Part Time Ongoing General Assistant - Hornsby Heights Public School

$19.97 - $29.33 hourly
  • NSW Department of Education
  • Hornsby Heights NSW 2077, Australia
  • 10 May, 2022

Job Description

Organisation / Entity: School Administrative and Support
Job category:

Schools | SASS GSE

Job location:

Sydney Region

Job reference number: 00008VU0
Number of positions: 1
Total remuneration package: The salary range for this position is $19.97 (junior) $25.67 after 12 months or at age 20 - $29.33 adult rate per hour. The total salary package will include employer's contribution to superannuation and leave loading.
Contact: 9476 5133 - Katrin Cornell
Closing date: 23/05/2022 - 04:00 PM
Principal network: Mooney Mooney
Staffing area: Hornsby
School name: Hornsby Heights Public School
FTE: 0.600


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 prioritizing 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.

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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.


From 8 November 2021 all Department of Education employees undertaking relevant work, including any work conducted on a NSW school site, will be required to meet mandatory double vaccination requirements against COVID-19.

The successful candidate for this position will be required to meet mandatory double vaccination requirements prior to the Department of Education finalising the appointment of the candidate and entry on duty.

Further information on the Department’s COVID-19 response is available at

Special Notes

About the NSW Department of Education

The Department of Education is the largest provider of public education in Australia with responsibility for delivering high-quality public education to two-thirds of the NSW student population. We welcome applications from all ages and genders, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, the LGBTQIA+ community, veterans, refugees and people with disability.

If we can make some adjustments to our recruitment/interview process to better enable you to shine, please contact the Diversity and Inclusion Team ( or visit NSW Department of Education Diversity and Inclusion

Additional School Information (Optional)

School Context Hornsby Heights Public School is a medium sized school situated in a bushland setting, north of Hornsby. The student population in 2022 is 432 students. Students that have English as an Additional Language/Dialect (EAL/D) at the school is 19%. We have 1.1% of our students who identify as Aboriginal.

We work with the Aboriginal Education Consultative Group as the peak community advisory body to the department on Aboriginal education. The school culture is that of innovation and equipping students to be future ready learners whereby the school takes on a Project Based Learning and Inquiry focus approach to subjects other than English and Numeracy.

A wireless network is located across the school, meaning that students in all classrooms can access the internet and utilise tablet technologies. Connect to Learn (Bring Your Own Device) is offered in Stage 3 and Laptops (3-6) and iPads (K-4) are utilised across the school.

The school operates a specialist Physical Education and Dance program as well as a range of extra-curricular activities including three bands, a choir and a 3-6 Dance Ensemble. Students across 3-6 take part in the Hornsby Zone Primary School Sporting Association and engage in GALA days arranged across the local schools.

All Year 6 students take part in a rigorous debating program and a whole school Multicultural Public Speaking Competition is held across K-6 each year.

We utilize literacy and numeracy support funding to employ a learning support teacher to implement small group programs catering to the needs of our students.

As a Positive Behavior for Learning School the expectation of being a Respectful, Responsible learner that aims for Personal Best underpins the collective vision of all within our community. All students make use of the Eco-Garden which has a strong connection with bringing the parent body into the school.

We use their expertise in teaching students about how to look after a garden and its produce and how to create healthy meals that are shared together as a community.

The school has a chicken coop which allows the students to experience what it is like to care and look after animals. The school is part of the Network for Environmental and Suitability Teachers (NEST) where we work with other schools in the area of sustainability.

Hornsby Heights Public School parent community have high expectations of the school. The P&C generously funds many projects and is a valued partner in ensuring that each child's experience at the school is a positive and rewarding one.

Through its various sub-committees, the P&C makes significant contributions to our school.

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).

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