School Officer

$59,189 - $63,931 yearly
  • Western Australia Government - Education
  • Albany WA, Australia
  • 31 May, 2021
Full time - Permanent Administrative and other Support Services

Job Description

Student Support Services - Statewide Services
School Of Special Education Needs: Behaviour and Engagement (Great Southern Engagement Centre - Albany)
School Officer
Pool Ref SS/SS676596
Level 2, $59,189 - $63,931 per annum (DOE (SSO) CA 2019)
Advertised Vacancy Number SS/SS676596
Appointment Pool

The School of Special Educational Needs: Behaviour and Engagement (SSEN :BE) Great Southern Engagement Centre – Albany is seeking to establish a pool of dedicated and enthusiastic School Officers for appointments to permanent and fixed term, full-time and part-time vacancies which may arise during the 2021 school year and up to the end of Term 2, 2022. Appointments can be made from the pool at any time for commencements within the 2021 school year, up to the end of Term 2, 2022.

The School Officer will provide site based assistance to the Manager Corporate Services by administering financial resources, assisting with month-end procedures and collating figures for financial planning and budgeting. You will also operate databases, records and management information systems, including timetabling and create and prepare materials for the engagement centre.

The suitable applicants will have previous experience in providing administrative support with the ability to use a range of software packages, particularly databases, spreadsheets and word processing. The successful applicant will have good interpersonal skills, with a strong focus on customer service and the ability to work both unsupervised and within a team environment.

Occasional travel, including overnight stays in Perth is involved as part of this position. Applicants will need to hold and maintain a current WA drivers licence.

The SSEN: BE provides educational support and services to schools for students with extreme, complex and challenging behaviours across a K -12 context. A continuum of consultative support with schools for students is delivered through 13 engagement centres and the Midland Learning Academy. The services of the engagement centres and the Academy are coordinated through SSEN: BE which provides the administrative structure that oversees and manages these services as a State-wide model of support for schools, teachers and students. The services complement other teams working in networks, regions and schools, supporting a greater number of students across the state.

To be suitable for this role, you will need to demonstrate the following work related requirements (selection criteria):

  • Experience in providing effective administrative support with the ability to organise and prioritise tasks effectively.
  • Experience in financial processes and procedures, including the handling of debtors, creditors, reconciliations, and /or preparing financial returns.
  • Ability in using computers and a range of application software packages, particularly databases, spreadsheets and word processing.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills and experience in the application of customer service principles and practices.
  • Good interpersonal skills and ability to work unsupervised and in a team environment.

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 School Of Special Education Needs: Behaviour and Engagement can be found by visiting or Schools Online.

For further job related information:

Please contact Wendy Radaich, Business Support Officer, by telephoning (08) 9402 6465 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 two (2) to five (5) page statement addressing the Work Related 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 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:

  • obtain a current Department of Education Criminal Record Clearance 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 any training specific to this role required by Departmental policy
  • complete the Department’s training in Accountable and Ethical Decision-Making within six months of appointment.
  • provide evidence of eligibility to work in Australia for the term of the vacancy

The Department applies a four (4) day breach period to this selection process.

Applications must be submitted before 4.30pm (WST) on Monday, 14 June 2021




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applicant resource - information for applicants mar2020.pdf
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WORK TYPE: Permanent - Part Time, Permanent - Full Time, Fixed Term - Full Time, Fixed Term - Part Time
FTE: 0.1-1.0
CLOSING DATE: 2021-06-14 4:30 PM


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School Type


Job Closing Date

14 Jun, 2021