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The staff weren’t all team players to work with , experienced bullying and treated less as a casual worker by permanent fellow staff. Great cause not everyone that works as a mentor there is a good mentor and have poor work ethics. False hope to part time income role only to be on cancellation shift.
It was an amazing work environment and culture but Lost The core Reason of the Business , too look after people with disabilities both physically and mentally.Changed Management from CEO to Lower management have disregard for their own staff wellness.Too many Chiefs and not enough Indians as they say .
I wouldn't recommend anyone to work for DSA. Communication from management is appalling and front line don't get told anything till late. If management don't like you they will find a way to get rid of you. There is some bullying between support staff in which is been covered up by management. You always feel like you have to watch your back. Not a happy place to work for.
They use to look after their staff and now they just things done
Its all about the money and how they are going to get more
very unprofessional and work place bullying , covering up serious client incidents by terminating staff who were involved or who had knowledge of there incident as their was a strong possibly of a coroners inquest so the new regional manager terminated staff the were involved
nothing i can think of
Watch your back. If they don’t want you there a way will be found to get rid of you. There are no true leaders, just managers watching their own backs with their own agenda. Fear is how things are controlled, which leads to a dog eat dog mentality. Unhealthy culture. Extremely disappointing for an organisation that calls itself people centred.
Great work environment with a supportive team composed of individuals who are truly passionate about what they do. A workplace that values not only the outcomes, but the processes by which these outcomes are reached for people with disabilities.
This company is more interested in the bottom dollar then it’s staff or clients. Managers want you to do things that are illegally wrong and when caught they will put the blame on you. Be very careful because they are interested in saving their own backside and they will hang you out to dry. So if you take a job with this company make sure you keep detailed proof of incidents.
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Was great at the start, very client focused and there were great programs for fun and for skills building. Flexible daytime hours and they were understanding of family commitments and willing to work around them. And then they bullied people out of their jobs and it went downhill from there. Went thru 5 on site coordinators in the 3 years I worked there, each one worse than the last. Management didn't want to know of issues, preference was to sweep under the rug or just get rid of people. Programs didn't match with goals of clients. Staffing ratios were ridiculous at times, and the bullying was terrible and nothing done about it. Overall one of the worst companies I've worked for.
The best thing about the job is the clients A lot of red tape to get things done A lot of discord with staff, culture needs to improve Hopefully a future for improvement takes place Some great staff, who go all out
Clients, Sal sac, some great genuine staff & managers
Can be a lack of communication between staff & management
abusive clients, abusive managers. No career progression as they are desperate for support workers. Demanding schedule. Working all hours of the day, all days of the year. Goodbye personal life. You will get phone calls at 11pm for morning shifts, you will work from 8am till 11pm with 3 hour gaps in between shifts. Goodbye family and friends, goodbye your own health, goodbye holidays, you will not even have Christmas Day free. Say goodbye to your life because “who will look after these sick people if you don’t” Expect to work for 14 days straight with one day off in between. Expect to have a panic attack whenever your phone vibrates because you probably have to run to work on your only day off. For a company that prides itself in health they sure don’t care about their workers health. Good income, reliable work. So reliable that you will be worked to your bone, but you will have lots of money so that’s a plus I guess. Money at the price of health and human rights.
You will be worked like a working horse
The job is challenging as it as, throw in an incompetent "manager", back stabbing staff, bullying, unreasonable demands, medication errors and angry clients - and you just want to walk out the door an never return. I do not recommend working here and for this company. You will be left in the dark, and the support that they sprout in orientation, well that just goes straight out the window.
The Clients, Some Staff
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Disability services Australia is a Customer-focused NDIS Disability Service Provider. Work at DSA is always fun, Management is sound, work culture is all-inclusive. The hardest part of the job is what applies mostly to all work environments-different daily challenges and the most enjoyable part is that everyone works towards the same goal.