General Hand

Company Background & Job Purpose

The Sisters of St John of God is an international community of women religious in the Catholic Church, founded in Wexford, Ireland in 1871. The Sisters arrived in Western Australia in 1895 and began a long ministry of caring.  For over a hundred years the Sisters have offered a wide range of health care, education and other services to the people of Australia.


SSJG Ministries Inc. is a Catholic charitable organisation operated by the Sisters of St John of God. It carries on the major charitable activities of the congregation and provides services to the Sisters of St John of God. Applicants must be willing to support and contribute to the Mission and Values of the organisation.


This position will be located in one of our ministry, Safety Bay Retreat Centre in Shoalwater. This is a private facility providing retreat services and support to religious, schools and other community based groups. We believe people are the key to ensuring quality both in service delivery and in cultivating a positive workplace.


General Hand is responsible for providing assistance to the domestic services and general maintenance. This position is varied and hands on. There will be a requirement to work with members from all levels of the organisation as well as the public. The ideal candidate should have a friendly, pleasant and energetic personality, who enjoys providing excellent customer service.


  • General maintenance  - Proactive and reactive
  • Domestic services setting up of conference rooms, ordering of stores including linen and stock allocation throughout site.
  • Waste management

Essential Key Requirements

  • Ability to work without supervision but function within a team when required
  • Time management skills
  • Practical ability to handle a wide variety of  maintenance tasks
  • Ability to prioritise the workload
  • Ability to plan & organise own work schedule
  • Ability to maintain cleanliness and follow Occupational Health & Safety.
  • Ability to communicate with other staff and guests
  • Working with Childrens  check and national police clearance
  • Basic computing skills



  • Competitive hourly rate
  • Salary packaging is available
  • Working in a friendly and supportive environment.


4 days a week / 8 days per fortnight (0.8 FTE)

We thank you in advance for your application, however only those successful in gaining an interview will be contacted.

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