Home Economics Assistant

$27.69 - $32.22 hourly
  • Western Australia Government - Education
  • Karratha WA 6714, Australia
  • 09 Sep, 2021

Job Description

Independent Public School - Pilbara Education Region
Karratha Senior High School
Home Economics Assistant
Level 1/2, $27.69 - $32.22 per hour (EA (Gov) GA 2021)
Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/SS703203

This is a permanent full-time position commencing Term 4, 2021

Karratha Senior High School (SHS) is seeking to appoint a hardworking and motivated Home Economics Assistant to join our friendly and supportive team.

The successful applicant will assist the teacher in the delivery of planned education programs, ensuring safe and hygienic storage and handling of foodstuffs and food preparation utensils and under teacher direction, implement individual or small group programs or demonstrations.

They will assist with the preparation and maintenance of the learning environment by maintaining equipment, materials and resources for use in classes, displays and demonstrations, and assist the teacher with clean and safe storage of items after classes and activities.

The successful applicant will manage classroom resources and storeroom by maintaining and updating inventory lists, monitoring stock levels and requirements, and submits requisitions to the teacher for approval.

Karratha SHS, located in the City of Karratha, the hub of the Pilbara region of Western Australia, is an integral part of the community, providing a high quality education for all students.

The school continues to forge a reputation for academic success, strong pastoral care, attracting and retaining high quality staff and the innovative programs and flexible learning options that meet the needs of all students.

For over 40 years the school has catered for a diverse range of students and continues to do so today. Local students with a connection to the land, students from across Western Australia, Australia and from around the world, make for a vibrant student population.

The community and the school share the responsibility for the growth and development of our students, working together to make our school a safe, respectful, innovative and exciting learning environment.

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.

To be suitable for this role, you will need to demonstrate the following work related requirements (selection criteria):

  • Good oral and written communication skills, including the ability to interact with students, parents and teaching professionals.
  • Good interpersonal skills, including the ability to work as part of a team.
  • Good organisational skills that will assist in the delivery of effective education programs to students.
  • Ability to assist with the general health and wellbeing of students.

Applications will be assessed against these work related (selection criteria) of the position. The business needs of the school may also be considered.

It is therefore recommended that you consider all information contained in the advertisement and any other related information before applying for the vacancy.

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.

Further information about Karratha Senior High School can be found by visiting www.karrathashs.wa.edu.au or Schools Online.

Additional information about Independent Public Schools is also available here.

For further job related information:

You are encouraged to contact Tracey Bell, Manager Corporate Services, for further information about this employment opportunity, including information about living and working in Karratha, by telephoning (08) 91826900 or emailing Tracey.Bell@education.wa.edu.au.

Application Instructions

All applications are submitted online. Select “Apply for Job”, at either the top or bottom of this screen and follow the instructions on your screen.

Your application should include:

  • A four (4) page statement addressing the Work Related Requirements (selection criteria), in context of the role and business needs of the school
  • A CV of up to three (3) pages outlining your employment history and professional learning summary relevant to this position
  • The contact details for two (2) work related referees who can attest to the claims made in your written application, preferably one being your current line manager.

It is recommended you have these documents completed and ready to attach before selecting “Apply for Job”.

You are asked to complete an online application form and attach your documentation, please allow enough time to complete this process as applications cannot be accepted after the closing date and time.

After you have submitted your application online, you will receive an email confirming lodgement. If you do not receive a confirmation email, please telephone (08) 9264 4127.

If you are having difficulty submitting your online application, please telephone (08) 9264 8666 for assistance.


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


Employees will be required to:

  • Complete the Department’s induction program within three months of commencement;
  • Complete any 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 Friday, 24 September 2021




applicant resource - how to write a cv and covering letter nov18.pdf
applicant resource - information for applicants mar2020.pdf.pdf
published jdf - generic - home economics assistant - schools - l1 - aug 2017.pdf

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WORK TYPE: Permanent - Full Time
FTE: 1.0
LOCATION: Karratha
CLOSING DATE: 2021-09-24 4:30 PM