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Grounds / Maintenance Officer - Toowoomba

Churches of Christ in Queensland - East Toowoomba, QLD

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Churches of Christ in Queensland, Nubeena Retirement Village, Toowoomba

Permanent, full-time opportunity

Are you interested in joining a human services organisation to make a real difference in people's lives?

About the role

Are you a master at multi-tasking hands-on gardening and maintenance services within a large retirement living environment? You will be a dedicated, experienced and organised Gardener/Maintenance Officer looking for a new challenge.

Nubeena Retirement Village has expansive gardens and you will be providing lawn and garden maintenance, tree and shrub pruning, hedging, garden refuse removal, and minor maintenance services. Providing appropriate gardening for all common areas, you will also be responsible for preventative and corrective maintenance duties across our Retirement Village.

You will maintain an inventory of equipment and ensure it's in accordance with manufacturer recommendations. Along with relevant record keeping and administration, you will ensure all practises are completed in a timely manner, including all planned and programmed gardening and maintenance.

About you

You are a self-starting and driven individual who loves working collaboratively as part of a team, however, you are also capable of working on your own. With your highly developed customer focus and excellent service skills you resolve gardening and maintenance issues as they arise.

You have proven knowledge and physical capacity to use and maintain equipment as required by the role. Your ability to work autonomously and manage your own time is exceptional. You have a welcoming, caring, compassionate nature and are ever ready to provide support.

To be suited to this position ideally you will have:

  • Demonstrated experience in a handyman/maintenance role (previous retirement living experience highly regarded) with physical capacity to carry out maintenance duties as required;
  • Home and/or garden maintenance certificate would be an advantage;
  • Ability to maintain and develop relationships with internal and external services providers;
  • Applied knowledge of Workplace Health & Safety requirements, or ability to acquire same within one month of employment;
  • Ability to operate windows applications at a basic level, including the following applications: Outlook, Internet Explorer;
  • Possess a current Queensland driver's licence (or ability to acquire same within 1 month of employment).

Importantly, you will be someone who closely aligns with our organisational values of: modelling unconditional love; behaving with integrity; and being good stewards.

Please note, all employees working within our residential and community aged care will need to be immunised for Influenza. If you have already received your flu vaccination, we ask that you provide proof as part of the recruitment process.

Who we are

We offer over 200 services in more than 100 communities positively impacting around 45,000 lives each year. Our care services range from children, youth and family services, early intervention and protection, affordable housing, and seniors and support living, making us one of Australia's largest, most diverse not-for-profit organisations.

We operate 23 retirement villages across Queensland and Victoria all with personally tailored care and a range of lifestyle options. We promote an independent lifestyle where residents can age-in-place with privacy and dignity. Residents have access to a range of social and hospitality services including, in some locations, medical transport ensuring residents are able to visit specialists and attend hospitals when needed.

Imagine working for us

Our values encourage us to be accepting of differences and embrace all. Our size and variety offers you real choice and opportunities to grow your career. You'll also find we offer a family friendly work culture.

Remuneration packages come complete with salary-packaging benefits that can increase your take-home pay along with a generous five weeks of annual leave and the ability to purchase more (for eligible employees). To ensure your career can grow, we are constantly exploring innovative training and development programs. Most importantly, you will help us positively impact the lives of thousands of vulnerable Australians. Just imagine that.

To apply

To apply for this position please click the Apply button. For further information, please contact Susannah Kerridge or Karen Fowler on 07 4687 4400.

We actively encourage and invite applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people for all our positions.

Applications close: Monday 31st May 2021