Careers at yourtown

Maintenance Officer

Job no: 492342
Work type: Permanent Full Time
Location: North Richmond
Categories: Property & Maintenance, Trades & Enterprises

Based in an idyllic rural setting in North Richmond, San Miguel family residential service provides intensive, individualised support to vulnerable young parents and their children. San Miguel is a unique service that plays a critical role in keeping children safe and well and keeping young families together. Parents and children receive support from a multi-disciplinary team through a combination of on-site and community based interventions that ensure children are engaged in safe, developmentally appropriate activities and their parents are supported to set and pursue family and personal goals.

In this hands on role, the Maintenance Officer is responsible for ensuring our large rural property, including grounds, buildings and equipment is fit for the safe, effective and uninterrupted provision of services. You will undertake a wide range of general maintenance and handyperson duties. You may be involved in anything from buildings and property maintenance, helping families move, putting together flat pack furniture, cleaning units, repairing equipment, tending the vegetable garden and anything else that is required to keep our service functioning and ensuring our residents are safe and well!

This is a rewarding opportunity for someone who enjoys a physically active outdoors role, with a can do attitude and the ability to repair anything!

You will be an all-round handy person with solid health and safety knowledge and experience in a wide range of repairs and maintenance jobs. You will have basic computer skills, flexibility in working hours, including the ability to participate in on-call after hours work, and be willing and able to perform a wide range of maintenance tasks. You will be able to demonstrate compassion and understanding towards vulnerable young people and be genuinely interested in creating opportunities for change. A driver’s licence is essential.

At yourtown, we believe every young person has the right to a brighter future and aim to be part of the solution by delivering services that get results. Our services include Kids Helpline, training and employment services for young people, parent education and specialist accommodation for families. We are one of the largest not-for-profit providers of services for young people in Australia with sites across Queensland, New South Wales, South Australia and Tasmania. The community with yourtown’s Art Unions funds most of what we do. At yourtown you will be part of the solution.

If you are looking for an opportunity where you can be innovative, drive change and have a positive impact on the lives of young people we would love to hear from you. We offer attractive employment conditions including access to salary packaging arrangements and paid parental leave. Find your place at yourtown.

Contact: Marnie Elliot, Talent Acquisition Specialist on 07 3867 1376
Closing Date: 12 July 2020

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In line with yourtown's diverse workplace culture, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

All final applicants for this position will be asked to consent to a Working with Children Check and a National Criminal History Check. Please note that people with criminal records are not automatically barred from applying for this position. Each application will be considered on its merits.

The yourtown Workplace Immunisation Policy requires personnel in this position to evidence or obtain mandatory immunity requirements for the following diseases: Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Chicken Pox, Measles/Mumps/Rubella, Tetanus/Diptheria/Pertussis (whooping cough), Influenza. yourtown will provide successful applicants with information regarding mandatory vaccinations, and supporting information about the immunization and access to a general practitioner, pharmacist, or local clinic for individual consultation regarding immunisation.

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