12 Feb 2018

Part-Time Grounds and Maintenance Assistant

Charlton Christian College – Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia

Job Description

Charlton Christian College require a “Grounds and Maintenance Assistant” in Fassifern NSW:

The Role The staff of Charlton Christian College are the College’s greatest asset. We have the privilege of partnering with parents as we assist them in the nurture of their children. The call to educate young people is indeed a high calling and we rely on God, the Author and Perfecter of our faith.

Staff exhibit godly relationships and maintain good relationships with other staff, students, and parents. They adopt a co-operative spirit, sensitively express convictions on professional matters and accept group decisions graciously and abide by same. Staff use discretion and consideration in speaking of the College or of colleagues and reflect a spirit of Christian love in dealing with students. Staff provide for individual emotional, physical and social differences and stimulate the development of Christian character inside and outside of the classroom.

Key Responsibilities: General

  • landscaping and planting programs for grounds in line with grounds master plan
  • to ensure safe and attractive school environment
  • maintenance of buildings, furniture and equipment
  • maintenance of a safe work place for staff and students
  • ensure machinery and equipment is kept in safe working order
  • basic maintenance of bus fleet
  • to operate within determined budgets
  • keep work area clean and tidy ensuring college WH&S requirements are being met
  • work as directed by the College Operations Manager

Grounds Maintenance and Beautification. As directed by the Operations manager

  • garden beds are free from weeds and plants in a healthy condition
  • pathways and courtyards are free from debris. Internal road gutters are clear of debris lawns are kept green and trimmed. Weeds and grass around trees and edges kept short and tidy
  • APZ area is kept clear of debris and long grass
  • regular program of mowing and slashing is undertaken
  • assist with the maintenance of the sports field
  • grounds are kept safe and in line with the College’s WH&S policy
  • support events that contribute to the life of the college including setup of furniture/equipment for events in the hall or sports/gala events
  • waste management such as bin emptying and recycling
  • operation of machinery such as Bobcat, ride-on mower, brush cutter etc.

Building Maintenance. As directed by the Operations manager

  • maintenance and repair of classroom and outdoor furniture
  • maintenance and minor repairs to building infrastructure
  • maintenance and repair of perimeter fencing
  • maintenance and minor repair of plant and machinery
  • minor electrical and plumbing tasks

First Aid

  • attend to first aid requirements as needed
  • provide the appropriate first aid treatment
  • maintain a record of all first aid provided

Generic Tasks

  • become familiar with and adhere to all College policies and procedural guidelines
  • attend professional development as requested
  • alert the Head of School to any enrolment, public relations, communications, fundraising, marketing or office procedure concerns &/or suggestions for improvement

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