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  • 492527
  • Cairns
  • Holy Spirit College - Cairns
  • Non-Teaching
  • Term Time - Permanent

Commencement Date:
Term 3 - Monday, 11 July 2022

Employment Type: Term Time permanent (16hrs per week, school terms only) 

Salary Range: $26.87 to $27.83 Gross per hour

Closing Date for Applications: 5pm, Tuesday 5 July 2022

Holy Spirit College - Manoora 

The College is an initiative of the Diocese of Cairns and Catholic Education Services. The College offers individualised and flexible multiyear secondary education programs for young people disengaged from mainstream schooling. The College provides a variety of innovative teaching and learning practices that acknowledges young people’s complex education and social needs and empowers them to identify and pursue individual transition to adulthood, further education, employment, back to a mainstream school setting and importantly a connection to the community. Staff at the College will be multi-disciplinary in response to the diverse needs of young people and their families.

The College is a registered Special Assistance School across three campuses located within Edmonton. Manoora and the main campus in Cooktown. Cooktown has an enrolment for 38 young people in. The Cooktown campus includes a 32-bed years 7 to 12 residential unit for weekly and full-time boarders. While Manoora and Edmonton provide alternative educational pathways via day schooling for young people in years 7 to 12.

Young people who attend Holy Spirit College include Indigenous and non-Indigenous young people disengaged from mainstream education for a range of reasons including:

  • with a history of complex trauma;
  • with a history of extended periods of unexplained absences;
  • who are highly mobile;
  • who have had contact with the juvenile justice system;
  • in the care of the Office of Children and Families;
  • with mental illness or at risk of engaging in self-harming behaviours or substance abuse;
  • who have been excluded or repeatedly suspended from school;
  • who are homeless;
  • with a generational history of early school leaving and/or unemployment.

About the Role

A person employed for the greater part of their working time in cleaning work of any description on any Premises or in bringing into or maintaining Premises in a clean condition, whatever may be the nature of their other duties.

Typical duties performed may include, but are not limited to:

  • Operating and maintaining cleaning equipment including vacuum cleaners, polishers and blowers
  • Sweeping, mopping and buffing vinyl and polished cement floors
  • Vacuuming carpets and mats
  • Dusting desks, tables, shelves and ledges
  • Picking up litter
  • Emptying and washing rubbish bins
  • Removing graffiti from desks, chairs and walls
  • Cleaning windows, fans, fridges and stoves
  • Removing cobwebs
  • Cleaning toilets, sinks and basins
  • Sweeping, blowing and hosing paved areas
  • Locking up rooms

For further information about the role and responsibilities, please see the Position Description. 

Work Requirements

  • Hold a Working with Children Blue Card
  • Be fully supportive of the ethos of Catholic Education
  • The ability to comply with the Chief Health Officer’s COVID 19 vaccination directive

What we offer

  • Annual Leave with 17.5% leave loading
  • Access to salary packaging options to maximise your salary 
  • Access to additional Employer Superannuation Contributions
  • Access to long service leave after 7 years of continuous service (portability of Long Service Leave may also be applicable)
  • 14 Weeks’ paid parental leave 
  • Access to Employee Assistance Program

For further information about the role, please download the Position Description

Intending applicants must be fully committed to creating and maintaining a child safe organisation.

Catholic Education is an equal opportunity employer.

Position Description: Download File 220622 Cleaner L1 PosD Holy Spirit Manoora.pdf


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