Grounds and Maintenance Person

Job Description

At Lives Lived Well, we’ve been treating and supporting people whose lives are affected by alcohol and other drugs for over 50 years. We also support people with mental health and gambling concerns and those transitioning from correctional centres. We’re growing fast and building a reputation as a trusted, innovative provider, focused on clinical excellence… and we’d love you to be part of it.

If you share our belief in recovery, think in a curious and critical way, and thrive on learning and change, join us, and do your best work here!

About the Service 

Our residential service, called “Binbi Yadubay – Healthy Beginnings” offers live in withdrawal, rehabilitation and family programs all on the one site, each with its own dedicated area.   


About the Role

Reporting to the Team Leader, you will be contributing to the day to day maintenance of the Rockhampton Residential facilities with a focus on grounds and landscapes, and day to day maintenance of facilities and equipment. 

A typical day will involve:

  • Oversee the grounds and site maintenance program in an organised and proactive manner.
  • Ensure grounds are maintained in a clean and tidy state for the safe use of our clients, staff and visitors.
  • Ensure any request relating to ground and building maintenance is responded to in a courteous and timely manner and that the request is documented effectively.
  • Submitting larger maintenance requests via our online system, respond to maintenance related queries on emails and via phone as required. 
  • Build positive relationships with staff throughout the residential facility.
  • Provision of cleaning and site operational duties as required.

This is a part time opportunity working 20 hours per week with flexibility in the days of work between Monday and Friday. 

The gross base salary for this role is $32.21 - $35.14 per hour + superannuation and salary packaging benefits. 


What you’ll bring

To succeed in this role, there are some essentials you’ll need:

  • Previous experience in a grounds/maintenance team gained from working in a community residential setting is highly desirable.
  • Highly developed skills using MS office suite of applications and business software
  • A working knowledge and capacity to adhere to  safe work practices.
  • Experience of working in a team environment and with a demonstrated commitment to providing excellent customer service.
  • Demonstrated ability to carry out the physical aspect of the position.
  • Strong problem solving skills, ability to prioritise with a high level of time management and organisational skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Current Australian (issued) Drivers Licence
  • A current Working with Children Check (Blue Card) 

What matters most is that you’ll live and breathe our values, which means:

  • You are humble, human, and full of hope.
  • You show up and share.
  • You ask: Why not? And what’s next?
  • You leave a positive wake.


But it’s more than that.

You’ll join a curious team that thinks differently and seeks new ways. We look to the evidence. We explore new ideas. And when we reach “better”, we ask, “What’s next?” Which means you’ll need to be comfortable with change - you’ll enjoy variety, the agility, and the opportunity to achieve more, faster.


And while you support others, we’ll support you with some great benefits, including:

  • An extra five paid leave days per year (pro rata for part time) to support your wellbeing and work-life balance.
  • Salary packaging to increase your take-home pay
  • Paid parental leave of 8 weeks.
  • Regular clinical supervision, case conferencing and debriefings. 
  • An employee assistance program (EAP) for you and your family, including emotional, psychological, financial, counselling and wellbeing services.

Check out more employee benefits for you and your loved ones on our careers page.