Gardener, Handyperson

$996 - $1,014 weekly
  • Western Australia Government - Education
  • Bunbury WA, Australia
  • 07 Jun, 2021
Part time - Permanent Other

Job Description

Student Support Services - Statewide Services
School Of Special Education Needs: Behaviour and Engagement (Greater Bunbury Engagement Centre - East Bunbury)
Gardener - Handyperson
Level 2, $996.40 - $1,014.20 (pro-rata) per week (GS (Misc.) GA 2019)
Advertised Vacancy Number: SS/SS656990

This is a permanent part-time (0.2FTE) position commencing Term 2, 2021

The School of Special Educational Needs: Behaviour and Engagement (SSEN: BE) in the Greater Bunbury Engagement Centre - East Bunbury is seeking a highly dedicated and enthusiastic Gardener – Handyperson to join their team. You will work as part of a dedicated team and have the opportunity to make a lasting contribution to our school community.

The successful applicant 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. The successful applicant 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, the successful applicant 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).

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.

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.

For further information about The School of Special Education Needs: Behaviour and Engagement, please visit or Schools Online.

For further job related information:

Please contact Shabnum Ismailjee, Business Support Officer, by telephoning (08) 6206 2600 or emailing

Application Instructions

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

Your application should include:

  • 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.
  • A cover letter of no more than two (2) pages. 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.

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 18 Forrest Street, BUNBURY WA 6230 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.


Employees will be required to:

  • Provide evidence of eligibility to work in Australia for the term of the vacancy;
    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; and
  • Complete the Department’s training in Accountable and Ethical Decision-Making within six months of appointment.

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



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 aug20.pdf
published jdf - generic - gardener handyperson - schools - l2 - jan 2020.pdf

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WORK TYPE: Permanent - Part Time
FTE: 0.2
CLOSING DATE: 2021-06-21 3:00 PM


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School Type


Job Closing Date

21 Jun, 2021