TAS Workshop Assistant (Trade Qualified)

Oakhill College Castle Hill


Learning Support / Teacher's Aide

Teaching Subject: TAS

Contract Type: Permanent/Ongoing Position Full Time

Applications Close: 15 February 2023

Oakhill College seeks an innovative and highly skilled TAS Workshop Assistant to join our team.

<p>Oakhill College is an Independent Catholic Secondary School conducted in the Lasallian tradition, with an enrolment of 2,000 students, boys Years 7 to 10, co-educational in Years 11 and 12. Oakhill College is located in Castle Hill, NSW, and offers a wide range of subject choices and extra-curricular activities. </p><p>Applications are invited from suitably qualified applicants for the following full-time permanent position. </p><p><b>TAS Workshop Assistant (Trade Qualified) </b></p><p><b>Permanent Full-Time Position </b></p><p><b>Commencing 2023 </b></p><p>We seek to appoint an experienced Workshop Assistant to provide support to the Technological and Applied Studies (TAS) department by undertaking various non-teaching duties associated with the efficient and effective running of TAS classes. </p><p>The successful applicant will be able to demonstrate knowledge of, and experience in, the areas listed below: </p><p>The role is required to be performed predominantly during school term time only, 38 hours per week, Monday – Friday from 8.30am - 4.36pm.</p><p> </p><p><b>Key duties and responsibilities: </b></p><p>Prepare stock for school projects including cutting and sizing of materials / cutting timber into specified lengths; </p><p>The use of power tools and hand tools in a safe manner; </p><p>General maintenance of workshop machinery/tools (e.g. changing blades) and organisation of external servicing of machines; </p><p>Oversee ordering and delivery of materials upon approval from the Academic Head of TAS; </p><p>General ‘handyman’ jobs (i.e. shelving, fixing vices, creating signage, hanging pictures etc) within the TAS department; </p><p>Assisting teachers and students in practical lessons when required; </p><p>Assisting with supervision and instruction of senior students in TAS workshop when required; </p><p>Assistance in creating resources for other departments within the school as deemed necessary by the Academic Head of TAS and the Principal; </p><p>Assist in maintaining the cleanliness and tidiness of the workshops to ensure staff and students work in a safe and pleasant environment (e.g. sweeping off and oiling of machines, regular changing of sander belts); </p><p>Sharpening of hand tools and the ability to sharpen woodworking chisels and lathe tools to College standard; </p><p>Basic maintenance of machines including maintenance of dust extraction system (including vacuum bags and workshop ducted extractor system); </p><p>Keeping consumable items stocked; </p><p>Cataloguing and maintaining of all purchase records for TAS including MSDS documentation; </p><p>Undertake all WH&amp;S duties as required and possess an understanding of WHS requirements in a workshop environment (e.g. signage, compliance, hazardous substances register/Chemwatch, MSDS register); </p><p>Other duties and administrative tasks as directed by the Academic Head of TAS;</p><p> </p><p><b>The successful applicant will: </b></p><p>Hold a Trade qualification (preferred); </p><p>Have 3&#43; years trade experience. Working within a school environment is desirable but not essential; </p><p>Hold a driver’s licence; </p><p>A concern for the safety of students and other staff is of paramount importance; </p><p>Knowledge of relevant tools, machines and materials; </p><p>Knowledge of traditional and contemporary practices in design and technology; </p><p>Knowledge and experience in working with timber and metals; </p><p>Competency in working with machines such as drop saws, table saws, drill presses, disc sanders, belt sanders, scroll saws, handheld routers; </p><p>Ability to undertake simple repairs to equipment; </p><p>The ability to communicate effectively with staff and students in a professional manner; </p><p>Strengths in problem solving, multi-tasking, initiative taking, thinking and decision making; </p><p>Ability to impart knowledge and skills to support teaching staff; </p><p>Well-developed interpersonal skills; </p><p>Strong planning, organising and multitasking skills with the ability to prioritise; </p><p>The ability to work under pressure and adapt to changing situations; </p><p>Ability to work without supervision or general guidance; </p><p>Computer skills in Microsoft Outlook, Windows, Office; </p><p>A commitment to ongoing professional learning including remaining current with global best practice; </p><p>Demonstrate a clear understanding and commitment to the Mission of the Catholic School; </p><p>Be supportive of the Lasallian ethos of the College; </p><p>Be an innovative, and engaging team member; </p><p>Adhere to the Colleges Safeguarding Standards and Child Protection policies and procedures. </p><p>Oakhill College is committed to innovative high-quality teaching and learning and offers excellent facilities and resources. The College offers staff a dynamic, collaborative, and supportive environment with an emphasis on community, academic excellence, pastoral care, and development.</p><p>A position description is available on the College website </p><p><b>APPLICATION MUST BE MADE ON-LINE VIA THE COLLEGE WEBSITE </b></p><p>https://www.oakhill.nsw.edu.au/about/employment-1</p><p>To apply for the role, candidates need to submit a covering letter (2 pages maximum) and an up-to-date curriculum vitae that clearly details their relevant skills and experience.<br /></p><p>Oakhill College is committed to child safety and Safeguarding Standards and the health, safety and wellbeing of our students, staff, and school community. Rigorous checks will be conducted prior to confirmation of employment including; NSW Working with Children Check (WWCC), National Police Check, references, background, identity, work rights, Covid-19 vaccination, and statutory checks. </p><p>Vaccination against COVID-19 or a valid medical contraindication to COVID-19 vaccination is a condition of any offer of employment by Oakhill College. Vaccination means two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine. A valid medical contraindication must be in accordance with ATAGI guidelines. Applicants are required to disclose their COVID-19 vaccination status as part of their application for employment. Any offer of employment will be conditional on the applicant providing evidence of their vaccination status, which may be an immunisation history statement, COVID-19 digital certificate or approved medical contraindication certificate. </p><p><b>Applications close at 9:00am on 15 February 2023. </b></p><p><b>Please note: We will consider candidates as they apply and encourage early application. Interviews may commence prior to the closure date.</b><br /></p><p><b>No recruitment agencies please.</b></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
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