I believe to hold a position is the Social Service sector should always be client focused, however did not find this the case with Centacare.
CASE MANAGER (Former Employee) – Adelaide Metro SA – 6 November 2017
Working along side of clients could be very challenging, however in saying this absolutely rewarding.
I learned appreciating my life and assisting those that were not so fortunate for what ever the circumstance in their lives at present I was there to support, assist and most importantly to empower all persons from different walks of life.
I believe upper management was not always client focused.
Continuity for funding or lack of it, is a large part of the role.
Working alongside of clients to empower, support and assist.
Empowering others to make informed decisions and positive choices in their lives.
Disability Support Worker (Former Employee) – Brisbane, Australia – 9 September 2017
Centacare has a brilliant culture among staff and management. Support from management in this line of work is crucial to the wellbeing and longevity of the staff and Centacare are excellent in regards to client and staff wellbeing.
Busy need to be flexible, deal with crisis be prepared to change direction Something new comes through the door every day Good Getting better I enjoy my work don't really find anything too difficult Going to work
I loved being everywhere. Doing all different stuff. Did'nt need to know what you were doing. All was shown how to do and you just did it. I worked for different companies doing on call work as needed. Very good experience.
Care support worker (Current Employee) – Hervey Bay QLD – 21 August 2016
The line managers created problems that weren't there. ....unfair with rosters, punished if questioned rosters ( by giving even less shifts) the organization is great and the CEO is a good person! The Hervey Bay office lets the organization down terribly! ! Would not recommend working at Hervey Bay ....but world recommend the organization!
Customer and staff support officer (Former Employee) – Brisbane QLD – 14 July 2016
Fast paced industry and highly stressful but assisting clients achieve their goals is well worth all the hard work. Managers are to busy to creative a supportive environment for staff, at the end of the day we are there for the community and the aged clients and clients living with a disability. This is rewarding.
Disabilty Support Worker (Current Employee) – Currimundi QLD – 2 May 2016
Unfortunatley the environment I work at is closing so I require seeking a new job. I enjoyed working for my client and with my collegues, of course with the closing of the environment by the government I am disappointed.
Contractor - Business Administration (Former Employee) – Hobart, TAS – 28 September 2015
The Willson Training Group (WTG) had successfully achieved several Government grants in 2014 to continue their operation and I was invited to assist with streamlining administrative systems for this group. The outcomes were challenged by WTG's budget and they did not seem to have required leadership, course strategies, communications and collateral in place to develop their successfully tendered for programs. Some employee contracts were cancelled at the end of a three month probation style period. The training school closed and my contract concluded. Centacare (now Catholic Care) has a CEO that seemed to be focussed on a quest to develop lower socio-economic housing projects. Stemming from my corporate and marketing and management experience plus my dynamic work ethic and approach to goal setting, I was very disappointed for the students and the communication via team leaders plus the long-term nepotistic culture during my short term business contract administration term at Centacare. Thank you for this opportunity to share information in confidence.
Government funded training initiatives for new Australians, low socio-economic and vocational pathways.
Lacked the leadership required for super successful outcomes.
Great place to work, Great bosses, fun place to work.
Community Support Worker (Former Employee) – Hervey Bay – 26 August 2015
Fun place to work, was satisfying as I got to make a difference in people with a disability lives. The bosses were great and I felt looked after. Co-workers were great - relaxed environment but very efficient.
Community Support Worker (Former Employee) – Ningi, QLD – 14 May 2015
The job itself was great but the higher staff weren't so great I didn't like the end result of my termination I did learn alot from the job itself which was never the issue. Just the way i was treated that was my only issue
I liked working here as I enjoy working with children and their families. The children here mostly come from families with Catholic or Christian ethical background and display good upbringing.
A typical day at work for me is preparing for daily tasks such as organising for programs planned for that day; assist in giving out afternoon snacks; assist in any games and sports children wanted to play; and just being there for the children in general.
Team Leader Centacare Homelessness Services (Current Employee) – Mount Isa, QLD – 26 January 2014
there is no such thing as a typical day at work; but the work is challenging, stimulating, fast-paced and rewarding. We are able to provide meaningful assistance to people in housing crisis as well as identifying a range of associated needs. We work from a strengths based, resilience oriented approach to give a hand up, not a hand out. Resources are scarce and options limited but this means we need to be creative and innovative in our thinking, as well as resourceful in finding alternative options. The small wins give us hope and evidence that we do make a difference in peoples' lives.