Residential Aide (Former Employee) – Albany WA – 6 August 2017
I started as 8.30 am and finished at 6.30pm, it was good working with people with disabilities and I learned alot from my experences in doing that, I learned how to management with people with disabilities.
Officer (Former Employee) – Wembley WA – 27 June 2016
Worked in Finance/Payroll/HR division. Totally unrealistic expectations placed on employees in this division. Young career driven managers who have little to no respect for individuals with different career aspects or family values. Work load for individuals is unrealistic, so many good staff have left and they don't seem to care, it's like rotating staff and squeezing them until they leave, shame as there are some wonderful employees there. Promotions are given to friends and interesting job titles as well especially for those who do not have the education to back up their job title. The wage is below standard and they use the salary sacrifice to boost it up so it is not a bonus its just to bring you up to a standard. Offices are nice and clean. Other departments are nice and by all means my review doesn't reflect on how these departments are run.
Enlist person centred learning to support, assist and promote individual's inclusion in the community
Activ Foundation Safety and Health Representative (Current Employee) – Perth, WA – 11 September 2015
Provide support and encouragement to develop an individual’s skills, support their independence, assist with relationship development, maintain good health and wellbeing and facilitate participation, contribution and inclusion in the community.
Sense of self satisfaction promoting rights and inclusion of individuals
Would not recommend working as a support worker at this company.
Support worker (Former Employee) – Perth Metro – 26 June 2015
I worked as a support worker at Activ for two years. The most enjoyable part of my job was interacting with clients and taking them out to activities in the community.
As a support worker, I was given very limited information about the clients. The client information we received was often three or four years out of date.
When issues occurred with the clients, management failed to document them and simply moved them onto another support worker.
I was often expected to work unsociable hours and change my hours of work (at the client's request) with less than 24 hours notice. It was impossible to plan other commitments around my work for this reason.
Support workers were given part time contracts for five to ten hours a fortnight. Most support workers had to find a second job in order to pay their bills.
When I first started, the CEO said that he could not increase support worker wages as the cost of renting the new building was too high. It was only when the union got involved that Activ raised staff wages above minimum wage.
There were limited opportunities for support workers to advance their career within the company. There were very few support workers who stayed in the job for longer than six months.
In summary, I would not recommend working as a support worker at Activ.
Welcoming workplace with understanding and supportive management
Social Trainer (Former Employee) – Perth, WA – 16 July 2014
Enjoyable and was able to see positive outcomes for children and adults with learning difficulties. Activ does enourmous work and outlays a lot of opportunities to learn and enables employees to have training and courses to help understand the clients. A full day at work would involve picking up children from various schools if they are booked into respite. Seeing to their personal care needs and their recreational needs. Preparing meals and making sure of that children with allergies have been catered for. Administrating medications as well as performing peg feeds. My co workers all worked together we all made sure we knew our clients in every aspect. The hardest part of the work was to hear that a child or adult had passed away or deteriorated.
Accommodation Support Worker (Former Employee) – Perth, SCT – 23 April 2014
Currently employed as a traffic controller Is unpredictable lots of fun. Anything can change at the drop of a hat. People skills and communication is a must. Working as a team is important as hard as it is dealing with different personalities i enjoy learning and growing from these experiences. I enjoy the character building.
Fundação beneficente - serviços prestados com excelência.
Coordenadora - Assistente social (Current Employee) – Perth -Australia – 17 April 2013
Fundação voltada a prestação de um variada gama de serviços voltadas a pessoas portadores de diferentes deficiências. Entre os serviços prestados encontramos: Programas de entreterimento para pessoas com baixa renda. Desenvolvimento de planos de curto, médio e longo termo para portadores de deficiencias. Projetos ligados a terapia ocupacional e inclusão social. Capacitação profissional. Portadores de deficiencia e o mercado de trabalho.
Residential Aide (Former Employee) – Success (south metro) – 14 February 2013
A typical day at work would consist of appointments for clients,outings of the clients choice,preparing meals for clients throughout the day and some housework at the group home.
I learnt skills about how to care for diabetics,how to improve on multitasking,some training courses to help make the job easier also studied certificate 3 of disabilities while on the job.
My co-workers were quite helpful in information and putting forward ideas but at times lacked in contributing there part in helping with day to day chores.
The Hardest part of the job was when it was at times hard to communicate with a client due to behaviours or just unknown reasons so there for made it hard to be able to help them or understand what they needed and at times particulars clients would lash out at others for reasons that weren't apparent.
The enjoyable part of my job was meeting all the new people and knowing that everyday I did my job successfully and I always really enjoy working in a team environment.