Welcome to the Diocese of Parramatta
If you feel you have the skills and commitment to serve the Catholic Church in spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ, then we would love to hear from you.
We look for people who bring:
- An understanding and commitment to the ethos and values of the Catholic Church
- Excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills
The Diocese of Parramatta is home to more than 330,000 Catholics and is one of the fastest growing diocese in Australia. The Diocese is made up of 47 parishes, 83 Catholic schools, and more than 45,000 students and includes a number of agencies which assist the Bishop in the pastoral care of the community.
Please send your resume and covering letter when applying to firstname.lastname@example.org
Mamre Creche Volunteers
About The Role
Mamre Crèche is a program that supports Sudanese Refugee families attending English, Computer and Citizenship Classes at Mamre House, located at 181 Mamre Road, Orchard Hills. The Service provides a Quality Early Childhood Program for children aged 0 to 5 years. It operates Tuesday and Wednesday from 10:00am until 2:00pm and Thursday from 10:00am until 12:00pm. The Service is closed during school holidays.
We are seeking motivated, caring people who enjoy interacting with young children and are able to volunteer some of their time supporting the staff at the Crèche.
- Take part in the Centre’s day-to-day routines and activities, including assisting in setting up, packing away, cleaning etc.
- All volunteers are expected to demonstrate empathy towards the children and be a positive role model by using appropriate language and behaviour.
- Respect the privacy of the children and the families at the Centre. All information heard within the Centre should be treated as confidential and not discussed outside the Centre.
- Work within the Volunteer’s Information Procedure Handout, the Centre’s Philosophy, Code of Conduct and Procedures.
- Discuss any concerns or other issues with the Crèche Coordinator.
Selection Criteria (Knowledge, Skills and Experience)
- Experience in the Early Childhood Field.
- Understanding of the Quality Improvement Plan and National Early Years Learning Framework and committed to the implementation of these processes.
- Certificate III in Children’s Services.
- Current First Aid Certificate, Anaphylaxis and Asthma Management Training.
- Valid Working with Children Check Number.
- Work within tight time frames.
- Excellent interpersonal skills.
- A high degree of initiative and dedication.
- Commitment to high quality programming for children.
- Being patient and child friendly.
CatholicCare Western Sydney and the Blue Mountains (CatholicCare) aims to serve the community of the Catholic Diocese of Parramatta by overseeing the provision of high-quality social services operating according to the principles of Catholic Social Teaching. As an organisation, CatholicCare respects the dignity, worth, diversity, cultures and beliefs of all people including the Australian Indigenous Community.
CatholicCare is a smoke free environment.
Location: Mamre House, Orchard Hills
Anyone interested in these positions will require a Working with Children’s Check.
Successful applicants are subject to a National Criminal Record Check.
Any expressions of interest can be forwarded to the Crèche Coordinator, Iolanda Martino, on (02) 8843 2506 or email Iolanda.email@example.com
Only candidates with the right to work in Australia may apply for this position.
Diocesan Social Justice Coordinator
The Social Justice Office works to help spread the Gospel message of justice in the diocese and the wider community. The Social Justice Coordinator works closely with the Bishop of Parramatta, agencies and parishes within the Diocese to raise awareness of unjust situations and advocate for people suffering injustice; coordinating action in response to major political, social and environmental challenges, in accordance with the principles of Catholic Social Teaching.
About the Role:
The Diocese is seeking a full-time Social Justice Coordinator.
The Social Justice Coordinator is responsible for raising awareness of major political, social and environmental challenges, and to provide formation, support and opportunities for social action within the Diocese of Parramatta, giving first concern to the poor, the powerless and the oppressed, in accordance with the principles of Catholic Social Teaching. The Social Justice Coordinator also assumes the duties of Director of CARITAS Australia within the Diocese of Parramatta and is responsible for the coordination of the launch of Project Compassion and the Annual Social Justice statement of the Australian Catholic Bishop’s Conference (ACBC).
Reporting to the Chancellor for Ministries you will be responsible for:
- supporting and resourcing Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation activities and initiatives in the Diocese of Parramatta.
- providing information, formation and strategies for action to parishes, parish social justice groups and other organisations in the Diocese in relation to issues of Justice, Peace and the Integrity of Creation.
- responding to the social issues of the day through research, writing, education, action and collaboration with other like-minded organisations.
- co-ordinating the launch event for the annual ACBC Social Justice Statement and animating the parish and school implementation of the annual statement.
- disseminating information according to the Social Justice Calendar i.e. Migrant and Refugee Sunday, and animating responses to same.
- advocating on behalf of the service agencies of the Diocese around issues of concern to them and to the Diocese.
- participating as a member of a range of related Boards and Committees and collaborating with Diocesan reference and steering groups.
- networking with CARITAS regional and national community engagement team to support implementing CARITAS programs and information systems.
- coordinating of Project Compassion
- managing the electronic mailout of Monthly Social Justice Newsletter
To be the successful candidate you need to demonstrate:
- An awareness of the major issues of social and systemic injustice in our society
- Knowledge of Catholic Social Teaching
- Experience in social work, social justice, social welfare and/or education
- Excellent interpersonal/communication skills
- Skills in enabling, empowering others
- Ability to collaborate and network with like-minded agencies
- Strong written and verbal communication skills
- Time management skills
- An independent work ethic with the ability to work constructively in a team environment
- Ability to develop and monitor program plans and budget.
- A demonstrated personal commitment to the ethos and values of the Catholic Church and a passion for social justice
Applications for the position should include:
- A covering letter explaining why you are interested in the role and briefly describe your skills, experience and capabilities to undertake this role (maximum 2 pages).
- Curriculum Vitae.
- Contact details of suitable 2 referees.
Please email all applications to firstname.lastname@example.org by 20 September 2019.
Only candidates with the right to live and work in Australia should apply for this position.