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School Services Officers (SSOs) – about the role

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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).

Work as an SSO

Any available positions will be advertised on EduJobs

This reference guide for ancillary recruitment (PDF 226KB) provides helpful information on what to include in your resume, how to address a written statement and compiling your referees. 

There are also work opportunities for university students studying teaching.

SSO duties

SSO duties can be divided broadly into the following 6 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.

Resource Centre Officer

The Resource Centre Officer is responsible for the effective administrative, clerical and paraprofessional support services to the site’s resource centre (Library). The duties may include:

  • processing book and resource loans and returns
  • use of the resource centre’s IT system
  • manage audio visual equipment
  • filing and shelving

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 or 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 121 of the Education and Children's Services Act 2019.

Salary and conditions of employment are contained in the:

People and Culture

Phone: 8226 1356
Email: education.hr [at] sa.gov.au