School Administrative Officer

Job Description


Position InformationThe 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 RoleA 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)At Nepean Creative and Performing Arts High School we aspire, in all things, to demonstrate care for ourselves, others and our community so that all feel heard, seen, valued and accepted. We aspire to grow in understanding, individual expertise and creativity, striving with courage and cooperation, to flourish now and into the future. We recognise and celebrate optimism, engagement, achievement and the pursuit of personal excellence. Nepean Creative and Performing Arts High School is a 7-12 coeducational high school established in 1962. We are situated on the traditional lands of the Mulgoa clan of the Dharug people in Emu Plains, at the foot of the Blue Mountains. With an enrolment of 1054 in 2021, we proudly celebrate growth in learning for all our students. Our school community comprises a selective stream for students who excel in the Creative and Performing Arts in addition to local area enrolments, and a Special Education Unit which supports over 50 students with diagnosed hearing impairment and/or intellectual disability. Our audition-based Creative and Performing Arts program enables students who demonstrate high potential and giftedness in one or more areas of the creative and performing arts to extend their talents beyond the regular curriculum. Our specialist fields include circus arts, creative arts, dance, drama and music. The school occupies spacious grounds and features a range of facilities including the Nepean Arts Centre, multiple specialised sporting fields, a large agriculture plot, and a wide range of dedicated learning spaces that support our broad curriculum. Staff across the school are deeply committed to ensuring every student in our school is known, valued and cared for, and we work in a collaboraHow to ApplyIf 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
If there are targeted questions, you must respond to these (maximum 300 words) and include in your covering letter.
Note: It is a requirement that all candidates submit their applications online via paper based, email based or late applications will be accepted.
Targeted Question 1
As a SAO, how would you see yourself working with non-teaching staff, as well as teachers in the schools?
Targeted Question 2Give an example of a written communication you have completed in order to recommend a course of action. Describe your approach and the outcome

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