School Officer

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Department of Education
Norseman, Australia

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School Officer

Job ID: 11174
Job Views: 22
Location: Wickham
Post Code: 6720
Category: Education & Training
Employment Type: Part-time
Posted: 10/05/2024


Independent Public School - Pilbara Education Region
Wickham Primary School
School Officer
Level 1, $56,899 - $64,774 per annum (DOE (SSO) CA 2022)

Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/SS893597

This is a three (3) month fixed term, part-time (0.8 FTE) position commencing Term 3, 2024

Job Requirements:

The successful applicant will undertake reception duties, including greeting visitors, answering the telephone and responding to routine enquiries and requests for information, in an efficient and friendly manner. They will provide effective and accurate general clerical and administrative support, including preparing correspondence, social media updates, notices and other materials, in a timely manner.

The successful applicant will support student-related activities such as maintaining student attendance records, generating routine reports and correspondence related to absenteeism, assisting with student enrolment procedures and handling information relating to school bus timetables. They will assist the Manager Corporate Services with the induction and training of school support staff and recruitment processes.

For more than 50 years, Wickham Primary School has offered a high quality education for our Kindergarten to Year 6 students. We value a safe, friendly and inclusive learning environment for staff, students and their families with respect to the strong cultural history of the Ngarluma people. Our school is an established and integral part of the small town community spirit that defines Wickham.

Our highly experienced staff are able to build solid relationships with students and parents by implementing our whole-school positive behaviour support program of High Expectations, Respect for all and Safety.

Through these partnerships we are committed to assisting children reach their full potential in all education areas while supporting their social and emotional wellbeing. Wickham Primary offers a variety of specialists programs which include physical education, science and Indonesian. Talk-4-Writing and Talk for Reading are whole-school evidence-based approach to transform students' reading, writing and vocabulary skills.

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):

  • Experience in providing general office administrative support with ability to organise and prioritise tasks effectively.
  • Ability to use computers and a range of application software packages, particularly databases, spreadsheets, and word processing.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills, including application of customer service principles and practices.
  • 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 Wickham Primary School can be found by visiting or Schools Online

Additional information about Independent Public Schools is also available here

For further job related information

You are encouraged to contact Michelle Schut, Manager Corporate Services, for further information about this employment opportunity, including information about living and working in Wickham, by telephoning (08) 9185 8500 or emailing

How to Apply:

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:

  • An up to 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 who can attest to the claims made in your written application, preferably 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;
  • Consent to a Nationally Coordinated Criminal History Check and obtain a current Screening Clearance Number issued by the Department of Education’s Screening Unit 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 the Department’s training in Accountable and Ethical Decision-Making within six months of appointment and every three years thereafter;
  • Complete the Department’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural awareness online course within 3 months of commencement;
  • Complete any training specific to this role required by Departmental policy.

Applications must be submitted before 4.30pm (WST) on Friday, 24 May 2024



WORK TYPE:  Fixed Term - Part Time
FTE: 0.8
CLOSING DATE: 2024-05-24 4:30 PM
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