General Admin Assistant - Park Ridge Primary School

  • Victoria State Government - Education and Training
  • Rowville VIC 3178, Australia
  • 13 Sep, 2021

Job Description

Job ID: 1239221
Location: Park Ridge Primary School
Department: Park Ridge Primary School
Role Type: General Admin
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Ongoing/Fixed Term: Fixed Term
Classification: Ed Support Level 1-Range 2
Apply By: 09/26/2021

Other Information
Begin Date: 01/28/2022
End Date: 01/27/2023
Hours: 38.00
Contact Name: Dale Blythman
Phone: 97528555
School Website:

Location Profile

Park Ridge Primary School is located in the North-Eastern Victoria Region, Outer Eastern Melbourne Area. The school is situated on a 3.6-hectare site on the south-eastern border of the City of Knox, within the suburb of Rowville.

The School currently has an enrolment of 580 students, with 13 percent classified as EAL (English as an Additional Language), 13 percent receiving Equity Funding and 1 percent from ATSI (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) backgrounds. The population of our school reflects a Student Family Occupation and Education (SFOE) index of 0.3154.

The school facilities include 18 permanent and 10 portable classrooms, an art room, gymnasium, library, science room and music room. The school’s multi-purpose centre is used during school hours for assemblies, incursions and specialist classes and houses an accredited out of school hours care program. The school grounds include surfaced playing areas as well as large grassed areas and three playgrounds for student recreational and sporting activities.

The 2021 school staffing profile comprised of 37 teachers including a Principal and an Assistant Principal. Educational Support Staff members included four administration staff, and eleven integration aides.

The school curriculum reflected the Victorian Curriculum framework, with specialist programs in Music, Art, Physical Education and LOTE (Indonesian) across the school. An Intervention program is provided across the school with parent volunteers providing additional support in all year levels.

School Mission

Park Ridge Primary School is committed to providing high quality education and preparing young people to become active, engaged and responsible citizens of the local and global community. The school aims to prepare students to contend with a very dynamic 21st century in which creativity, cooperative work, connectedness to the world and adaptability are key features.

School Vision

The Park Ridge Primary School vision describes the aspirations of our school community. Our school vision is:

Preparing our students to develop the knowledge and skills that will help them become life-long learners who are successful and happy individuals that participate fully in and contribute to our community and the world around us.

School Values

The Park Ridge Primary School values represent the guiding principles and beliefs of our school community. Our school values are:

Respect - accept, value and appreciate others and our differences and treat others the way you would like to be treated

Resilience - being able to control your emotions, overcome challenges and believe in your ability to achieve

Positivity - developing a growth mindset, being grateful and putting your best effort into everything you do

Integrity - always do the right thing, own your mistakes, be honest and make good choices

High Expectations - encouraging and supporting all members of our school community to strive for excellence

Strategic Plan

The School Strategic Plan and Annual Implementation Plan are located on the School Website and can be accessed via the Resources tab at

Selection Criteria

SC1 Demonstrated experience and skills in coordinating a specific education support function.

SC2 Demonstrated capacity to supervise the work of other support staff and to develop procedures and guidelines relating to the work area.

SC3 Demonstrated high level oral and written communication skills.

SC4 Possess the technical knowledge and expertise relevant to the position.

SC5 Demonstrated capacity to provide advice and support to management in respect to the work area.

SC6 Demonstrated commitment to professional learning and growth for both self and others.


Performs and/or supervises tasks that are carried out in accordance with guidelines, accepted practice and school policy. This may include the supervision and coordination of other education support class staff within the work area or educational program. Supervision and coordination would be limited to ensuring routine tasks are performed to required standards. Input into identifying training needs and development of education support class staff within the work area or educational program becomes an important feature at range 2.

Specialised support to achieve specific outcomes is a feature of range 2. Typically this will involve accountability for a single function, (e.g. ensuring data is properly maintained) or the operation of a work area (e.g. managing the day to day operation of a school office) under the direction of the principal or another senior manager.

Provides support to teachers and students that is beyond the routine support provided at education support class Level 1, range 1. Within an educational program assists teachers with the coordination of the support function, such as directing/organising the work of other support staff or providing a specialist support role.

Undertakes medical intervention support tasks or other specialised student/teacher support roles that require specific training that must be updated from time to time. The role is for a specific purpose for which there will be direct accountability as opposed to support roles that are carried out by a range of staff performing routine tasks under direction.

Performs technical tasks that require a sound knowledge of basic technical and/or scientific principles that are used to develop and adapt work methods and make judgements where there are clear guidelines and limited options. Routine technical support in libraries, science and information technology laboratories would be typical examples.

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.


  • Coordinate the delivery of administrative services within the school.
  • In consultation with the principal, determine and manage work priorities within the school office.
  • Develop and implement strategies to ensure effective administration procedures.
  • Maintain school's records system, including computerised student, staff and school records.
  • Coordinate the implementation of requisitioning, purchasing and issuing procedures.
  • Manage client reception.
  • Liaise with school staff in regard to support requirements.
  • Coordinate staff timetabling.

Who May Apply

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