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Human Resources and Administration
Resources (HR) and Administration Unit at the CEOM is responsible for the
provision of best practice strategy, support and administrative processes to
all staff of the CEOM in supporting Catholic education.
In line with the 2015–19
Strategic Plan to achieve a high level of capability to lead and serve, HR
and Administration will partner with CEOM management to deliver
a diverse range of HR management processes to support the achievement of organisational goals.
Recruitment and Selection Strategy
The CEOM Human Resources team has developed
a new end–to-end Recruitment and Selection strategy to be implemented in 2015, to
ensure high-performing leaders across the organisation (Strategic Plan 2015–19).
Using best practice methodologies, this program will ensure the recruitment and
retention of quality staff in the right roles. In addition, this program will
streamline all processes to ensure HR provides an efficient and effective
service to the Office.
HR Engagement Model
In line with high-performing
and learning organisations, HR introduced a new service level for all managers
of the CEOM. This model was to provide each of the Office’s organisational
units with an HR advisor for a key point of contact to provide HR advice and to
assist with HR policy and process. This model was trialled with the regional offices
in 2014 with great success and will be rolled out to all CEOM organisational
units in 2015.
developed and rolled out to all
employees online compliance training. This training covered the areas of Workplace
Bullying, Equal Employment Opportunity, Occupational Health and Safety, Sexual
Harassment, Australian Privacy Law and Policy. This significant program ensures
the organisation meets all of its legislative requirements and that all
employees are aware and trained in issues they may encounter in the workplace.
This training program has become part of every new employee’s induction program.
Resources organised the provision of an Employee Assistance Program (EAP_
provided through CatholicCare. ACCESS EAP provides voluntary, free and
confidential counselling services to employees. These services include
external, face-to-face, or telephone confidential counselling for personal or
work-related issues, support and advice for team leaders, managers and executives
in managing issues relating to their roles.
of the Integrated Catholic Online Network (ICON) has continued with the HR team
proactively engaging with the ICON eAdmin project team and representatives from
schools, providing functional knowledge and assistance in designing a core
technology system that will meet the HR, payroll and administrative
requirements of Catholic education.
Successful development of the eAdmin project
will ensure ICON provides a robust technology solution that optimises
administrative processes within schools, facilitates sharing of knowledge and
resources, and improves learning outcomes.
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Molly McQueenYear 12 student in 2014 Avila College, Mount Waverley. Profoundly deaf and totally dependent on two cochlear implants to hear, Molly McQueen graduated from Avila College, Mount Waverley, at the end of 2014 with an ATAR of 84.6 and is now studying psychology and forensic science at Swinburne University.
I think the best thing I can say about my time at Avila College is that they treated me as a normal person and made sure my disability didn’t stop me doing anything that I wanted to do at school. So many activities, like the Year 10 study trip to Italy, will stay with me for a lifetime.
I always thought it must be pretty expensive to provide for someone like me, but when I stopped to think about everything Avila did it reinforced that I had the best time at high school.
The personalised support I received was wonderful –from radio frequency microphones that transmitted directly into my ear and specialist computer equipment, to teachers being my ears at swimming carnivals and providing a note taker in Year 12 English.
And it went well beyond funding. So many teachers were there for me, like Mr Johnson in Year 12 legal studies, who met with me one-on-one every week to make sure I understood everything. I got a study score of 40 and was so glad to be able to repay his commitment.
I now want to help others and to work in the legal justice system, maybe with victims of crime, and also to mentor people with deafness, because not a lot of deaf students had the same access to funding and the same experience as me.
I know I wouldn’t be where I am without Avila.
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