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Job Title : Cleaner In Charge


Education, Childcare & Training
Source: uWorkin


Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/SS667024

This is a permanent part-time (0.75FTE) position commencing Term 2, 2021

Can you inspire a team of people to keep our new school shining?

Dawson Park Primary School (PS) is seeking an honest and motivated Cleaner in Charge who takes pride in being responsible for providing a high standard of cleanliness within the workplace to join their friendly and supportive team.

As the Cleaner in Charge, you will inspire and lead a team of cleaning staff to ensure the school environment is maintained in accordance with Department of Education policies and procedures. The successful applicant will have a sound knowledge of cleaning equipment and safe cleaning procedures, methods and practices. It is desirable for applicants to have experience in supervising staff, as the successful applicant will work alongside school staff and manage staff performance in consultation with the Manager Corporate Services.

In addition to the above, the Cleaner in Charge will liaise with the Manager Corporate Services on all cleaning matters, and record and respond to issues and concerns detailed in the communication book. They will maintain the Cleaner’s time book, arrange relief staff, be responsible for monitoring and ordering stock supplies, open and lock the school, including setting the security alarm system.

Located in Forrestfield, our school is set in a beautiful bush setting and offers a strong academic and pastoral environment for all children, with dedicated and professional staff that continually strive to ensure the best learning outcomes for all children. At Dawson Park PS we enjoy a positive relationship with our community and work closely with our parents as partners in the education of our students to become independent learners who value themselves and others whilst academically achieving their personal best.

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

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. 

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 Dawson Park Primary School can be found by visiting www.dawsonparkps.wa.edu.au or Schools Online.

Additional information about Independent Public Schools is also available here.

For further job related information

Please contact Pauline Johnson, Principal by telephoning (08) 9483 2000 or emailing Pauline.Johnson@education.wa.edu.au.

Application Instructions

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

Your application should include:

  1. A two (2) page cover letter addressing the Work Related Requirements, in the context of the role and business needs of the school:
  • good interpersonal and communication skills;
  • ability to induct, coordinate and supervise the work of cleaning staff;
  • experience in school or commercial cleaning;
  • experience in the safe storage of cleaning equipment, materials and chemicals; and
  • ability to recognise and interpret Material Safety Data Sheets, equipment operating instructions, safety instructions and training guidelines.
  1. A comprehensive CV of up to two (2) pages outlining your employment history and professional learning summary relevant to this position.
  1. The contact details for two (2) work related referees (one being your current line manager).

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.
  • If you do not have access to a computer, or require help using one, you can visit the school during office hours (Monday to Friday, between 8:30am and 3pm) to use a school computer, with technical support available from school-based staff. Please contact the school to arrange a suitable time. Support staff are not available to assist with the content for your application.

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.


Employees will be required to:

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

The Department applies a ten (4) day breach period to this selection process

Applications must be submitted before 4.30pm (WST) on Wednesday, 24 February 2021



Forrestfield, WA

Education, Childcare & Training


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