Autism Spectrum Australia (Aspect)
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I have loved working with Aspect Therapy. It’s the first Speech Pathology role where I know that the management staff really care about my well-being and me as a person. There is so much experience and passion across the team. I love the flexibility and making my own schedule.

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Focus on wellbeing, professional development internal and external, opportunities for diverse roles
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I loved working with the staff and colleagues. Management is absolutely terrible. Many people get destroyed from this place and lose their passion for teaching for good. As someone else said, very siloed and no collaboration between schools. If you exhibit any opposing ideas then you'll be put on a plan and basically bullied out of the company. Many people take stress leave. Kids with extremely challenging behaviour and very minimal support. Culture of blaming the teacher.
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Lovely and Supportive team, rewarding work

I have worked with Aspect for 2.5 years and absolutely love my job. I am so well supported by a wonderful leadership team and my colleagues are all so kind. We love working together to support individuals with Autism and their families/carers. Aspect is flexible and I love this, I am able to work from home when I'm not on the road seeing clients. The culture at Aspect is very supportive and collaborative and there is a strong focus on wellness. I love the team I am part of and couldn't imagine wanting to work anywhere else.
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Great to work with a passionate, progressive and knowledgeable team

My typical day changes based on the variety of roles I have within the company. A day could include direct therapy with clients at home, school or in the community, teletherapy, online or in person team meetings, completing admin at home, cafes or outside if the weather is nice, facilitating group programs or spending a week in rural locations to support outreach clients. Aspect has clear leadership structure with regular clinical support and supervision for your specific discipline. The extensive knowledge across the team is openly shared and I have no hesitation in contacting a number of OT, Speech, Psychology and Behaviour Support Supervisors if I require support. There is also support available for admin or operational related tasks.Aspect strives to provide a high quality services to all participants which can be tiring but is very fulfilling as a therapist. It can be challenging and stressful to work with the ever-changing NDIS funding requirements however this is the nature of working in the disability sector.

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Support and Supervision, variety and flexibility in your role, passion and drive for best practice

Cons

Itinerant therapy can sometime means less in person contact with colleagues
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I have found it to be a great company to work for

Although I have not been at Aspect long, I have been very welcomed.Great managers and staff and we all work together to collaborate the best outcomes for our clients.Loving it.

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Work from home, Collaborate with staff, flexible, Great Managers

Cons

Haven't found any
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Progressive organisation, highly regarded in the sector

I work in an itinerant therapy role, based at home and travelling to clients in their homes/schools etc. Aspect is part of a large organisation which drives best practice in supporting people with Autism. There are excellent training opportunities, great supervision/mentoring structure and opportunities to work with a team who is passionate about what they do.

Pros

Flexible working hours, work from home, positive culture, training and mentoring, interesting role opportunities, excellent service provider

Cons

Busy workload - as with any NDIS services
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Passionate and supportive team!

Working for Aspect Therapy has really helped me develop my passion for working with individuals on the spectrum, to support their goals and build on their strengths. There are lots of opportunities and innovation happening all the time. The induction process is great and team collaboration is encouraged. You get to work independently but get support when needed. Working in people's homes, schools, in the community, etc. means we get to make a real difference at a functional level and every day looks different (versus having to sit in an office). If you are someone passionate about helping others, enjoy working independently, good at building rapport and are a life long learner this job is for you!

Pros

Great professional development, yearly 2 day conference, technology provided (phone & laptop), innovative ideas welcome

Cons

must be comfortable with traveling between clients and working independently
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Aspect is a great place to work

I encourage anyone looking to support people on the autism spectrum to look at Aspect as their next career opportunity. Aspect is a team focused, collaborative, person centred organisation that has many career development opportunities. I love what i do at Aspect.
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Disability services done right

I have previously worked in HR for disability services and found it to be a very challenging experience. I was nervous to return but Aspect has been such a pleasant surprise with an excellent culture where they truly value their employees. The work is fulfilling and challenging, and the measures for work/life balance are great. Highly recommend!

Pros

Flexibility is at the front of everything they do.

Cons

Nil so far
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Great Culture, Purpose led organisation

Supportive culture and colleagues. An Executive that lead from the front and support you to be your authentic self. They put the customer first and are actively focussing on partnering with Autistic people to design their desired future - together.

Pros

Hybrid working - 2 days in office and 3 from home

Cons

Hours can at times be a little long
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Passionate group of people to work with, challenging work

It is great to work here when everyone is very passionate about the work that we do - it's a nice feeling to have a real sense of purpose in a not-for-profit which is different from corporate. There's a lot of growth and positive change so there's opportunities for working on projects and trying new, more innovative things.

Pros

Passionate people, flexibility, feeling a sense of purpose, making a difference

Cons

The offices aren't the nicest, there's a plan to improve that with a new office though, so hope that happens soon
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It was good experience

Enjoyed my work with teammates and customers with the help of the management Learned lot of new things and experience Had some typical days but managed very well with team work
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Speech Pathologist/ Early Intervention Specialist Supportive workplace, learning opportunities, a professional approach in all regards

Wonderful company to work for. Supportive environment. Collaborative intervention with all disciplines. Opportunities for professional development. Outstanding management.

Pros

See above

Cons

Nil
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It’s ok

Terrible management in parts. Very siloed and no-one really has any idea what’s going on in other parts of the business which would confuse clients. Many people leaving. Some colleagues are extremely apathetic and lazy - you’ll never lose your job here for being lazy so lots of bludgers can enjoy a long career here. Not very good pay. Made some good friends. There are some staff who are innovative, diligent and there with really good motives to do good work.
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Poor management, company structure and business strategy resulting in impossible workload

Work 15-25 hours overtime each week (unpaid). Management acknowledge workload issues causing a considerable amount of coordinators to quit in a short time and yet do nothing to help. Roles disappear and are not replaced, plus extra responsibilities and duties are added so continually less people are doing more and more work. Management don't appear to understand the jobs of those they manage. Coordinators are not consulted in big decisions that affect their day to day tasks resulting in inefficient new procedures implemented, causing further workload issues and frustration.

Pros

The ground level work we do, supporting people with disabilities, is rewarding

Cons

Workload makes it impossible to get everything important done well.
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in the place where I worked there was a good environment

The part in which I most enjoyed my work in Autism spectrum Australia was when I had the opportunity to use my skills to do my job with all passion and dedication in helping a girl with autism to do their daily tasks.

Pros

Sometimes free lunch

Cons

Very far from my home
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Top heavy and inexperienced management with no communication or understanding of how to create a cohesive team

Toxic workplace and culture. Limited opportunity for career development or informal training. Managers who exert their control over the staff by withholding resources and information.

Pros

The staff who do the work and the clients who benefit

Cons

Inexperienced managers who do not support professional development or open communication
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Great team culture but undervalue staff financially

Aspect is an amazing place to work with amazing managers and teams, however the one thing that everyone always leaves for is the serious underpayment most of their staff receive.
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Friendly professional enviroment and culture -I enjoyed being part of the team at Autism Spectrum Australia

General office duties More Awareness of what Autism represents Good management Helpful Wanting to do more Keeping busy and obtaining useful and interesting information, relating to Autism.
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Support Worker for the Child Protection, Aged Care, Disability, working with Vulnerable People and any other applicable legislation dealing with child

I enjoy the fact that I can working with disability people or vulnerable people at the same time that I look after them. I love spending time with them because I can see how their personality and behaviors is developing and I can contribute in it. Also I can put practice all my Knowledge in health and Special education, aged care, vulnerable people which I got from the university and my work.

Pros

Excellent work environment and training course

Cons

Short time
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