Villa Maria Catholic Homes
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Short term but rewarding

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Short term contracting but rewarding. Great team environment. Challenging Project . Great Management Support whilst on board willing to drive change. Great office location.

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Remuneration, Culture . Leadership
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Unsafe workplace when there’s a pandemic.

Failure to comply with protocols and procedures when there’s a pandemic.Failure to keep support workers safe.Failure to reimburse in full of PPE that you failed to supply.Failure to acknowledge travel distance for regional workers.
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Great work frends

One cannot hve input on a resident, its managements way or the HIGHWAY, you are made to feel little by particilar RNS, then when you address the situation, there is always an eccuse..love my job hate management

Pros

Great RSW

Cons

Management are horrible
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Sometimes fun

My typical day at work was very stressful I can’t fault everything while working for VMCH I had some good memories, I did learn a lot a specialy in first few years then lots of changes in management, didn’t feel appreciate it at all except my clients and their family they gave me lots of support and for that I thank all the clients and their family at VMCH

Cons

Long hrs
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Great team where you have opportunities to make a difference to people's lives.

The culture is fun and fast paced. The work is meaningful by supporting people with disabilities and older people live the life they choose. The leadership of the CEO - especially through COVID has been excellent.
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dedicated Team members

Rarely any social staff time with Team. Working autonomously a lot of the time or with one other worker under difficult circumstances or with children with complex needs and behaviours.

Pros

collaborative Team workers.

Cons

no set meal breaks, only meals eaten when possible.
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Mangement need to support staff

It's a good place to work excellent education and postive staff mangement need to support staff mote and if mistakes are made take the time to talk to staff and not to blame. Should have a no blame policy.
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I am happy to work with VMCH

I am a casual employee I currently have only one client who requires support four hours per week. I would like to have more shifts. I enjoy working with my client. She and I have a great relationship and I hope we continue together.
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Busy ever changing environment

I have worked for VMCH for many years and found the organisation good to work for with many roles available and good advancement. The merge and changes to management were difficult however, they have settled and business is starting to run smoothly.
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Over all a very interesting experience

Meet and greet residents of Villa Maria home. Ask them they would like to do for the day. Assist them with activity. Give them general company for the day. Ask them if there is anything they need me to look into for them.

Pros

Dealing with people

Cons

No employment to be made only volunteer position.
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Busy and lots of changes

Due to implementation of Federal changes lots of changes and movement. Slowly growing and implementing new systems to assist with change and allocating new supports to ease backlogs.

Pros

Helping people

Cons

constant change
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Activities for the people with disability

I work in a day program in villa maria.This program includes activities for the clients with disability to encourage them to develope their skills in those activities,like swimming,music,yoga,listening stories,interactive interactions,music and movements etc.It is very interesting to interact with innocent people and enjoyable too.We have to be very careful about their health matters like epilepsy management.It is very enjoyable to make them happy when they do beautiful craft works.

Pros

Relaxing job

Cons

Short shifts
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Friendly workplace, old building,

I have worked for the facility for 6 years now. Since VMCH have taken over not much as changed. We still have the same amount of carers on the floor with an increasing number of resident's with high care needs, as we are aging in place and no longer send resident's requiring more care to another facility. The building itself is quite dated, not equipped with facilities big enough for residents requiring machines to transfer them, bathrooms are small, there is not much room for storage of machines. We used to have a dementia specific area with secured doors for safety, those doors are taken down and everyone is mixed together creating many more behaviours with people with dementia being in a loud environment and often they are able to abscond from the facility with visitors putting them in increasing danger of becoming lost and harmed. A new facility was proposed to be built 3years ago, nothing has eventuated and we are left with a facility that was never built for any of this.
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Be cautious

The HR department bully and intimidate employees and give out incorrect information to employees regarding their entitlements. They put employees at risk by not providing adequate support and information to keep them safe in the workplace. Incompetent management who do not know relevent laws and acts applicable to the industry.

Pros

salary sacrificing, nice ground staff, beautiful clientele

Cons

management are incompetent
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Great place to work

enjoyed working with my team and had a great leadership team. Great CEO.Great job satisfaction as a result of services provided to the Victorian community. Enjoyed meeting our stakeholders in various locations.

Pros

Worklife balance, freedom to be the best creative self, great support from managers and fellow team members. Great service to the community of Victoria.

Cons

That I had to leave in order to advance my career.
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Fun workplace

I will recommend this job because its a good mamagement they got here, and also fun people to get along with, nice prople and you can make friends faster.

Pros

Free lunches

Cons

Long hours
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Great Organisation

An Amazing Organisation to be a part of. I have had the pleasure to work for Villa Maria before I had children and now Villa Maria Catholic Homes presently.

Pros

Amazing staf and great support

Cons

Driving 45 kms each way to and from work
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Clean floor before elders waking up in the early morning

It's a typical cleaning job with a cleaning machine and a vacuum cleaner. It's my first part-time job in Australia. The local manage make me realized that responsibility is not just saying with mouth, I need to do it well for both salary and elders. The hardest part of this job for me is that I have to get up very early in the morning. And the happy moment for me is when I finished cleaning work, left while elders woke up and smiling to me. This motivate me to get up every morning.

Pros

feel happy when I finished clean and saw elders waking up

Cons

need to get up so early
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self directed

Autonomous client interactions with the view to be an available listener and advisor or therapist for individual personal emotional and social concerns. My role is self generating with new and longer term clients
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Fulfilling working there

Providing care to especially the elderly brings joy and happiness to see the appreciation they show and drives me more to want to provide quality care

Pros

mixing with people

Cons

long hours and tiring
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productive and self fulfilment. good to make a difference.

Field worker. Love meeting new people and meeting their needs on day to day basis. No two clients are the same, so it great. Variety of tasks.

Pros

challenges

Cons

not enough work
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3.9

Based on 29 reviews

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3.8
Work/Life Balance
3.7
Salary/Benefits
3.0
Job Security/Advancement
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3.8
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