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Groundskeeper

Job posted: 10/06/2022
Applications close: 10/07/2022 (Midnight)
10 days remaining

10 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Northern Metropolitan

Job type: Full time / From 18/07/2022 - 09/07/2023

Organisation: Schools (Government)

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Facilities Management

Reference: 1282946

Reference: 1282946

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.

Role

Undertakes routine tasks that are usually carried out under close supervision and direction.  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.

Responsibilities

Groundskeeper Roles & Responsibilities:

This position requires a motivated individual willing to undertake a range of functions mainly in the area of general grounds maintenance, general building maintenance and equipment repairs.  Ideally the successful applicant should be experienced in these tasks and be familiar with the needs and working of a school.  The role includes establishing a regular program including:

Gardens, Lawns 

  • Maintaining all grass areas including watering, mowing, trimming and edging.
  • Trim trees of any unsafe limbs.
  • Controlling weeds.
  • Maintaining all existing garden beds including edging, weeding, pruning, planting, mulching and watering.
  • Establishing new garden beds as directed.
  • Other duties as determined by school administration.

Building and Courtyards

  • Checking and emptying spouting and downpipes of all leaf/litter.
  • Sweeping all paved areas using a blower daily.
  • Moving furniture and equipment as directed.
  • Gurney pressure cleaning of buildings and paths.
  • Clear ground drains.
  • Other duties as determined by school administration.

Garbage

  • Clear grounds of litter.
  • Empty bins as required.
  • Other duties as determined by school administration.

External Boundary Fences

  • Maintain school grounds to a high standard including garden beds, oval, nature strips are neat & litter free.
  • Other duties as determined by school administration.

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

  • 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

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

Roxburgh College is known for its strong commitment to servicing all students including students placed at the Gateway School, which is a campus of Roxburgh College. We know good schools and good teaching help overcome any disadvantage. Our work is centered on inclusive partnership of students, staff, parents/carers and key community agents, working together to meet the needs of our young people, always thinking of ways to ignite their active participation in the local and broader communities. Our moral purpose is to educate all students offering them challenge and satisfaction to equip each with attitudes, skills and knowledge so that they become valued contributors in an ever changing world.

We welcome all students into our Family, fostering care and attention to:  Respecting self and one and other; Learning from each other; and Achieving our best. We germinate a culture that celebrates student’s individuality and connections, nurturing a sense of belonging and inspiring the pursuit of their potential paying careful attention to our students’ character strengths and encouraging critical thinking, self-reflection, self-discipline and motivation, empathetic and socially competency.  

Groundskeeper

Job type:

Full time / From 18/07/2022 - 09/07/2023

Job classification:

Not provided

Contact:

Helen Roumeliotis | 03 9930 8100

Groundskeeper