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Receptionist / Administration Assistant

Job Reference Number: PA2104

  • Large multi-campus Christian school
  • Pakenham location
  • Ongoing approx. 0.7 FTE over five days per week

We are currently seeking the services of a dedicated Receptionist / Administration Assistant to work at our Pakenham Campus. This is an exciting opportunity to work in a caring Christian environment and assist with all aspects of campus reception, as well as providing support for a range of general office administration tasks throughout the week. 

Chairo Christian School is a non-denominational Christian school with approximately 1,700 Kinder to Year 12 students attending five picturesque campuses in West and South Gippsland, the Latrobe Valley and the south eastern outskirts of Melbourne. 

Our mission is to provide excellence in Christ-centred education in partnership with families within a caring Christian community. In doing this, we aim to prepare students thoroughly for further study, careers, service and life in general.

Some key responsibilities for the Receptionist / Administration Assistant will include:

  • providing a godly example to students and fellow staff members through their practice, manner, relationships and general lifestyle;
  • professionally managing incoming telephone calls;
  • dealing with visitor, parent, student and staff member queries and requests; and
  • general administration duties to support everyday school office requirements.

Having obtained relevant experience in office administration, the successful candidate will also possess the following important characteristics:

  • Demonstrated commitment to the school’s Articles of Faith
  • Qualifications in office administration (desirable)
  • Level 2, anaphylaxis and asthma first aid qualifications (or willingness to obtain)
  • Friendly and professional demeanour
  • Excellent people and communication skills
  • High standard of computer literacy, including MS Word and Excel and keyboard skills
  • Attention to detail with high proof-reading skills and ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality.

The safety, wellbeing and inclusion of all our students is a high priority. As part of our recruitment process, Chairo undertakes rigorous reference and background checking including, Working with Children and Police Record checks. Before applying, applicants are requested to review Chairo’s Child Safety booklet.

Closing date: Friday 23 April

Please note that only online applications will be accepted.

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Working at Chairo

Jo, Pakenham Teacher Librarian

‘I enjoy working at Chairo because of the students. I’m challenged daily to set a godly example for them and to reflect about how and why I teach … and to always give my absolute best. I love working alongside committed and dedicated staff members who inspire me every day.’

Jo began working at Chairo in 1997 as a teacher’s assistant. Encouraged by the Principal to study education, Jo became a Chairo primary teacher in 2004 and taught at the Drouin and Drouin East campuses. Today, Jo works in the library at Pakenham and is ‘the most happily contented teacher librarian on the planet’.

Jo explained, ‘I’m passionate about exciting students about books and literature. I also oversee the running of the library; work with teachers on curriculum; order, shelve and critique books; supervise private study and distance education students; make displays; run competitions and oversee Book Week. I’m also studying to complete a Master’s degree’