Personal Assistant to the Deputy Principal & Head of Campus

About Cardijn College

Cardijn College is an R-12 co-educational Catholic school in the Marist tradition, deeply inspired by the method of College patron Joseph Cardijn with a foundation built on the three pillars of his teachings; to See, Judge and Act. Educating and inspiring students in the beautiful Southern Vales region of Adelaide since 1984, Cardijn has grown to encompass three schools, each with distinct offerings.

Cardijn College at Noarlunga Downs offers Years 7-12 and is renowned for academic excellence and a vibrant extra-curricular program. Cardijn College Marcellin at Christie Downs provides a wide variety of vocational education and training opportunities for students in Years 10 – 12 and beyond, with relationships that extend well into their careers. Cardijn College Galilee at Aldinga offers Reception to Year 8, expanding to include Year 9 in 2023.

With a current enrolment of 1850 students and over 250 staff, Cardijn College is an institution which strives to be a beacon of faith in the community, with students who have enormous influence and impact on both a local and global level.

About the role

The Personal Assistant will provide secretarial and administrative support to the Deputy Principal and Head of Campus, and will be required to exercise initiative and discretion, as well as maintaining confidentiality to the highest order. In this role, the Personal Assistant will demonstrate exceptional organisational and time management skills and possess an advanced level of competence in the use of computer packages, including the MS Office Suite of programmes, data entry and the generation of reports. The Personal Assistant is expected to establish and maintain positive working relationships with staff, the wider community, students, and their families. They will have highly developed relational skills and an outstanding ability to communicate effectively with all members of the College community.

Person Specification

The Personal Assistant will possess:

  • an understanding of and a capacity to support the Catholic ethos of the College.
  • the ability to provide a high level of administrative support.
  • an ability to work collaboratively and cooperatively with other members of College staff.
  • well-developed interpersonal and communication skills.
  • the ability to be resourceful, flexible, and self-motivated to work independently.
  • evidenced ability to adapt to a dynamic and busy work environment.
  • the ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality in relation to staff, students and families at the College.

Required Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

The Personal Assistant will possess:

  • experience in providing administration support.
  • Knowledge and experience in using Microsoft Office Suite.
  • evidenced ability to adapt and learn new systems and procedures.
  • high-level organisational and time management skills with the capacity to meet demanding deadlines.
  • exemplary spelling and grammatical skills and strong attention to detail.

In addition, applicant will need:

  • to be fully vaccinated with an ATAGI approved COVID-19 vaccination.
  • a Working with Children Check (WWCC) and complete Responding to Risk, Harm, Abuse and Neglect- Education and Care (RRHAN-EC).
  • First Aid, Basic Emergency Life Support certifications.

Employment Conditions and Benefits:

Cardijn College provides a supportive, inclusive and stimulating work environment, with access to outstanding facilities and resources to enable academic excellence. The employment terms and conditions are governed by the South Australian Catholic Schools Enterprise Agreement 2017.

  • The commencing salary for this position is $73,406 (full-time equivalent per annum) in accordance with the South Australian Catholic Schools Enterprise Agreement 2017.
  • Working hours are 37.5 hours per week for 45 weeks per year. Start and finish times will be negotiated, and ordinary working hours are to be worked between the hours of 8:00am and 6:00pm, in accordance with the South Australian Catholic Schools Enterprise Agreement 2017.

To Apply

For more information on how to apply and for a Job and Person Specification please see our College website.

Please submit your applications online
by 3:00pm, Monday 22 August, 2022.

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