Advertised Vacancy Number: SS/SS603292
This is a nine (9) month fixed term, part-time 0.8FTE position with possible extension and/or permanency, commencing Term 1, 2020
Northam Senior High School (SHS) is seeking a dedicated and enthusiastic Laboratory Technician to join their friendly team. This position is part-time 0.8FTE over five days and the working day commences at 8am and concludes at 2:30pm, including break times.
The Laboratory Technician will provide support to teaching staff in the area of routine chemical and equipment preparation and construction of simple apparatus for science classes whilst ordering supplies, equipment and managing stock levels. The successful applicant will perform basic repairs and maintenance on the equipment whilst constructing teaching aids as required.
Northam SHS has recently developed a new vision: A Community United. We work together to build honest, positive and connected relationships to ensure that students contribute to their current and future communities. The four values of Northam SHS are Courage, Connection, Collaboration and Communication. The staff have developed agreed behaviours to ensure our vision becomes a reality and as such, it is desirable for the successful applicant to demonstrate how their past experience will support the vision.
Northam SHS opened in 1921 and is one of the oldest Senior High Schools in Western Australia. Northam SHS draws its student population from Northam and surrounding communities. There is a focus on providing ATAR, General and VET pathways for students in the school, matching their educational goals. The school has a significant portion of students from challenging backgrounds and has a Clontarf Academy, Wirrpanda Girls Program, Follow The Dream and an Engagement Program to support the opportunities for students.
This selection process will initially be used to fill the above vacancy. Applicants assessed as suitable during this selection process may be considered for other similar vacancies that occur throughout our school for up to 12 months following this initial appointment. This includes circumstances where this position becomes subsequently vacant should the successful applicant decline or vacate the advertised position.
To be suitable for this role, you will need to demonstrate the following work related requirements:
- Experience working within a science laboratory, including knowledge of laboratory techniques and relevant safety and legislative requirements.
- Knowledge of science subjects relevant to the curriculum taught in secondary schools and the ability to design and construct experiments and equipment to support curriculum requirements.
- Good written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills.
- Organisational and time management skills and ability to work independently.
- Well-developed keyboarding and computer skills including a working knowledge of databases, spreadsheets and word processing.
Applications will be assessed against these work related requirements of the position. The business needs of the school may also be considered. It is therefore recommended that you consider all information contained in the advertisement and any other related information before applying for the vacancy.
The Department is an equal opportunity employer and encourages people with disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and persons from culturally diverse backgrounds to apply.
Further information about Northam Senior High School can be found by visiting www.NorthamSHS.wa.edu.au or Schools Online
For further job related information:
You are encouraged to contact Marie-Francoise Carroll, Manager Corporate Services, for further information about this employment opportunity, including information about living and working in Northam, by telephoning (08) 9621 0000 or emailing Marie-Francoise.Carroll@education.wa.edu.au.
All applications are submitted online. Select “Apply for Job”, at either the top or bottom of this screen and follow the instructions on your screen.
Your application should include:
- A two (2) page statement addressing the Work Related Requirements, in context of the role and business needs of the school
- A CV of up to two (2) pages outlining your employment history and professional learning summary relevant to this position
- The contact details for two (2) work related referees (one being your current line manager)
It is recommended you have these documents completed and ready to attach before selecting “Apply for Job”.
You are asked to complete an online application form and attach your documentation, please allow enough time to complete this process as applications cannot be accepted after the closing date and time.
After you have submitted your application online, you will receive an email confirming lodgement. If you do not receive a confirmation email, please telephone (08) 9264 4127.
If you are having difficulty submitting your online application, please telephone (08) 9264 8666 for assistance.
Eligibility and training requirements
Employees will be required to:
- provide evidence of eligibility to work in Australia for the term of the vacancy;
- hold a Certificate lll in Laboratory Skills or equivalent qualification or experience;
- obtain a current Department of Education Criminal Record Clearance prior to commencement of employment;
- obtain or hold a current Working with Children Check;
- complete the Department’s induction program within three months of commencement;
- complete any training specific to this role required by Departmental policy; and
- complete the Department’s training in Accountable and Ethical Decision-Making within six months of appointment.
The Department applies a four (4) day breach period to this selection process.
Applications must be submitted before 4.30pm (WST) on Friday, 13 December 2019
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE
PROFORMA, FAXED, HAND DELIVERED, POSTED, EMAILED AND LATE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED.