Maintenance Officer/Grounds Keeper

Irabina Autism Services is seeking a Maintenance Officer / Grounds Keeper to work across all our sites in Bayswater, Pakenham and Bundoora.

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Irabina is the biggest paediatric autism service provider in Australia and has been supporting children and young people with autism for the past 50 years. We are at the cutting edge of service delivery and have helped shape how autism therapies are delivered in Australia through evidence-based support, intervention services, education and training programs.

We believe that our staff at Irabina are as unique and special as the children and young people that we provide support for.

This is a fantastic opportunity for you to work in a role that is both rewarding and meaningful.

About You:

You will be someone that rolls up their sleeves and takes pride in their work. The role will cover  work across all our sites which are located in Bayswater, Pakenham, Kilsyth and Bundoora.

Along with your trade background you will be an experienced all-round handy-person with solid skills in repair and maintenance including replacing door handles, knobs, patching plaster, painting, and general maintenance of buildings, playground equipment and grounds and gardens. You will need to coordinate the day to day implementation of maintenance works with key business stakeholders which may require work outside of traditional work hours.

A trade qualification or background is preferred but not essential, however all-round handy-person skills are required.

Key Requirements:

  • A warm and bright personality with a positive attitude
  • Previous hands-on experience in repairs and maintenance
  • Proven ability to manage and complete jobs in a set period with limited supervision
  • Be competent in the use of basic hand and power tools
  • Have basic safety knowledge related to the transportation of tools, materials, and work pieces in and around work areas
  • Have a clear understanding of safe Work Health & Safety practices
  • Provide fast and efficient service for maintenance requests
  • Must be eligible to obtain Working with Children’s Check, Police Check and other business-related compliance checks

About Us:

Our service offers comprehensive services to support young people with an autism diagnosis in reaching their full potential.

We are a not-for-profit organisation with a cohort of 150+ highly skilled staff, we offer generous salary packaging and an Employee Assistance Program as well a beautiful therapy dog to welcome you into work every day! Why don’t you come and join our team and let us support you to make that career change!

 What we can offer:

  • We offer great salaries with access to a generous not-for-profit salary packaging program (up to $18,550 of your salary tax-free). Never heard of it? Check it out here
  • We run market leading, innovative programs that no other autism centre in Australia runs.
  • True work / life balance is also provided, with flexibility around your calendar so you dictate when and where you work

For further information or a confidential discussion please call the People & Culture Team on 03 9720 1118.

Join the Irabina Family

We’ve been growing at an enormous rate over the last few years. That strength meant during the Covid lockdown, when others were closing their doors or laying off staff, we were able to maintain every single staff member and continued to grow exponentially. As we grow, we need more passionate people to join our Irabina family.

We have multiple job opportunities available at our Bayswater, Pakenham/Cardinia and Bundoora sites, as well as remote options for people working from home.

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