Science Technicians are non-teaching staff who provide support to the Science department within a Secondary School. Duties include preparing equipment and making up solutions used in laboratories. The role also includes assisting teachers with practical skills, including class demonstrations. Ensuring that all equipment is functioning correctly, and the right materials are available for lessons. Also ensuring that equipment is cleaned and chemicals and other materials are appropriately stored.
Qualifications required will depend on the school and the position, however generally qualifications in science and or an employment background of this nature is desirable. To work in a school as a Science Technician, you will be required to register
with the EWC under the category of ‘School Learning Support Worker’.