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Administration / Reception

Schools (Government) | Posted 14-10-2021

Melbourne VIC (Administrative)


Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Eastern Metropolitan

Job type: Part time / From 18/11/2021 - 29/12/2021

Organisation: Schools (Government)

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Administration/Secretarial

Reference: 1245629

Selection Criteria

SC1 Capacity to undertake routine support tasks across a range of functions in one or more work areas within a school environment.

SC2 Demonstrated capacity to communicate effectively with members of the school community including students and the capacity to provide support and/or attendant care to students where necessary.

SC3 Demonstrated proficiency in the use of office systems, software or technical equipment as relevant to the position.

SC4 Capacity to work cooperatively with a range of people including teachers, education support, students and parents.

SC5 A commitment to professional learning and growth.

Role


Undertakes routine tasks that are usually carried out under close supervision and direction. Work that carries some degree of independence will generally involve a limited number of tasks performed on a regular basis where priorities are clear, procedures are well established and direction is readily available.

Work has little scope for deviation. Problems can usually be solved by reference to well documented procedures and instructions and clearly established practices. Deviation from established procedures will require reference to others for guidance and direction. Assistance is readily available when problems arise. An experienced employee at range 1 will exercise limited judgement within clearly defined guidelines and well established practices that relate specifically to the tasks performed.

Does not carry responsibility for the work of others. More experienced employees will provide basic guidance and advice to others relating to tasks within the work area.

An education support class position supports the educational services being provided to students, but must not include duties of teaching as defined in clause 2.6.1 of the Education and Training Reform Act 2006 (Vic) or its successor. Supervision of students cannot be required except where it is an integral part of the employee's position or involves supervision of students individually or in small groups, in controlled circumstances, where the responsibility for students remains clearly with a teacher.

Qualification requirements do not operate at range 1. Certification requirements may be required to legally perform specific tasks - e.g. driver's licence, first aid, safe food handling.

Responsibilities

  • Undertake clerical and keyboard duties in support of the school administration function.
  • Provide document preparation support.
  • Maintain, enter and retrieve data from the schools computer system.
  • Perform reception duties, including the screening of visitors to the school, and arrange interviews as required.
  • Prepare straightforward correspondence according to school procedures (e.g. sending out form letters).
  • Prepare inventories, requisitions and uncomplicated documents.
  • Maintain and update basic written records.
  • Obtain basic data or factual information from given sources, e.g. books, reports, manuals, catalogues, tables, forms, etc.
  • Check for simple inaccuracies in forms and correspondence such as spelling, punctuation and spacing.
  • Make less complex routine entries in records, e.g. stock movement; file movement, accounts, leave.
  • Make appointments and maintain diary records.
  • Select and use equipment in accordance with school procedures and manufacturer's instructions.
  • Receive enrolment documentation and record data.

Who May Apply

Individuals with the aptitude, experience and/or qualifications to fulfill the specific requirements of the position.

EEO AND OHS Commitment

The Department of Education and Training is committed to the principles of equal opportunity, and diversity and inclusion for all. We value diversity and inclusion in all forms – gender, religion, ethnicity, LGBTIQ+, disability and neurodiversity. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for roles within the Department. The Department recognises that the provision of family friendly, supportive, safe and harassment free workplaces is essential to high performance and promotes flexible work, diversity and safety across all schools and Department workplaces.

Child Safe Standards

Victorian government schools are child safe environments. Our schools actively promote the safety and wellbeing of all students, and all school staff are committed to protecting students from abuse or harm in the school environment, in accordance with their legal obligations including child safe standards. All schools have a Child Safety Code of Conduct consistent with the Department’s exemplar available at http://www.education.vic.gov.au/about/programs/health/protect/Pages/childsafestandards.aspx

DET Values

The Department’s employees commit to upholding DET’s Values: Responsiveness, Integrity, Impartiality, Accountability, Respect, Leadership and Human Rights. DET’s Values complement each school’s own values and underpin the behaviours the community expects of Victorian public sector employees, including those who work in Victorian Government Schools. Information on the DET values is available at http://www.education.vic.gov.au/hrweb/workm/Pages/Public-Sector-Values.aspx

Conditions of Employment

  • All staff employed by the Department and schools have access to a broad range of employment conditions and working arrangements.
  • Appointment of successful applicants will be made subject to a satisfactory pre-employment conditions check.
  • A probationary period may apply during the first year of employment and induction and support programs provided.
  • Detailed information on all terms and conditions of employment is available on the Department's Human Resources website at http://www.education.vic.gov.au/hrweb/Pages/default.aspx

Location Profile

Ruskin Park Primary School is an outer suburban school with an increasing student population. In 2022 we expect an enrolment of approximately 450 students. The school is situated two kilometres east of central Croydon in a well-established, leafy, residential area.

Our Vision follows the belief that ‘every student at Ruskin Park can develop their natural curiosity and imagination through new and engaging approaches to teaching and learning. The encouragement of a positive attitude within a friendly community of learners will promote success today, tomorrow and into the future’. Our values are: Building Friendships, Creativity, Honesty and Respect.

Ruskin Park Primary School integrates an inquiry-based approach to learning coupled with the explicit teaching of skills as outlined in the Victorian Curriculum. Specialist programs include Visual Arts, Physical Education, Japanese (LOTE) and Music.

Students from all levels have the opportunity to participate in a wide variety of extracurricular activities. Our Junior and Senior Choirs are well supported with both groups performing at many events across the year. Our sporting teams also experience success with Ruskin Park winning a number of district sporting competitions. Garden club and our student voice are also popular.

Ruskin Park has an active and supportive parent community. School Council and the Family and Friends Network contribute greatly to many of our programs. The school also strives to strengthen partnerships and engagement of all groups within the school community, such as - Croydon Rotary Club and the Croydon RSL.