Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/SS749618
This is a six (6) month fixed term, part-time (0.4FTE) position commencing Term 3, 2022 with possible twelve (12) month extension and/or permanency
Have you got what it takes to make a difference to students?
Jurien Bay District High School (DHS) is seeking to appoint a dedicated and highly organised Laboratory Technician to provide general assistance, under the direction of the Science Teacher.
The Laboratory Technician will prepare class resources for Science lessons by setting up and dismantling scientific equipment, preparing and handling solutions and chemicals, disposing of toxic substances, and assisting in the maintenance of scientific equipment, materials and specimens.
The Laboratory Technician will carry out general housekeeping in the science laboratory and preparation room, accompany staff and students on Science excursions and assist with co-curricular activities. You will label, maintain and store chemicals, equipment and resources and dispose of chemical, physical and biological laboratory materials.
Jurien Bay is located on the pristine Turquoise Coast, 190 kilometres north of Joondalup and 200 kilometres south of Geraldton. Jurien Bay DHS is an Independent Public School and is part of the Turquoise Coast Alliance along with Cervantes PS and Leeman PS. The school has modern facilities set in well-maintained grounds and offers a quality educational program from Kindergarten to Year 12. Two bus routes provide a service for students living in rural areas and along the Turquoise Coast.
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 Jurien Bay District High School can be found by visiting www.jdhs.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 Debbie Linch, Manager Corporate Services, for further information about this employment opportunity, including information about living and working in Jurien Bay, by telephoning (08) 9688 6100 or emailing Debbie.Linch@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 three (3) 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 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.
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; and
- Complete the Department’s Aboriginal Cultural Appreciation course.
Applicants are advised of the recently announced mandatory vaccination policy for various occupations and workforces in WA. Employees working in, or attending school sites are required to be vaccinated in accordance with the policy. More information can be found at Mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy for WA workforces (www.wa.gov.au)
The Department applies a four (4) day breach period to this selection process.
Applications must be submitted before 4:30pm (WST) on Thursday, 26 May 2022.
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE
PROFORMA, FAXED, HAND DELIVERED, POSTED, EMAILED AND LATE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED.