$987 - $1,007 weekly
  • Western Australia Government - Education
  • Tom Price WA 6751, Australia
  • 14 Sep, 2021

Job Description

Independent Public School - Pilbara Education Region
Tom Price Primary School
Pool Ref IPS/SS701689
Level 1, $987.00 - $1,006.60 (pro-rata) per week (GS (Misc.) GA 2021)
Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/SS701689
Appointment Pool

Tom Price Primary School (PS) is seeking to establish a pool of Cleaner for appointments to permanent and fixed term, full-time and part-time vacancies which may arise during the 2021 school year and up to the end of Term 3, 2022.

Appointments can be made from the pool at any time for commencements within the 2021 school year, up to the end of Term 3, 2022.

This is a fantastic opportunity for a highly effective and motivated Cleaner to join our team at Tom Price PS.

The Cleaner supports the Department of Education's main objective of teaching and learning of students by ensuring that the school facilities are cleaned and maintained in accordance with Department of Education procedures.

Suitable applicants will carry out internal cleaning duties including the maintenance of carpets and hard floor surfaces, toilet cleaning, furniture and fittings, window cleaning, dusting, rubbish removal, drinking troughs and other items of general cleaning.

In addition to this, suitable applicants would also carry out external cleaning duties, including the cleaning of verandas and covered areas, removal of cobwebs, other general cleaning and other such duties as required by the Cleaner-in-Charge.

Vacation cleaning duties will need to be completed and it includes shampooing carpets and pressure cleaning various areas.

In this role you will ideally have good attention to detail and will be able to work well both individually and as part of a team to ensure a clean and safe school environment.

You will be organised, honest, reliable and punctual and have excellent knowledge of cleaning equipment and safe cleaning procedures, methods and practices.

Tom Price is located in the Pilbara (close to Karijini National Park). The town's community is very proactive; we have great kids, families and school. The town has two Primary Schools and a Senior High School.

The main employers in town are Rio Tinto, Sodexo, Health, Education, Contractors and Local Government.

Further information about this position can be found in the attached job description form (JDF).

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 Tom Price Primary School please visit or Schools Online.

Additional information about Independent Public Schools is also available here

For further job related information.

You are encouraged to contact Julie Watson, Manager Corporate Services, for further information about this employment opportunity, including information about living and working in Tom Price, by telephoning (08) 9188 3000 or emailing

During the school holiday period, please contact Julie Watson on 0477 708 888

Application Instructions

Our aim is to make it easy for you to apply!

Your application should include:

  • 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
  • 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; or


  • Hand-deliver your completed application form and documents to the school reception 857 Wattle Street, Tom Price before the closing date and time.

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 ten (10) day breach period to this selection process.

Applications must be submitted before 3.30pm (WST) on Friday, 29 October 2021



applicant resource - applying for cleaner, gardener or domestic position mar2020.pdf
application for employment - cleaner may18.pdf
published jdf - generic - cleaner - schools - l1 - jan 2020.pdf

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WORK TYPE: Permanent - Part Time, Permanent - Full Time, Fixed Term - Part Time, Fixed Term - Full Time
FTE: 0.2-1.0
CLOSING DATE: 2021-10-29 3:30 PM