School Administrative Officer - Full Time - Ongoing - Peel High School

Job Description


Position Information

The NSW Department of Education provides, funds and regulates education services for NSW students from early childhood to secondary school, delivering world-class education through its public schools and providing funding support to non-government schools. We employ, develop and support teachers, leaders and other staff to deliver the best outcomes for students and to advance the wellbeing of Aboriginal people.

About the Role

A School Administrative Officer provides administrative, financial and student welfare/wellbeing support and assistance in relation to office and classroom activities, including but not limited to the following school settings: the office, sick bay, library, science laboratory, and food technology/kitchen areas.

Essential Requirements

  • Working with Children Check Clearance

  • First Aid Certificate or willingness to undertake First Aid training.

  • Administration of Medications – training to be provided based on student needs.

Selection Criteria

  • Demonstrated capacity to work effectively as part of a team.

  • Administration skills including a knowledge of computer software programs such as Microsoft Office.

  • Effective oral and written communication skills.

  • Ability to meet deadlines.

  • Ability to work with teachers and students.

  • Ability to perform tasks in one or more of the following areas: office procedures; accounting procedures; sick bay; hospitality and /or design and technology; science.

Additional School Information (Optional)

Peel High School, located in Tamworth (enrolment 830 students, including 38% Aboriginal Students) is supported by significant SBAR. The school is on the NSW Selective School System and has a Selective Stream in each year of the junior school. The school is recognised for its success with its partnerships and transition programs. Peel High School also has strong links with UNE as we partner with them as a Professional Experience Hub for Pre-Service Teachers.

Peel High School has a strong focus on professional development of all staff. Student outcomes show a commitment to improving learning outcomes for all students, resulting in significant and measurable growth within a positive learning environment. The school has a strong emphasis on innovative teaching and learning, winning the Secretary’s Award for ‘Most Outstanding School Initiative” for our Schools of the Future program in 2019. The NAPLAN results in numeracy have shown a strong value added growth from Yr.7 to 9, especially with Aboriginal students. Community partnerships are integral to the growth and success of the school.

How to Apply

If you are interested in this role, please apply online and attach your resume and covering letter, which clearly details how your skills, qualifications, knowledge and experience can contribute to the success of this role. It is a requirement that you include the name and contact details of two referees. The statement of duties can be accessed here

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Targeted Question 1

Describe a time where you have taken responsibility to deliver services to meet the needs of customers?

Targeted Question 2

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