Support Worker/Residential in Perth WA
Fun but can be lonely job Working at autism can be a fun Job your hours fit around your lifestyle if you want. Also it can be incredibly lonely as when with clients it’s just you and your person your supporting who may be non verbal and you don’t see other workers for days and weeks or even hear from managers for extended periods. You don’t go to office you leave home go to your client then drop them home then onto next then you go home pretty much you will never go to head office for months or longer or meet other staff. There is a lot of training at the beginning and this continues at a slower pace as you go on into the role.. with high turn over of staff and management it can be hard to make friends will colleagues as ppl constantly moving on.
Occupational Therapist in Perth WA
Terrible place to work The job itself is extremely stressful and management push therapists to breaking point. Tha association is very management heavy and most high up management don't have backgrounds in Therapy so don't understand what it is like to work on the ground. Changes are never made, they send out surveys instilling hope in employees that they will make changes yet they never do. Direct seniors and line managers have very minimal life or career experience, they are unable to support young staff to develop clinical skills. They control you, from the times that your sessions can be at, when you can have lunch, when you can take leave and you have no autonomy. They promise lots of training and upskilling yet this never comes about. They recycle the same training modules over and over again and do not support you to attend external PDs.
Very poor work conditions. See SEEK reviews, Do not work here if you are a therapist, especially a psychologist. Toxic Management and work culture. Highest turn over of staff I have seen in my life, most people work here a year max. Poor clinical practices and supervision from non clinicians (e.g. non clinical managers) or very young clinicians (I.e. new grads) with limited experience. No professional development provided until you’ve been there a year. Only PD provides on safe work practices (e.g. how to vacuum) to avoid insurance payouts. Very poor pay, Huge workloads. Expect 12-14 hour days, with evening and weekend work. They monitor staff and record your movements. Staff not allowed to speak to each other in the offices. Pity, and the clients and families are amazing.
Residential Support Worker in Various houses.
Generally a good place to work.Their restrictive practices were not in favour of staff safety and wellbeing, considering the clients behaviours. The roster is great, so long as you don't have young kids, or pets.
COORDINATOR in iNDIVIDUALISED SERVICES
The Autism Association was once a fantastic place to workBelonging to a strong team was great. The turn around in management and systems were questionable. Clients and families were fantastic to work with and for. My job was once a pleasure to go to each day. Just knowing you were making a difference in someone's life was worth going to work for.