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Groundskeeper

Job posted: 22/06/2022
Applications close: 05/07/2022 (Midnight)
2 days remaining

2 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Gippsland | Bairnsdale

Job type: Part time / From 25/07/2022 - 27/01/2025

Organisation: Schools (Government)

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Facilities Management

Reference: 1284212

Reference: 1284212

Occupation: Facilities Management

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Gippsland | Bairnsdale

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

SC4    Demonstrated understanding of the importance of personal and school values and an awareness and appreciation of the values of Bairnsdale West Primary School.

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.

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

Bairnsdale West Primary School is a vibrant school community with a staff committed to meeting the needs of all students.  The school continues to provide a wide range of programs in the areas of consolidation, intervention and extension.  The staff at Bairnsdale West are committed to the school motto of “a caring, learning, community” and the Beliefs and Values of our staff are listed below.

 

The following beliefs and values are based on the commitment that students will be the primary consideration in all decision making.

 

Respect

  • Recognising and valuing the opinions of others
  • Recognising and valuing the diverse talents and abilities of all individuals
  • Acknowledging the effort and achievements of others
  • Encouraging a positive presentation and image of the school

 

Honesty

  • Being truthful to ourselves and others
  • Reflecting on our own values and opinions regularly
  • Taking personal responsibility for words and actions
  • Giving and accepting honest feedback to assist development

 

Inclusiveness

  • Encouraging and providing opportunities for all to participate in the school community
  • Recognising and utilising everybody’s abilities and contributions
  • Supporting minorities by making decisions empathetically
  • Understanding where others “come from” so there is less judgement

 

Effective Communication

  • Communicating is the responsibility of everyone
  • Speaking to relevant people
  • Listening to direct and indirect messages
  • Strategically applying the timing and the delivery of interactions

 

Enjoyment and Humour

  • Having the ability to laugh at yourself
  • Having the ability to laugh with others respectfully
  • Having fun
  • Developing an approach to education that values humour

 

Teamwork and Co-operation

  • Working together to achieve common goals
  • Recognising and valuing the abilities and contributions of team members
  • Accepting and supporting group decisions
Groundskeeper

Job type:

Part time / From 25/07/2022 - 27/01/2025

Job classification:

Not provided

Contact:

Doug Vickers | 03 5152 3516

Groundskeeper