Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/SS609870
This is a permanent part-time (0.3FTE) position commencing Term 2, 2020
Dongara District High School (DHS) is seeking a dedicated and high motivated individual to fill the position of Laboratory Technician.
The successful applicant will be highly motivated and possess the ability to work collaboratively as part of a team, as well as independently, to assist with the efficient operation of the Science Learning Area. You will be responsible for preparing chemicals, equipment and materials, designing and constructing teaching aids and collecting and caring for living organisms in compliance with chemical, physical and biological laboratory practices and legislative requirements. Ideally, you will organise preparation areas and classroom laboratories to ensure a safe learning environment for students and staff, and undertake general housekeeping of chemicals, equipment (including repairs and maintenance), ordering supplies/equipment and assisting with stock management tasks.
Dongara DHS is a Level 5 school in the Midwest Education Region. The school had a total school population in 2020 of 433 students in Kindergarten to Year 12. There are 35 teaching staff and 36 support staff. We are very proud of our academic programs and we have a very positive relationship with the wider community and a proactive P&C Association and School Board.
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:
- knowledge of general science to Year 12 level or equivalent knowledge or experience.
- organisational and time management skills and ability to work independently.
- good verbal, written and interpersonal communications skills.
- ability to use computers and a range of application software packages.
- knowledge of safe working practices, laboratory safety requirements and procedures and a willingness for further training related to safety.
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 Dongara District High School can be found by visiting www.dongaradhs.wa.edu.au or Schools Online
Additional information about Independent Public Schools is also available here.
For further job related information:
You are encouraged to contact Robyn Patten, Manager Corporate Services, for further information about this employment opportunity, including information about living and working in Dongara, by telephoning (08) 9927 0100 or emailing Robyn.Patten@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
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
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, 06 March 2020
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINEPROFORMA, FAXED, HAND DELIVERED, POSTED, EMAILED AND LATE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED.