Cleaner In Charge

$1,050 - $1,065 weekly
  • Western Australia Government - Education
  • Carnamah WA, Australia
  • 14 Jul, 2021
Part time - Permanent Other

Job Description

Independent Public School - Mid West Education Region
Carnamah District High School
Cleaner In Charge
Level 3, $1,050.10 - $1,064.70 (pro-rata) per week (GS (Misc.) GA 2021)
Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/SS685420

This is a permanent part-time (0.75FTE) position commencing Term 3, 2021

Have you got what it takes to make our school shine?

Carnamah District High School (DHS) is seeking an energetic and enthusiastic Cleaner in Charge, who is able to lead other cleaners to establish and maintain a high standard of cleaning within the school.

The Cleaner In Charge organises and supervises the cleaning staff, opens and locks the school, maintains cleaners time-book, reports absences, and orders cleaning supplies. The successful applicant will liaise with the Manager Corporate Services on all cleaning matters, including managing staff performance and providing on the job induction training for new cleaning staff in accordance with Department of Education standards. The successful applicant will need to maintain the school environment in accordance with Department procedures and undertake cleaning of allocated internal and external areas.

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.

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 Carnamah District High School please visit or Schools Online

For further job related information:

You are encouraged to contact Dee Poultney, Manager Corporate Services, for further information about this employment opportunity, including information about living and working in Carnamah, by telephoning (08) 9951 1266 or emailing

During school holidays you can contact Deirdre on mobile 0427 558 027

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, one being your current Line Manager and;
  2. A cover letter of no more than one (1) page. Please provide one example from your past experience that best shows your knowledge, skills and abilities in cleaning a room or surface. Include the:
    • steps you took to clean the room or surface
    • chemicals used on each material
    • machinery used; and
    • action taken to maintain your safety and the safety of others.

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.

If you do not have access to a computer, or require help using one, you can visit the school during office hours (Monday to Friday, between 8:30am and 3pm) to use a school computer, with technical support available from school-based staff. Please contact the school to arrange a suitable time. Support staff are not available to assist with the content for your application.

  • 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 at 48 Macpherson Street, Carnamah before the closing date (Friday, 23 July 2021) and time (4.00pm).

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:

  • 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
  • obtain or hold a current Working with Children Check
  • complete the Department’s induction program within three months of commencement
  • complete the Department’s online training in manual tasks and hazardous
  • substances within three months of commencement
  • complete Fundamentals of Cleaning training as soon as practicable
  • complete any other training specific to this role required by Departmental policy
  • 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 4.00pm (WST) on Friday, 23 July 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 - cleaner aug20.pdf
published jdf - generic - cleaner in charge - schools - l3 - jan 2020.pdf

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WORK TYPE: Permanent - Part Time
FTE: 0.75
LOCATION: Carnamah
CLOSING DATE: 2021-07-23 4:00 PM


Not Applicable

School Type


Job Closing Date

23 Jul, 2021