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Cleaner - Working Alone


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Job Description

Department of Education
Independent Public School - Southwest Education Region
Gairdner Primary School
Cleaner - Working Alone
Level 2, $1,015.60 - $1,033.40 (pro-rata) per week (GS (Misc.) GA 2021)
Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/SS685155

This is a permanent part-time (0.16FTE) position commencing Term 3, 2021

Can you make our school sparkle?

Gairdner Primary School (PS) is seeking to appoint a hardworking and motivated Cleaner – Working Alone to join our friendly and supportive team.

The successful applicant will be an organised, team orientated person who takes pride in their work and works with other staff to create a pleasant clean environment for all staff and students to enjoy. As a job share arrangement it is important the successful applicant has good interpersonal skills to relate with other staff. You will be tasked with cleaning of the school to maintain hygiene and cleanliness so we can all be proud to work at the school. This includes regular afternoon cleaning of all classrooms, toilets and vacation cleaning.

We are a small friendly school where all staff work together to achieve the best results for the students, staff and the broader community. The school is the central point of the community and has good support from parents. Unfortunately, no housing is available close to the school for a prospective employee.

Gairdner PS is an Independent Public School located 145kms east of Albany. Our small school is integral to the thriving rural community of Gairdner and has strong links with the neighbouring towns of Jerramungup, Bremer Bay, Borden, Ongerup and Wellstead. Gairdner PS is a place where everybody feels valued and safe and where individual differences are appreciated, understood and accepted.

Further information about this position can be found in the attached job description form (JDF).

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.

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 Gairdner Primary School please visit or Schools Online.

For further job related information:

You are encouraged to contact Diana Cooke, Manager Corporate Services, for further information about this employment opportunity, including information about living and working in Gairdner, by telephoning (08) 9836 1014 or emailing Diana.Cooke@education.wa.edu.au.

Application Instructions

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

Your application should include:

  1. A detailed CV outlining your work history and experience in the context of the role. Your CV should include two (2) work related referees, one being your current Line Manager
  2. In no more than one (1) page, address the selection criteria by providing an example that shows your ability, knowledge and application in relation to the criteria below:
    • Ability to read and apply Material Safety Data Sheets, equipment operating instructions, safety instructions and training guidelines.
    • Knowledge of, and ability to, use cleaning equipment, including polishers, vacuum cleaners and pressure cleaners.
    • Good interpersonal and communication skills.
    • Experience in the safe use and storage of cleaning equipment, materials and chemicals.
    • Initiative and good organisational skills.

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,

  • 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.

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; and
  • 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 Tuesday, 8 June 2021.




applicant resource - applying for cleaner, gardener or domestic position.pdf
applicant resource - how to write a cv and covering letter nov18.pdf
published jdf - generic - cleaner working alone - school - l2 - jan 2020.pdf

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WORK TYPE: Permanent - Part Time
FTE: 0.16
LOCATION: Gairdner
CLOSING DATE: 2021-06-08 4:30 PM