Cleaner - Darra State School

$30,097 - $31,988 yearly
  • Queensland Government - Department of Education
  • Ipswich QLD 4305, Australia
  • 02 Sep, 2021

Job Description

Darra State School are now accepting applications for an enthusiastic and motived Cleaner to join their team on a permanent, part-time basis (O.58 FTE). The successful candidate will be required to work 22 hours per week with ADO available. If you are looking for the next step in your career and are a reliable individual with access to your own transport, we are looking for you!

Position status Permanent
Position type Part-time
Occupational group Education & Training
Classification OO2
Workplace Location Ipswich region
Job ad reference QLD/MER385682/21P
Closing date 15-Oct-2021
Yearly salary $30097 - $31988
Fortnightly salary $1152.46 - $1226.12
Job duration
Contact person Tracey Bihel
Contact details (07) 3716 6444
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About the School:
Since 1916, Darra State School continues to provide high-quality education to students from Darra and surrounding suburbs. Our school is small, diverse and harmonious. Staff and students know each other by name — no child is lost in the crowd. Our school is an extended family, and our students have a strong sense of belonging. Our school motto is 'Steering a course together', where staff and students collaboratively work together to achieve high educational outcomes for our students. We are committed to our school vision — as individuals and as a community, we aim to become successful and inspire lifelong learners and global citizens. Our staff is happy, caring and dedicated. Working collaboratively, they stay current in their professional knowledge, and apply this in their daily work. Our school team includes Teachers, Teacher Aides, a Guidance Officer, a Speech Language Pathologist, Inclusion Teachers, Chaplain, Administrative staff and the staff who care for our facilities.

About the Role:
As the Cleaner you will have responsibility for the following:

  • Cleaning windows, pictures, doorknobs, taps, sinks, drinking fountains, lavatory basins, glassware, glass doors and cupboards.
  • Cleaning and sanitising toilet facilities and sick bays.
  • Cleaning and maintaining equipment.
  • Cobweb and mildew control, utilising extendable equipment as necessary.
  • Cleaning of concrete, bitumen, asphalt and paved surfaces.
  • Disposal of rubbish and litter control including removal of material from drains and gutters between and/or surrounding buildings.
  • Dusting including student and office furniture, equipment and fans.
  • Hosing.
  • Removal of graffiti.
  • Sweeping and vacuuming.
  • Vinyl/timber floor maintenance including buffing, stripping and polishing.
  • Other appropriate cleaning duties as directed by the Principal/Business Manager.


  • Activating and disarming school security systems as required.
  • Locking and unlocking buildings.


  • Liaise with Principal/Business Manager concerning purchase and/or replacement of cleaning materials.
  • Reporting security, safety, damage concerns to the Principal/Business Manager or Schools Officer (Facilities and/or Grounds).
  • Referring members of the public to relevant school personnel as required.

About You:

  • Previous experience in a school is highly desirable.
  • When working in regulated employment an employee must have a current Working with Children Clearance (blue card) issued by Blue Card Services.

To apply please attach the following:

  • A brief resume including contact details for 2 referees (one of whom should be your current supervisor)
  • A maximum 2 page written response outlining your suitability for the role referring to the key capabilities under the ‘How you will be assessed' section in the attached role description.

Applications remain current for 12 months from the closing date and may be considered for appointment to identical or similar vacancies within the Department.

Applications from recruitment agencies will not be accepted.