Home Economic Assistant

$27.69 - $32.22 hourly
  • Western Australia Government - Education
  • Carnamah WA, Australia
  • 20 Jul, 2021
Part time - Permanent Administrative and other Support Services

Job Description

Independent Public School - Mid West Education Region
Carnamah District High School
Home Economic Assistant
Level 1/2, $27.69 - $32.22 per hour (EA (Gov) GA 2021)
Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/SS692218

This is a permanent part-time (0.17FTE) position commencing Term 3, 2021

Are you looking for an interesting employment opportunity?

Carnamah District High School (DHS) is seeking to appoint a hard working and motivated Home Economics Assistant to join our friendly and supportive team.

The successful applicant will be required to work effectively in a team environment, and should therefore be able to demonstrate initiative and organisational skills in order to achieve this consistently. Strong communication skills are essential for the role, which will include communicating with students and teaching professionals on a regular basis. Previous experience in safe and hygienic storage and handling of food and the use of sewing machines is desirable.

The successful applicant will be required to assist with the preparation and maintenance of the learning environment by maintaining equipment, materials and resources for use in classes, and assist the teacher with clean and safe storage of items after classes and activities.

The successful applicant will also be required to undertake regular cleaning activities as directed, assist with the management of resources by maintaining and updating inventory lists, collating recipes, purchasing groceries and monitoring stock levels and requirements, and reporting these to the teacher. They will also provide administrative support.

Carnamah DHS offers a quality educational programme to students from Kindergarten to Year 12. Carnamah is situated 300 kilometres north of Perth, and 185 kilometres south-east of Geraldton, within the Midwest Education Region. Our robust early childhood programmes create an ideal start for students and our award winning vocational education programme offers strong incentives to complete Year 11 and 12 at Carnamah DHS.

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):

  • good oral and written communication skills, including the ability to interact with students, parents and teaching professionals.
  • good interpersonal skills, including the ability to work as part of a team.
  • good organisational skills that will assist in the delivery of effective education programs to students.
  • ability to assist with the general health and wellbeing of students.

Applications will be assessed against these work related (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 Carnamah District High School can be found by visiting www.carnamahdhs.wa.edu.au or Schools Online.

Additional information about Independent Public Schools is also available here.

For further job related information:

You are encouraged to contact Deirdre Poultney, Manager Corporate Services, for further information about this employment opportunity by telephoning (08) 99871000 or emailing Deirdre.Poultney@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 two (2) 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 three (3) pages outlining your employment history and professional learning summary relevant to this position
  • The contact details for two (2) work related referees who can attest to the claims made in your written application, preferably 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.


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; and
  • Obtain or hold a current Working with Children Check.


Employees will be required to:

  • Complete the Department’s induction program within three months of commencement;
  • Complete any training specific to this role required by Departmental policy; and
  • Complete the Department’s training in Accountability and Ethical Decision-Making within six months of appointment.

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

Applications must be submitted before 4.30pm (WST) on Friday, 30 July 2021




applicant resource - how to write a cv and covering letter nov18.pdf
applicant resource - information for applicants mar2020.pdf
published jdf - generic - Home Economic Assistant - schools - l1 - aug 2017.pdf

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WORK TYPE: Permanent - Part Time
FTE: 0.17
LOCATION: Carnamah
CLOSING DATE: 2021-07-30 4:30 PM


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Job Closing Date

30 Jul, 2021