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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.
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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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bureaucracy with in the organization. staff struggle to get appropriate shift for themselves. Weekend shifts are pretty occupied by same staff so new comers has no change
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This role provided an opportunity to be involved in caring for vulnerable persons in the community.It involved working with teams to successfully assist others.
Pros
Community access
Cons
Shift work and weekends
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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.
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Start at 7.30pm finish at 4.25pm
Labelling, collating, picking and packing

Packing items in boxes. All by hand.

The management very polite and courtiers
Pros
Bbq once a month
Cons
Long hours and long travel time
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This is where im working now
twice a week Monday and Fridays enjoying the work there

Have heaps of friends there

Its a great place for people with disabilities and have a chance to work on the outside of the community

We do icing and putting the reject ones aside

Do rhino racks for cars

Labeling

Etc
Pros
Sometimes buy lunch or take my own lunch
Cons
9am to 3pm
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