Attendance, Administration and Sub School Officer

Attendance, Administration and Sub School Officer

15 Feb
Victorian Government

15 Feb

Victorian Government


Melbourne VIC

Reference: 1186397

Location Profile

Elisabeth Murdoch College is a coeducational secondary college, 7-12, located in the south eastern suburb of Langwarrin with a current student population of 1800. The College is positioned as the first choice for local families. An enrolment zone is in place.

We are entering a new strategic planning cycle (2020-2023), our three key priority areas are Literacy, Student Engagement in Learning and Community Engagement. The college has an instructional model that guides teaching and learning for staff and students. The model provides flexibility to incorporate current department initiatives.

Elisabeth Murdoch College, Langwarrin Primary School, Lang Park Primary School,

Woodlands Primary School have partnered to create the THRIVE positive education network. Together we are using best practice teaching and the science of positive psychology to help every member of our school community to THRIVE.

The college adapts evidence based strategies to support student’s social and emotional learning. We offer a learning environment where all students can achieve their best and be positioned for a positive pathway. Pride, building constructive relationships, challenging learning and community contribution are the core values that guide our work. We set high expectations for all students in all aspects of school life.

We provide a vast curriculum that caters for the interests and abilities of a diverse range of learning styles and pathways including:

- The Murdoch Program (academic focus),

- Leaders in Sports Program (academic, leadership and sport focus),

- The Collective (performing arts focus),

- Agriculture & Horticulture Program,

- Extensive VCE and VET offerings,

- School Based Apprenticeships with an extensive year 10-12 VCAL program,

- Many additional opportunities to be involved in further educational experiences ie. Sport, academic, performing arts and community partnerships are also available,

- Multiple national and international opportunities, e.g. Italian sister school, Nepal community project, Yarrabah Project (Northern Queensland), Central Australia tour and Tasmanian study tour,

- Strong community links with the iCAN challenge and the Royal Children’s hospital, White Ribbon day walk and our resident Chief Happiness Officer, Sonny, our college Therapy Dog.

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 and possess the technical knowledge and expertise relevant to the position.

SC4 Demonstrated capacity to provide advice and support to management in respect to the work area.

SC5 Demonstrated commitment to professional learning and growth for both self and others.

SC6 Demonstrated understanding and knowledge of the Child Safe Standards


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.


- Prepare attendance reports to Leadership

- Communicate with families of absent students

- Liaise with staff to ensure timely and accurate attendance records

- Support student late comers and early leavers

- Receipting of monies from students

- Assist middle subschool leaders in the production of documentation

Experience required in:–

- Compass

- Cases 21

- Microsoft programmes

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 values diversity and is committed to workforce diversity and equal opportunity in schools and all education workplaces. 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

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

Other Information

The successful applicant will require a valid Employee Working with Children Check

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Job type:

Full time / 10/03/2020 - 03/01/2021

Job classification:

Ed Support Level 1-Range 2


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