• DEBRA C
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Last/current workplace: CHIRNSIDE PARK PRIMARY SCHOOL
  • 62 years old from Bendigo, VIC

Introduction

I am applying for the position of 'Administration Officer' within a support services organisation. Office Administration is my area of expertise and I believe I am an organised person with strong communication skills. I have a youthful and energetic outlook on life and believe I have much more to offer with my caring and compassionate nature along with maturity and experience. I enjoy being part of a team and get along well with my peers.

Employment History

  • CHIRNSIDE PARK PRIMARY SCHOOL

    • Jan 2010 - Dec 2010
    2010 CHIRNSIDE PARK PRIMARY SCHOOL Early this year I started working at the Primary School working in a Prep class and was employed as an 'Integration Aide' to support two Autistic children and worked alongside other children in the class who needed extra literacy and numeracy assistance. I assisted the prep teacher by undertaking duties such as administration tasks (photocopying and written correspondence), making class resources, assisting students with reading and writing and helped to record student work samples (portfolios). Other duties included testing the word knowledge of students and overseeing the use of computer programs. I enjoy working with the children immensely. It is rewarding and provides a great opportunity to help each student reach their goals. I have now finished at the school due to my family and I relocating to Bendigo. After relocating to Bendigo in 2011 I was called on to do a number of short contracts at Girton Grammer as a Prep Assistant and Integration Aide.
  • TEEN CHALLENGE VIC INC

    • Jan 2007 - Jan 2008
    TEEN CHALLENGE VIC INC I was approached for this position and felt it would be a wonderful opportunity to work with some dedicated people working in a very worthwhile vocation, helping people with addictions and life issues. I was employed to work in the office, handling the administration area which included payroll, accounts receivable and payable, mailing and banking, superannuation and centrelink payments for the students using the Quickbooks program. It was my responsibility to buy personal items requested by the clients and within their budget. As Teen Challenge is located on a farm in Kyabram with students living on site I had the opportunity to interact with the clients and be a part of their everyday life in the program. I enjoyed it immensely and learned a lot about courage, compassion and strength to change your life in the face of hardship.
  • A. & J. HICKEY P/L

    • Jan 2004 - Jan 2006
    A. & J. HICKEY P/L In May 2004, I commenced employment as an office manager with A. & J. Hickey Pty Ltd, which is a Whitegoods Repair Service Centre, specializing in installation, maintenance & warranty repairs for all major white goods agencies & companies and TV aerial installations. My role with this firm involved preparation of accounts payable/receivable and invoicing, banking, filing, online payroll, superannuation, ledger bookkeeping & distributing email/faxes using the Quickbooks package. I am experienced in the use of Microsoft Office/software and general bookkeeping programs e.g. QuickBooks/MYOB. My other duties included front office customer service, reception work & phone enquiries. It was my responsibility to order spare parts and prioritise jobs & organize technicians for their daily duties. I also had to liaise between the customer and their Insurance Company for whitegoods repair claims. At times I had to deal with challenging customers and pride myself in remaining pleasant & courteous and showing empathy towards people. I left in Dec'05 due to my husbands job transfer to Echuca.
  • ST. PATRICKS SCHOOL

    • Jan 2000 - Jan 2003
    ST. PATRICKS SCHOOL I began part-time employment at St. Patrick's Primary School working in the Administration Office as an Admin Assistant in October 2000. I was trained in all aspects of administration and office work and have had the opportunity to refresh my clerical and computer skills. I was responsible for the typing and processing the weekly newsletter and assisted in answering phone enquiries, receipting, invoicing, banking, mailing and general office duties. While the Office Manager was on leave I was requested to work full time during her absence. The position was not renewed in 2003 due to lack of funding but I am grateful for having had the experience of working with teachers and staff at the school. Whilst working at the school in 2002 I was requested by the Principal to perform part time duties as an Integration Aide during the absence of staff. My past experience as a Personal Carer at 'Lawrence Street'
  • GATEWAYS SUPPORT SERVICE P/L

    • Jan 1998 - Jan 2001
    GATEWAYS SUPPORT SERVICE P/L
  • COSTIN PLUMBING Pty Ltd

    • Jan 1986 - Jan 1992
    COSTIN PLUMBING Pty Ltd In October of 1986 I began running the administration for our family business which entailed all aspects of running a company. I was responsible for paying wages and accounts, ordering materials, coordinating the priority of jobs and most importantly providing customer service in relation to advising customers as to the availability of our trade's people. We also provided plumbing maintenance to several government departments including schools, prisons and police stations etc, as well as private companies including Repco, the National and ANZ banks which in turn meant that I had to liaise with the personnel of those maintenance departments.
  • S.J.BACON PTY LTD

    • Jan 1980 - Dec 1986
    PTY LTD In June of 1980 I commenced employment at Pty Ltd, which was a book publishing company and an Australian distributor for international publishers. I was responsible for all computer data entry, invoicing, ordering, banking and accounts plus general office duties and the daily running of the computer department. When I took up this position I had limited knowledge of the company's computer system, but what I didn't know I took the initiative to find out. I was employed with this company for eight and a half years before leaving due to the birth of our first child.

Skills

  • Banking
  • General Office Duties
  • Microsoft Office
  • Data Entry
  • Accounts Payable and Receivable
  • Receptionist
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Accounting
  • MYOB

Education History

  • Grammar School in a variety of roles in the classroom

    • Ended Jan 2010
    transfer. In 2010 we relocated to Bendigo to live on a permanent basis. Our children are all living and working in Bendigo. Over the years I have undertaken many varied roles in Office administration and Customer service and I believe I am very competent. I have had experience in all aspects of Reception work and general office duties and I am proficient in the use of Quickbooks, MYOB, Excel, Outlook and Word programs. Whilst living in Bendigo I have been called upon to do casual work from time to time at Girton Grammar School in a variety of roles in the classroom, including Prep Assistant and administration work. I am currently seeking long term, part-time employment in Office Administration and I would love to be a part of the team. I pride myself in my easy going, compassionate and friendly nature and love meeting new people. I also work well with minimal supervision.