Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/SS862546
This is a permanent part-time (0.48FTE) position commencing Term 1, 2024
Newton Moore Senior High School (SHS) are seeking an organised and motivated Laboratory Technician to join their friendly team.
About the role
As a Science Specialist School, the Laboratory Technician at Newton Moore SHS plays an important role.
We are seeking a highly motivated, proactive and collaborative Laboratory Technician to join our team in delivering an extraordinary science program. As the successful applicant you will be engaged under the Public Service Award and generally be required to work School Vacation periods. You will ideally be self-motivated, have initiative and the ability to work unsupervised.
You will be responsible for preparing chemicals, equipment and materials, designing and constructing teaching aids and collecting and caring for living organisms, including assisting in maintaining an Aquaculture and Environmental Centre and an Engineering Laboratory. You will ideally have excellent organisational skills, which will ensure the preparation areas and laboratories are safe and productive learning environments for staff and students, and equipment is well maintained.
The successful applicant should have the ability to care, be invested in the school and the community and be reflective of themselves and their practice. Additionally, you will ideally have strong communication skills and the ability to work collaboratively with others to assist with the efficient operation of the Science Department.
Applicants are strongly encouraged to address the context of the school, including our school priorities in their application.
About our school
Newton Moore SHS provides students from Year 7 to 12 with a personalised, globally aware educational experience. The school, at the heart of South Bunbury, has a strong sense of community and celebrates the strengths of students through a variety of innovative programs.
We have strong academic rigour yet at the same time we have wrap-around support where every child is catered for as an individual. Our results indicate that we value add. We understand that the basis for improving student learning outcomes is high quality teaching and learning.
Our students live the vision: 'Achieving Today, for Tomorrow'. We have strong links with a range of partners within the education community, parents, government and non-government agencies, industries and other local schools. We share our knowledge and work with these groups to improve student outcomes. At our school, we ensure that we have stimulating and innovative educational programs. We have an unwavering commitment to thoroughly prepare our students for their future.
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We have a strong commitment to offering innovative and best practice educational programs. The school delivers two Department of Education Approved Specialist Academic Programs: Science Horizons and Engineering. Newton Moore SHS is also a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) for Certificate II courses in Aquaculture and Workplace Skills and provides enrichment through the following programs:
- Moore Academy of Sport and Health (MASH)
- Follow the Dream
- Clontarf Football Academy
- Stars Foundation
- CALM Cadets
Newton Moore SHS has a strong focus on building staff capacity through Classroom Management Support (CMS) and Instructional Strategies in Education (ISE). We have multiple Conference Accredited Trained (CAT) teachers who support teachers to engaging in high level reflection.
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):
- 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 (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 Newton Moore Senior High School can be found by visiting newtonmooreshs.wa.edu.au or Schools Online
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For further job related information
You are encouraged to contact Kym Holroyd, Human Resource Officer for further information about this employment opportunity, including information about living and working in South Bunbury by telephoning (08) 9722 2463 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
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 statement addressing the Work Related Requirements (selection criteria), in context of the role and business needs of the school
- A CV 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, 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;
- 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.
The Department applies a four (4) day breach period to this selection process.
Applications must be submitted before 4.30pm (WST) on Monday, 4 December 2023
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE
PROFORMA, FAXED, HAND DELIVERED, POSTED, EMAILED AND LATE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED.