Gardener / Handyman (Ed Support Level 1-Range 2)

Job posted: 14/05/2024
Applications close: 27/05/2024 (Midnight)
5 days remaining

5 days remaining

Job Description

Location: North West Region | Echuca

Job type: Part time / From 01/07/2024 - 20/12/2024

Organisation: Schools (Government)

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Facilities Management

Reference: 1415524

Reference: 1415524

Occupation: Facilities Management

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: North West Region | Echuca

Selection Criteria

SC1    Demonstrated experience and skills in coordinating a specific education support function.

SC2    Demonstrated capacity to supervise the work of other support staff and to develop procedures and guidelines relating to the work area.

SC3    Demonstrated high level oral and written communication skills.

SC4    Possess the technical knowledge and expertise relevant to the position.

SC5    Demonstrated capacity to provide advice and support to management in respect to the work area.

SC6    Demonstrated commitment to professional learning and growth for both self and others.


There is no attendance requirement during school vacation periods for this position.

Performs and/or supervises tasks that are carried out in accordance with guidelines, accepted practice and school policy.  This may include the supervision and coordination of other education support class staff within the work area or educational program.  Supervision and coordination would be limited to ensuring routine tasks are performed to required standards.  Input into identifying training needs and development of education support class staff within the work area or educational program becomes an important feature at range 2.

Specialised support to achieve specific outcomes is a feature of range 2.  Typically this will involve accountability for a single function, (e.g. ensuring data is properly maintained) or the operation of a work area (e.g. managing the day to day operation of a school office) under the direction of the principal or another senior manager.

Provides support to teachers and students that is beyond the routine support provided at education support class Level 1, range 1.  Within an educational program assists teachers with the coordination of the support function, such as directing/organising the work of other support staff or providing a specialist support role. 

Undertakes medical intervention support tasks or other specialised student/teacher support roles that require specific training that must be updated from time to time.  The role is for a specific purpose for which there will be direct accountability as opposed to support roles that are carried out by a range of staff performing routine tasks under direction.

Performs technical tasks that require a sound knowledge of basic technical and/or scientific principles that are used to develop and adapt work methods and make judgements where there are clear guidelines and limited options.  Routine technical support in libraries, science and information technology laboratories would be typical examples.

An education support class position supports the educational services being provided to students, but must not include duties of teaching as defined in clause 2.6.1 of the Education and Training Reform Act 2006 (Vic) or its successor.  Supervision of students cannot be required except where it is an integral part of the employee's position or involves supervision of students individually or in small groups, in controlled circumstances, where the responsibility for students remains clearly with a teacher.


  • Manage the use and maintenance of equipment within a work area.
  • Ensure security is maintained within a work area.
  • Evaluate and select equipment and materials and make recommendations to senior management.
  • Develop procedures relating to the use and maintenance of equipment and material

Who May Apply

Individuals with the aptitude, experience and/or qualifications to fulfill the specific requirements of the position.

EEO AND OHS Commitment

The Department of Education and Training is committed to the principles of equal opportunity, and diversity and inclusion for all. We value diversity and inclusion in all forms – gender, religion, ethnicity, LGBTIQ+, disability and neurodiversity. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for roles within the Department.  The Department recognises that the provision of family friendly, supportive, safe and harassment free workplaces is essential to high performance and promotes flexible work, diversity and safety across all schools and Department workplaces.

Child Safe Standards

Victorian government schools are child safe environments. Our schools actively promote the safety and wellbeing of all students, and all school staff are committed to protecting students from abuse or harm in the school environment, in accordance with their legal obligations including child safe standards. All schools have a Child Safety Code of Conduct consistent with the Department’s exemplar available at http://www.education.vic.gov.au/about/programs/health/protect/Pages/childsafestandards.aspx

DE Values

The Department’s employees commit to upholding DET’s Values: Responsiveness, Integrity, Impartiality, Accountability, Respect, Leadership and Human Rights. DET’s Values complement each school’s own values and underpin the behaviours the community expects of Victorian public sector employees, including those who work in Victorian Government Schools. Information on the DET values is available at http://www.education.vic.gov.au/hrweb/workm/Pages/Public-Sector-Values.aspx

Other Information

Tasks may include, though not limited to:

  • Flexible work hours - may be outside of school hours
  • Spraying, whipper snipping, blowing debris, edging, weeding, mowing
  • Maintenance and handyman tasks as required. 
  • Liaison with Facilities Co-ordinator. 
  • Other tasks as required

Location Profile

Kyabram P-12 College is an exciting Prep -12 College which offers children a seamless journey from the start of their schooling experience to the completion of their secondary education be it in the VCE University Placement (UP) pathway or VCE Vocational Major (VM).

Kyabram P-12 College is a co-educational school located approximately 200 km north of Melbourne, in the rural township of Kyabram on the western edge of the Goulburn Valley, midway between Echuca and Shepparton.

Enrolment numbers have remained steady with 940 students enrolled in 2022 and 971 students for 2023.  Of these, we have six percent of students with English as an additional language and seven percent are Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander. Our Student Family Occupation (SFO) is 0.5732 and our Student Family Occupation and Education (SFOE) Index is 0.5032. We have approximately 90.20 EFT staff: 3.0 principal class, 73.0 teachers, and 24.1 education support staff.

Our dedicated teaching staff focus on the learning and wellbeing of every student.  The college aims to equip all students to approach their futures with spirit and confidence. We foster the partnership between students, parents/ carers, staff, and the broader community.  We teach and encourage every student to:

o    Be respected and respectful as an individual.

o    Be tolerant and nurture individual diversity.

o    Make the most of their opportunities to learn in an innovative, challenging, and inspiring education environment.

o    Demonstrate a high degree of personal responsibility and accountability.

Our positive relationships are important to the college with emphasis being placed on the college values of Respect, Responsibility, Resilience, Doing Your Best and Community.

We take great pride in delivering exciting, diverse, and innovative student programs, and have established a strong identity and tradition in fulfilling lifelong learning.  Subsequently, the college offers a wide range of subjects at VCE Vocational Major (VM) and has an established, multiple award-winning Applied Learning program. The college also offers students an extensive range of VET subjects which can be accessed from Year 10.

Our motto `Excellence through Opportunity' underpins our philosophy of providing every student with opportunities to demonstrate their talents. We have a strong student leadership program and extra curricula programs that develop student connectedness to the College. Our staff participates in regular professional learning to enable students to learn using modern teaching practices and sophisticated digital technologies to promote twenty-first century learning.

Gardener / Handyman (Ed Support Level 1-Range 2)

Job type:

Part time / From 01/07/2024 - 20/12/2024

Job classification:

Ed Support Level 1-Range 2


Marina Walsh | 58512100

Gardener / Handyman (Ed Support Level 1-Range 2)