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Job Title : Cleaner In Charge


Education, Childcare & Training
Source: uWorkin


Advertised Vacancy Number; IPS/SS672677

This is a permanent full-time position commencing ASAP

Exmouth District High School (DHS) is seeking a hardworking and dedicated Cleaner in Charge to work collaboratively with all staff as part of a whole school community.

The successful applicant will be a motivated and proactive person who takes pride in being responsible for providing a high standard of cleanliness within the workplace and to ensure school facilities are cleaned and maintained in accordance with Department procedures.

As the Cleaner in Charge you will have strong communication and interpersonal skills and preferably, experience in supervising and motivating staff. It is expected that the Cleaner in Charge will be able to demonstrate a high level of attention to detail and have knowledge of Department of Education Cleaning Policies and Procedures.

The successful applicant will organise rosters and relief for staff on leave. They will manage cleaners time books and organise on the job training of new and current cleaning staff. They will work as a team with school staff and manage staff performance in consultation with the Manager Corporate Services. Knowledge of occupational health and safety processes is highly desirable.

Exmouth DHS is proudly an Independent Public School with approximately 450 students from Kindergarten to Year 12. We are passionate about providing the best possible education for the children of our community and are charged with preparing our students for a diverse range of futures. The successful applicant will join a team of 33 teaching staff and 30 support staff who are dedicated to continuous improvement to achieve the best educational outcomes for our students.

This selection process will initially be used to fill the above vacancy. Applicants assessed as suitable during this selection process may be considered for other similar vacancies that occur throughout our school for up to 12 months following this initial appointment. This includes circumstances where this position becomes subsequently vacant should the successful applicant decline or vacate the advertised position.

To be suitable for this role, you will need to demonstrate the following work related requirements (selection criteria):

  • Good interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to induct, coordinate and supervise the work of cleaning staff.
  • Experience in school or commercial cleaning.
  • Experience in the safe storage of cleaning equipment, materials and chemicals.
  • Ability to recognise and interpret Material Safety Data Sheets, equipment operating instructions, safety instructions and training guidelines.

Applications will be assessed against these work related (selection criteria) of the position. The business needs of the school may also be considered. It is therefore recommended that you consider all information contained in the advertisement and any other related information before applying for the vacancy.

The Department is an equal opportunity employer and encourages people with disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and persons from culturally diverse backgrounds to apply.

For further information about Exmouth DHS please visit www.exmouthdhs.wa.edu.au or Schools Online.

For further job related information:

You are encouraged to contact Kylie Parkinson, Manager Corporate Services, for further information about this employment opportunity, including information about living and working in Exmouth, by telephoning (08) 9947 8888 or emailing kylie.parkinson@education.wa.edu.au.

Application Instructions

Our aim is to make it easy for you to apply!

Your application should include:

  • A cover letter addressing the Work Related Requirements, in the context of the role and business needs of the school
  • A comprehensive CV outlining your employment history and professional learning summary relevant to this position
  • The contact details for two (2) work related referees (one being your current line manager).

It is recommended you have these documents completed and ready before applying for this job as applications cannot be accepted after the closing date and time.

To submit your application, select one of the following options:

  • Click on the “Apply for Job” button located at either the top or bottom of this screen. You can then complete the online application form and attach your documents.
  • If you do not have access to a computer, or require help using one, you can visit the school during office hours (Monday to Friday, between 8:30am and 3pm) to use a school computer, with technical support available from school-based staff. Please contact the school to arrange a suitable time. Support staff are not available to assist with the content for your application.

Please allow enough time to complete this process as applications cannot be accepted after the closing date and time.

Applications cannot be accepted after the closing date and time.

If you are having trouble submitting your online application, please contact the Recruitment System Support team on (08) 9264 8666 for assistance.

Eligibility and Training Requirements

Employees will be required to:

  • Provide evidence of eligibility to work in Australia for the term of the vacancy;
  • Obtain a current Department of Education Criminal Record Clearance prior to commencement of employment
  • Obtain or hold a current Working with Children Check
  • Complete the Department’s induction program within three months of commencement
  • Complete the Department’s online training in manual tasks and hazardous substances within three months of commencement
  • Complete Fundamentals of Cleaning training as soon as practicable
  • Complete any other training specific to this role required by Departmental policy
  • Complete the Department’s training in Accountable and Ethical Decision-Making within six months of appointment.

The Department applies a four (4) day breach period to this selection process.

Applications must be submitted before 4.30pm (WST) on Monday, 8 March 2021.