Science Technician – Redlynch State College

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An exciting opportunity exists for a dynamic and innovative individual to join the team at Redlynch State College. In the role, you will contribute to the effective and efficient management of the school science department by providing technical and administration support to the respective Head of Department, teachers and laboratory staff of the school science department. You will also work independently within guidelines, general directions and instructions, performing responsible tasks associated with the efficient operation of the school science department.

  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Location: Far North Qld
  • Yearly Salary: $59822 – $80511
  • Contact Name: Ellie Green
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  • Closing Date: 14-FEB-21

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About Redlynch State College

At Redlynch State College we are all life-long learners and we model this to all students to instil a love of learning. Our goal is to foster optimal individual learning through our Prep to Year 12 seamless curriculum starting in our foundational Prep to Year 2 area into our Junior Primary Years 3 to 6, flowing into our Junior Secondary Years 7 to 9 and then our Senior Secondary Years 10 to 12. We are continuously thinking beyond the hills with our aim of every student achieving paid employment, a trade apprenticeship, or further studies in the trades or university. The community spirit from the early days as a community school has remained with a friendly and inviting feel to the College. Learning in our valley makes the connection between valleys as being safe havens in nature and our safe learning and working environment. We believe that our daily interactions have direct impact on the future lives of all stakeholders. Our approach to teaching and the rapport and relationships we develop with students impacts on their learning in a positive way.

Your Role

As the Science Technician, you will have responsibility for (but not limited to) the following:

  • Prepare, distribute and set up samples/demonstrations, class sets of equipment and associated scientific materials for practical teaching laboratory use.
  • Prepare chemical solutions of known concentration from bulk supplies including concentrated acids, stains and media and manufacture simple glassware/general equipment for preparation-laboratory and teaching-laboratory use.
  • Work independently in a science laboratory, recognising, anticipating and safely managing chemical hazards.
  • Maintain scientific teaching resources, classrooms, storerooms, preparation rooms and laboratories in a clean, safe, orderly and secure manner.
  • Maintain a safe chemical/laboratory waste storage/handling/preparation/disposal system in accordance with departmental guidelines, including labelling, secure storage, calibration and control of equipment and apparatus and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
  • Collect off campus scientific materials, science resources and field samples and collect and care for flora and fauna within the science department, in accordance with current handling and prevention of cruelty regulations.

A mandatory requirement of this role is:

TO2 appointees must have at a minimum, possession of a diploma qualification relevant to the tasks outlined, from a recognised tertiary institution or qualification which, in the opinion of the Director-General, Department of Education or delegate is acceptable.

This is a TO2 progression position as per the Role Description. The successful applicant will be appointed to the TO2 classification with eligibility for progression to the TO3 (QLD Public Service Officers and Other Employees Award – State 2015) once specific criteria have been met or demonstrated. Salary rate shown is reflective of TO2 to TO3 classification range.

When working in regulated employment an employee must have a current Working with Children Clearance (blue card) issued by Blue Card Services.

To apply please attach the following:

  • A brief resume including contact details for 2 referees (one of whom should be your current supervisor)
  • A maximum 2 page written response outlining your suitability for the role referring to the key capabilities under the ‘How you will be assessed‘ section in the attached role description.

Applications remain current for 12 months from the closing date and may be considered for appointment to identical or similar vacancies within the Department.

Applications from recruitment agencies will not be accepted.