further when he spoke on Catholic Education in Melbourne:
    I welcome you into that chosen group called by the Church to educating young Catholics in the
    faith. In a very special way, you share in the Church’s mission of proclaiming the good news of
    salvation. Not all of you may be teaching catechetics, but if you are on the staff of a Catholic
    school, it is expected, and it is of the utmost importance, that you should support the whole of the
    Church’s teaching and bear witness to it in your daily lives … Certainly your work demands
    professionalism, but it also demands something more. Your professionalism as teachers involves
    tasks that are linked to your Baptism and to your own commitment in faith
    … No matter what subject you teach, it is part of your responsibility to lead your pupils more fully
    into the mystery of Christ and the living tradition of the Church … The parish primary school, where
    younger children receive their early lessons in the faith, remains a cornerstone of the pastoral care
    of Australian Catholic people. Here the community of faith hands on the timely message of Jesus
    Christ to its youngest members … More difficult challenges face the Catholic secondary school.
    Here students must be helped to achieve that integration of faith and authentic culture which is
    necessary for believers in today’s world. But they must also be helped to recognise and reject false
    cultural values which are contrary to the Gospel.
    (Pope John Paul II, Address to Catholic Education, November 28, 1986)

    Pope Benedict stated when addressing Catholic educators in the United States of America in 2010:
    Education is integral to the mission of the Church to proclaim the Good News. First and foremost
    every Catholic educational institution is a place to encounter the living God who in Jesus Christ
    reveals his transforming love and truth (cf. Spe Salvi, 4). This relationship elicits a desire to grow in
    the knowledge and understanding of Christ and his teaching. In this way those who meet him are
    drawn by the very power of the Gospel to lead a new life characterised by all that is beautiful,
    good, and true; a life of Christian witness nurtured and strengthened within the community of our
    Lord’s disciples, the Church.
    (Pope Benedict XVI, Address to Catholic Educators, April 17, 2008)

    And in an address to Catholic teachers during his visit to England in 2010, His Holiness stated:
    As you know, the task of a teacher is not simply to impart information or to provide training in
    skills intended to deliver some economic benefit to society; education is not and must never be
    considered as purely utilitarian. It is about forming the human person, equipping him or her to live
    life to the full – in short it is about imparting wisdom.

    It means that the life of faith needs to be the driving force behind every activity in the school, so
    that the Church’s mission may be served effectively, and the young people may discover the joy of
    entering into Christ’s “being for others”.
    (Pope Benedict XVI, Address to Catholic Teachers, September 17, 2008)

    This philosophy of Catholic education, expressed in a growing number of documents and policy
    statements, guides the Catholic school in its functioning. Whilst it is accountable to the general community
    for the provision of quality education to young citizens, it is also accountable to the Church community for
    providing this within the context of the Gospel and its values as expressed in Catholic doctrine. The
    Catholic school is more than an educative institution: it is a key part of the Church, and an essential
    element in the Church’s mission.

    So too staff in the Catholic school are more than employees – they minister in the name of the Church and
    of the Gospel.

    All staff in the Catholic school have an indispensable role to play. It is expected of all employed in a
    Catholic school that they:

    (a) accept the Catholic educational philosophy of the school;
    (b) develop and maintain an adequate understanding of those aspects of Catholic teaching that
    touch upon their subject areas and other aspects of their work;
    (c) by their teaching and other work, and by personal example, strive to help students to
    understand, accept and appreciate Catholic teaching and values;
    (d) avoid, whether by word, action or public lifestyle, influence upon students that is contrary to the
    teaching and values of the Church community in whose name they act;
    (e) in relation to teachers, comply with the Accreditation Policy of the Catholic Education
    Commission of Victoria (CECV) to teach in a Catholic school, and other CECV policies;
    (f) be committed to regular ongoing professionaldevelopment;
    (g) be qualified as required by state authorities.

    In making this application I declare that I have read, understood and agree to abide by
    these Principles of Catholic Education if this application is successful.