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Frenchs Forest Catholic Parish Catechist Coordinator Role
We are seeking a Parish Catechist Coordinator. The primary purpose of the Parish Catechist Coordinator is to lead and support the catechists of Frenchs Forest Parish who provide Special Religious Education (SRE) to the Catholic Students in State Schools within the Parish.
We are looking for someone with a strong personal commitment to SRE, Catholic teachings, faith, ethos, values and mission of the Catholic Church.
As part of the role, you will:
Engage respectfully and positively with children, parents/guardians/carers.
Have an understanding of parish communities.
Maintain effective relationships with parishioners, Parish schools, other parish and faith communities of the Diocese, as well as the Diocese (including clergy, agencies and employees of the Diocese).
Communicate Parish and Diocesan information to catechists.
Deal with enquiries, incoming emails and correspondence regarding SRE.
Ensure all SRE classes are rostered with teachers and that there is a process to provide relief teachers when necessary.
Ensure schools are provided relevant documentation and information as required
Ensure Diocesan statistical returns and other documentation are submitted in a timely manner.
Monitor supplies and order resources as required to ensure all catechists have the appropriate resources.
Organise parish-based catechist information sessions as required.
Understand the Children’s Guardian Act requirements-ensuring volunteers working in the SRE ministry have a current volunteer agreement in place, including a verified Working with Children Check (WWCC) prior to their engagement, in accordance with Diocesan policies and procedures.
The Catechist Coordinator will work under the direction of the Regional CCD Coordinator, the Parish Priest and with the Parish team to provide coordinated support services to enhance the SRE ministry within the Parish.
This will be a permanent part-time role in the Parish working 6 hours per week. If you would like further details on the role, please speak directly with me or contact the Parish Office.
The Lakes and Lindfield/Killara Epping & Carlingford Parishes - Parish Secretary
Are both seeking to recruit a permanent part-time Parish Secretary.
The Parish Secretary role plays an important part in the Parish team, providing support for Parish communications, administration, financial processes, Parish property, compliance and Diocesan support. There is some flexibility with the working schedule for both positions, however the role does require a physical presence in the office.
The Lakes Parish is looking for someone to work four days per week, approximately 26 hours per week, with a preference for the working schedule to be Monday to Thursday. Applications close Wednesday, 30 August 2023
Lindfield-Killara Parish is looking for someone to work three days per week, approximately 22.5 hours per week. Applications close Wednesday, 30 August 2023
Epping & Carlingford Parish is looking for someone to work 24 hours per week, with flexibility on days/hours. Applications close Friday, 1 September 2023
The ideal candidate will have a comprehensive knowledge of office administration processes and procedures and a sound understanding of Microsoft Office Suite, as well as a general knowledge or willingness and confidence to learn basic MYOB, bookkeeping or accounting practices. As this role is often the first point of contact for the parish, well-developed communication and interpersonal skills are crucial, supported by a good understanding of, and commitment to Catholic values and teachings.
If this role interests you, please email a brief cover letter and CV to the relevant parish office at
Lakes Parish: Lakesparishoffice@bbcatholic.org.au or
Epping & Carlingford : firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications close Wednesday, 30 August 2023.