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School Officer

Diocese of Townsville Catholic EducationHyde Park

Position: School Officer - Assisting Student Learning (Food and Textiles)
Commencing Date: 
Term 1, 2022

Term Time, Permanent
Salary Range: $29.81 - $31.07 per hour pending experience

Closing Date: Tuesday, 4 January 2022

St Margaret Mary's College, Hyde Park is a Townsville Girls Catholic College, founded in 1963 by the Sisters of the Good Samaritan.  The college accepts enrolments from girls in Years 7 to 12, and offers a wide variety of subjects and vocational programs. The college is also noted for its many extracurricular activities, its commitment to students with special needs and its variety of service opportunities for students.

Townsville Catholic Education provides a supportive, flexible working environment where care for the individual is an important part of our ethos.  We employ motivated people who want to work together to produce excellent outcomes for our students. Our staff are recognised as being central to achieving our mission. 

About the role

St Margaret Mary's College, Hyde Park is seeking an experienced and dedicated School Officer - Assisting Student Learning (Food and Textiles) to commence in Term 1, 2022. This is a Term Time, Permanent position.

The role of School Officer – Assisting Student Learning (Food & Textiles) is to contribute to the provision of a quality educational service by providing efficient and high quality support to teachers and students with the preparation and/or enhancement of learning materials for the efficient running of teaching at St Margaret Mary’s College.

The School Officer – Assisting Student Learning (Food & Textiles) provides varied administrative and supports the Technology and Design teachers in preparation for practical and theoretical classes.

It is a requirement of this role that you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Please note proof of vaccination (MyGov Medicare Vaccination Certificate or Medical Certificate) will be required as a pre-commencement document.

Key Accountabilities

The School Officer – Assisting Student Learning (Food & Textiles) typical duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Be aware of the subject teacher’s expectations of the students in the class and work with the teacher, actively participating in learning activities and encouraging students where appropriate
  • Assist the teaching team with classroom resources, including preparing, purchasing and maintaining resources in accordance with College guidelines & procedures
  • Develop professional relationships with staff and students based on trust and respect which reflects a positive growth mindset
  • Respond to all students in the classroom in a warm & encouraging manner, build collaborative relationships with students and respond to individual learning needs as required
  • Role model behaviour in line with the College’s mission
  • Maintain clean, hygienic and safe learning environments for staff and students
  • Have knowledge of Student Protection: undergo course and maintain currency
  • Have knowledge of St Margaret Mary’s College policies & procedures
  • Participate in meetings as required
  • Proactively seek opportunities to extend own professional learning via internal & external training and participate in annual performance appraisals
  • Administrative tasks as required to support the functionality of the school.

About you


  • Demonstrated knowledge of food safety handling guidelines
  • Demonstrated understanding of, and/or interest in, the key social and developmental issues impacting secondary school age students
  • Experience in the use and maintenance of equipment located in both the Food and Textiles Technology learning environments
  • Demonstrated ability to adapt to changing circumstances and embrace and contribute to new approaches
  • Experience in a school/educational setting interacting with students and staff.


  • Excellent organisational, planning and coordination skills including the ability to manage deadlines and maintain registers
  • Ability to develop and sustain productive working relationships with members of the Food & Textiles Department
  • Developed interpersonal skills, including ability to work collaboratively with all members of the College community including members of the public and parents.
  • Developed written, verbal, visual and non-verbal communication skills to ensure positive engagement with staff, students and parents
  • Discretion and an ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Ability to display respect and empathy for all students
  • Ability to complete tasks with limited supervision and/or independently


  • Enthusiastic, energetic, flexible with a pro-active attitude
  • Confident, articulate and engaging with a personal warmth that engenders mutual respect with students, staff and parents
  • Flexible and responsive to the needs of the school community and driven to achieve the best outcomes
  • Highly motivated with a “can do’ attitude.

What we offer

  • Competitive Salary Range: $29.81 - $31.07 per hour pending experience
  • Annual Leave with 17.5% leave loading
  • Access to salary packaging options to maximise employee benefits and salary 
  • Modern facilities, equipment and resources
  • Access to additional Employer Superannuation Contributions
  • Access to long service leave after 7 years of continuous service
  • 14 Weeks’ paid parental leave
  • Deferred Salary Scheme
  • Access to corporate health schemes
  • Induction processes and professional learning programs
  • Access to Employee Assistance Program
  • Leadership development opportunities
  • Wellbeing programs and initiatives

How to apply

  • Complete the application form
  • Upload a cover letter addressing the skills, attributes and experience to support the key accountabilities of the role identified in the position description
  • Upload a current resume including contact details (phone and email) of at least two professional referees

For more information, please refer to the Position Description.

Applications during the shortlisting phase will be kept confidential. 

Applications close 5pm Tuesday, 4 January 2022.

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Diocese of Townsville Catholic Education
Townsville Catholic Education Office2 Gardenia AvenueKirwanQueensland4814Australia
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