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School services officers (SSOs)

A school services officer (SSO) provides administration and classroom support within South Australian government schools and preschools.

SSOs can work school terms (42 weeks) or may be employed for the full year (52 weeks).

Any available positions will be advertised on the DECD Jobs board

SSO duties can be divided broadly into the following 5 categories.

Administration officer

The administration officer is responsible for front office reception and administrative duties, including libraries.

Classroom support officer

The classroom support officer provides curriculum support for teaching staff by:

  • contributing to the planning and delivery of curriculum with participating teachers
  • delivering curriculum to children in small groups or to individuals under the direction of the teacher or director
  • performing administrative duties and records management
  • organising and preparing materials and resources for activities, and organising activities within the safety guidelines under the direction of the teacher
  • discussing program implementation and evaluation with the teacher
  • helping organise special events and children's work displays.

Finance officer

The finance officer provides accounting and administrative services for the site.

Laboratory Officer

The laboratory officer provides a range of laboratory and science faculty support.

Computer systems manager

The computer systems manager is accountable for the operational effectiveness and efficiency of the site's computer information systems.

Appointment details and definitions

Appointment details

Full time/part time appointment with leave conditions – working 48/52 weeks per year. Entitled to paid sick leave, recreation leave and special leave, long service leave and payment for public holidays not worked.

Part time 'school term' employment with 16% loading – working term time only. Entitled to paid sick leave, and long service leave.

Casual appointment with 25% loading – working term time only. Not entitled to any paid leave except special leave at the discretion of the employer and long service leave.

Employment conditions

School services officers are appointed under Section 101B of the Education Act, 1972.

Salary and conditions of employment are contained in the:

People and Culture operations

Phone: 8226 1356
Email: decd.recruitment [at] sa.gov.au