School support staff

School support staff

As the State’s largest employer, we offer many career opportunities in more than 800 public schools.

All staff make a vital contribution to our schools and the education of students.

When you work in a public school you’ll enjoy the personal rewards of making a difference to students’ lives as well as the benefits of flexible working conditions.

There are a wide variety of positions available including in the areas of support for student learning, program delivery, administrative functions, facilities maintenance and technical expertise. Many of these roles vary depending on the complexity of duties and the size of schools.

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Administrative support roles in schools
  • Managers corporate services

Manage the day-to-day financial and human resource aspects of school operations and may manage non teaching staff. The role also assists the principal in ensuring that the school meets its strategic, operational and financial objectives.

  • School officers

Provide general clerical and administrative services to support the operations of schools.  Some schools have human resource officers and/or finance and administration officers that perform specialised roles.

  • Library officers

Maintain the resources and environment of school resource centres to support the learning outcomes of students.

Student and teacher support roles

A variety of roles exist in schools to support student learning and teachers.

  • Aboriginal and Islander education officers (AIEO)

Assist and support Aboriginal students; act as liaison between communities and schools and assist teachers in encouraging supportive and inclusive learning environments.

Under Section 50(d) of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984, these roles are filled by Aboriginal people.

  • Education assistants

Support the teaching and learning of students by helping teachers.

Some education assistants work with students who have specific learning requirements or operate in specific learning environments, for example education support centres.

  • Student support officers

Work in secondary schools to assist with administrative processes that ensure responsive and effective student services, often linked with school attendance strategies and student support programs.

Further opportunities in our schools:
  • home economics assistants
  • laboratory technicians
  • facilities support roles
  • cleaners
  • gardeners/handy people
  • cooks
  • technical support roles.

There are many great job opportunities in education.

There are many great job opportunities in education.

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