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Leading Hand Carpenter

Job no: 492452
Work type: Casual, Full Time Fixed Term
Location: Smithfield
Categories: Trades & Enterprises

In this role you will be the Leading Hand Carpenter (Trainer), you will teach and mentor a team of young trainees (15-25 years). You will be outside on the tools working alongside your team and sharing your skills and experience.

In this role you will:

  • Have trade qualifications in construction/ carpentry;
  • Have relevant on the job trades experience;
  • Manage and mentor trainees;
  • Multitask and problem solve daily;
  • Be extremely motivated and encouraging;
  • Ability to work with young people and overcome training barriers;
  • Ability to liaise with all customers;
  • Be OHS Savy;
  • Enjoy being on the tools alongside our young people.


Project will include:

  • Building updates;
  • Install, Renovate and repair;
  • Cut, Shape and fit structures; and
  • Window frames, doors, staircases maintenance.


This position will commence as a casual fixed term contract, with a view to ongoing work.  

About the program:

The yourtown Social Enterprises program in South Australia, delivers services for a wide range of private, public and community organisations.  Our goal in Enterprises is to provide disadvantaged young people with paid work experience and to develop and build the young person’s capacity for workforce participation so that they are able to secure and sustain employment in the open labour market. The program is supported by a Youth Worker who works with the young people to address any challenges and barriers they may have.

Contact:  Breanna Buyers, Talent Acquisition Specialist on 0466 471 023

To apply, and for a full Position Description please visit:

yourtown is committed to providing services that protect and keep children, young people and adults at risk free from harm. The appointment of successful applicants will be subject to satisfactory screening for child-related employment including the completion of a National  Criminal History Check and retention of a valid Working with Children Check.

 "In our team we value diversity, inclusivity and people who want to make a difference"

Position Description

Advertised: Cen. Australia Daylight Time
Applications close: Cen. Australia Standard Time

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