As an Executive Assistant, my role is varied and extremely rewarding. I joined Community Living Australia in 2012 as part of the Reception and Administration team. I have thoroughly enjoyed contributing to an organisation dedicated to providing quality support and service delivery to people living with disabilities in regional South Australia.
I became interested in working in disability services and for Community Living Australia as I could see the difference that the organisation makes to people with disabilities, not just locally but in the wider community. I was also attracted to the variety of work and the opportunity to be hands on across a variety of teams.
Working at Community Living Australia is even more rewarding because of the commitment and vision of the people I work with. I always enjoy interacting with clients, embracing the challenges in our sector, and knowing I can be instrumental in supporting us to meet these challenges and make a real difference in our community
Our staff are always highly valued through training and career progression. There is a growing sense of commitment and enthusiasm within the management team, as well as great pride, trust and a team approach throughout the organisation.
I love working in my own community in a stable and constantly progressing role. I get to make a difference by supporting our organisation to create communities where people with disabilities are valued and have greater access to their community.
Working for Community Living Australia gives you the opportunity to work within a not-for-profit organisation with people who are forward thinking, really care about making a difference, honest in their dealings, and demonstrate integrity in everything they do.
Over the last seven and a half years, I have had many roles with Community Living Australia. Currently, I am the Regional Manager for the Murraylands, based in the Murray Bridge Office.
After moving to Murray Bridge with my husband and two sons from a small country town in the Upper South East, and was looking for a career change. I was employed as a Support Worker with what was then Community Lifestyles and have been provided with many opportunities for career progression since then!. In my role as a Support Worker, I worked across most services in the Murraylands region, giving me great experience working directly with people with disabilities and in the community. I soon moved in to the role of Systems Team Leader, which involved inducting new staff into services, training staff and assisting the Manager of Service Quality. Later, I successfully applied for the position of Coordinator for Day Options team in Murray Bridge. During my time as a Coordinator, Community Lifestyles underwent a successful merger with like-minded organisation, CLASS, and I soon progressed to a Regional Manager position for the Murraylands for Community Living Australia.
Supporting people with disabilities to achieve their goals and live a more fulfilling life the most rewarding aspect of my work. We support our staff to be the very best they can be with various training and mentoring opportunities. We are flexible and understand the importance of work/life balance.
Working with Community Living Australia is challenging but extremely satisfying and knowing that my contribution makes a real difference in the lives of people with disabilities. I love working in a diverse environment where no day is ever the same. A highlight for me has been the regular interaction I have with clients even in my role as Regional Manager. I would strongly recommend getting involved in disability services and our organisation to anyone who is looking for opportunities to thrive, share their values, and make a real difference in the lives of others for the better.
Working as a Support Worker at Community Living Australia, I have the opportunity to support people with disability to live fulfilling lives, to maintain and grow their skills, and to be a part of their communities.
I joined Community Living Australia 6 years ago, and have worked across a variety of services including Accommodation, Day Options, Children's Services and Respite. Being able to support our clients and seeing them achieve their goals is the most rewarding part of my role.
I am able to work flexible hours, and spend time with other amazing Support Workers and Team Leaders, I love that my work is meaningful and important. Every day is different at Community Living Australia and I love the ever changing work environment
Working as a Support Worker does not come without its challenges Some clients will have challenging behaviours at times and it is crucial to have conflict resolution skills. Support Workers need to be flexible, thoughtful, compassionate, and skilled at working in a team environment.
I really do believe that Community Living Australia is a great place to work, they are flexible with availability and their expectations are very clear and easy to follow, I always know what is expected of me while on shift.
What I love most about this role is having the opportunity to do meaningful work that genuinely supports our clients to live life to the fullest.