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SQW Construction Trainee Supervisor

Advertiser: Twin Rivers CentreMore jobs from this company

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Job Listing Date
9 Aug 2019
Brisbane, Southern Suburbs & Logan
Work Type
Part Time
Construction, Foreperson/Supervisors

Twin Rivers Community Care Ltd


SQW Supervisor – Construction

Responsible to:  Manager Family Support and Training

Classification:  Building and Construction On-Site Award 2010 

Contract time:  1 October 2019 – 20 March 2020 4 days per week


Purpose of position:

  1. Oversees the running and work activities of the assigned Skilling Queenslanders for Work (SQW) building project at Twin Rivers property
  2. The Skilling Queenslanders for Work (SQW) supervisors’ guides, support and oversees the trainee’s work carried out in the Twin Rivers workplace

Twin Rivers Care (TRC) is the care arm of Twin Rivers Christian Church. TRC is a not for profit organisation that provides services to the community to the disadvantaged in partnership with local communities, local businesses and services, other community service providers and all levels of Government.

Our range of services includes:

  • Employment readiness, placement and training;
  • Family support;
  • Emergency Relief;
  • Coffee Shop.
  • Food Co-op
  • Homeless Feeding Program
  • Work for the Dole Program

TRC is committed to a Christian ethos and operates within a capacity building framework for both individuals and the wider community. We believe strongly in community engagement to identify and respond to needs. TRC works to provide a range of practical services based on excellence, compassion and integrity. With our staff, we focus on serving our community and empowering one another.

Main Duties are:

  1. Support:
    1. Assist with the recruitment of the trainees
    2. Train the trainees in all duties pertaining to their role
    3. Support the trainees when struggling with their tasks or struggling with personal issues
    4. Put strategies in place for trainees to ensure constant improvement
    5. Have toolbox meetings to discuss the duties of the day
    6. Refer Trainees conduct or mental health issues to your student support worker
    7. Attend the weekly team and staff meetings
    8. Collaborate with RTO in regards to any requirements that the trainees may need to fulfil


  1. Work duties:
    1. The supervision of construction works associated with Twin Rivers Skilling Queenslanders for Work program.
    2. Ensure that all works executed by assigned staff are carried out safely and meets the needs of Twin Rivers staff and clients with a minimal inconvenience or disruption to people and traffic.
    3. Continually monitor project costs and maintain a sound financial position for each project.
    4. Apply sound judgement and decision-making skills to solve construction and maintenance problems both in the planning stages and during the actual construction process.
    5. Maintain an effective job scheduling system
    6. Ensure all equipment is maintained regularly to provide safe and optimal performance and in line with manufacturer’s requirements
    7. Review work methods and systems for improved productivity, quality and profitability.
    8. Regularly check the quality of work being done by employees
    9. Keep records of incoming and outgoing parts as required
    10. Support employees with vocational, personal and special needs
    11. Modify job procedures/tools/jigs to suit individuals where necessary
    12. Participate and coordinate the facility and equipment cleaning including shed and vehicles
    13. Ensure rigorous and very high standards of WHS are applied at all times throughout the worksite, including at remote sites
    14. Ensure all staff and supported employees are well trained in WHS


  1. Supervisory responsibilities:
    1. Supervise staff and supported employees at all times, especially while working alongside
    2. Maintain awareness and knowledge of individual abilities
    3. Allocate tasks according to individual abilities and production requirements
    4. Ensure that employees receive adequate job rotation
    5. Ensure that employees maintain skills learnt by regular task rotation
    6. Appraise performance
    7. Reward and disciple employees
    8. Address complaints and resolve problems
    9. Ensure that Personal Protective equipment is worn by you and all trainees
  2. Administration:
    1. Keep records of safety inductions
    2. Assist the support worker in their daily participants’ updates on the Case management files
    3. Manage trainee’s information in keeping with TR Confidentiality policies
    4. Develop admin forms and procedures in liaison with TR managers.
    5. Report and document all near misses, accidents, injuries or hazards by utilising the incident and hazard reporting forms.

Your Behaviour:

  • Conduct yourself in a way honouring the values and visions of Twin Rivers Centre.
  • Foster cooperation, respect and teamwork and promote integrity and ethical behaviour with a strong customer services focus.
  • Encourage and build relationships by being involved in regular team and staff meetings.
  • Comply with the TR Code of Conduct.



  1. Cert lll or higher qualification in construction or similar.
  2. Ability to negotiate positive outcomes.
  3. Problem solving skills.
  4. Sound understanding of technical drawings, construction methods, standards and how they are applied
  1. Demonstrable knowledge and experience of applicable Council standards and prevailing legislation
  2. The ability to recognise and respond appropriately to risks to individuals
  3. Awareness of the rights of people with disabilities and a positive attitude to people with disabilities
  4. Experience in working with people that have barriers
  5. Demonstrated planning and time management skills
  6. Excellent communication skills
  7. The ability to lead and motivate a team
  8. Demonstrated knowledge of and commitment to work health and safety
  9. Experience in meeting quality standards
  10. The ability to keep records eg. case notes
  11. A current driver licences
  12. A current first aid certificate (or willingness to obtain)

Please demonstrate how you meet these criteria in your application

Application and Recruitment Process

  1. Applicants should provide a copy of their resume, a covering letter and a written response
  2. Separately addressing all the essential and desirable selection criteria by.

Applications which do not address each and every selection criteria will not be considered. Applications which only provide a cover letter or resume, or only address the selection criteria generally, will not be considered.

  1. Applicants should provide (at least) two (2) work related referees with their application.
  2. A selection panel of three (3) people will be convened. All applications will be assessed by this panel against the essential and desirable criteria based on their resume and cover letter.
  3. Applicants who are successful at this stage will be offered an interview with the selection panel.
    1. Applicants with a disability should inform the convenor of the selection panel of any special requirements upon contact to arrange an interview.
  4. Interviews will be held in early September. Interviews will be approximately 30 minutes in duration.
  5. A short-list of successful applicants will be created. Referees will be checked at this time to substantiate information provided by successful applicants.
  6. An offer will be made to the successful candidate pending the satisfactory completion of a police criminal record and working with children check. You may acquire these yourself to speed along the process if you would like.
  7. Unsuccessful interviewees will be contacted personally and informed of the outcome of their application.
  8. Applications should be submitted to before 5th of September 2019.
The application form will include these questions:
  • Which of the following statements best describes your right to work in Australia?
  • Have you worked in a supervisor role within the construction industry?
  • Do you have a current Australian driver's licence?
  • How many years' experience do you have in the construction industry?
  • Do you hold a Construction Induction Safety certificate (White Card)?

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