Re-advertised Temporary Science Laboratory Assistant for 2021 – 50 hours per fortnight Laboratory Assistant

Penola Catholic College - Emu Plains


Laboratory Technician

Contract Type: Contract Position Part Time (0.60 FTE)

Applications Close: 20 June 2021

The Laboratory Assistant provides assistance in the form of support and assistance to teachers and students in a classroom setting or to individual students or groups of students

<p>The Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta is looking for a passionate and dedicated Laboratory Assistant to provide support and assistance to our teachers at Penola Catholic College, Emu Plains.</p> <p>We are seeking a Laboratory Assistant who will maintain the laboratories, equipment and materials in a manner which allows their efficient use by the school’s teaching staff and students.</p> <p>The successful applicant will be working closely with the Science teachers, and they will coordinate and prepare tasks and practical activities for the classroom. &nbsp;This role will require flexibility to work within the school’s curriculum timetable.</p> <p>This position is temporary for 50 hours per fortnight. Previous Applicants need not apply.</p> <p>The Laboratory Assistant is accountable for:</p> <p>-Employees are required to support the mission, teachings and ethos of the Catholic Church’s work in schools.</p> <p>-Demonstrated ability to work effectively both autonomously and as part of a team</p> <p>-Demonstrated ability to follow direction, prioritise and meet set deadlines</p> <p>-Demonstrated interpersonal skills in working with a range of personnel</p> <p>-Strong planning and organisation skills</p> <p>-Demonstrated ability to maintain the quality of assigned work</p> <p>-Preparation of practical work for use in the classroom, including general and complex laboratory experiments</p> <p>-Preparing simple chemical solutions and, under instruction, more complicated<br>solutions</p> <p>-Developing and using appropriate storage systems, including for dangerous and toxic substances consistent with material safety data sheets</p> <p><em>The&nbsp;<strong>successful applicant</strong>&nbsp;will have:</em></p> <ul> <li>The ability to maintain the school laboratory and preparation room in a clean and workable order.</li> <li>Experience in preparation of laboratory solutions and handle, store and dispose of chemicals in compliance with regulations.</li> <li>Sound knowledge of general scientific equipment and ability to maintain equipment.</li> <li>Ability to prepare, provide and store equipment and resources for practical work for science classes and ensure equipment is cleaned and in good working order, and organise repairs as necessary.</li> <li>Demonstrated experience maintaining a safe working environment.</li> <li>Self-motivated with the ability to work autonomously and be responsible and accountable for own work with the capacity and willingness to work in a team environment.</li> <li>Excellent written communication skills and strong verbal communication skills and interpersonal skills.</li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The applicant must submit with their application the following:</p> <ul> <li>A current CV and covering letter</li> <li>Nominated professional referees, must be two</li> <li>Current Working With Children’s Check</li> </ul> <p dir="ltr">The Organisation</p> <p dir="ltr">Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta provides quality learning and teaching in a faith-centred environment across 83 primary and secondary schools and within early learning and out of school hours care centres in Western Sydney.&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr">This position involves working with children. The appointment of successful applicants will be subject to satisfactory employment screening for child-related employment including the completion of a National Police Check, retention of a valid Working with Children Check and adoption and compliance with CEDP’s Child Safeguarding Procedures and Code of Conduct When Working With Students and Children.</p> <p dir="ltr">CEDP promotes the safety and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, and children from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, as well as people from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds.&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr">Successful Candidates for all positions at CEDP must have a valid Working With Children Check. For more information, please visit The Office of The Children’s Guardian <a href="">here</a>.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>
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