School Officer

$59,189 - $63,931 yearly
  • Western Australia Government - Education
  • Nedlands WA 6009, Australia
  • 06 Apr, 2021

Job Description

Department of Education
Student Support Services - Statewide Services
School Of Special Education Needs: Medical And Mental Health
School Officer
Level 2, $59,189 - $63,931 per annum (DOE (SSO) CA 2019)
Advertised Vacancy Number: SS/SS675684

This is a permanent part-time (0.6FTE) position commencing Term 2, 2021


The School of Special Education Need: Medical and Mental Health (SSEN:MMH) is seeking an enthusiastic and professional School Officer to join their corporate services team.

SSEN:MMH provides quality educational services to students whose physical or mental health presents difficulties in accessing their usual educational program. We have staff who work across the state responding to diverse student needs within a holistic framework of family, students' enrolled schools (both government and non-government), community support systems and the health community.

The school’s corporate services team is dynamic and highly experienced. The team collaborates to ensure excellent financial and human resource management of the school and effective administrative support for school operations. The majority of staff are located at Perth Children’s Hospital (PCH) and parking in this location is only available by application in limited circumstances.

The successful candidate will work proficiently in a fast-paced environment and demonstrate excellent communication and interpersonal skills, attention to detail and the ability to meet deadlines. Experience working within Department of Education corporate policies, procedures and processes is desirable, including a sound understanding of school purchasing. The successful candidate will be required to establish and maintain productive working relationships with key internal and external stakeholders.

This selection process will initially be used to fill the above vacancy. Applicants assessed as suitable during this selection process may be considered for other similar vacancies that occur throughout our school for up to 12 months following this initial appointment. This includes circumstances where this position becomes subsequently vacant should the successful applicant decline or vacate the advertised position.

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: Medical and Mental Health can be found by visiting or Schools Online.

For further job related information
Please contact Caleb Jones, Principal, by telephoning (08) 6456 0383, mobile 0404 732 203 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 three (3) page statement addressing the Work Related Requirements (selection criteria), in context of the role and business needs of the school
  • A CV of up to two (2) pages outlining your relevant employment history and professional learning summary relevant to this position
  • The contact details for two (2) work related referees (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; and
  • 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, 19 April 2021




  • applicant resource - information for applicants mar2020.pdf
  • information - applying for positions in public schools nov20.pdf
  • published jdf - generic - school officer - schools - min l2 - mar 2019.pdf

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WORK TYPE: Permanent - Part Time
FTE: 0.6
LOCATION: Nedlands
CLOSING DATE: 2021-04-19 4:30 PM