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Home and Garden Maintenance Officer - North, East and West Melbourne

Employer: Life Without Barriers
Work Type/s: Casual
Classification/s: Trades & Services
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: Melbourne

Job posted on: 15 January, 2019.
Applications close: 15 January, 2019. (Expired)

  • Work for one of Australia's largest Social Purpose organisations
  • Casual position with flexible hours, additional hours will become available with
  • Great rates of pay and Organisational culture

About the Organisation

Life Without Barriers is a leading social purpose, not for profit organisation of 5,600 employees working in more than 440 communities across Australia. We support children, young people and families, people with disability, older people and people with mental illness. We work with people who are homeless and refugees and asylum seekers.   

We want to employ people who reflect the diversity of our clients to ensure we can support each client's individual needs and wants. We encourage people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background and people with disability to apply.

About the role

We are looking for a Home and Garden Maintenance Officer to join our growing Aged Care team to provide maintenance and repairs to residential properties of our elderly clients, to assist them to remain living safely within their own home.
You will be able to work alongside a strong Aged Care team to assist you to build the Home and Garden Maintenance program, with this growth will be additional hours available.

Key Responsibilities

  • Perform a range of maintenance and other general duties, to both residential and commercial buildings, in a safe manner and ensuring LWB safety procedures and processes are followed at all times. This includes, but not limited to:
    • changing of light bulbs, changing washers and hanging pictures, replacing door handles, window screens, minor painting
    • remove all rubbish and take to the local rubbish tip
    • remove graffito
  • Provide regular lawn mowing and garden maintenance, pruning, weeding and garden bed care for LWB properties, including client's homes.
  • Liaise with Property and HSE teams to perform routine inspections of properties to maintain tenancy requirements as directed by the Operations Manager.
  • Assist with the development of maintenance schedules and implement maintenance schedules
  • Adhere to all procedures relating to the expenditure of petty cash and property and or client related expenses related to work tasks
  • Complete and file all associated documentation on a daily, weekly, monthly and annual basis.
  • Assist in the relocation of accommodation clients and prepare properties for 'handover' to real estate agents 

Skills & Experience

  • Current Drivers Licence
  • Current First Aid Qualification
  • Current White Card from WorkSafe 

Successful candidates will be required to clear probity checks including National Criminal History Record Check and Working with Children Check (where relevant to the role).


  • Work for one of Australia’s largest Social Purpose organisations
  • Casual position with flexible hours, with additional hours with growth
  • Great rates of pay and Organisational culture

How to apply for this job

This job ad has now expired, and applications are no longer being accepted.