Admin Reception, General & Finance - Somerville Secondary College

  • Victoria State Government - Education and Training
  • Somerville VIC 3912, Australia
  • 16 Jun, 2022

Job Description

Job ID:  1283252
Location:  Somerville Secondary College
Department:  Somerville Secondary College
Role Type:  General Admin
Subjects/Duties:  View Subject/Duties
Full/Part Time:  Full-Time
Ongoing/Fixed Term:  Fixed Term
Classification:  Ed Support Level 1-Range 2
Apply By:  29/06/2022
Other Information:  
Begin Date:  18/07/2022
End Date:  16/07/2023
Hours:  38.00
Contact Name:  Sarah Burns
Phone:  03 5973 1005
School Website:


Somerville Secondary College is situated in the heart of the Mornington Peninsula in the township of Somerville, 55 km from Melbourne’s central business district.

Our local government area is the Shire of Mornington Peninsula. Somerville has close access to the Somerville railway station on the Stony Point Line, as well as a bus service to Frankston.

The college has students from Year 7-12, and with the township experiencing urban growth there is a focus on the school having a population of a maximum of 700 students in future years.

The college grounds and facilities are attractive and well maintained. The school is in an outstanding position within the community, a short walk to the train station and township shopping precinct and blends seamlessly into the local landscape.

Our college’s learning areas are open-planned, flexible and well resourced. There are several features such as the onsite state of the art Design Centre, the award-winning teaching and learning spaces, dedicated arts, science and technology spaces, and a high quality multipurpose outdoor recreation space.

The college is also the home of the Yumarrala Wetlands, which is a haven for wildlife and an asset which is shared by the college with the community

The college provides access to authentic learning experiences where students have access to a curriculum that is based on the Victorian Curriculum with specialist learning experiences across all curriculum areas.

The college offers the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) and the Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL) as well as VET in school certificates.

By providing a well-rounded education both inside and outside the classroom, our focus reaches beyond academic performance to your child’s personal development.

We recognise that a successful education is the result of teamwork between our teachers, students, and their parents and/or carers. In addition to teachers, your child is supported by Sub School Leaders as well as Student Wellbeing as well as an Inclusion Team.

At Somerville Secondary College we understand that quality teaching and learning only takes place in an environment based upon the development of positive relationships between teachers and students.

Our school is a friendly, safe, and vibrant learning community where students are at the centre of every decision we make and can explore a well-rounded education across a wide range of fields: academic, vocational, sporting, artistic and technological.

We believe in developing confident and capable individuals who can thrive in an ever-changing world no matter what pathway they may choose.

We work extensively to create an inclusive, safe social and physical environment that helps all our students learn and succeed.

An environment of challenge and support which allows our students to have an authentic voice in their education and develops their skills to achieve their best.

Alongside our educational pursuits, we take pride in supporting our students to always have high expectations of themselves and have strong values of integrity, respect and responsibility, while having an appreciation of the community around them.

We recognise the importance of a quality education that goes above and beyond what is standard. Creating an environment of high expectations and strong outcomes for your child’s development and future is what drives us too.

Regardless of ability, personality or background, it is our goal that every student is supported to fulfill their potential. We nurture, encourage and expect high achievement with students gaining ATARs in the 90’s, however we are also about recognising that students are individuals with differing abilities, interests and goals.

Our curriculum is demanding yet sufficiently flexible to allow for varying rates of development and learning.

Somerville Secondary College’s vision is “Together we use our voice to challenge and grow a confident community”.

Student Leadership and Voice is a very important part of the operation of Somerville Secondary College with many opportunities for students to take on leadership roles within the school.

The College Captains and Ambassadors take on high profile leadership roles in a number of areas of the school’s operation including being voting members of the School Board.

Somerville Secondary College is dedicated to providing a valuable education that aims for excellence through creating opportunity for every student in its community.

The program offered at the school is comprehensive including a strong academic curriculum that is balanced across the Key Learning Areas. We offer numerous curriculum programs including VCE, VCAL and also a Pastoral Care Program which incorporates Careers Education and Respectful Relationships.

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.


Full Time Mon - Fri

Knowledge of Compass and Cases21 systems is preferred

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.