School Officer - Administration, Indigenous Support

$28 - $29 yearly
  • Townsville Catholic Education Office
  • Ryan Catholic College, Canterbury Road, Kirwan QLD, Australia
  • 07 Oct, 2021
Part time - Permanent Administrative and other Support Services

Job Description

Position: School Officer – Administration, Indigenous Support
Commencing Date: 
Term 1, 2022

Term Time, Fixed Term Contract
Hours: 30 hours a week
Salary Range: 
$28.19 - $28.86 per hour pending experience
Closing Date: Sunday, 24 October 2021

Ryan Catholic College, Kirwan was established in 1979 and has as its foundational story the well-known "Journey to Emmaus" from the Gospel of Luke. The theme of "journey" is one that is embraced by the college and is a fine metaphor for portraying the growth that all people experience in developing their spirituality, intellect, physical and social capabilities and wisdom.
Although the college is relatively young, it has an enviable reputation for providing an education which results in graduates who are well rounded young people. Academic excellence is sought and achieved, yet there is a broad education provided so that all who seek our values find a suitable pathway to attaining their goals.

Townsville Catholic Education provides a supportive, flexible working environment where care for the individual is an important part of our ethos.  We employ motivated people who want to work together to produce excellent outcomes for our students. Our staff are recognised as being central to achieving our mission. 

About the role

Ryan Catholic College, Kirwan is seeking an experienced and dedicated Administration Assistant - Indigenous Education. This role is a Term Time, Fixed Term position completing 30 hours a week. This position will commence in Term 1 2022 (17 January, 2022) and conclude at the end of the 2022 Teaching Year.

The position of School Officer – Administration, Indigenous Support works in collaboration with the Indigenous education team to support the effective coordination of indigenous student welfare activities and needs. As an initial point of contact, it is integral, the School Officer – Administration, Indigenous Support presents a professional image and creates a welcoming, warm and positive impression whether via phone, email or in person.

The role holder will be required to work as part of a team undertaking a broad range of administrative tasks that support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students at Ryan Catholic College.

Key Accountabilities

The School Officer – Administration, Indigenous Support will represent Ryan Catholic College in a professional, warm, friendly and efficient manner. Duties include:

  • Provide administration support that meets the day to day requirements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students at the college including:
    • Assist in the coordination and implementation of Indigenous programs, activities and events
    • Coordinate dissemination of information to staff and students
    • Production of documents – letters, registers, spreadsheets
    • Assist in the production of internal and external documents
    • Sort, prepare and file documents as required
    • Assist with banking and receipting of items
    • Liaise proactively with staff, students, family and community
  • Support the delivery of operational tasks associated with reception and administration including:
    • Mail management and distribution
    • Responding to incoming telephone and email enquiries
    • Dealing professionally with and directing enquiries of parents , visitors and contractors
    • Data entry to support registers and record management
  • Provide support in parent/student reception and the Uniform Shop when required
  • Assist with financial and banking duties as requested
  • Support collegiate learning and development by embracing new ideas and sharing experience and learning
  • Any other duties as reasonable requested to support the functionality of Ryan Catholic College

About you


  • Demonstrated capacity to organise and prioritise a range of tasks and set priorities to meet deadlines in a busy environment
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Proven ability in providing accurate and informative assistance to staff, students and parents confidently
  • An in-depth knowledge of local community and key contacts to support school and community partnerships
  • Knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture and an ability to communicate with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students


  • Ability to adapt to changing circumstances and embrace new ideas
  • Highly developed computer literacy with the ability to operate a variety of platforms
  • Organisational planning and coordination skills including the ability to manage demanding or competing deadlines
  • The ability to proactively seek opportunities to extend ones professional scope of practice and learning
  • Highly developed literacy and numeracy skills


  • Enthusiastic and energetic with a proactive attitude
  • Confident, well-presented and engaging with a personal warmth that engenders mutual respect with staff, parents and visitors
  • Flexible and responsive to the needs of the school community and driven to achieve the best outcomes
  • Willingness to learn and develop in a supported environment
  • Motivated with a “can do’ attitude

For more information, please refer to the Position Description.

What we offer

  • Competitive Salary Range: $28.19 - $28.86 per hour pending experience
  • Annual Leave with 17.5% leave loading
  • Access to salary packaging options to maximise employee benefits and salary 
  • Modern facilities, equipment and resources
  • Access to additional Employer Superannuation Contributions
  • Access to long service leave after 7 years of continuous service
  • 14 Weeks’ paid parental leave
  • Deferred Salary Scheme
  • Access to corporate health schemes
  • Induction processes and professional learning programs
  • Access to Employee Assistance Program
  • Leadership development opportunities
  • Wellbeing programs and initiatives

How to apply

  • Complete the application form
  • Upload a cover letter addressing the skills, attributes and experience to support the key accountabilities of the role identified in the position description
  • Upload a current resume including contact details (phone and email) of at least two professional referees

Applications during the shortlisting phase will be kept confidential. 

Applications close 5pm Sunday, 24 October 2021.

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Job Closing Date

24 Oct, 2021