Advertised Vacancy Number IPS/SS713699
Kinross College is seeking to establish a pool of Home Economics Assistants for appointments to permanent and fixed term, full-time and part-time vacancies which may arise during the 2022 school year. Appointments can be made from the pool at any time for commencements within the 2022 school year.
We are ideally seeking dedicated, experienced, and highly motivated individuals to fill the position of Home Economics Assistants. The focus of this very busy role is to support and assist the Home Economics teacher in delivering planned education programs and encouraging a supportive and inclusive learning environment.
Suitable applicants should have excellent communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to work in a very busy team environment. You should be able to work well under pressure using high standards of hygiene and food management. Suitable applicants should have a clear understanding of food and food preparation to assist the teacher in delivering planned educational programs. You should also have the ability to interact with empathy and professionalism within a diverse cultural community and with a range of outside agencies. Strong organisational skills and knowledge and understanding of computers and the Recipe Manager App for ordering and monitoring stock levels will be advantageous. Suitable applicants should have the capacity to transfer their knowledge and skills in undertaking the work related requirements to achieve the outcomes of this position.
Suitable applicants will work in an environment committed to whole school approaches, self-reflection, and continuous self-improvement. You will work autonomously and in teams to support the learning of students and to develop relations with students and their parents.
Key responsibilities will include preparation of foods for practical classes, assisting in practical lessons as required, ensuring student and teacher units are cleaned and sanitised at the end of every lesson, collating food orders and recipe files, and ensuring food, equipment and stationery is ordered online, or purchased at the shops. Other key responsibilities include support in Childcare classes, at school functions, in fashion and textiles classes with sewing machine use, and maintenance and in our beauty therapy program.
As a school community Kinross College strives to be the very best, providing a vibrant and exciting learning precinct and ensuring that every student is a successful student. Our school provides students with an array of opportunities to develop the skills, values and attitudes they need to embrace the future. All staff are committed to helping students reach their full potential through the development of a curriculum that caters for the needs of individuals as well as groups. Our behaviour management policy and the strategies we employ to teach, manage and engage students ensure the learning environment is safe, welcoming and suitably challenging.
Kinross College prides itself on its strong pastoral care ethos, commitment to our students' academic, social and emotional needs and outstanding facilities. Becoming an Independent Public School at the commencement of 2012 has provided the College with an exciting opportunity to more effectively use and manage their resources. The College is located in the City of Joondalup in close proximity to Kinross Primary School and has outstanding purpose built facilities including a new Student Services block, a second Food Technology centre, extensions to our Design & Technology woodwork and metalwork departments and upgrades to our Information Technology (IT) laboratories. As well as beautiful fully appointed classrooms, Kinross College has a performing arts centre which is used for school productions, a lecture theatre; a dedicated (STEM) Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics department, Sewing/Textiles and Beauty Therapy rooms and specialised music studios for our Specialist Music Programs. As well as core curriculum classrooms our facilities include design and technology studios, computer labs, undercover courts, alfresco area for students and an Information Access centre in which our well-resourced Library is located.
The College is technologically advanced with wireless connectivity over the whole site and data points for desktop computers. Offering a diverse range of challenging Elective subjects to the Year 8, 9 and 10 students, Kinross College encourages students to consider options such as Languages Other Than English (LOTE), a wide range of Physical Education, including aquatic sports, photography and multi-media and many other opportunities. Kinross College runs several Specialist Programs, including Kinross Education Acceleration (KEA) program; Specialist Music Program and Soccer and Basketball Programs. Our academically advanced students also compete in the World Scholars Cup which is an international academic competition that culminates its final stage at Yale University in United States. Our students have successfully participated in this academic completion for several years now, with a number of students reaching Yale level and travelling to USA to compete. The Police Rangers and World Challenge is also run through Kinross College and with their local, national and international tours and camping activities, these have proven to be popular pursuits. Kinross College also has a close network with Kinross Primary School and Mindarie Senior College.
To be suitable for this role, you will need to demonstrate the following work related requirements (selection criteria):
- Good oral and written communication skills, including the ability to interact with students, parents and teaching professionals.
- Good interpersonal skills, including the ability to work as part of a team.
- Good organisational skills that will assist in the delivery of effective education programs to students.
- Ability to assist with the general health and wellbeing of students.
Applications will be assessed against these work related requirements (selection criteria) 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 Kinross College can be found by visiting kinrosscollege.wa.edu.au or Schools Online
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For further job related information:
Please contact Heather Butler, Manager Corporate Services, by telephoning (08) 9233 6700 or emailing email@example.com
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 three (3) page statement addressing the Work Related Requirements (selection criteria), 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 who can attest to the claims made in your written application, preferably 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.
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; and
- Obtain or hold a current Working with Children Check.
Employees will be required to:
- 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 Thursday, 11 November 2021
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE
PROFORMA, FAXED, HAND DELIVERED, POSTED, EMAILED AND LATE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED.