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Job Title : Technical Officer - Student Equipment


Education, Childcare & Training
Source: uWorkin


Advertised Vacancy Number: SS/SS662925

This is a permanent full-time position commencing Term 1, 2021

The School of Special Educational Needs: Disability (SSEN:D) is seeking a dedicated Technical Officer to join their team.

The Technical Officer will aid the Equipment Officer to support SSEND, Department of Education school staff and external organisations to provide therapeutic and support equipment to assist students in accessing the school environment and curriculum.

The successful applicant will monitor and organise necessary repair of therapeutic and support equipment and purchase consumables and materials related to the construction and maintenance of this equipment. The role will also develop and maintain an equipment register, maintenance plan and routinely records maintenance activities including stocktakes, while ensuring plant and machinery and related work site areas are kept securely locked, free from hazard and safe from intrusion.

The successful applicant will manage the budget relating to plant, equipment and chemicals as required.

SSEND operates within a federation of four schools including the School of Special Educational Needs: Medical and Mental Health, the School of Special Educational Needs: Sensory and the School of Special Educational Needs: Behaviour and Engagement to coordinate support for schools where possible and to share resources and expertise.

SSEND provides statewide support to schools to support students with disability and learning disabilities; provides resources to support schools and specialised equipment for students; provides contextualised and evidence based professional learning courses and provides seminars to support schools and online research, information and resources. SSEND is committed to building the capacity of teachers and school based staff to deliver effective classroom programs that value the diversity of students in inclusive learning environments.

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):

  • Understanding and application of the Occupational Safety and Health Act requirements relevant to a work area.
  • Experience and competency in plant/machinery maintenance and building or construction involving plastics, electronics or electrical applications or a related discipline.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively in a team.
  • Organisational skills and ability to work with minimal supervision.

Applications will be assessed against these work related requirements (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 The School Of Special Education Needs : Disability can be found by visiting Schools Online.

For further job related information:

Please contact Trudy Crick, HR Officer, by telephoning (08) 9402 6196 or emailing Trudy.Crick@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 three (3) 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 two (2) pages outlining your employment history and professional learning summary relevant to this position
  • 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 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.

Eligibility and training requirements

Employees will be required to:

  • hold an Elevated Work Platform (EWP) licence
  • 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 any 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; and
  • provide evidence of eligibility to work in Australia for the term of the vacancy

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

Applications must be submitted before 4.30pm (WST) on Friday, 19 February 2021