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Job Title : Gardener - Handyperson


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Student Support Services - Statewide Services

School Of Special Education Needs: Behaviour and Engagement (Mid West Engagement Centre - Rangeway)

Gardener - Handyperson

Pool Ref SS/SS684205

Level 2, $1,015.60 - $1,033.40 (pro-rata) per week (GS (Misc.) GA 2021)

Appointment Pool

Advertised Vacancy Number: SS/SS684205

The School Of Special Educational Needs: Behaviour and Engagement (SSEN: BE) - Mid West Engagement Centre - Rangeway is seeking to establish a pool of highly dedicated and enthusiastic Gardener - Handypersons 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 2, 2022. Appointments can be made from the pool at any time for commencements within the 2021 school year, up to the end of Term 2, 2022.

Suitable applicants will work as part of a dedicated team and have the opportunity to make a lasting contribution to our school community. You will be required to travel to other sites of SSEN:BE.

Suitable applicants will perform gardening duties, as well as grounds and facility maintenance to ensure a safe, clean and inviting school environment. They will maintain and present the school grounds and gardens in an attractive, clean and tidy condition for both soft and hard landscaping, including turf management, and provide a suitable growing environment for plants. Suitable applicants will also perform minor repairs and maintenance as requested, as well as other Gardener - Handyperson duties in accordance with the Department's policies and guidelines. Ideally, suitable applicants will have good communication and interpersonal skills and work well with others.

Effective communication and interpersonal skills are required to provide grounds and maintenance advice and to establish and maintain good working relationships with staff and community. It is expected that you will have the capacity to work unsupervised, with the ability to identify and recognise work that is required to be completed, and build a calendar of scheduled tasks, without specific direction. You will also be expected to monitor and maintain the reticulation systems and arm and disarm security systems as and when required.

SSEN:BE provides educational support and services with schools for students with extreme, complex and challenging behaviours across a K-12 context . Support is available across the public school system. Intensive support to students and consultative support to schools is delivered through 13 engagement centres and the Midland Learning Academy. The services of the engagement centres and the Academy are coordinated through SSEN:BE, which provides the administrative structure that oversees and manages these services as a State-wide model of support for schools, teachers and students.

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.

Further information about SSEN BE can be found by visiting or Schools Online

For further job related information

You are encouraged to contact Shabnum Ismailjee, Business Support Officer, for further information about this employment opportunity, including information about living and working in Rangeway, by telephoning (08) 6206 2006 or emailing

Application Instructions

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

Your application should include:

  1. A detailed CV outlining your work history and experience in the context of the role. Your CV should include two (2) work related referees, who can attest to the claims made in your written application, preferably one being your current line manager.
  2. A cover letter of no more than two (2) page. Please address selection criteria two (2) and four (4) by providing an example that shows your ability, knowledge and application in relation to each criteria.
  • Sound communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Experience in maintaining grounds and gardens, including turf management.
  • Experience in minor servicing of horticultural/gardening equipment and performing minor repairs and maintenance tasks.
  • Knowledge of gardening methods and procedures, including the safe use and storage of gardening equipment, materials and chemicals.
  1. A completed application form. The application form can be found in the attachments at the bottom of this advertisement. Please only complete the application form if you are not submitting your application online.

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, select one of the following options:
  • 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.
  • Email your completed application form and documents to before the closing date and time or;
  • Hand-deliver your completed application form and documents to the school reception 92 - 96 Kenny Crescent, RANGEWAY WA 6530 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:
  • complete introductory School Gardener training within 3 months of commencement in metropolitan areas or as soon as practicable for regional areas
  • complete the Department's induction program within three months of commencement
  • complete any training specific to this role required by Departmental policy
  • 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 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 ten (10) day breach period to this selection process.

Applications must be submitted before 3.00pm (WST) on Monday, 21 June 2021


ATTACHMENTS: - applicant resource - applying for cleaner, gardener or domestic position mar2020.pdf
- applicant resource - how to write a cv and covering letter nov18.pdf
- application for employment - l2 gardener handyperson may18.pdf
- published jdf - generic - gardener handyperson - schools - l2 - jan 2020.pdf

You can view and print these PDF attachments by downloading Adobe Reader.

WORK TYPE: Permanent - Part Time, Permanent - Full Time, Fixed Term - Part Time, Fixed Term - Full Time

FTE: 0.1-1.0

LOCATION: Rangeway

CLOSING DATE: 2021-06-21 3:00 PM