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District Council of
Full Time - Traineeship
Certificate lll Parks and Gardens
Aged 17 – 24 years*
(Initially 12 month position with the
opportunity to extend a further 12 months)
The District Council of Loxton Waikerie is pleased to offer
the opportunity of a Traineeship in Certificate lll Parks and
Gardens. This Traineeship position is part of the Regional
Youth Traineeship scheme.
Duties of the Trainee will include assisting with the
maintenance and development of all parks, gardens and
reserves and assisting in the maintenance and repairs to
irrigation, signage, playgrounds and other street furniture.
This position will be working under and reporting to the
Depot Coordinator and Town Maintenance Team Leader.
It is preferable that the successful applicant have:
*Applicants please note: Additional Eligibility Criteria
applies, please refer to our website for further information.
Remuneration for this position will be paid under the Local
Government Employees Award trainee wages.
Core values of the Council include being genuine, caring,
listening, innovative, aiming for excellence and working as
a united team. If you believe you have these values, and
are passionate about working for the community we look
forward to hearing further from you in your application.
Prospective applicants can obtain a Job and Person
Specification (which must be addressed as part of your
application) and *Eligibility Criteria by downloading a copy
from Council’s website at www.loxtonwaikerie.sa .gov.au
or by contacting Human Resources Officer – Denise Ebert
on 08 8541 0700.
Further enquiries can be directed to the Director of
Infrastructure Services Mr Timothy Tol on 8584 8000.
Applications close at 12 noon on Wednesday 8 February
Applications marked “Confidential – Traineeship –
Certificate lll Parks and Gardens” and addressed to Denise
Ebert, Human Resources Officer, can be posted to PO Box
409, LOXTON, SA 5333, hand delivered to the Loxton
Office or emailed to email@example.com
“The District Council of Loxton Waikerie is an Equal
And suppor ts a Child Safe Environment”
● Some gardening and or irrigation experience
● Be punctual and have good time management skills
● Be willing to contribute to a team approach
● Have good communication skills
● Current South Australian Drivers Licence
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
...achieve true work life
balance in a country
I can work in a multi-disciplinary team which helps
me to get the best results for my clients. I am part
of a supportive and caring team environment,
where my colleagues are my best friends.
There are many opportunities to diversify my
role and continually challenge myself to improve
the lives of country people and their families.
Riverland Community Health Services
Job Ref: 603744
Direct Care Worker
Riverland Community Health Service
Job Ref: 609837
1300 882 992
MC Drivers Required
Due to additional work acquired we have positions
for MC Drivers to travel from Renmark to Goulburn
return. Must have a current MC Licence.
Please send Resume’s to
alternatively ring the office on
(08) 8595 3027 and ask for Christina,
Mon – Fri 08.00am – 05.00pm.
for 2017 vintage
HC Licence required.
Must have good attitude and work ethic.
Well maintained fleet.
To apply phone 8584 1248 or email
CMV Farms is a company with diverse
horticultural and viticultural holdings in South
Australia and Victoria and is part of the CMV
Group of companies (www.cmv.com.au).
A fantastic opportunity has become available
for an experienced Irrigation Assistant to
assist the Irrigation Manager in the smooth
operation of the irrigation for the property.
Primarily this role will be required to develop
skills in the effective irrigation and monitoring
of tree health and carry out other manual tasks
The successful candidate will be an
experienced irrigation assistant with a proven
track record. A chemical license would also be
An attractive salary package is on offer with
the possibility of on-site housing for the right
Please send your resume and cover letter to:
PO Box 707, Renmark SA 5341
Or by email firstname.lastname@example.org
Two hours per fortnight working in
the Bunnings Store.
Honest, hardworker with an eye for detail
and ability to work alone. Immediate start
Phone (03) 9420 7222
Urgent care in the Riverland
when it’s needed most >
On a daily basis the Royal Flying Doctor Service conducts
more than 100 aeromedical evacuations across Australia
– an average of two flights to the Riverland ever y day.
Please donate today and help keep the Flying Doctor flying.
1300 669 569 | www.flyingdoctor.org.au
Don’t get caught
chucking a sickie
this Australia Day
WHILE widespread support for the
great Australian ‘right to chuck a
sickie’ can be traced back to former
Prime Minister Bob Hawke’s com-
ments after the 1983 America’s Cup,
employees should think twice before
making Australia Day a four day
long weekend this week, a promi-
nent lawyer warns.
Slater and Gordon employment
lawyer Aron Neilson said employees
caught ‘chucking a sickie’ could be
given a formal warning, or even lose
their job in some cases.
“While workers cannot be fired
for taking legitimate sick leave, they
can find themselves in hot water if
they are caught lying to their boss,”
Mr Neilson said.
“Workers looking to have a break
over the Australia Day period should
apply for annual leave because
chucking a sickie is just too risky.”
Mr Neilson said there have been
cases in Australia where employees
have been dismissed following inci-
dents involving sick leave, includ-
q A mine worker in central
Queensland who told his supervi-
sor he was ‘going to be sick any-
way’ after his leave application for
the 2014 Anzac Day weekend was
rejected. While a doctor testified
in court that he was actually sick
for the days he missed work, the
employee was dismissed for threat-
ening to be dishonest in a way that
‘irreparably broke down the employ-
q An ACT bank worker who lost
her job after she was caught forging
a medical certificate. Her employer
noticed the certificate didn’t include
a doctor’s provider number, so they
called the surgery which confirmed
it did not issue the document. The
employee made an unfair dismissal
application which was denied on
the basis that she had been dishon-
est, fraudulent and had breached the
workplace code of conduct.
q A general manager of a migra-
tion training service who was dis-
missed while she was on sick leave.
Although she told her employer
that she would provide a medical
certificate upon her return, she was
terminated for ‘failing to keep her
employer aware of her absences
from work’. Her unfair dismissal
claim was successful, because her
termination breached a provision
of the Fair Work Act that protects
workers who are temporarily absent
from work due to illness.
Mr Neilson said workers who are
genuinely sick should not be dis-
couraged from taking a sick day
because they are scared of how it
may look to their employer.
“Of course, if you are sick on
the day after a public holiday, you
should not go into work, especially
if you could potentially make others
ill,” Mr Neilson said.
“It is important for employees to
be familiar with their leave entitle-
ments and to seek further clarifica-
tion where necessary.”
NETBALL GRANT: Member for Chaffey Tim Whetstone presents an Active
Club grant certificate to Loxton North Netball Club’s Kara Haslam. The
club received $1550 in Round 41 of the Active Clubs grants program to
assist with the installation of a storage facility.
What are your rights?
Under the Fair Work Act 2009,
full-time employees are entitled to
accrue ten days paid sick leave per
year which can be taken when they
or an immediate family member is
What are your obligations?
Employers have the right to ask for
a medical certificate and employees
must comply, even if they’ve only
been off for one day.
Can my sick leave
application be rejected?
If an employee does not supply evi-
dence when asked by their employ-
er, they might not be entitled to be
paid for their sick leave and could
face further consequences if they
were found to be dishonest, fraudu-
lent or breached the workplace code
Sick leave entitlements
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