What is an Administrative Assistant?

Administrative Assistants provide secretarial support necessary to ensure delivery of Perth District Health Unit programs and administrative services.

What do you need to do to become an Administrative Assistant?

Administrative Assistants need a secondary school diploma with training in business and commercial subjects. They also require:

  • Knowledge of Windows and Microsoft Office software
  • Experience with database software applications

In what program areas do Administrative Assistants work?

Administrative Assistants are the first point of contact for many Health Unit programs and services. They also work closely with directors, managers and program personnel to, among other things:

  • Maintain client databases
  • Schedule clinic appointments
  • Process payments
  • Complete graphic design work and help to maintain our website and social media

What is the best part about being an Administrative Assistant at the Perth District Health Unit?

Working with a variety of people and providing the support needed to help the Health Unit run smoothly.

What is the most challenging part?

Managing time and coping with the pressure to meet various staff needs.

Thinking about becoming an Administrative Assistant?

You need to be personable, organized, honest, discrete, and professional, and have good communication skills.