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Bike mechanic trainer - Townsville


UnitingCare is seeking an experienced Bike Mechanic Trainer to join our Community team, based in Townsville.

The Bike Mechanic Trainer is part of the Prison Ministry Team and is responsible for the day-to-day running of the bicycle repair workshop as part of the Social Enterprise. You will train and work with our clients to repair, maintain and sell upcycled bicycles.

This is a 6 month casual contract, working one day per week with the potential for extension.

Key responsibilities:

  • Train clients to repair bikes to a safe standard, in accordance with Bicycle maintenance and repair handbook and encourage clients in their development of self-confidence and technical skills, through training to dismantle and repair bicycles.

  • Observe and report on clients progress each week and keep account of and maintain tools and machinery in a safe and usable condition.

  • Offer advice and provide a service to the general public in regard to second hand bike repair and sales.

  • Work closely with program volunteer/s and communicate with local youth justice and UnitingCare representatives.

  • Regularly communicate and provide updates with the State Coordinator.

Your skills & experience:

  • Possession of Cert III in Cycle Repair or other relevant bike mechanic qualifications.

  • Proven experience, understanding and skills in bike repair and maintenance.

  • Hold a current Drivers Licence and a current working with Children Check Blue Card.

  • Prior experience in working in community engagement programs and/or facilitating small groups, ideally with at risk youth and young adults.

  • Demonstrated experience of engaging with people with diverse needs in the program setting with effective communication and interpersonal skills.

What we offer:

With over 17,500 employees and 9,000 volunteers, UnitingCare is the largest Not-For-Profit provider of health, aged & community services in Queensland and one of the largest employers in the state. We believe in unique and holistic care, prioritising the individual to nurture physical, mental and spiritual well-being.

  • Not-for-profit salary packaging options: allocate up to $15,900 of your pre-taxable income to everyday expenses, increasing take-home pay.

  • One-on-one support from pastoral care team & employee assistance programs.

  • Retail, Health Insurance and Gym Membership Discounts.

  • Access to non-taxable meal & entertainment card.

  • Hospital admissions discounts.

  • Additional paid parental leave, education leave & additional leave purchases.

  • Flexible work environments, including working from home options.

Ready to work together:

To apply for this opportunity, please click on the 'Apply' button below to be taken to our online application process.

Please Note: To ensure the health and safety of our people, and the clients, residents, patients and people we serve at Uniting Care Queensland, all staff are required to comply with statutory and Government requirements, such as public health directions, and Uniting Care's vaccination policy requirements, with respect to COVID-19 vaccinations. The successful applicant must be able to meet Uniting Care's mandate of receiving all recommended doses of approved Covid-19 vaccines (including boosters) approved by the Therapeutic Goods Administration and the provision of Covid-19 Certificate before commencing employment.

Our approach is simple – everybody is welcome here. At UnitingCare, diversity is at the core of our who we are, our mission and our values. We are committed to providing equal opportunities to all employees no matter their sex, race, culture, sexual orientation, disability or gender identity. We know that when our people feel respected and valued, we empower them to share that within the communities we serve and to provide the very best care. We highly encourage applications from people who identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander.

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