Science Laboratory Assistant

Our Lady of The Sacred Heart College Kensington


Admin / SSO / Non-Teaching

Contract Type: Permanent/Ongoing Position Part Time (0.72 FTE)

Applications Close: 12 April 2024

Applications are invited for the position of Science Laboratory Assistant. The role of Science Laboratory Assistant is to provide laboratory support to teachers and students in the Science department. The position is permanent for 55 hours per fortnight commencing 6 May. Applicants should be available to work from 9.00am until 3.00pm, Monday - Friday.

<p>The successful applicant will support the Science department in maintaining laboratory resources, and preparing equipment, chemicals and other resources for practical lessons in a secondary school environment. This role is not mainstream science lab work but rather a type of work which is unique to secondary school science labs.</p><p><b>Essential Criteria: </b></p><ul><li>TAFE Laboratory Technician Qualifications or equivalent </li><li>Experience in laboratory work </li><li>Previous experience in a Secondary School setting (desirable) </li><li>Experience managing chemical safety using the Chemwatch Platform and familiarity with the Risk Assessment Tool (desirable) </li><li>Ability to use discretion and judgement in working under general supervision and/or broad guidance to select equipment, organise work and services and achieve outcomes within time constraints </li><li>Excellent organisational skills that would allow for the timely ordering of equipment and the preparation of apparatus and solutions </li><li>Specific knowledge of workplace health and safety regulations involving hazardous chemicals and a range of quality control and maintenance skills are essential components of the position </li><li>Be an active member of the school WHS Group </li><li>Ability to maintain a safe working environment </li><li>Ability to work effectively within a team </li><li>Ability to work under limited direction </li><li>Possess effective interpersonal skills </li><li>Be competent in using technology and record keeping </li><li>Possess effective communication skills both written and verbal </li><li>Have a professional presentation </li><li>Have an understanding and ability to support the Catholic ethos and engage in the Catholic life of the College </li><li>Be committed to the full range of College activities </li><li>Ability to complete Sydney Catholic Schools safety audits for Science, Technology, and Applied Studies (TAS) and Creative and Performing Arts (CAPA)</li></ul><p><b>Application Process:</b></p><p>Please submit the following, through email, addressed to the Principal, Ms Gilda Pussich:</p><ul><li>Cover letter addressing the success criteria for the position </li><li>Current resume </li><li>OLSH Employment Application Form </li><li>Three referees, including name and contact details (At least one referee from your current employment) </li></ul><p>Email: careers&#64; </p><p>Please note that candidates may be interviewed and appointed prior to the closing date. </p><p><b>Statement of Commitment to Child Safety </b></p><p>Click <a href=";sharing" rel="nofollow">here</a> to access SCS&#39; Statement of Commitment to Child Safety and join us in creating a culture of child safety and wellbeing. </p><p>Working With Children Check (WWCC)</p><p>This role is classified as child-related work and therefore requires a WWCC clearance prior to commencement of employment </p><p> All applicants must first obtain classification and accreditation through the Teacher Application process online at: </p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow">SCS Registration to Teach</a></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>


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