Being a Foster Carer is working from home and caring for the child. The company in general were always there for you if you need them. Very big on culture and you had to complete 3 courses per year to continue being a Carer. I guess the hardest part of the job was making the child feel welcome and comfortable in your home. The children obviously had been removed from danger. So they would be scared. The most enjoyable part of the job was making them happy and being loved.
They always looked after the Carers when in training
Disability Support Worker (Former Employee) – Cairns QLD – 3 April 2017
I worked as Disability Support Worker, sometimes back to back if someone didn't show up. I took the client for shopping and appointment for the Doctor. On time to work rain or shine. I followed the workplace health and safety for my clients. The hardest part of the job if your had three clients and by yourself to work . I got more pay, and caring for them.
Disability Support Worker (Current Employee) – Townsville QLD – 25 March 2017
Best thing about the job is my clients who I love working with. They are the ONLY reason I have stayed with LWB. Management keeps changing and doesnt listen to support workers on the ground. As much as I love my clients I wouldnt recommend LWB as a workplace.
Agency does a lot of good. Employees lack good work ethic
Case Coordinator (Former Employee) – Parramatta NSW – 9 March 2017
Employees lack good work ethic. People are promoted for the wrong reasons. Agency does a lot of good for refugees and new Australians. Management is a little lost. They need to figure out direction and work together to get there. Communication could be improved.
I am willing to drive in and out to any positions available in the mining industry
Indigenous Support Worker (Former Employee) – Rockhampton City QLD – 8 November 2016
I am a very respectful and motivated person who enjoys working with people of any ethnic backgrounds. I am reliable and very organised person I am single and I am willing to drive to work. I have my CA car licence and my own vehicle. I am a healthy person and I like to keep active and I also enjoy meeting people and learning new information.
Case Coordinator (Former Employee) – Sydney NSW – 13 September 2016
Most mid- and senior-level managers in their NSW branch of the refugee program are incompetent and do not have the technical knowledge of programs they run, they lack people skills needed to manage staff, address their needs or accord respect, they instead resort to micromanagement and making petty and demeaning rules.
workplace for people who loves to make a difference
HR Administrator (Current Employee) – Adelaide SA – 10 September 2016
My work days are never the same and often unfold differently of how I planned it. I have learned to be flexible, being adaptable and act on what ever needs to be attended to, juggling many priorities and meeting several deadlines. For sure no day is the same but at the same time that's what I like in my job.
PROGRAM COORDINATOR (Former Employee) – Alice Springs Region NT – 22 May 2016
Encouraging and assisting clients with various Disabilities to become more independent by working towards their goals. This experience taught me the true meaning of patience and that consistency is key when helping them work towards achievements.
I had worked along side Staff from diverse Religious and Cultural backgrounds with little or no experience in the caring field. Alice Springs being such a remote town, it was hard retain Staff for periods longer then 2 years.This made our jobs a lot harder as our clients weren't able to have that consistent care but we continued to do our best and were acknowledged constantly for our efforts and given a lot of work study options to better support skills.
The most enjoyable part of this job was being able to watch our clients go from start to finish when achieving their goals. Regardless of how long it took them to achieve these, the smiles of achievement were well worth the push and wait. One of the most rewarding jobs I've had and am truly blessed to have been a part of it.
Clinician (Former Employee) – Newcastle NSW – 19 April 2016
Great place to work, very client focused, the organisation has great values. Management were very approachable, great colleagues, hardest part, never enough time in each day and the most enjoyable was working with the clients.