Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/SS640041
Do you like being part of a team?
Caversham Valley Primary School (PS) is seeking to establish a pool of Gardener - Handyperson for appointments to permanent and fixed term, full-time and part-time vacancies which may arise during the 2020 school year and up to the end of Term 4, 2021. Appointments can be made from the pool at any time for commencements within the 2020 school year, up to the end of Term 4, 2021.
Suitable applicants will have a passion for the outdoors and enjoy working to provide a suitable growing environment for both soft and hard landscaping, including turf management. You will be responsible for maintaining and presenting our school grounds in a clean tidy and welcoming condition. We are looking for team players to work collaboratively with all staff as part of a whole school community. As part of the role you will be required to carry out minor repairs and maintenance as requested as well as other Gardener – Handyperson duties in accordance with the Departments policies and guidelines.
The foundation staff will work closely with the leadership team to drive the direction of the school from the establishment and build a connected community to foster a culture of high performance and high care for all students. They will support positive relationships with students, staff, families and external agencies.
Our school is located 15km from the centre of Perth in the growing suburb of Caversham, near the Swan Valley, surrounded by rapidly developing housing estates with many young families. Our school community includes families of different backgrounds and cultures, many from overseas where English is not always the first language or dialect spoken at home.
This brand new school opened in 2020 for Kindergarten to Year 6 students, with our campus consisting of Administration, four teaching blocks, undercover assembly area, large library, excellent sporting facilities, and well maintained grounds providing a pleasant and inviting environment. Our teaching and learning environments will reflect a positive and innovative approach to maximising learning opportunities for students.
Further information about this position can be found in the attached job description form (JDF).
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.
For further information about Caversham Valley Primary School please visit cavershamvalleyps.wa.edu.au or Schools Online.
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For further job related information:
Please contact Danielle Reimer, Manager Corporate Services, by telephoning (08) 9461 2700 or emailing email@example.com.
Our aim is to make it easy for you to apply!
Click on the “Apply for Job” button located at either the top or bottom of this screen. You can then complete the application questions and attach your documents.
You need to provide a detailed CV outlining your work history and experience in the context of the role. Your CV should include 2 work related referees, one being your current Line Manager.
You also need to provide a cover letter of no more than two (2) pages. Please address the selection criteria by providing an example that shows your ability, knowledge and application in relation to each criteria:
- Sound communication and interpersonal skills.
- Experience in maintaining grounds and gardens, including turf management.
- Experience in minor servicing of horticultural/gardening equipment and performing minor repairs and maintenance tasks.
- Knowledge of gardening methods and procedures, including the safe use and storage of gardening equipment, materials and chemicals.
If you do not have access to a computer, or require help using one, you can visit the school during office hours (Monday to Friday, between 8:30am and 3pm) to use a school computer, with technical support available from school-based staff. Please contact the school to arrange a suitable time. Support staff are not available to assist with the content for your application.
Applications cannot be accepted after the closing date and time.
If you are having trouble submitting your online application, please contact the Recruitment System Support team on (08) 9264 8666 for assistance.
Eligibility and training requirements
Employees will be required to:
- Complete introductory School Gardener training within 3 months of commencement in metropolitan areas or as soon as practicable for regional areas;
- Complete the Department’s induction program within three months of commencement;
- Complete any training specific to this role required by Departmental policy;
- 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 training in Accountable and Ethical Decision-Making within six months of appointment; and
- Provide evidence of eligibility to work in Australia for the term of the vacancy.
The Department applies a four (4) day breach period to this selection process.
Applications must be submitted before 4.30pm (WST) on Friday, 7 August 2020
PROFORMA, FAXED, HAND DELIVERED, POSTED, EMAILED AND LATE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED.