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We seek exceptional, self-directed people with a growth mindset; collaborators and innovators who are ready and willing to think creatively and work with the College in developing our students for the next step on their journey in this rapidly changing world.

Strategy 2020 paved the way for significant change to Sacred Heart. Strategy 2021 and beyond acknowledges that we are living in a new, fast moving and disrupted world. It will enable us to continue to embrace our collective inner strength, our unapologetic perseverance, our unwavering determination and our relentless courage.

Our Mercy Education Values

Compassion

As God’s chosen ones, clothe yourself with compassion, kindness, humility, meekness and patience.
(First Letter of Paul to the Colossians 3:12)

Justice

The poor need help today, not next week. 
(Familiar Instructions of Catherine McAuley p.140)

Respect

But we appeal to you, brothers and sisters, to respect those (who labour) among you.
(First Letter of Paul to the Thessalonians 5:12)

Hospitality

A good beginning is of great importance. You must waste some time with visitors.
(Letter Catherine McAuley to Elizabeth Moore, December 1838)

Service

Serve one another with whatever gift each of you has received. 
(First Letter of Peter 4:10)

Courage

Speak as your mind directs and always act with courage. 
(Letter Catherine McAuley to Mary Ann Doyle, 1841)


“We must strive to do ordinary things extraordinarily well.”

- Catherine McAuley

As one of Australia’s largest urban centres, Geelong provides the perfect environment to achieve work/life balance. Famous for our big city feel without the congestion, the stunning coast line, diverse night life and food culture, Geelong is a place for everyone. Getting around is simple with easy to navigate road networks and intelligent bus networks making for a highly accessible city. Spend more time doing the things you love with sporting facilities, shopping and café precincts within arms reach across Geelong.

People and Capability Our Employees Matter

Values-driven culture

Much like Catherine McAuley and the sisters of Mercy who drew on core values to inform their decision-making, we keep the Mercy Values at the forefront of our decision-making and actions. You will see our values in action.

Strong focus on professional learning and growth

In support of our employees being continuous and proactive learners, we have implemented SHC Extend, a learning management system enabling access to internal professional learning programs in a targeted and user-guided fashion and which supports employees to build an online portfolio that documents their growth. Opportunities for professional learning at the College ensure that professional knowledge and practice is at the forefront of school development.

Salary packaging (up to $15,900 of salary)

The College offers employees the option of putting general living and entertainment expenses towards their tax-free income, and employees can also access novated leasing arrangements. All of this helps you to do more with your money!

Generous leave provisions and accessibility

In addition to the leave you might expect, our employees may also be able to access school holiday leave (position dependent), 14 weeks paid parental leave, flexible access to sick and carers leave for special family events, cultural and ceremonial leave, community service leave, and more. Our new enterprise agreement (anticipated mid-2023) is expected to include even greater leave provisions than those listed above.

Innovative facilities

Our award winning, state-of-the-art facilities stand alongside buildings that hold true to our heritage and history. From the beautiful bluestone of the Heritage Precinct, to the magnificence of the Chapel and the incredible experience that is the Innovation Precinct, there is physical beauty and a story to all our spaces. Access our Virtual Tour.

Community support

As a Mercy Community, Sacred Heart College is called to develop practical ways to be agents for positive change and impact within our local, national and global communities. The College supports a range of groups within these communities, and provides opportunity for all students and employees to participate in local outreach programs.

A focus on your health, safety and wellbeing

Free onsite and online LuceFit classes, and access to a well-equipped gymnasium.

The team at LuceFit deliver weekly online workouts accessible to employees, students, families and community members. Face to face sessions run once per week, and employees have free and supported access to our recently refurbished gymnasium.

Workplace wellbeing and safety

We work to affirm a culture prioritising health, safety and wellbeing; we want all employees to actively engage in optimising their health and safety. Some of our current health, safety and wellbeing initiatives include:

  • Health and Safety programs including flu vaccinations
  • Discounted private health insurance through Teachers Health
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Awareness days such as RUOK? and employee recognition days
  • A range of professional and personal development opportunities, including Mental Health First Aid certification, Visible WellbeingTM awareness and promotion, and general First Aid Training to name a few.
  • Wellbeing Sub-Committee of the College Advisory Council
  • Health and Safety Representatives
  • and more.

Workplace wellbeing and safety

We work to affirm a culture prioritising health, safety and wellbeing; we want all employees to actively engage in optimising their health and safety. Some current initiatives include Health and Safety programs including flu vaccinations, discounted private health insurance through Teachers Health, Employee Assistance Program (EAP), Awareness days such as RUOK and employee recognition days.

We also have a College Wellbeing Committee, Health and Safety Representatives, and provide a range of professional and personal development opportunities, including Mental Health First Aid certification, Visible WellbeingTM awareness and promotion, and general First Aid Training to name a few.

Child Safety

Sacred Heart College holds the care, safety and wellbeing of children and young people as a central and fundamental responsibility.

Our commitment is drawn from, and inherent to, the teaching and mission of Jesus Christ, with love, justice and the sanctity of each human person at the heart of the gospel (CECV Commitment Statement to Child Safety). The College requires all workplace participants to have either a Working with Children Check or VIT registration, to comply with its Code of Conduct, and to complete regular training in child safety and wellbeing matters. All successful candidates will have appropriate background checks undertaken to confirm suitability to work with children. 

View the College's policies on Child Safety.

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