Disability Services Australia
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Great staff & fun participants

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I enjoy working at DSA, and enjoy the inclusivity of the staff. The management is generally good and I have had no problems with shifts/changing shifts.
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The work & participants was so rewarding & positive challenges

Management were extremely disappointing did not listen to concerns Most disappointing was the the pay rates for registered Nurses same qualifications doing same work & registered Nurse be paid $15 less other colleges

Pros

Job extremely rewarding

Cons

Pay extremely disappointing
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I loved every minute I worked at DSA, Manager was brilliant, collegues very helpful , great culture

Love this company , best job I've ever had, my manager was the most supportive, professional , caring human being I've ever met, working alongside with people with disabilities was the most satisfying job anyone can do

Pros

Culture with collegues
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Best part was the smiling faces of the participants.

The participants was the only reason I was there for 5 years. To be honest doesn’t pay off. If your not in the click, it becomes very unbearable and uncomfortable to go to work.

Pros

The odd bbq

Cons

No work life balance. Working Saturdays and not been paid accordingly.
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Disappointing and Lost The core Reason of the Business

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 .

Pros

Supporting Customers

Cons

Management untrustworthy
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To many good cop and bad cop in management

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.

Pros

They use to look after their staff and now they just things done

Cons

Its all about the money and how they are going to get more
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very stressful

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

Pros

Half hour

Cons

nothing i can think of
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Work

I wouldn't work for this company Bad management and some workers not good to residents Not a good work environment at all Could be a great place if managed better but unfortunately it isn't
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Very disappointing. Absolute lack of robust on boarding. No leadership.

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.
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Part time advertised signed on to an on call casual

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.
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Best work place

I have never felt so happy and comfortable in a work place. The service managers are extremely understand and supportive and they do a fantastic job even under pressure.
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finished 2015

the most enjoyable part of the job and work in my own time to complete the work end of the day most times work late if asked by the boss ask me keep on working
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Productive and fun workplace

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.
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Don’t go for a job with this company

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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Best place to work

Processing payments for vendors Understand disabled people needs and wants Satisfactory Multicultural background Vendor master records not maintained and notes are not in the system.
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Great at the start, then went downhill

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.
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great environment and friendly staff

Disability services Australia was a really great place while i was on work experience i had so much fun and the clients and staff were super friendly and i learned a lot and had fun doing activities with the staff and clients.
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clients great to work with,

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

Pros

Clients, Sal sac, some great genuine staff & managers

Cons

Can be a lack of communication between staff & management
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Disability worker

DSA is a friendly team of staff with very approachable management they delivery of well trained staff for the clients that work with them and those that are unskilled are put through courses.

Pros

regular shift
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Demanding

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.

Pros

Money

Cons

You will be worked like a working horse
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Never Again

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.

Pros

The Clients, Some Staff

Cons

This List Is Too Long.
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3.6 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
3.5 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
3.0 out of 5 stars for Job Security/Advancement
2.8 out of 5 stars for Management
3.1 out of 5 stars for Culture
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