Casual opportunities available: COVID-19 principal support

Exciting opportunities exist to support schools in responding to COVID-19.

Supporting our schools to manage the impact of COVID-19 is a priority for the department.  The department is seeking individuals who are willing to work with schools to provide short-term support throughout 2022. 

Schools may elect to use this support to assist with education contact identification and notification, including engaging with the regional COVID-19 management team and any local public health unit. School leaders may also delegate other key BAU tasks while principals lead to manage the COVID-19 response.

The ideal candidate would have a strong understanding of school operations and leadership, communication and engagement skills, be flexible in working with school leadership to support schools that have been impacted by COVID-19. Retired principals are encouraged to apply.

Successful individuals will be employed in the education support class structure as ES2-6 and will not be employed to undertake any teaching duties or take the place of a principal at the school. 

Further information about casual employment in the Teaching Service. Successful individuals must hold a valid Working with Children Check prior to the commencement of employment.

Selection Criteria

  1. School leadership and operational knowledge: Understand responsibilities of school leadership, including in challenging circumstances
  2. Engagement: Build and maintain strong relationships with principals and the regional COVID management team
  3. Resilience: Remains calm and control under pressure
  4. Flexibility:  Accepts changed priorities without undue discomfort and is adaptable

Register your interest and availability

Please submit your CV and complete a maximum two-page response to the selection criteria. 

Apply now for the COVID-19 Principal Support role (job code: R00605).

Further information on how to apply through the Job Opportunity pool and how to access Recruitment Online.