$987 - $1,007 weekly
  • Western Australia Government - Education
  • Canning Vale WA 6155, Australia
  • 20 Apr, 2021

Job Description

Department of Education
Independent Public School - South Metropolitan Education Region
Excelsior Primary School
Level 1, $987.00 - $1,006.60 (pro-rata) per week (GS (Misc.) GA 2021)
Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/SS680363

This is a permanent part-time (0.38FTE) position commencing Term 2, 2021

Excelsior Primary School (PS) is seeking to appoint an experienced, dedicated and reliable person to join our friendly team as a Cleaner. The successful applicant must have the ability to work collaboratively in a team environment and strong attention to detail in order to maintain a clean and safe environment.

The successful applicant should be highly motivated, proactive and take pride in being responsible for providing a high standard of cleanliness within the workplace in order to provide a visually pleasing and safe learning environment for our students, staff and visitors to the school. We also require our cleaners to possess a sound knowledge of the use of all cleaning equipment and an understanding of the safety requirements when using products.

As a Cleaner you would carry out internal cleaning duties, including the maintenance of carpets and hard floor surfaces, toilet cleaning, furniture and fittings, window cleaning, dusting, and other items of general cleaning. In addition to this, you would also carry out external cleaning duties, including the cleaning of verandas and covered areas, rubbish removal, cleaning of drinking troughs, removal of cobwebs and other general cleaning duties as required by the Cleaner-In-Charge. Vacation cleaning duties to be completed include shampooing carpets and pressure cleaning of various areas.

Excelsior PS is an Independent Public School located in Canning Vale. We educate students from Kindergarten to Year 6. Our vision is to provide all students with an exciting, inclusive and safe learning environment. Our professional learning community is committed to excellence in learning, and is dedicated to supporting the personal growth (academic, creative, physical, social, emotional), active citizenship and lifelong learning of every child.

The school values relationships with students, staff, parents and the wider community with all staff and students encouraged to follow our values of the 4 R’s: Respect, Responsibility, Relationships and Reach for the Stars.

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 Excelsior Primary School please visit or Schools Online.

For further job related information
Please contact Stephanie Taylor, Manager Corporate Services, by telephoning (08) 6258 9300 or emailing

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 and;
  2. A cover letter of no more than one (1) page. Please provide one example from your past experience that best shows your knowledge, skills and abilities in cleaning a room or surface. Include the:
    • steps you took to clean the room or surface
    • chemicals used on each material
    • machinery used; and
    • action taken to maintain your safety and the safety of others.

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.

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:

  • 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.
  • Provide evidence of eligibility to work in Australia for the term of the vacancy

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

Applications must be submitted before 4.30pm (WST) on Friday, 14 May 2021.




  • applicant resource - applying for cleaner, gardener or domestic position mar2020.pdf
  • applicant resource - how to write a cv and covering letter nov18.pdf
  • published jdf - generic - cleaner - schools - l1 - jan 2020.pdf

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WORK TYPE: Permanent - Part Time
FTE: 0.38
LOCATION: Canning Vale
CLOSING DATE: 2021-05-14 4:30 PM