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Working at Mount Evelyn Christian School (MECS) is more than just a job, it’s an opportunity to contribute to a community deeply invested in shaping young lives through quality Christian education. Our team comprises passionate professionals committed to fostering a nurturing and supportive environment where students can grow acadically, spiritually, and personally.

MECS has a strict Child Safety Policy. The safety and wellbeing of all our students is a high priority. As part of our recruitment process, MECS undertakes rigorous reference and background checking.

Current Vacancies

Situated in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne, MECS is one of over seventy Christian Education National (CEN) schools throughout Australia. Celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2023, MECS has over seven hundred and twenty students from Kindergarten to Year 12, and a second campus nearby, Ranges TEC, offering vocational training to over 200 Year 10-12 students.

Mount Evelyn Christian School is seeking a suitably qualified and experienced person to join the Executive Team in the position of Business Manager. The Business Manager is appointed by the Board and reports to the Principal. The Business Manager is a member of the school’s Executive Team, with responsibilities to the School Board.

The Business Manager is to serve as the Executive responsible for the financial and business operations of the school. The Business Manager is accountable for contributing to and delivering the strategic vision of MECS in terms of its stewardship and provision of finances, financial and administrative activities and property development to achieve the intended educational outcomes.

Key requirements for the position include:

  • Suitable qualifications (CA/CPA preferred);
    Excellent financial management and accounting skills;
  • Knowledge of and commitment to the ethos and values of Christian education;
  • High levels of organisational leadership skills;
  • Experience in schools and/or not-for-profit organisations is desirable

 

Mount Evelyn Christian School provides Christ-centred schooling with learning experiences that challenge each student to actively live for God in His world, while partnering with Christian parents in the nurture of their children. We would like the successful applicant to wholeheartedly join a team implementing a distinctively biblical approach to education. The school has a strict Child Safety Policy. The safety and wellbeing of all our students is a high priority. As part of our recruitment process, we undertake rigorous reference and background checking.

Applications are invited from highly motivated and appropriately qualified persons.

Please view our Application Procedure for details about how to apply for this position.

Please complete the Non-Teacher Application Form as part of your application.

Please read the Business Manager Pack for a complete job description.

For enquiries, please contact Lo-arna Riches on 9738 6000 or [email protected]

Please be aware that applications will be reviewed as they are submitted, and interviews and offers may occur prior to the closing date. MECS does not accept unsolicited agency approaches. We expect candidates to apply directly.

Applications close Friday 7th June, 2024.

Mount Evelyn Christian School has a position available for a Science Secondary Teacher commencing Monday 13thMay, 2024. This is a fixed contract position, ending 21st January 2025 or by negotiation.

This is a 0.35 – 0.5 FTE position, across an 7-8 day fortnight. There is the possibility of increased hours for the right applicant.

The successful applicants will need to:

  • Be in agreement with, and actively commit to, the Christian ethos and Core Values as expressed in the MECS ‘Focus on Identity’ document (available on our website).
  • Demonstrate skill and experience as a Secondary Teacher.
  • Exhibit strong interpersonal and communication skills and have the capacity to build rapport with a variety of stakeholders.
  • Be able to prioritise, problem solve, demonstrate initiative and utilise common sense.

Mount Evelyn Christian School provides Christ-centered schooling with learning experiences that challenge each student to actively live for God in His world, while partnering with Christian parents in the nurture of their children.We would like the successful applicants to wholeheartedly join a team implementing a distinctively biblical approach to education.

Applications are invited from highly motivated and appropriately qualified teachers. Please state which position you are applying for in your cover letter.

Please view our Application Procedure for details about how to apply for this position.

Please complete the Teacher Application Form as part of your application.

Please read the Secondary Teacher Job Description for additional information also.

For enquiries, please contact Karissa Esselbrugge on 9738 6000 or [email protected]

Please be aware that applications will be reviewed as they are submitted, and interviews and offers may occur prior to the closing date. MECS does not accept unsolicited agency approaches. We expect candidates to apply directly.

MECS has a strict Child Safety Policy. The safety and wellbeing of all our students is a high priority. As part of our recruitment process, MECS undertakes rigorous reference and background checking.

This position is not available to overseas applicants.

Applications close: 4pm, Monday 20th May, 2024.

Mount Evelyn Christian School (MECS) is seeking an experience, passionate, enthusiastic and skilled piano teacher commencing as soon as possible. This is a fixed contract until the end of the 2024 school year and could suit a new graduate or an experienced teacher.

The applicant should be suitably qualified, have previous experience in a similar role and teach in a way that keeps students motivated and well organised. They must be able to teach piano in the genre of contemporary music, including jazz, improvisation, modern worship and other popular modern music genres. The successful applicant will be able to teach notation, theory and chord charts.

Applicants must have a Working with Children Check Card and a current Police Record Check.

We would like the successful applicant to wholeheartedly join a team implementing a distinctively Christian approach to education. Most students will be secondary, with the aim of building into the music program including VCE and VET Music.

Key selection criteria

  • Is passionate about piano and able to inspire mostly secondary students with a love and appreciation for music.
  • Experience in playing and teaching contemporary music with chords and improvisation.
  • Can bring a distinctively Christian perspective to the teaching of music.
  • Is a performer themselves and taught in schools before.

MECS has a strict Child Safety Policy. The safety and wellbeing of all our students is a high priority. As part of our recruitment process, MECS undertakes rigorous reference and background checking.

This position is not available to overseas applicants.

4pm, Monday 27th May, 2024.

Please view our Application Procedure for details about how to apply for this position.

Please complete the Non-teacher Application Form as part of your application.

Please read the Instrumental Music Teacher Job Description for additional information also.


For enquiries, please contact 
Tristan Forrest on 9738 6000 or [email protected]


Please be aware that applications will be reviewed as they are submitted, and interviews and offers may occur prior to the closing date. MECS does not accept unsolicited agency approaches. We expect candidates to apply directly.

Mount Evelyn Christian School has a part-time position (0.5 – 0.85 FTE) available for a Learning Assistant (Teacher’s Aide) in our Secondary School, commencing Monday 6th or 13th May, 2024.

MECS is looking for a Learning Assistant to join the growing Learning Support team in the Senior Secondary section of MECS. The role is to support one or two identified students in the Vocational Majors program (formerly VCAL) 3 days per week. The ability to build effective relationships is vital in this role, and some knowledge and/or experience of supporting students living with autism would be helpful. There is possibility for extension of employment to 5 days a week, supporting other students in the secondary school.

Applicants should be suitably qualified (minimum Cert III in Education Support), have previous experience in a similar Education Support role and be highly motivated. You must have a Working with Children Card and current Police Record Check.

Learning Assistants have a broad role. They undertake a variety of duties which mostly comprise assisting teachers and supporting students in the classroom and other educational activities, and providing attendant care and assistance to students, as required. The position may also include some administrative or clerical tasks, and assistance with resources in a variety of school settings, such as the classroom, library and laboratories.

We would like the successful applicant to wholeheartedly join a team implementing a distinctively biblical approach to education. MECS has a strict Child Safety Policy. The safety and wellbeing of all our students is a high priority. As part of our recruitment process, MECS undertakes rigorous reference and background checking.

Please view our Application Procedure for details about how to apply for this position.

Please download the Non-Teacher Application Form to attach to your application.

Please read the Secondary Learning Assistant Job Description for additional information also.

For enquiries, please contact Jo Miller on 9738 6000 or [email protected]

Applications close: Friday 24th May, 2024, 4pm.

Mount Evelyn Christian School has a full-time position available for an Accounts Officer, commencing immediately. This is a full time 1.0 FTE position over 5 days a week.

We are seeking a suitably qualified, highly motivated Accounts Officer to join our finance team. Applicants must have a Working with Children Card and current Police Record Check.

The primary task of the Accounts Officer is to administer and coordinate the effective and efficient operations of the accounts receivable and other finance processes. A full job description and application process is found on the MECS website.

We would like the successful applicant to wholeheartedly join a team implementing a distinctively biblical approach to education. MECS has a strict Child Safety Policy. The safety and wellbeing of all our students is a high priority. As part of our recruitment process, MECS undertakes rigorous reference and background checking.

Please view our Application Procedure for details about how to apply for this position.

Please complete the Non-Teacher Application Form as part of your application.

Please read the Accounts Officer Job Description for additional information also.

For enquiries, please contact Gerry Beimers on 9738 6000 or [email protected]

Please be aware that applications will be reviewed as they are submitted, and interviews and offers may occur prior to the closing date. MECS does not accept unsolicited agency approaches. We expect candidates to apply directly.

Applications close: 3.00pm, Monday 20 May.

Mount Evelyn Christian School has a part-time (0.79 FTE) position available for an Attendance Officer, commencing Monday 15 July, 2024. The hours and days of this position are 9am – 3.30pm, Monday to Friday.

We are seeking a suitably qualified, highly motivated Attendance Officer to join our administration team. Applicants must have a Working with Children Card and current Police Record Check.

The primary task of the Attendance Officer is to coordinate the attendance of students. This will involve collating and maintaining attendance records, analysing attendance data and communicating with parents and school staff as required. A full job description and application process is found on the MECS website.

We would like the successful applicant to wholeheartedly join a team implementing a distinctively biblical approach to education. MECS has a strict Child Safety Policy. The safety and wellbeing of all our students is a high priority. As part of our recruitment process, MECS undertakes rigorous reference and background checking.

Please view our Application Procedure for details about how to apply for this position.

Please complete the Non-Teacher Application Form as part of your application.

Please read the Attendance Officer Job Description for additional information also.


For enquiries, please contact Lo-arna Riches on 9738 6000 or [email protected]

Please be aware that applications will be reviewed as they are submitted, and interviews and offers may occur prior to the closing date. MECS does not accept unsolicited agency approaches. We expect candidates to apply directly.


Applications close: 3.00pm, Friday 24 May, 2024.

Mount Evelyn Christian School (MECS) has a part time Secondary Wellbeing Officer position available (2 days per week/FTE 0.35), to begin as soon as possible, or by negotiation.

The Secondary Wellbeing Officer has a broad role. They undertake a variety of duties which mostly comprises assisting and supporting students in Year 7-12 with social and emotional challenges, with the goal to transition students back into the classroom and other educational activities. The position may also include some administrative or clerical tasks. The Secondary Wellbeing Officer works as part of the wellbeing team at MECS. The duties are performed under close direction and supervision from the Secondary Wellbeing Coordinator.

Key selection criteria

  • Knowledge, skill, and experience in providing emotional support to students with mental health and wellbeing challenges.
  • Work with social and emotionally distressed students individually, and in small groups effectively.
  • Can work independently (initiative skills) and work collaboratively as a team.
    Strong organizational and documentation skills.
  • Know and comply with ChildSafe and confidentiality protocols and boundaries.
  • Previous professional or community volunteer experience in working with young people with mental health and wellbeing challenges.

For more information about the role, the required training and experience, please refer to the Secondary Wellbeing Officer Job Description.

Mount Evelyn Christian School provides Christ-centred schooling with learning experiences that challenge each student to actively live for God in His world, while partnering with Christian parents and caregivers, in the nurture of their children. MECS has a strict Child Safety Policy. The safety and wellbeing of all our students is a high priority. As part of our recruitment process, MECS undertakes rigorous reference and background checking. Applicants must have a Working with Children Card and current Police Record Check.

Applications may be processed as they are received.

For further information about the position, please contact Bonnie Evans, Secondary Wellbeing Coordinator, via email: [email protected]. Further discussion via phone call can also be arranged by emailing Bonnie.

Please read the Secondary Wellbeing Officer Job Description for additional information.

Please view our Application Procedure for details about how to apply for this position.

Please download the Non-Teacher Application Form to attach to your application.

This position is not available to overseas applicants.

Applications close: 9am, May 27th, 2024.

Other Employment Opportunities

We are seeking applicants for Casual Relief Teachers to cover Primary and Secondary School. Casual Relief Teachers are generally engaged at short notice, usually for a half-day or full day, and occasionally several days at a time. New graduates and experienced teachers are welcome to apply.

Mount Evelyn Christian School provides Christ-centred schooling with learning experiences that challenge each student to actively live for God in His world, while partnering with Christian parents in the nurture of their children. We would like the successful CRTs to wholeheartedly join a team implementing a distinctively biblical approach to education.

VIT registration is necessary. 

Applications are invited from highly motivated and appropriately qualified persons. To apply please download:

 

MECS has a strict Child Safety Policy. The safety and wellbeing of all our students is a high priority. As part of our recruitment process, MECS undertakes rigorous reference and background checking.

MECS provides a limited number of student placement positions for those completing their Certificate IV in Education Support. Placements can be in the Primary or Secondary school. People completing their Education Support student placement at MECS will be provided with support to complete assignments set by their course provider. In addition to this, placement students will be allocated to a variety of educational settings within the school at the direction of the Education Support Coordinators.

Due to the high demand for placement positions, applicants for student placement positions are required submit a written application as per below. Applicants will then be invited to a short interview to ensure their suitably for the MECS workplace.

Application Form