Position vacant St Clare's College - Waverley

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Position vacant St Clare's College - Waverley

Post by smeee » 06 Mar 2017, 09:36

Science Lab Assistant

St Clare’s College Waverley is seeking to appoint a suitably qualified and committed person to the role of Science Laboratory Assistant.


This position is based on School Support Officers Award - Level 3 or 4.3. Currently it is 40 hours per fortnight.

About the Role

The Science Laboratory Assistant will work as a team in the organisation, management and general care of science laboratories for Junior and Senior Science classes. As a member of St. Clare's College, the role requires a commitment to supporting a positive religious and cultural Catholic school environment for young women in the Franciscan tradition.

Key Selection criteria:

The role of the Science Laboratory Assistant is a delegated responsibility by the Principal and will work closely with the Head of Science and the Science Department for the leadership and management of the following key areas:-
•Preparing and organising equipment and materials for Junior and Senior classes (Physics, Biology and Chemistry) through the Risk Assessment Web Portal;
•Providing advice and assistance to teaching staff in regards to matters of laboratory safety;
•The proper care, handling, labelling, maintenance and disposal of all chemicals;
•Safe handling, maintenance and care of all scientific and laboratory equipment, electrical goods and instruments;

•Computing Hazardous Substances Risk Assessment forms and obtaining relevant Material Safety Data Sheets;

•Conducting regular stock-takes;

•Performing routine servicing and maintenance of equipment;

•Arranging repair where necessary of equipment by external agencies;

•Caring for fauna and flora in accordance with current regulations;

•Cleaning and returning to store all apparatus used in practical work periods;

•Cleaning of laboratories, preparation and storage areas and maintaining a neat and ordered storage system;

•Other duties as directed.

General clerical tasks
•Ordering equipment and chemicals;

•Unpacking, sorting and checking new equipment;

•Locating, counting and recording items and chemicals;

•Setting up an accident report file and reporting all accidents;

•Checking for repairs to Science classroom furniture and fixtures etc;

•Reporting malfunctions to the College Maintenance.

Desirable Qualifications:
•Significant experience in schools would be highly regarded

•IT experience to facilitate the maintenance of records and files eg Word, Excel;
•Relevant Science qualifications;

•Sound knowledge and understanding of the use of Hazardous Substances Risk Assessments and Materials Safety and Data sheets;

• Understanding of and implementation of Work Health Safety and Globally Harmonised System;

•Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the latest developments in laboratory technician practices;

•Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work as part of a team;

•Self-starter who shows initiative;

•Demonstrated ability to work autonomously with minimum supervision;

•Be physically capable of undertaking associated manual work;

•Current First Aid Certificate would be an advantage;

•A current Working WIth Children Check approval number is essential.

Applicants should complete the St Clare’s College Job Application Form which is available on the College website www.stclares.nsw.edu.au (or download it from the bottom of this ad) and forward it with a covering letter to The Principal. Please use the Principal's secretary's email address: virginia.black@syd.catholic.edu.au

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