Please be aware that as of 11:00am on Monday, 5 December 2022, the closing date has been extended.
Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/SS787965
This is a nine (9) month fixed term, part-time 0.2 FTE position commencing Term 1, 2023
Yanchep Secondary College (SC) are seeking to appoint a dedicated and hard-working Laboratory Technician to a fixed term, part time position commencing Term 1 2023.
Duties will include preparing chemicals, equipment, and materials, designing and constructing teaching aids and collecting and caring for living organisms for study purposes. The position will involve general housekeeping of chemicals, equipment (including repairs and maintenance) and the successful applicant will require a solid understanding of compliance and legislative requirements for chemical, physical and biological laboratory practices.
Our focus is our students and to ensure that our school, staff, and community work together to prepare our young people to be active and productive adults, who engage meaningfully with their local community, are prepared for the challenges of working in the 21st century and help to make Yanchep a great place to live. This will be achieved through a student-centred approach in the teaching and learning, a comprehensive range of student support services, and a focus on students engaging within the local school community.
The Laboratory Technician provides assistance to the Head of Learning Area and teaching staff to support the Science Department.
The Laboratory Technician provides advice on suitable experiments, and/or demonstrations to support teaching and curriculum outcomes for science classes. The successful applicant should have initiative, good interpersonal skills, excellent verbal, and written communication skills, as well as exceptional organisational skills.
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 (selection criteria):
- 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 (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 Yanchep Secondary College can be found by visiting yanchepsc.wa.edu.au or Schools Online.
Additional information about Independent Public Schools is also available here
For further job related information:
Please contact Carolyn Butler, Manager Corporate Services, by telephoning (08) 9562 8000 or emailing Carolyn.Butler2@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 (selection criteria), in context of the role and business needs of the school
- A CV of up to three (3) 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:
- 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 Aboriginal Cultural Appreciation course.
- provide evidence of eligibility to work in Australia for the term of the vacancy.
- 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 Monday, 12 December 2022
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE
PROFORMA, FAXED, HAND DELIVERED, POSTED, EMAILED AND LATE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED.