We are working with two mainstream secondary schools in Stockton who are currently looking to recruit a science technician to cover a maternity leave. Both positions are due to start in September 2018.
A requirement is for a candidate interested in and knowledgeable about science across all three disciplines, Chemistry, Biology and Physics. You will join the Science Department, working with and supporting class teachers in science classes from Year 7 to A-level, carrying out relevant duties required by the Senior Technician or Class Teachers. Assist the Teaching Staff in demonstrating the use of equipment and apparatus, designing and constructing equipment and apparatus for use in experiments.
You will be preparing practical equipment, apparatus and resources, monitoring standards and practices within the labs and providing technical and learning assistance in the classroom.
Other responsibilities include ensuring equipment and materials are maintained in good order and in a safe condition and that adequate levels of materials and equipment are available for use by teachers and students including the completion of purchase orders for final approval by the Principal. Keep stores well organised and hazardous substances labelled and kept in a safe place and keep preparation rooms, fume cupboards and laboratories in a safe and tidy condition.
Key skills and experience needed:
" Previous support work within a school or other transferable child-related experience
" Confident preparing and assisting carrying out experiments and practicals up to A level
" Health and Safety training or experience and be aware of safety issues
" Professional manner. Proactive, engaging and empathetic.
" Enthusiastic, friendly, patient and determined approach
" Experience or knowledge within special educational needs
The Education Network is committed to Safer Recruitment and recruits to Compliance + standards. Any appointment will be subject to stringent checks including referencing and an enhanced DBS check. The Education Network is an equal opportunities employer. The Education Network is acting as a recruitment agency in relation to this vacancy.