Garden Maintenance Officer

About us

RSL Care SA is an innovative and progressive provider in Aged Care.  In the spirit of our heritage we continue to promote well-being and independence by making meaningful contributions to the lives of our residents. Established in 1917, RSL Care SA is recognised as a trusted provider of accommodation, care and support that delivers fundamental supportive solutions to meet the changing needs of the ex-service and wider community.

 About the role

We currently have an opportunity for an experienced Maintenance Support Officer (Gardens)  to be appointed on full-time basis. This position will be primarily based at our Myrtle Bank War Veterans home and will offer support to all other sites of our organisation where required. As a member of the maintenance team you will be fit and healthy, have a can-do attitude and be ready for a fast-paced work environment. This position will work in with the Maintenance Officer Residential Care with direct reporting to the Facilities, Assets and Maintenance Manager

 As Maintenance Support Officer (Gardens), you will be responsible for the delivery of a high standard of property services, including grounds keeping, preventative maintenance, general facilities support and repairs ensuring a comfortable and safe environment for our residents.


+ Gardening

  • Conduct general gardening tasks as assigned by Facilities, Assets and Maintenance Manager
  • Ensure the garden areas are kept neat and tidy in accordance with the established routines
  • Inform manager if there is any unusual occurrence and/or damage that may have taken place or may occur
  • Monitor and repair site irrigation including conducting regular preventative maintenance
  • Using initiative in garden re-design, planting and mulching is expected

+ General Maintenance

  • Respond promptly to all maintenance and related requests by residents
  • Book and assist service providers and contractors required on the site
  • Annual preventative maintenance reporting
  • Ensure compliance will all relevant WHS policies and procedures

Skills and Experience

To be successful in your application, you will possess the following:

  • Previous experience in gardening or related field
  • Sound knowledge around irrigation systems installation, operation, and repairs.
  • The ability to safely use an assortment of gardening and construction power and hand tools
  • Operate in a safe environment by employing a high level of situational awareness and interpreting and adhering to RSL Care Sa safety policy and procedure
  • The ability to develop and maintain effective relationships with all residents
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills
  • The ability to solve problems independently and work autonomously

To apply for this position, please submit an updated resume and covering letter.

Applications close Thursday 19/11/2020.

All RSL Care SA employees must be entitled to work in Australia and possess current flu vaccination and valid Police Clearance.


09/11/2020 $0 Adelaide 1 Trades & Services
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