Full Time Ongoing School Administrative Officer, Chatham High School

$35.58 hourly
  • NSW Department of Education
  • Chatham High School, Davis Street, Taree NSW, Australia
  • 16 Nov, 2021
Full time - Permanent Student Services Administrative and other Support Services

Job Description

Organisation / Entity: School Administrative and Support
Job category:

Schools | SASS

Job location:

Regional NSW

Job reference number: 00008M3O
Number of positions: 2
Total remuneration package: The hourly rate for this position is $35.58. The total salary package will include employer's contribution to superannuation and leave loading.
Contact: 6552 2588 - Robyn Armstrong
Closing date: 30/11/2021 - 04:00 PM
Principal network: Taree
Staffing area: Taree
School name: Chatham High School
FTE: 1.000


The 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 Role

A 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.


From 8 November 2021 all Department of Education employees undertaking relevant work, including any work conducted on a NSW school site, will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

The successful candidate for this position will be required to confirm full vaccination status prior to the Department of Education finalizing the appointment of the candidate and entry on duty.

Further information on the Department’s COVID-19 response is available at https://education.nsw.gov.au/covid-19.

Additional School Information (Optional)

Chatham High School is a large welcoming comprehensive rural high school which is committed to providing quality teaching and active learning in a supportive environment. The school develops responsible citizens with strong values and the essential skills to maximize their life outcomes and to meet the needs of all its students and strengthening connections with the community of Taree and surrounding areas.

With an enrolment of 520 students including a large support unit providing services for students with specific needs, approximately 40% of our student population are of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Island descent.

The school has a dedicated teaching, support, administrative and executive staff, noted for their caring attitude to all students, who can access a broad academic and vocational curriculum and participate in diverse cultural and sporting opportunities offered by the school to enhance student retention and attainment.

How to Apply

To apply for this role, please submit an application by clicking “Apply Online” below. You will need to attach a covering letter (max. 3 pages) and your resume (max. 5 pages), in either Word or PDF format, that demonstrates how your skills, knowledge and experience can contribute to the success of this role in accordance with the Selection Criteria as outlined in the Statement of Duties. It is a requirement that you include the name and contact details of two referees.

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 applicants submit their applications online on iworkfor.nsw.gov.au. No paper based, email based or late applications will be accepted.


Not Applicable

School Type


Job Closing Date

30 Nov, 2021