Careers Mercedes College is recognised as a leader in the education sector, and a place where people flourish and find purpose in their work.

With a reputation for quality graduates, we're proud of our individualised learning focus that delivers results, and our leaders, teachers, specialists and administrators who contribute to students' success. 

Located in the Adelaide foothills just 6 kilometres south of the CBD, Mercedes College has stunning views of the metropolitan coastline and a vibrant community defined by authentic relationships, values and belonging.

With excellent career opportunities for teaching, administrative and specialist functions, we welcome applications from forward thinking, dynamic individuals looking to make a difference.

Mercedes College employees can access many professional benefits including:

  • Salary packaging options
  • Career and professional development opportunities
  • Excellent facilities, and innovative technology
  • Access to wellbeing services, including an Employee Assistant Program and pastoral support
  • Travel opportunities with student groups
  • Supportive working environment

Now recruiting | Deputy Principal

If you have a passion for educating tomorrow’s leaders, and the experience to work in partnership with the Principal to collaboratively lead a Reception to Year 12 IB world school supporting people to flourish through lived values, quality teaching and learning, evidence-based programs that build resilience, and professional development, find out more about joining Mercedes College.

The next Deputy Principal of Mercedes College will motivate, lead and inspire students to acquire the knowledge, skills and capabilities they need to achieve their best academically, socially, emotionally, and spiritually, by working as part of our Executive Leadership Team, together with Heads of Schools, Faculties and wider community.

Accountable to Catholic Education South Australia (CESA) through the Principal of Mercedes College, you will be joining the state’s only Catholic school offering the IB curriculum from Reception to Year 12, and one of just a handful of schools delivering the program at all three levels.

Find out what it takes to lead the educators fostering tomorrow’s global citizens through intercultural and multidisciplinary learning, where students are engaged and enabled to know who they are, their strengths and areas for development, and how to apply. See further details on CESA's jobs board now.

Applications close 9am, Friday 14 April 2023
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Now recruiting

International Student Programme Leader

At Mercedes College, our diverse and multicultural community is highly valued. Our students, families and staff bring a wealth of experience and broad range of backgrounds to our learning environment. 

For more than 50 years, Mercedes College has welcomed students from around the world into our high-quality and award-winning International Student Programme (ISP), where we provide a holistic education experience, supporting students to develop and reach their potential, preparing them to be global citizens.

The International Student Programme brings together Educators, parents/caregivers, international agents and government departments to facilitate the learning experience for international students.

The role
Mercedes College is seeking to engage a suitably qualified and experienced professional to lead our International Student Programme, from Tuesday 11 April to Friday 1 September 2023, whilst the current incumbent is on Long Service Leave.

The position is offered at 0.6FTE, but can be increased to 1FTE (full-time) if the incumbent has the ability to teach Science.

With a focus on establishing and promoting an inclusive ethos of learning, building effective practices in teaching and learning and supported by an Education Support Officer dedicated to the International Student Programme, the key responsibilities of the ISP Leader include:

  • Case management of all international students, including collation of data to monitor student academic progress and wellbeing
  • Ensuring the College complies with local, national and international requirements, standards and practices, including CRICOS
  • Collaboration with teachers of International Students on appropriate teaching and learning strategies
  • Conducting and scheduling LEAP assessments to inform plans for learning differentiation
  • In collaboration with the Director of Learning Enrichment, identify appropriate learning enrichment strategies for students in the International Student Programme.
  • Develop student profiles and prepare and monitor Personalised Plans for Learning (PPLs) that reflect student learning and cultural needs
  • Assist with the identification and submission of Learning Enrichment and differentiation (e.g. special provisions) requests for SACE and IB programmes
  • Coordinate the management of College learning environments that support and promote the needs of international students
  • Identify and document appropriate academic programmes for International Students in consultation with the Learning Pathways Coordinator and Programme Coordinators
  • Support, communicate and liaise with parents, agents and guardian of students within the International Student Programme
  • Liaise with external providers such as School of Languages, South Australian College of English and Adelaide International School to support students in attaining minimum levels of English

Click here to download the full Position Information Description.

About you
To be successful in this role, you will require:  

  • Full registration as a Teachers Registration Board of South Australia
  • The ability to undertake LEAP level assessment or training in LEAP levelling would be advantageous
  • Proficiency and demonstrable experience teaching English as a second language and/or a literacy rich subject
  • A commitment to uphold, support and contribute to the Catholic ethos of the College in the Mercy tradition and willingness to participate and contribute to the life of Mercedes College and the wider community
  • Experience in the application of inclusive practices involving EALD students
  • Demonstrated pastoral capacity
  • Knowledge of wellbeing challenges for international students
  • Knowledge of IB and SACE programme requirements
  • Appreciative and respectful of diverse cultures
  • Capacity to operate in a collaborative, professional, confidential and discreet manner
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to relate effectively to students, staff and parents
  • Capacity to foster independence, resilience and responsibility in students
  • The successful applicant will be required to attain and maintain a valid Working with Children Check (WWCC) and Catholic Schools clearance and keep up to date with relevant Child Protection requirements

How to apply
Key application dates:

  • Applications close 9am, Monday 27 March 2023
  • Interviews will be held on Friday 31 March 2023 at Mercedes College, Springfield
  • We are seeking for the successful applicant, subject to their availability, to commence on Tuesday 11 April 2023 (Week 11), to facilitate a thorough handover with the current incumbent

The above dates are ideal, however can be flexible in support of the right applicant.  

Email your application to comprising: 

  1. Cover letter (of no more than 1 A4 page), outlining your experience in the application of inclusive practices involving EALD students
  2. Current resume including the names and contact details of three current referees 
  3. A completed Mercedes College Applicant Declaration Form

Note: In line with Catholic Education South Australia (CESA) COVID-19 Vaccination Policy, staff of Mercedes College do not need to be vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. 

Now recruiting

Maths and Science Teacher - Middle & Senior School | Fixed Term Contract, Term 2 - 4

  • Values-centred Reception to Year 12 Catholic College in the Mercy tradition
  • International Baccalaureate World School 
  • Opportunities for aspiring leaders
  • Collaborative learning environment that actively fosters learner capabilities and pursuit for excellence
  • Supportive and inclusive work environment 

We are seeking a highly competent, innovative and passionate teacher specialising in maths and science for Middle and Senior School for a fixed term contract for Term 2 - 4. 

Click here to download the full Position Information Description.

Mercedes College teachers are highly competent and committed to establishing and maintaining a safe and inclusive classroom environment where students can flourish in all aspects of their humanity. 

They develop strong and positive working relationships with their students and establish highly engaging learning environments in and out of the classroom.

They have expert knowledge within their learning area/s and the curriculum; they know how to teach and assess it and they know their students.

Working collaboratively with colleagues, families, and the wider education community, our teachers facilitate student learning and actively engage in their own continuous professional and personal learning and formation.

Mercedes College is a child safe organisation in which all members of the community share in the responsibility for the care and protection of young people in our care.

How to apply
Email your application to comprising:

  1. Cover letter outlining what has motivated you to submit an application with Mercedes College and what you think you can contribute to the Mercedes College community. (no more than 2 A4 pages).
  2. Current resume including the names and contact details of three current referees
  3. A completed Mercedes College Applicant Declaration Form.

Note: The successful applicant will be required to attain and maintain a valid Working with Children Check (WWCC) and Catholic Schools clearance. In line with Catholic Education South Australia (CESA) COVID-19 Vaccination Policy, staff of Mercedes College do not need to be vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. 

Applications close 9am Monday 27 March 2023.

Applications will be reviewed as they are received and interviews/appointment may occur before the closing date

Employment Declaration

When you apply for a position with Mercedes College, or employment in any capacity within Catholic Education South Australia (CESA), you need to complete this Applicant Declaration Form and provide any additional supporting information as necessary where you answer 'yes'.

This must be submitted with your application.

Applications will not be considered unless this declaration is completed and supporting information provided as necessary.

If you have questions about this please contact Amanda Dyson on T | 8372 3200.

Note | Aligned with CESA's COVID-19 Vaccination Policy, CESA staff do not need to be vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment, except for those employees working in High-Risk Settings where up-to-date vaccination is required.


Teaching positions

For further information about 
teaching positions, please contact:

Amanda Dyson
Executive Assistant to the Principal
T | 8372 3218
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Non-Teaching positions 

For further information about
non-teaching positions, please contact:

Melissa Ciplys
Executive Director Human Resources
T | 8202 9405  
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