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We are currently inviting applications for the role of HEALTH & PHYSICAL EDUCATION ASSISTANT

Our Lady of Mercy College Australind is a nurturing co-educational secondary College for students from Year 7 to Year 12.

Our Lady of Mercy College is a new and vibrant College, located in Australind which is locally referred to as an aquatic paradise. Surrounded by water with the Brunswick and Collie Rivers to the east and south and the Leschenault Estuary to the west, it's a great place for boating, sailing, windsurfing, fishing and raising a family. Just 11 kilometres north of Bunbury, you can reach Perth in one and a half hours along the Forrest Highway, making Australind an ideal sea change location.

The Catholic faith, in the Mercy tradition, is at the heart of the College. The guiding philosophy is centred in ‘Embracing Life, Nurturing Faith and Inspiring Learning’. We encourage our students to embrace all aspects of life, to nurture their spirituality and to let their natural curiosity inspire deep learning.

The College invites applications for the role of Health & Physical Education Assistant. This role will be a tenure contract position of two years from 1 January 2021 to 31 December 2022.


The Health & Physical Education Assistant provides administrative and general support to the Health and Physical Education Department. They assist with communication and the accurate and timely flow of information to students, parents and staff.


They are responsible for assisting the Head of Health & Physical Education and the Sport Coordinator with the smooth running of this busy department as well as assisting in the efficient coordination of annual and one-off sporting events. In addition, this role accompanies teachers on activities where ratio numbers require additional staff to comply with safety regulations eg. mountain biking, sea kayaking, snorkelling and body boarding.

We are looking for a highly organised, energetic individual, who has the ability to work in a variety of outdoor contexts. The successful applicant will be a highly effective communicator with excellent interpersonal skill and has the ability to engage with colleagues, students and parents.

This position commences mid-January 2021.


Essential Selection Criteria


The successful person will have;

  • A Catholic background or the ability to demonstrate empathy with the Catholic ethos of the College

  • Current First Aid Certificate

  • MR/HR Licence to drive the College bus

  • High level organisation and planning skills

  • Friendly, well presented and team orientated

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work as part of a team

  • Demonstrated ability to work autonomously with minimal supervision

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Physically able and capable of working in a variety of outdoor contexts

Desirable Selection Criteria

  • Demonstrated experience in an educational context

  • Bronze Medallion

  • Well-developed computer skills

  • In-depth knowledge of school administration systems such as Maze and SEQTA

Qualifications Required

  • Western Australia Department of Education National Coordinated Criminal History Check (NCCHC)

  • Working with Children Screen Check

  • Drivers Licence

  • Have completed, working towards, or be willing to work towards completing to CEWA Accreditation requirements. Additional information can be found here: CEWA Limited Accreditation Framework



Monday to Friday, 8.30am – 3.30pm (negotiable).
41 weeks per year, commencing in January 2021 and during school terms only.
Some afterhours work may be required from time to time.




$44,433 - $51,802 (Full time equivalent)
Award: Administrative and Technical Officers EBA


How to Apply


All applicants must complete an Application Form including the relevant attachments required to be considered for any position.

Applications are to be addressed to The Principal, Mr Rob Crothers and submitted via email to humanresources@olmca.wa.edu.au.

Download the Application Form here.


Closing Date


Applications must be submitted before 1.00pm (WST) on Monday 16 November 2020.

Please ensure that you allow sufficient time to submit your application, as late applications will not be accepted.


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