Job posted: 24/06/2022
Applications close: 10/07/2022 (Midnight)
11 days remaining

11 days remaining

Job Description

Location: North East Region | Rutherglen

Job type: Part time / From 18/07/2022

Organisation: Schools (Government)

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Administration/Secretarial

Reference: 1285217

Reference: 1285217

Occupation: Administration/Secretarial

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: North East Region | Rutherglen

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.


[Attendance requirement for this position]

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.


Reception Duties 1-1




Customer Service

  • Welcome visitors, answer questions, provide directions, direct calls or take messages relaying them to their destination without delay, and perform assigned tasks in a timely manner 
  • Assist students and teaching staff as required
  • Work with the Administration team to ensure reception duties are covered and the reception is always manned
  • Perform administration and keyboard duties as required
  • Responsible for collection and distribution of mail
  • Assist attendance officer with student attendance
  • Operate a variety of standard office machines, including a personal computer and a variety of computer software, phone and photocopy machine


Administration Support

  • Provide general secretarial and administrative duties as required, including word processing, data entry, photocopying, binding and filing
  • Ability to work autonomously and within a team environment
  • Assist the First Aid Officer as required (undertake first aid training if not qualified)


 Other duties as required


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

Vaccination Requirement

A person is not eligible for employment in the Teaching Service unless that person meets the vaccination requirements on commencement in the position.

Location Profile

Rutherglen High School is situated in Northeast Victoria servicing the townships of Chiltern, Rutherglen, Springhurst and Wahgunyah and the surrounding farming communities. The February enrolment in 2022 was 297, equally split between males and females. Approximately 59% of students travel by bus and a small but increasing percentage of students live over the border in NSW.

The school provides a challenging and balanced comprehensive curriculum with flexibility to meet the needs of each student. All students are able to participate in an environment which values and respects their achievements. Students are expected to display a commitment to improvement of skills and knowledge, develop self-discipline and initiative and respect themselves, each other, the staff and their environment.

Rutherglen High School employs 2 Principal class officers, 28 teaching staff as well as several Instrumental Music Teachers and 12 Educational Support staff with a number of these being employed on a part-time basis.

Students in Years 7 and 8 study a core curriculum based on the Victorian Curriculum. This involves courses of study in the Arts, English, French, Mathematics, Health & Physical Education, Science, Humanities and Technology.  Year 9 students are able to select from a range of electives and also participate in the Future Makers program as well as experiential learning through school and community based projects. In Years 10 – 12 student can select from a range of VCE units as well as Vocational Education and Training (VET), Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL) and School Based Apprenticeships & Traineeships (SBATS).  An Applied Learning program operates at Year 10 for students with a vocational pathway in mind.

The school provides a wide range of extracurricular and enrichment programs including: excursions, inter school sport, debating, public speaking, annual musical production, instrumental music, VCE workshops and lunchtime activities. The school also operates a variety of year level camps based around a specific theme or skill set.  These activities foster the qualities of leadership, initiative, independence, self-confidence, self-esteem, problem solving, decision making, resilience, team work and social skills.

The school is located on 13.95 hectares of land and provides an attractive and stimulating environment for students and community use. There are excellent outdoor sporting facilities on site including the Rutherglen High School Community Centre. The school is close to all other sporting facilities in the town, including the Shire swimming pool, and enjoys close cooperation from all sporting bodies. Students in the school have an outstanding record in interschool sport.

School Council is committed to continually upgrading the buildings and grounds. A particular emphasis is placed on upgrading resources to keep abreast with changing technology. A very successful BYOD program operates with over 90% of students participating. In 2012 $1.6 million was expended through the Trade Training Centre program to upgrade the food, wood and metal facilities and support teaching of VET subjects. The $1.6 million STEM centre was completed in October 2018. It features teaching spaces which can be quickly re-configured to support a variety of group sizes and teaching and learning approaches.

There is a very effective welfare and student management policy in place, supported by year level co-ordinators and a Student Welfare Co-ordinator. The school also has the services of a School Nurse and a doctor through the Doctors in Schools initiative. A Careers Advisor is available to help students make appropriate choices in school and beyond. School Captains, House Captains and the Student Representative Council foster student participation and responsibility.

Parental involvement is welcomed and high value is placed on the home school partnership. The school encourages and enjoys strong links with the community.  Rutherglen High School is a vital and active educational institution. It provides a caring, orderly, and disciplined environment in which learning can flourish and be enjoyed.




Job type:

Part time / From 18/07/2022

Job classification:

Not provided


Philip Rogers | 0407 001 058