General Assistant - Glenfield Public School

$20 - $25 yearly
  • NSW Department of Education
  • Sydney NSW, Australia
  • 05 May, 2021

Job Description

Organisation/Entity: School Administrative and Support
Job Category: Schools | SASS GSE
Job Location: Sydney Region
Job Reference Number: 000088JW
Number of Positions: 1
Total Remuneration Package: The salary range for this position is $19.57 - $25.16 (up to 20 years of age) then - $28.74 (from 20 years of age) per hour. The total salary package will include employer's contribution to superannuation and leave loading.
Contact: 0296051540 - Kirsty Batros
Closing Date: 19/05/2021 - 04:00 PM
Principal Network: Glenfield
Staffing Area: Liverpool
School Name: Glenfield Public School
FTE: 0.450

Position Information

The NSW Department of Education provides, funds and regulates education services for NSW students from early childhood to secondary school, delivering world-class education through its public schools and providing funding support to non-government schools. We employ, develop and support teachers, leaders and other staff to deliver the best outcomes for students and to advance the wellbeing of Aboriginal people.

About the Role

This role is vital to the maintenance and upkeep of departmental schools.

To be successful in the role you will need to have good planning and prioritising skills and good communication skills to work effectively with others.

You will perform a range of tasks relating to the routine maintenance and upkeep of a Departmental School/grounds. The role may assist with the set up and removal of furniture and equipment for school activities. You will identify and report maintenance and safety issues. You will receive, store and distribute supplies and monitor equipment and report faults.

Talent Pool

A talent pool may be created through this recruitment process. A talent pool is a group of candidates who have undergone an assessment process and have been identified as suitable for this role or similar roles for a period of 12 months. Being part of a talent pool means that you may be considered for ongoing or temporary employment for a range of similar roles. This offers exciting opportunities for you to gain a wide range of experiences to build your public service career.

Special Notes

The school will fund an additional 8 temporary hours per week.

Additional School Information (Optional)

Glenfield Public School is located in South Western Sydney on expansive grounds which have recently undergone some upgrades. Established in 1882, the school has a chicken coop, various gardens and thirty-six staff. The school currently serves a school community of 448 students from 44 different nationalities. Approximately 84% of students are from backgrounds other than English and 2.3% of students are Aboriginal.

How to Apply

If you are interested in this role please apply online and attach a covering letter (max 2 pages) and your resume (max 5 pages) which clearly details how your capabilities, knowledge and experience can contribute to the success of this role. It is a requirement that you include the name and contact details of two referees

You must answer both targeted questions which should be included in your cover letter.

We are looking for you to demonstrate your competence in the focus capabilities as outlined in the role description in your answer, so please develop your responses with this in mind.

Note: it is a requirement that all candidates submit their applications online via iworkfor.nsw No paper based, email based or late applications will be accepted.

If you are successfully progressed to interview, you will be required to provide your proof of identity information and complete a CRIMTRAC declaration. As this is a child-related position, you will also be required to obtain a Working with Children Check (WWCC) Clearance number as a condition of employment (if you do not already have this). For more information, visit

Targeted Question 1

Provide an example of how you have prioritised tasks to maintain a property with minimal supervision (max 300 words)

Targeted Question 2

Provide an example of how you have identified and managed a potential hazard requiring maintenance (max 300 words)