General Assistant DOE is an equal opportunity, representative employer. It is the intention to promote representivity (race, gender and disability) in the Public Service through the filling of positions. Candidates whose appointment/transfer/promotion will promote representativeness will therefore receive preference.

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Persons with disability and learner disability are especially encouraged to apply. An indication of representativeness profile by applicants will expedite the processing of applications. In addition, these vacancies give preference to former special school learners and applicants with disabilities, learner disability and learners from school of skills provided they meet the minimum requirements and are able to perform all the duties required.

APPLICATIONS: Hand in your application, stating the relevant reference number to the Special School as indicated below; Applications must be submitted on a new Z83 Form, obtainable from any Public Service department or on the internet at which must be signed (an unsigned Z83 form will disqualify an application) and should be accompanied by a recently updated, comprehensive CV including at least two contactable referees, as well as certified copies of all qualification(s) and ID-document and Driver’s license [where applicable]. Non-RSA Citizens/Permanent Resident Permit Holders must attach a copy of his/her Permanent Residence Permit to his/her application.

Should you be in possession of a foreign qualification, it must be accompanied by an evaluation certificate from the South African Qualification Authority (SAQA). Failure to submit all the requested documents will result in the application not being considered. Correspondence will be limited to short-listed candidates only. If you have not been contacted within three (3) months after the closing date of this advertisement, please accept that your application was unsuccessful. Suitable candidates will be subjected to a personnel suitability check (criminal record check, citizenship verification, financial/asset record check, qualification/study verification and previous employment verification). Successful candidates will also be subjected to security clearance processes. All shortlisted candidates will be subjected to a technical exercise that intends to test relevant elements of the job. All shortlisted candidates will be required to undergo preemployment screening. Successful candidates will be appointed on a probation period of twelve (12) months. All appointed candidates will be required to sign a contract working shifts as per the approved norms and standards of the department.


PLEASE NOTE: Applications from all racial groups are welcome. However, in making appointments to the posts the department will give preference to


The role of a senior housekeeping supervisor in special schools requires a
combination of qualifications, skills, and competences to effectively manage
the cleanliness and maintenance of the school environment. Here are the
requirements and key competences for a senior housekeeping supervisor in
special schools.
A grade 9 or school leaving certificate and testimonial from principal. Must
have prior experience in supervising learners with high-level support needs in
special school hostels. Proof of being part of PEYI will be an advantage.
As a supervisor the successful applicant should demonstrate a basic
knowledge of laundry equipment, food hygiene /preparations, the ability to use
cleaning equipment, first aid. Interpersonal skills to be displayed include an
acknowledgement of the unique needs of learners, treat each learner as an
individual and respect their differences, avoiding use of language that is
inappropriate biased and discriminatory in relation to any learner under their
care. Be reliable, respectful, responsible, honest.

DUTIES: General Assistant DOE

The role of a senior housekeeping supervisor in a special needs
hostel involves overseeing the cleanliness, organization, and overall
maintenance of the facility to ensure a safe and comfortable environment for
residents with special needs. The key duties include the following:

  1. Housekeeping staff Management: Supervise and lead the housekeeping
    team, providing guidance, training, and support. Assign tasks and
    responsibilities to staff members, ensuring efficient workload distribution,
    conduct regular performance evaluations and provide feedback to improve
  2. Cleaning and Maintenance: Ensure that all living areas, common spaces,
    and facilities are clean, sanitized, and well-maintained. Develop and implement
    cleaning schedules to address specific needs and maintain high standards of
    cleanliness. Monitor and oversee cleaning tasks, ensuring compliance with
    hygiene and safety standards. Implement infection control measures to
    prevent the spread of illnesses.
  3. Inventory Management: Maintain an inventory of cleaning supplies,
    equipment, and materials. Coordinate procurement and replenishment of
    supplies as needed to ensure a consistent and well-stocked inventory. Health
    and Safety Compliance: Ensure that housekeeping practices adhere to health
    and safety regulations, especially considering the needs of residents with
    special requirements.
  4. Special Needs Considerations: Collaborate with care staff to understand
    specific needs and preferences of residents with disabilities or medical
    conditions. Adjust cleaning procedures and schedules to accommodate
    unique requirements.
  5. Emergency Preparedness: Develop and communicate emergency response
    plans to the housekeeping team to ensure residents’ safety during crises.
    Conduct drills and training exercises to prepare staff for emergency situations.
  6. Quality Assurance: Conduct regular inspections to assess the cleanliness
    and maintenance of the facility.
    Address any issues or deficiencies promptly to maintain a high standard of
    cleanliness. Record Keeping: Keep accurate records of cleaning schedules,
    inspections, and maintenance activities. Document any incidents, repairs, or
    improvements made within the facility.

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