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Partnering with UniSQ, St Joseph’s College Educator Intern Program is an opportunity for education students who are studying an undergraduate program or postgraduate education program, to be welcomed into our College’s Professional Learning Community.

By joining our College, you will experience our three pillars of Staff Development and Engagement: you belong here, you are valued here, and you can succeed here. These pillars allow all staff to grow and develop to be the best teachers for the educational vocation. As an Intern you will join our community for the year including the completion of UniSQ agreed placements.

Through engagement in the Educator Intern Program, our intention is to foster an environment of professional learning and educative innovation that inspires you within your development as a future educator, while also assisting in your preparation for your future career as an educator.

Details of Educator Intern Program:

  • The Intern will be allocated one experienced teacher mentor to support them throughout the program.
  • The Intern will attend one day per week for the duration of the program.
  • Full induction and orientation will be provided at the start of the program and continued support from Program Leader- Staff Development will be provided to the Intern and the program.
  • The Intern will have access to St Joseph’s College Professional Learning Framework opportunities, including engaging in one of our Professional Learning Team and Department collaboration.
  • The Intern will receive access to other professional learning being undertaken throughout the year.
  • The program will include opportunities to:

        – Observe mentor teacher practise

        – Observe practise of other SJC colleagues

        – Teach part and/or full lessons under the direction of the mentor teacher

        – Receive feedback in targeted and scheduled growth meetings with the mentor teacher

        – Partake in College Professional Growth Planning (goal setting) with College trained facilitator

        – Experience the College’s values and professional culture

        – Assist and support student learning through long-term educative relationships

        – Use the College relational pedagogy framework to develop classroom management skills and grow relationships with students

  • When with students or classes, the Intern will always be supported by a member of the College staff and not be left as the sole supervisor of students
  • The Intern may complete university placements at St Joseph’s College — check the calendar from UniSQ on the times for this
  • Pre and post placement interviews will be provided, including a mock interview with the Deputy Principal and Program Leader – Staff Development
  • A reference and certificates of completion will be provided on conclusion of the program.

How to Apply:

Submit a written application to Maree Comerford, Program Leader | Staff Development, via mcomerford@sjc.qld.edu.au by TBC.

Your written application must be no longer than two A4 typed pages, and needs to include all the following:

1. Cover page: Contact details, course and teaching areas, current year of study.

2. Personal teaching philosophy.

3. Contribution (expertise, skills) you can offer the College.

4. A copy of your most recent professional experience report (not included in the two pages).

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