Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/SS609556
This is a permanent part-time (0.4FTE) position commencing Term 1, 2020
Do you possess excellent communication skills and are ready for new challenges?
Oakwood Primary School (PS) is seeking an experienced, dedicated and enthusiastic School Officer to join our team.
Successful applicant will demonstrate a focus on team work, self-motivation and maintain effective customer relations. In this role you will be expected to be able to demonstrate strong customer service, interpersonal skills, oral and written communication skills and computer skills. The School Officer will provide assistance to the Manager Corporate Services in the delivery of school financial and Human Resource Information System Program. Knowledge and experience of Integris, Billing, OutReach, Microsoft Word, and Publisher is highly regarded. The school officer will also assist with the maintenance of school facilities, assets and resources including reporting faults, organising repairs, assisting with stock take. Other duties involve supporting student-related activities such as maintaining student attendance records, generating routine reports and correspondence related to absenteeism and assisting with student enrolment procedures. This role also oversees the operating and maintaining office equipment including monitoring and ordering office consumables, the compilation of the school newsletter and uploading this and other documents to the school website and other media. You will also provide direct administrative support for the Principal and administration team.
This is a unique and exciting opportunity to join a dynamic educational team with the vision ‘children are the heart of our school’ and ethos that reflects the area, the community and most importantly, the needs of our children. You will possess a high level of interpersonal and organisational skills and be able to liaise with staff, students and the wider school. As you will be the first point of contact for everyone that comes into our Office, you will ideally have a friendly and welcoming demeanour to represent the school. Applicants should have an understanding of the Oakwood PS context and a demonstrated ability to build effective working relationships with staff, students and the school community.
The school is committed to developing a culture of ‘High Care and Performance’ by engaging, consulting and working collaboratively with the school community to provide a learning environment that is positive and underpinned by a strong set of values. We continue to work with the local community to develop a vision to shape the direction of our school and reflect the uniqueness and diversity of our students. Successful applicants will be part of a team that builds a school culture that challenges, invigorates and extends young minds. Oakwood PS opened for Pre Primary and Kindergarten students in 2018 and extended from Kindergarten to Year 6 in 2019 in purpose built, modern facilities. The school services the suburbs of Meadow Springs, Madora Bay and San Remo and is an Independent Public School. The school has a strong sense of community engagement and aims to provide a dynamic learning environment that is positive, inclusive and underpinned by strong values.
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:
- 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 requirements 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 Oakwood Primary School can be found by visiting www.oakwoodps.wa.edu.au or Schools Online
Additional information about Independent Public Schools is also available here.
For further job related information:
Please contact William Davis, Principal by telephoning (08) 9586 7600 or emailing William.Davis@education.wa.edu.au
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 maximum four (4) page statement addressing the Work Related Requirements, in context of the role and business needs of the school
- A CV of up to six (6) 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.
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; and
- obtain or hold a current Working with Children Check.
Employees will be required to:
- complete the Department’s induction program within three months of commencement;
- complete any training specific to this role required by Departmental policy; and
- 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 Wednesday, 4 December 2019
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE
PROFORMA, FAXED, HAND DELIVERED, POSTED, EMAILED AND LATE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED.