Administration Officer | Abacus Child Care and Education Centre

  • Inner South Canberra
  • First point of contact for families
  • Part Time, 6 month Contract
  • Do Good, Feel Good
About Communities@Work

Established and developed in Canberra, Communities@Work is a local organisation that understands local needs. With nearly 40 years of experience, we provide a wide range of services across the entire Australian Capital Territory and also serve clients in the Greater Capital Region.

As part of our many programs, Communities@Work provides quality early childhood education and care for children from birth to five years across 13 registered child care centres in the ACT. Our focus is to ensure each and every child feels valued, special and secure, and is given opportunities for reaching their full potential.

About the role

You will be the first point of contact for families attending Abacus Child Care and Education Centre. Located in the Treasury Building within the Parliamentary triangle this large 198 Children placement centre offers services to many Public Service families who work in the area. You will be required to communicate with families on a daily basis as well as administration duties for the management team of the centre. Your attention to detail and communication skills will see you do well in this role.

Duties and Responsibilities

Assist with the day-to-day operations of the Centre, by providing general administration duties, including:

  • Data entry
  • Telephone and reception services
  • Responding to internal and external enquiries and providing information to staff, clients and visitors
  • Ensure that stationary supplies and orders are processed and maintained
  • General filing requirements
  • Promote a positive and helpful service for clients and staff
  • Maintaining confidentiality and respect of privacy.

Selection Criteria


  • Maintain current ‘Working with Vulnerable People’ registration

  • Demonstrated organisational and administrative skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work with flexibly and with limited supervision
  • Demonstrated capacity to prioritise tasks and work to deadlines
  • Good computer skills, including email, Microsoft Word and Excel


  • Qualifications relevant to the position
  • Some experience working within Early Education and Care


  • An opportunity to ‘Do Good’ by working for a social enterprise that delivers quality community services
  • Access to employee child care discounts
  • A range of healthy lifestyle programs and healthy activity reimbursement allowance
  • Be part of a team that values excellence, continuous improvement and innovation
  • Salary packaging options available.

How to Apply

Click APPLY or contact Michelle Napier (02) 6293 6545 for a confidential discussion.

Communities@Work encourages Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, young people, mature-aged workers, people with disabilities and people from culturally diverse backgrounds to apply for its roles.

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