Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/SS857843
This is a permanent full-time position commencing Term 1, 2024
Kenwick School is seeking an energetic, hardworking and resourceful Gardener - Handyperson to join their friendly and dedicated team.
The Gardener - Handyperson will work as part of a team providing gardening, grounds and facility management to ensure a safe and clean school environment. You will be responsible for maintaining the presentation of the school grounds and gardens in an attractive, clean and tidy condition, and provide a suitable growing environment for both soft and hard landscaping, including turf management. The successful applicant will ideally perform minor repairs and maintenance as required, as well as other Gardener - Handyperson duties in accordance with the Department’s policies and guidelines.
Kenwick School is a government Level 4 Education Support School serving approximately 80 students. The school serves a large catchment area from Byford to Kenwick and from Roleystone to Thornlie.
The school purpose is to ensure that all Kenwick School students develop the knowledge, confidence and skills to achieve their potential and contribute to society. Students are aged from 4 to 18 years, from Kindergarten to Year 12, and have a diverse range of support needs and abilities. Students have mild/moderate to profound intellectual disabilities. Some students have severe and multiple disabilities while others have vision and hearing impairments.
The school has two ovals, three fenced playgrounds for different age groups and two toilets designed to meet the needs of students, including those with multiple physical handicaps. The school also has a basketball/volleyball court, a fenced garden for student gardening projects and an indoor heated swimming pool. Other school facilities include a student library, a teacher resource library, a physiotherapy treatment room/mini gym for use by students, a fully equipped kitchen for student cooking sessions, a laundry for home care skills, an indoor recreation room which is used for motor programs and school assemblies, a Multi-Sensory Environment Room for sensory activities and a nurses' office and treatment area.
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.
To be suitable for this role, you will need to demonstrate the following work related requirements (selection 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.
Further information about this position can be found in the attached job description form (JDF).
Please visit kenwickschool.wa.edu.au or Schools Online for more information about Kenwick School
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For job related information
Please contact Deborah Teakel, Manager Corporate Services by telephoning (08) 6216 4100 or emailing Deborah.Teakel@education.wa.edu.au
Our aim is to make it easy for you to apply!
Your application should include:
- A detailed CV outlining your work history and experience in the context of the role. Your CV should include two (2) work related referees, one being your current Line Manager and;
- A two (2) page cover letter addressing the Work Related Requirements, in the context of the role and business needs of the school
To submit your application:
- Click on the “Apply for Job” button located at either the top or bottom of this screen. You can then complete the online application form and attach your CV and any other supporting documents, or
- Email your completed application form and documents to Deborah.Teakel@education.wa.edu.au before the closing date and time.
Please allow enough time to complete this process as applications cannot be accepted after the closing date and time.
If you are having trouble submitting your online application, please contact the Recruitment team on (08) 9264 4127 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
- provide evidence of eligibility to work in Australia for the term of the vacancy;
- consent to a Nationally Coordinated Criminal History Check and obtain a current Screening Clearance Number issued by the Department of Education’s Screening Unit 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 the Department’s training in Accountable and Ethical Decision-Making within six months of appointment and every three years thereafter;
- complete the Department’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural awareness online course within 3 months of commencement;
- complete any training specific to this role required by Departmental policy.
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.
The Department applies a four (4) day breach period to this selection process.
Applications must be submitted before 4.30pm (WST) on Friday, 1 December 2023
ALL APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED BEFORE THE CLOSING DATE AND TIME.
APPLICATIONS THAT DO NOT COMPLY WITH THE APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS LISTED AND LATE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.