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Grounds and Maintenance

Job posted: 09/05/2022
Applications close: 22/05/2022 (Midnight)
4 days remaining

4 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Northern Metropolitan

Job type: Part time / From 30/05/2022 - 20/12/2022

Organisation: Schools (Government)

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Facilities Management

Reference: 1276763

Reference: 1276763

Occupation: Facilities Management

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Northern Metropolitan

Selection Criteria

SC1    Capacity to undertake routine support tasks across a range of functions in one or more work areas within a school environment.

SC2    Demonstrated capacity to communicate effectively with members of the school community including students and the capacity to provide support and/or attendant care to students where necessary.

SC3    Demonstrated proficiency in the use of office systems, software or technical equipment as relevant to the position.

SC4    Capacity to work cooperatively with a range of people including teachers, education support, students and parents.

SC5    A commitment to professional learning and growth.

SC6    Demonstrated commitment to the schools’ values of collaboration, community, and respect.

 

Role

Undertakes routine tasks that are usually carried out under close direction from the principal assistant principal or business manager.  Work that carries some degree of independence will generally involve a limited number of tasks performed on a regular basis where priorities are clear, procedures are well established and direction is readily available.

Work has little scope for deviation. Problems can usually be solved by reference to well documented procedures and instructions and clearly established practices.  Deviation from established procedures will require reference to others for guidance and direction.  Assistance is readily available when problems arise.  An experienced employee at range 1 will exercise limited judgement within clearly defined guidelines and well established practices that relate specifically to the tasks performed.

Does not carry responsibility for the work of others.  More experienced employees will provide basic guidance and advice to others relating to tasks within the work area.

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.

Qualification requirements do not operate at range 1.  Certification requirements may be required to legally perform specific tasks - e.g. driver's licence, first aid, safe food handling , ladder licence.

 

The grounds and maintenance person will be responsible for identifying, reviewing and delivering of facility maintenance. This includes maintenance planning and co-ordinating the maintenance delivery services.

The maintenance person will perform duties necessary to ensure the maintenance and upkeep of all facilities and their associated systems, this includes preventative maintenance to minimise the disruptions to the daily functioning of the school. 

 

Responsibilities

  • Sort, arrange, file and catalogue incoming/outgoing material according to type and appropriate categories.
  • Prepare descriptive lists of material and undertake accessioning procedures, box, label, shelve material and maintain daily records of loans.
  • Assist with the circulation of loan items and accounting for stock.
  • Gather information and resources to support clients' needs.
  • Direct clients to resources.
  • Assist with the care and operation of equipment 
  • Assist users with school equipment such as photocopier and audio-visual equipment.
  • Assist in the preparation of displays and exhibitions.
  • Minor cleaning and maintenance of equipment.
  • Ensure storage areas are in a clean, safe and orderly condition.
  • Catalogue and record details of reference material.
  • Label, cover, assemble, sort or mark resources in accordance with manufacturer's instructions and school procedures.
  • Assist with the security of equipment and buildings.
  • The responsibilities of this position will include but are not limited to:

    -perform both major and minor repair work around the buildings and grounds

    -maintain garden beds (e.g., remove weeds, plant new plants, prune shrubs and trees as required)

    -inspect the school grounds on a regular basis

    -move furniture and equipment

    -undertake minor cleaning

    -regular mowing

    -remove graffiti

    -keep storage facilities clean and tidy

    -ordering and receiving deliveries of supplies for general maintenance purposes

    -work as part of a team to ensure all OH&S requirements are met

    -ensure security and safety is maintained within the work area

    -liaise with contractors to carry-out work requiring certification and/or specific expertise

    Able to demonstrate initiative and capability to appropriately prioritise tasks.

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

DET 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

Please ensure that your application includes:

  • a resume including relevant experience as well as personal details (name, address and contact numbers, business and home)
  • a section addressing the selection criteria and the requirements for application under the Who May Apply section
  • names and contact numbers (telephone and email if possible) of two referees

Please note that the selection panel may seek additional referees beyond those you name. Consistent with policy, we shall advise you if we will take this action.

Conditions of Employment

  • All staff employed by the Department and schools have access to a broad range of employment conditions and working arrangements.
  • Appointment of successful applicants will be made subject to a satisfactory pre-employment conditions check.
  • A probationary period may apply during the first year of employment and induction and support programs provided.
  • Detailed information on all terms and conditions of employment is available on the Department's Human Resources website at http://www.education.vic.gov.au/hrweb/Pages/default.aspx

Vaccination Requirement

A person is not eligible for employment in the Teaching Service unless that person meets the vaccination requirements on commencement in the position.

Location Profile

Northcote Primary School is located on Helen Street in the inner northern suburb of Northcote, Melbourne and was first opened in 1874. Over our 148-year history the school has evolved into a place where community matters. Northcote Primary School is known for its strong sense of community connectedness and we are a welcoming school community. Strong relationships are the hallmark of our school – among students, parents, and staff and within the Northcote community. The wider Northcote Primary School community are seen as partners in providing a unified purpose and direction for achieving a quality education for every child and our students achieve academically. We are proud of our teaching and learning approach and the high standards we set for our staff and students and are committed to continuous improvement across the school.

The school vision statement is:  Collaborative learning in a community that cares. We believe in our school values as guiding statements, and as a learning community are committed to embedding these within the daily experience of our school. The core values of the school are Respect, Collaboration and Community Minded. These values underpin a school environment and atmosphere where safety, caring attitudes, quality respectful relationships, consultative decision-making, and high educational standards are encouraged.

Our school offers a range of specialist and extracurricular programs including languages education in Italian, Visual Arts, Health and Physical Education, interschool sport, choir, instrumental music tuition, student agency, leadership and voice, Buddy Program, Lunch Clubs, Camping Program, incursions and excursions, and an Out of School Hours Care Program. Technology is a core part of the educational program at Northcote Primary School and a core element in classrooms and learning spaces, which includes laptops and ipads and other devices to support learning programs.

Refurbishments to the original traditional classrooms, created modern, flexible learning spaces that provide the environment to transform the teaching and learning practices in our school, this allows us to be an innovative leader and far more suited for today’s teaching and learning needs. While the school retains the original Victorian and later Edwardian heritage brick buildings on the outside, inside, classrooms are equipped with everything that a 21st century learner could need to get the best possible educational experience.

We have developed a comprehensive program and service structure for students with additional and complex needs including participation in the Victorian Student Excellence Program and support for students with disabilities (PSD) and students at risk. This has been expanded in recent years to include a greater focus on the wellbeing and engagement of each student and to ensure that as a school we are committed to supporting the whole child. This includes developing a whole school wellbeing strategy to support students at risk, including the consistent implementation of individual learning plans (ILPs).

In 2022, our school is in the last year of a five-year strategic plan (2019 to 2023). Our strategic focus moving forward in 2022 is: 

-Collaboration: to build teacher knowledge of Professional Learning Communities (PLC) and the FISO Improvement cycle to improve teacher collaboration in order to build teacher expertise in guaranteed and viable curriculum (G+VC) and Pedagogical Content Knowledge (PCK).

-Differentiation: to build staff capability to use multiple sources of assessment data to accurately differentiate and plan for point of need teaching and learning through a Response to Intervention (RTI) framework. 

-Engagement: to develop teacher’s capability to implement authentic student voice, choice and agency to empower students to engage in regular conversations about their learning, progress and set their own learning goals.

Applicants should include a curriculum vitae detailing relevant qualifications and experience, responses to the selection criteria, and the names and contact details of three professional referees. Following receipt of your application and shortlisting process, you may be contacted for an interview.

Thank you again for your interest in the position available at our school. 

Yours sincerely,

Shaun Wells

Principal

Grounds and Maintenance

Job type:

Part time / From 30/05/2022 - 20/12/2022

Job classification:

Not provided

Contact:

Shaun Wells | 03 9481 0009

Grounds and Maintenance