Gardener/Maintenance Worker

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‘Team, balance, community, benefits, environment, autonomy, connecting…’

These are some of the top reasons our staff rate OVAHS as an Employer of Choice in the Kimberley region.

We do what we love, and we love what we do. Our vision is to improve the health and well-being of Aboriginal people in our region, and that’s why the delivery of quality and culturally secure primary and allied health services is our passion. We work adaptively and with transparency to determine, prioritize, and meet the health and well-being needs of Aboriginal people in our region.

OVAHS is a not-for-profit, multidisciplinary primary health care service delivering clinical, allied health and mental health throughout Kununurra and surrounding communities. We are looking for a likeminded individual to join our team of professionals, based at our office in Kununurra.


About the role

This role works under the supervision of the Senior Gardener/Maintenance Worker in gardening, building maintenance and improvements. The position works as part of the OVAHS team in providing a quality and patient focused health care.

Ensure the focus of care is on the needs of Aboriginal patients within the context of their cultural identity, family, and social circumstances.


Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander persons are strongly encouraged to apply.



  1. Possess skills in or is willing to learn all aspects of landscaping, gardening, and building maintenance.
  2. Works within recognised standards of high-quality service provision.
  3. Knowledge and understanding of the issues pertaining to the health of Aboriginal people in rural and remote areas.
  4. Demonstrated knowledge of Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations.
  5. Able to work in extreme temperatures.
  6. Good time keeping skills and punctuality.
  7. Able to follow directions in regard to duties and Occupational Health and Safety.
  8. Possesses basic computing skills or willingness to learn.
  9. Basic knowledge of vehicle maintenance.
  10. Able to produce a current National Police Clearance (within the last 30 days)
  11. Able to produce a current driver’s license


  • Previous training in maintenance or gardening.


What you can expect from working at OVAHS:

As well as working in a positive team culture and supportive environment, OVAHS offers multiple benefits to employees, including and not limited to:

  1. Salary (Depending on skills and experience)
  2. Rental allowance – $6240 per annum
  3. Aircon Subsidy included into the annual salary
  4. 12-month Annual Airfare $1800 on continued service
  5. 5 weeks accrued Annual leave
  6. An additional 10 days paid Christmas leave
  7. Salary Sacrifice up to $30,000
  8. Superannuation
  9. Training and development


More information

To access the full job description and more information about working with us, visit the Careers page on our website or contact Cuong Luu (Operations and Risk Manager)  on 08 9166 2242 or via email

To apply

To apply, please submit the below documents to:

  1. A Cover Letter addressing each of the selection criteria (located within the attached job description)
  2. A current CV/Resume along with the names of a least two referees
  3. A completed Application form
  4. A completed Pre-Health Employment Declaration Form


Applications Close: 20th January 2023

We reserve the right to close off this position before the closing date.


OVAHS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Job Category: Administration
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: Kununurra

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