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Maintenance

Job posted: 01/08/2022
Applications close: 14/08/2022 (Midnight)
5 days remaining

5 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | CBD

Job type: Part time / From 16/08/2022 - 20/12/2023

Organisation: Schools (Government)

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Facilities Management

Reference: 1289385

Reference: 1289385

Occupation: Facilities Management

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | CBD

Selection Criteria

Each applicant must address the below selection criteria:

  1. Ability to carry out a physical role, with demonstrated gardening / handyperson aptitude. 
  2. Demonstrated ability to efficiently manage and maintain grounds and gardens and complete grounds works as required within a school environment. Skills in the use of tools / technical equipment as relevant to the position. 
  3. Demonstrated technical knowledge, expertise and proficiency in minor repairs and maintenance to the interior and exterior of buildings within a school environment. Skills in the use of tools / technical equipment as relevant to the position. 
  4. The capacity to engage and liaise with contractors on the school site as required and manage minor projects and developments being mindful of OHS practices and protocols. 
  5. Demonstrated ability to be flexible and work independently to maintain the school buildings and grounds.

 

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

The core role of the Maintenance Worker may include but is not limited to:

  • Assist with general grounds and maintenance tasks as required as part of the Grounds and Maintenance Team.
  • Undertaking general maintenance and minor building works.
  • Coordinate tradesperson working on site.
  • Assist in OSH including inductions for contractors.
  • Checking the school grounds to ensure the grounds are safe.
  • Keep storage facilities clean and tidy.
  • Working through a schedule of regular tasks and maintenance audits.
  • General setting up and packing away after major events.
  • General handyperson duties as directed.
  • Demonstrate the ability to work independently and also with minimum supervision within a team environment.
  • Other duties as directed.

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

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

South Melbourne

South Melbourne Primary School acknowledges the traditional owners of the land on which we are located; the Wurundjeri and Boon Wurrung peoples of the Kulin Nation. 

 

Our school is unique in an architectural sense - we are the first vertical public school in Victoria, opened in 2018, but what happens inside the building is even more special. Setting up a new school has allowed us to select the people, approaches and processes that have proven to be most successful. We aim to be an outlier in excellence for the benefit of our students, their families and ourselves. Our values of Character, Community and Learning form the basis of everything we do.

 

Purpose: We care for and educate children so that they are safe, happy, connected and achieving.

Vision: Inspiring hearts and minds to thrive

Values: Character, Community and Learning

 

Character: Our People. Strong Together

People are our heart and soul. Creating a warm culture is important to us. Equally, there is a high sense of expectation running parallel to our work. Our staff are united in aspirations for academic and behavioural excellence. We set a high bar for our performance – ever seeking ways to improve. Our staff plan and collaborate in Professional Learning Teams, building each other’s knowledge. As a member of our community, you will be expected, and supported, to learn. Our staff practice GEMS (Gratitude, Empathy, Mindfulness and Show More Love) which are spoken of daily. It connects and enriches us.

We mindfully build strong character in our students. We refer to our Big 10 Essential Habits regularly. These are based on core traits that we want to embed in the behaviour, work habits, social skills and effort of our students. We hold blitzes on key areas of character such as manners, to ensure our high standards never slip. Emotional intelligence is actively taught, along with self-regulation through weekly lessons focussed on social and emotional learning.

 

Learning: Our Program. Be your best in your practice

Our purpose is for all students to be safe, happy, connected and achieving. Without a smile and a friend, life is shallow. Without connection to community, our purpose is lost. And without achievement, we are short on tools to access life’s wonderful opportunities.

Literacy and Numeracy are our lead academic ideals. All staff are trained and supported to understand the purpose and effective implementation of these subjects at our school. We base our work in recognised theories of cognitive science. We use defined approaches and programs to turn these theories into practice with exacting standards. We measure our progress in all of these aspects through rigorous data collection and analysis. We set targets and try to exceed them together as a team. We seek to ‘know thy impact’, and look for evidence that our approaches are effective. We strive for program consistency to achieve a ‘low variance, high fidelity’ curriculum so that every child has the best opportunity to succeed. It is demanding, yet incredibly rewarding.

Coaching, observation and feedback occurs in Professional Learning Teams and across our staff to support our pursuit of practice improvement.

Our Specialist Programs provide outstanding opportunities for students to find and hone talents in the areas of Music and Performing Arts, Visual Art, Mandarin and Physical Education.

 

Community: Our Place

Our students come from every corner of the world. Each one adds to our school and we consider it a privilege to be able to educate them. We are proud to be a place where our community’s multicultural backgrounds come together, celebrating their rich tapestry of life.

We approach learning as a partnership with the families of our students. We seek to engage our students’ families through a range of in person and digital means. These include Celebration of Learning Days, assemblies, Seesaw and Compass. We report student progress, both social emotional and academic, to families transparently and regularly as we strongly believe that parents have the right to know how their child is progressing.

We often visit areas in the community or have visitors come to present to our students. We consider this part of a rich curriculum that inspires hearts and minds to thrive.

We are based in the inner urban neighbourhood of Southbank. Our building design is inspired by ‘Minecraft’. Natural northern light is a key feature of each learning space with gorgeous, panoramic views across the city and across the beautiful Port Phillip Bay. Each learning level has wet areas, balconies and purpose-built break out areas which all support flexible learning spaces. Classes come together on Community Steps located on each level for performances, assemblies and presentations. Each class has a designated learning area to provide a sense of ownership and connectedness; along with well-resourced ICT and classroom library spaces.

Our school has dedicated Specialist areas including Visual Art, Music and Performing Arts, Mandarin and incredible competition-grade gymnasium and outdoor basketball courts for PE. Students have a variety of play spaces including the front forecourt and Kirrip Park directly across the road. After school hours, the school site is used by various community groups.

We form a strong partnership with the City of Port Phillip to provide wrap-around services including a Kindergarten, Out of Hours School Care, Sports and Recreation and Health Services. Barring-Djinang Kindergarten operates on Level 5 providing a seamless transition to the adjacent Prep Learning Community.

 

Please be aware that there is no on-site staff car parking at South Melbourne Primary School. Staff can commute via public transport (a 96 tram stop is at our door), walk or ride, or pay for parking on the surrounding streets if spots are available.

 

Maintenance

Job type:

Part time / From 16/08/2022 - 20/12/2023

Job classification:

Not provided

Contact:

Noel Creece | 03 9935 9399

Maintenance