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Job Title : School Officer


Administration & Secretarial
Source: uWorkin


Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/SS666912

This is a permanent part-time 1.0 FTE position commencing Term 2, 2021

Westfield Park Primary School (PS) is seeking an enthusiastic, versatile and proactive School Officer to join our friendly administration team.

The successful applicant will maintain reception and general administration duties related to the daily operations of the school office. You will need to be highly organised and prioritise tasks effectively. We are seeking an individual with good verbal and written communication skills, as well as effective interpersonal skills to act as the ‘face of the school.’ You will also have the ability to work unsupervised and in a team environment.

Since you will be responsible for completing administrative duties it would be highly desirable to have extensive knowledge of the Microsoft Office suite, RM Finance and Student Information System (SIS). As the School Officer, you will be responsible for entering student enrolment data, maintaining student attendance records, absenteeism reports and receipting.

Ideally, the successful applicant will be enthusiastic and provide great customer service. The ability to maintain confidentiality and build trusting relationships along with the ability to make all members of the school community feel welcome and valued are essential to this front of school position. You will provide accurate support and advice to parents, students, staff and community members through excellent communication skills.

Our school offers a unique and stimulating educational environment, where each child is nurtured, valued, and encouraged to reach their full potential. We have a strong sense of community and a commitment to provide an education that addresses the academic, artistic, social, physical and emotional development of all the children at our school.

Staff work together with parents, agencies and the community to ensure a positive learning environment that encourages children to become inquiring, responsible and confident members of society.

This selection process will initially be used to fill the above vacancy. Applicants assessed as suitable during this selection process may be considered for other similar vacancies that occur throughout our school for up to 12 months following this initial appointment. This includes circumstances where this position becomes subsequently vacant should the successful applicant decline or vacate the advertised position. 

To be suitable for this role, you will need to demonstrate the following work related requirements (selection criteria):

  1. Experience in providing general office administrative support with ability to organise and prioritise tasks effectively.
  2. Ability to use computers and a range of application software packages, particularly databases, spreadsheets and word processing.
  3. Good verbal and written communication skills, including application of customer service principles and practices.
  4. Good interpersonal skills and ability to work in a team environment.

Applications will be assessed against these work related (selection criteria) of the position. The business needs of the school may also be considered. It is therefore recommended that you consider all information contained in the advertisement and any other related information before applying for the vacancy.

The Department is an equal opportunity employer and encourages people with disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and persons from culturally diverse backgrounds to apply.

Further information about Westfield Park Primary School can be found by visiting Schools Online

Additional information about Independent Public Schools is also available here

For further job related information

Please contact Debbie Martin, Manager Corporate Services, by telephoning (08) 9234 9200 or emailing Debbie.Martin2@education.wa.edu.au 

Application Instructions

All applications are submitted online. Select “Apply for Job”, at either the top or bottom of this screen and follow the instructions on your screen.

Your application should include:

  • A three (3) page statement addressing the Work Related Requirements (selection criteria), in context of the role and business needs of the school
  • A CV of up to three (3) pages outlining your employment history and professional learning summary relevant to this position
  • The contact details for two (2) work related referees (one being your current line manager)

It is recommended you have these documents completed and ready to attach before selecting “Apply for Job”.

You are asked to complete an online application form and attach your documentation, please allow enough time to complete this process as applications cannot be accepted after the closing date and time.

After you have submitted your application online, you will receive an email confirming lodgement. If you do not receive a confirmation email, please telephone (08) 9264 4127.

If you are having difficulty submitting your online application, please telephone (08) 9264 8666 for assistance.

Eligibility and training requirements

Employees will be required to:

  • Provide evidence of eligibility to work in Australia for the term of the vacancy
  • Obtain a current Department of Education Criminal Record Clearance prior to commencement of employment
  • Obtain or hold a current Working with Children Check
  • Complete the Department’s induction program within three months of commencement
  • Complete any training specific to this role required by Departmental policy
  • Complete the Department’s training in Accountable and Ethical Decision-Making within six months of appointment.

The Department applies a four (4) day breach period to this selection process.

Applications must be submitted before 4.30pm (WST) on Monday, 8 March 2021