Employment Vacancy

Position Title: Maintenance Assistant

Direct Supervisor: Property Coordinator

Main Purpose of Position

The primary purpose of this role is to assist with general maintenance requirements across the Busselton and Dunsborough facilities.


Occupational Safety & Health


Standards of Performance

  • Observe and comply with all health and safety instructions, procedures, signs and notices relating to your work and correctly use the appropriate protective clothing and equipment supplied.
  • Follow Infection Prevention and Control procedures and standards relevant to the role.
  • Use correct documented procedures to correct, if possible, and immediately report any unsafe situations, near-miss incidents and all work related injuries.
  • Maintain good housekeeping at all times.

Personal Leadership

  • Acts with honesty, empathy and kindness towards co-workers and clients.
  • Engages and works collaboratively with others through a shared purpose to achieve goals.
  • Has a thorough awareness of cultural safety and conducts themselves to operate inclusivity.
  • Takes responsibility on an individual level to strive for excellence.
  • Accepts and responds constructively to feedback.
  • Is aware of own strengths and limitations and seeks help from others as required.
  • Adapts communication style and messages to suit different personalities and cultures.


  • Understand and proactively contribute to managing risk and to promote a culture of participation in the risk process.


  • Actively contribute to quality improvement activities in Capecare through initiating continuous improvement suggestions.
  • Contribute effectively towards the organisation’s quality accreditation processes.


  • Adhere to all Capecare policies and procedures.
  • Own conduct and approach aligns with the Capecare Way.
  • Commits to the values of: Compassion Respect Partnership Commitment
  • Challenges behaviour in others that contravenes the organisational values.

Technical Competencies and Skills

  • Experience in a similar role.
  • Use of power tools.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of chemical use and awareness.
  • Well-developed time management skills.

Relevant Experience

  • With guidance, ability to work independently as required.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with a team environment.
  • Effective communication skills.
  • Good attention to detail.
  • Strong empathy towards the elderly.

Key Accountabilities of the Role

  • Maintenance of the internal and external environment – sulo rubbish bins, laundry drains, pan sterilisers, mechanical cleaning of floors and cleaning of light fittings.
  • With supervision ensure the Electronic Maintenance Register (EMR) work orders are completed in reasonable timeframes.
  • Complete maintenance requests from Head of Departments and staff as per Maintenance Request Forms.
  • Chemical control – check chemical containers are maintained and stored correctly. Replace laundry chemicals as required. Maintain stock levels correctly.
  • Correct storage of delivered stock as per requests from Head of Departments.
  • Keep sheds in a clean and organised state.
  • Assist staff with resident room changes.
  • Source necessary parts and materials to affect maintenance duties.


20 Ray Ave, Busselton WA 6280
Ph: 08 9750 2000
Fax: 08 9755 4696

Community Care & Respite: 08 9750 2097


171 Naturaliste Tce, Dunsborough WA 6281
Ph: 08 9786 5555
Fax: 08 9786 5508

Community Care & Respite: 08 9750 2097


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