Library and Administration Support Officer

$59,189 - $63,931 yearly
  • Western Australia Government - Education
  • Alkimos WA, Australia
  • 13 Sep, 2021
Part time - Permanent Library Services Administrative and other Support Services

Job Description

North Metropolitan Education Region
Shorehaven Primary School
Library and Administration Support Officer
Level 2, $59,189 - $63,931 per annum (DOE (SSO) CA 2019)
Advertised Vacancy Number: SS/SS703332

This is a permanent part-time (0.9FTE) position commencing Term 4, 2021

Shorehaven Primary School (PS), which will open in 2022, is seeking an enthusiastic and experienced librarian with a knowledge of front office systems to join us on our exciting journey.

Shorehaven PS is located in Alkimos and will service surrounding estates. It will open as a Level 5 school with the expectation of rapid student growth.

Initially, the successful applicant will be expected to help our Manager of Corporate Services with enrolments and front office duties as well as resource the school’s library.

When student numbers reach a level that enables the school to hire further staff, then the applicant will be asked to focus solely on the library.

We are seeking applicants who ideally possess strong communication, interpersonal and organisational skills, with an excellent customer service focus which will be used to develop and promote the school’s values, ethos and priorities across the community.

Applicants should be self-motivated with the ability to work independently using initiative, collaboratively as a part of a team and in conjunction with a diverse range of individuals and professionals, maintaining a calm and professional service whilst prioritising tasks and dealing with conflicting deadlines in a busy school/office environment.

As the administration support officer, knowledge of school systems such as Integris and resource registers would be preferable.

As the school’s foundation librarian, the successful applicant should have a clear vision as to how they will go about creating an environment that actively promotes and supports reading as a source of pleasure and information.

Our library should be a safe and welcoming space, full of fun and intrigue. Evidence of the knowledge and skills in the application which supports the applicant’s ability to create such a vision would be advantageous.

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):

  • Good verbal and written communication skills, including application of customer service principles and practices.
  • Good interpersonal skills and ability to work unsupervised and in a team environment.
  • Ability to use computers and a range of application software packages, particularly databases, spread sheets and word processing.
  • Experience in providing administrative support with the ability to organise and prioritise tasks effectively.

Applications will be assessed against these work related requirements (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 Shorehaven Primary School can be found by visiting Schools Online

For further job related information:

Please contact Julie Atkins, Manager Corporate Services, by telephoning (08) 9561 7380 or emailing

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 two (2) 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 Thursday, 23 September 2021




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WORK TYPE: Permanent - Part Time
FTE: 0.9
CLOSING DATE: 2021-09-23 4:30 PM


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Job Closing Date

23 Sep, 2021