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Joining one of our quality Christian coeducational schools in Melbourne offers a lot of options for a successful and meaningful future. Find out more about the wide range of experiences Mernda Hills Christian College has to offer by clicking on the tabs below:

Mernda Hills Christian College is is dedicated to offering a Christian-centered workplace. Our most significant resource is our workforce, and we work hard to help them in doing their absolute best.

At Mernda Hills, there are about 80 full and part-time professionals who work as staff. From teaching to classroom support, career counselling to well-being, finance, and information technology, these passionate and dedicated people work in all facets of school life.

We believe in demonstrating a Bible-based, Christ-centred focus within the College community and in all its activities.

An engaged and vibrant community welcomes new employees. Social outings, planned morning teas, and activity groups are just a few of the social and wellness options provided by special interest organisations and staff associations.

Staff at Mernda Hills have access to the following benefits (subject to eligibility criteria and availability):
  • Paid leave in your fourth year. You can opt to be paid 75% of your annual salary for 3 years, and then in your fourth year, you can take advantage of a sabbatical, still enjoying a 75% wage.
  • Structured professional development tailored to you and your role
  • Opportunities for internal career progression and movement across ASV sites
  • Discounted tuition fees for children of staff members
  • Salary packaging opportunities
  • Access to the College‚Äôs facilities, including gymnasiums, tennis courts and multimedia rooms
  • Complimentary on-site car parking
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Enhanced superannuation after 10 years of service
  • Service opportunities abroad
As a learning institution, Mernda Hills Christian College is dedicated to the ongoing professional and personal development of every employee. We encourage a mindset of lifelong learning.
Professional development opportunities ensure staff learn, develop and prosper in their roles.

Staff Development

A wide number of options for professional development are available to staff, including:

  • Professional development days run by ASV, brings staff members together for a day of education and networking. The staff attend workshops and seminars that are hosted by influential figures in education and other industries.
  • Internal and External professional development - The College will organise internal and external specialised professional development, such as workshops, conferences, and short courses pertinent to individuals and their roles
  • Online learning - Online learning materials and platforms encourage staff members working in all areas of the College to increase their knowledge and skill sets.

Compliance Requirements

To keep our staff and students safe, all College employees are required to fulfil a number of important compliance obligations. The majority of these requirements will be communicated to prospective employees prior to commencing work, however in order to be hired by the college, applicants must first satisfy the following compliance standards:
  • The Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT) requires registration from candidates for teaching and learning positions.

  • All other non-teaching personnel must possess or be willing to obtain an Employer working with children check and where required a national police check prior to commencing employment.

  • All prospective employees and volunteers must abide by the College's Child Protection and Safety Policy and Child Safety Code of Conduct in order for the College to maintain its status as a child-safe workplace.

  • As part of your onboarding process, you will undertake mandatory training to enable you to approach your role with confidence.

  • Additionally, all new college employees must sign a declaration that they have read and understood these important child safety documents.

Application Process

Mernda Hills Christian College welcomes applications from individuals who are passionate about education and inculcating a Biblical worldview that provides hope for its community. Before beginning your application, we recommend browsing our Adventist Schools Victoria website to gain an understanding of our culture and values.

Expressions of Interest
To find out more about the position, submit your expression of interest to asvhr@adventist.org.au, identifying the role you are applying for in the subject of your email.

Applications

When putting together your application, it should contain the following:

  • A cover letter outlining why you want to work at Mernda Hills and why you are qualified for the position.

  • A CV/Resume stating your skills and experience, along with the names and contact information of three referees. Please note that referees need to include senior leaders who have supervised you in your work.

  • Interviews will be extended to shortlisted candidates. During the interview, you will have the chance to ask the selection panel questions during the interview and to present extra supporting documentation.

  • Reference checks. As part of the selection process, your referees will be contacted. Reference checks will be undertaken with child safety in mind.

Offer

A job offer will be made to the chosen applicant.