GENERAL ASSISTANTS x23 POSTS (shift working system applicable)


Salary Notch: R147 036 per annum (Salary level 3)


A general assistant in a special school plays a vital role in support and the overall operations of the school and contributing to the well-being of students with special needs. While specific duties may vary depending on the school’s requirements, your role as a general assistant Is essential in creating an environment where students can thrive and learn effectively. By diligently carrying out your responsibilities, you contribute to the overall success of the school’s mission and the well-being of its students and staff.

REQUIREMENTS AND KEY COMPETENCES: A grade 9 or school leaving certificate and letter from principal. Prior experience working with individuals with special needs, will be an advantage. An understanding of Public Service principles. Proof of being part of PEYI will be an advantage.


DUTIES will include but is not limited to the following:
1. Facility Maintenance: Clean and maintain hostels, classrooms, grounds, and all school facilities to uphold a tidy and organized environment. Attend to general domestic tasks like repairing windows, doors, taps, gutters, lights, and wheelchairs. Ensure proper functioning of facilities for the comfort and safety of everyone.
2. Refuse Management: Collect and dispose of refuse from both the hostels and school premises to maintain cleanliness and hygiene. Regularly monitor and manage waste disposal processes.
3. Ablution Facilities Care: Wash and sanitize ablution facilities, ensuring a clean and hygienic environment for students and staff. Keep floors, carpets, and surfaces clean and well-maintained.
4. Supplies Management: Request, procure, and manage cleaning materials to ensure that necessary supplies are available.


5. Premises Neatness: Conduct daily inspections to ensure the neatness and tidiness of buildings and
premises. Report any instances of damage or disrepair promptly to the appropriate channels.
6. Safety and Environment: Contribute to the overall safety and well-being of students and staff by maintaining a hazard-free environment. Uphold the rights of children and promote their well-being at all times.



Union High School Donkin Street, Graaff-
Reinet, Graaff-Reinet,
Eastern Cape
049-891-0262 SB 1 GA40/09/2023
Spandoau SSS 1 Berea St, Graaff-
Reinet, 6280
Mr. M.J Lephotha
SB 1 GA41/09/2023
Aeroville SSS Perseverrance Road,
Aeroville, Somerset
East, 5850
K.T Geduld
SB 1 GA42/09/2023
Humandorp SSS Booyce Street,
Arcadia, Humansdorp,
LA Geswint
SB 1 GA43/09/2023
Willowmore SSS 1 Johanna Street,
6446 Willowmore,
Eastern Cape, South
044- 923 1176 SB 1 GA44/09/2023
Kanyisa Cala
Special School
1025 Bo Street, Elliot,
Cala, Eastern Cape
T Giwu
CHE 1 GA45/09/2023
Khayalethu Special
Jacob Nanni Place,
East London, North
End, Eastern Cape
Y Mdikane
BCM 1 GA46/09/2023
Westview Special
Mowbray Street, Port
Elizabeth, Newton
Park, Eastern Cape
RC van Rooyen
NMB 1 GA47/09/2023
King Ndlovuyezwe
Ndamase Special
Nyandeni Local
Municipality, South
Ntsonyini A/A,
A Mdudi
ORTC 2 GA48/09/2023


Baysville Special
Burnett Road, East
London, Bayville,
Eastern Cape
LE Cloete
BCM 1 GA49/09/2023
Happydale Special
Hoets Crescent, Port
Elizabeth, Algoa Park,
Eastern Cape
M Juries
NMB 1 GA50/09/2023
Sigcau Special
Phumlo A/A, Qaukeni,
Lusikisiki, 4820
AD Cwele
ORTC 3 GA51/09/2023
Tsolo Special
Mbutho Admin Area,
Tsolo, Tsolo, Eastern
Z Makalima
ORTI 2 GA52/09/2023
Arcadia Special
61 Kimberley Rd,
Milner Estate Lennox
Estate & Pan, East
London, 5201
D Pieterse
043 743 5503
BCM 1 GA53/09/2023
Parkland Special
Etheridge Road, East
London, Amalinda,
Eastern Cape
LS Harnoster
BCM 1 GA54/09/2023

Northen Lights
Special School
Stow Street, Port
Elizabeth, Cotsworld,
Eastern Cape
DA Jeffries
NMB 1 GA55/09/2023

Grahamstown Special School
Station Yard Of Victoria Road, Grahamstown, Tantji,
Eastern Cape
ZE Nxawe
SB 2 GA56/09/2023

Kuyasa Special School
Corner Johnson And
Tevatt Street,
Grahamstown, Eastern Cape
NJ Mvula
SB 1 GA57/09/2023
Total number of posts 23


Vacant Non-Teaching Support staff positions within schools for Eastern Cape Department of Education

Closing Date: 22 September 2023


Eastern Cape Department of Education 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. 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 pre-employment 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 some employment equity target groups based on the
Employment Equity Plan of the Department.



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