Grounds Maintenance ES 1-2

Job posted: 02/08/2022
Applications close: 15/08/2022 (Midnight)
2 days remaining

2 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Gippsland | Warragul

Job type: Full time / From 29/08/2022

Organisation: Schools (Government)

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Facilities Management

Reference: 1289681

Reference: 1289681

Occupation: Facilities Management

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Gippsland | Warragul

Selection Criteria

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

SC2    Demonstrated high level oral and written communication skills.

SC3   Demonstrated proficiency in the use of grounds and maintenance equipment and office systems, software as relevant to the position.

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.

SC76   Demonstrated commitment to professional learning and growth for both self and others.


Attendance not required in term breaks

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.


The responsibilities of this position will be: 

  • Routine maintenence around the College grounds. 
  • Weekly bin collections.
  • Mowing of grassed areas and general tidyness around the grounds.
  • Minor repairs that may arise
  • Undertaking regular routine inspections and identifying issues requiring attention.
  • Undertaking routine repairs, cleaning and maintenance of the gardening equipment.
  • General grounds development and maintenance, including mowing of lawns, pruning, edges, week control, planting, sweeping of paths, steps and building alcoves.
  • Managing projects from fruition to completion and the ability to provide the Principal Team with progress updates.
  • Identifying Occupational Health and Safety risks and hazards.
  • Other duties as directed by the Principal and Facilities Maintenance Manager

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

For positions in special settings, a person is not eligible for employment unless they meet the vaccination requirements on commencement in the position.

Location Profile

The Drouin Secondary College vision is: "To ensure every student develops the knowledge, skills and behaviours needed to positively contribute as responsible and caring citizens of a changing, global community." The College’s daily life is linked closely to our core values: ACHIEVEMENT, RESPECT, COMMITMENT AND COMMUNITY.

Drouin Secondary College is a steadily growing rural year 7 to 12 school with 1246 students in 2021. Students attending the College come from a large geographical area. The nature of the community is changing with steady growth in the major centres of population – Drouin, Bunyip, Garfield and Longwarry. The Student Family Occupation index is 0.5237, the Student Family Occupation Education Index is 0.4799.

The geography of our feeder area means that an extensive bus network is coordinated by the College. About 65% of our students travel to school by country or town service buses or from as far away as Pakenham by train.

The College has 81 (75.9 EFT) teaching staff including 5 Principal Class and a further 42 (32.95 EFT) support staff. We also employed 4 trainees this year in Education Support, ICT and Sport and Recreation.

Drouin has a 1 to 1 learning program with all students having personal use of a Netbook. Students also have online 24/7 access to support their learning on “Moodle” for curriculum content and the “Sentral” management system.

The Blackwood Centre for Adolescent Development (BCAD) is located on a separate campus at Hallora. It provides a semester long early intervention program for students at risk of dis-engaging in their education. Students from across Gippsland are able to access BCAD.

Our goals for the 2019 to 2022 Strategic Plan are:

  1. To improve student engagement and agency in learning
  2. To improve student learning outcomes
  3. To improve literacy learning outcomes
  4. To improve the capacity of students to successfully transition from Blackwood Centre for Adolescent Development (BCAD) to their home school or preferred pathway. 

DSC is an inclusive community connected school. We believe all students can learn and we offer students a high level of support and have equally high expectations. We develop a culture of respect with students being active agents of their own learning.

Our strong learning culture and wellbeing processes support a curriculum that enables students to develop individual pathways, progressing according to ability and readiness rather than age level. The college offers a wide curriculum including VCE, VCAL, VETis, applied and accelerated pathways.

DSC staff are lifelong learners who work collaboratively with an unwavering focus on positive personal and educational outcomes for our students.


Grounds Maintenance ES 1-2

Job type:

Full time / From 29/08/2022

Job classification:

Not provided


Elizabeth Godwin | 035/625-1002

Grounds Maintenance ES 1-2