Student Placement (Former Employee) – Sydney NSW – 14 January 2019
The workers here are very kind and it is clear that they really do care about their clients and are not in this job just to make a living. the supervisor was very respectful and encouraged me(student placement) to do extra training and learn as much as i could while i was with them.
HIPPY HOME TUTOR (Current Employee) – Inala QLD – 29 October 2018
Working for Mission Australia has been the best work environment I have been in to date. Although there are different programs working out of the one office we are all the same team. We are all involved in Team Supervision 4 -5 times a year, which gives everyone a chance to look back on achievements, reflect & look ahead at what is to come. All the services in my office work towards a common goal, which is to better the lives of children & their families & to keep children & youth engaged in education from pre- prep to high school & school apprenticeships. There is a saying that if you love what you do you will never work a day in your life. I look forward to going to work every day. I love my job.
Great environment, supportive, regular free lunches & training opportunities
Checking calendar to review clients appointments attending the office for assistance. Meeting with them and discussing suitable employment opportunities helping with applications, motivating the clients that need and assisting with motivation where needed. Working with clients that have vocational and non vocational barriers and cultural differences. Maintaining Government and inhouse applications, ensuring administration is completed in a timely fashion. Training clients in jobseeking skills when required. Reception duties and all other general office duties as required.
Salary Packaging, celebration when clients become employed
I thought it was a nice place to work based on the staff, e.i my trainer was a lovely woman and the rest of the staff were always helpful. The clients seemed to be satisfied, and having since worked in other JSP offices I found Mission Australia provided service to clients that was both effective and enjoyable for all parties included.
SEE PROGRAM ADULT EDUCATOR (Former Employee) – Katherine NT – 13 March 2017
The workplace culture varies from place to place but the key value of celebrating our successes no matter how minor was so useful when the work involves such misery and hardship with clients. The values are strong and when they are embodied the company is a great place to work.
For the day to day work of all staff put great effort in to help their clients and make a real effort to change their lives. I learned how to embody the spirit of Mission Australia and strive to live up to the moral and ethical framework of the organisation.
The most enjoyable part of the job was the personal relationships created with clients and colleagues. The people I worked with made it worth coming to work. Which makes it hard to understand how the management can fail to put the resources into Human Resource management and take care of their people. In an effort to reduce the often unnecessary bureaucracy they have cut back on middle management, including HR and the organisation suffers. The battle between helping people and making ends meet can also make it harder to do our jobs under so much stress.
The organisation is great to work for and most of the staff are fantastic. Overall a great place and doing fantastic things for the community.
Personal Support Client Manager (Former Employee) – Canberra, ACT – 27 August 2014
Great organisation to work for. As with any large organisation, there are always going to be some issues between management and workers, you never get 100% of a group completely content, but overall a great company.