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We are a values-based organisation which employs over 200 qualified, diverse and passionate aged and disability support workers, youth workers, case managers and business people to enable our clients to feel at home in Australia. To achieve this we understand the importance of rewarding and developing our people to ensure the best outcomes for our clients.

A career with us means you become part of a family who encourages professional development, values feedback and puts the client at the centre of everything we do.

Our Values

  • Understand the Journey We strive to understand our client’s journey. We take an interest in their story and try to see the world from through their eyes. We value each person’s unique perspective and make decisions with empathy and compassion.
  • Be Different and Be One Diversity is essential to who we are – we embrace our differences. We work as one team because this is the key to our success. We actively create a welcoming environment for each other and our communities.
  • Focus on the Client Experience We put the client at the centre of everything we do. We focus on what we can do to help them feel at home. We seek feedback from clients and welcome the opportunity to improve. We know what great service feels like and work hard to deliver it.
  • See and Act with an Open Mind We recognise that the world is changing and continuous transformation is now the norm. We choose to see the possibilities and respond with a positive attitude. We search for opportunities to improve and strive to overcome obstacles to change.
  • Create Tomorrow We create tomorrow by being curious, creative and adventurous. We make sustainable choices, knowing the future is in our hands. We get involved in and contribute to activities that support Spectrum’s long-term success.
  • Co-create to Thrive We nurture our partnerships with all customers, clients and organisations – our goal is a win-win outcome for all. We believe in the wisdom of collaboration and see feedback from partners and each other as a gift. We listen to the communities we serve for our shared benefit and growth.

benefits

spectrum academy

In addition to more traditional forms of professional development, we have partnered with Peer Academy, to develop a internal academy for peer to peer learning and skill sharing.

it's your birthday - take the day off!

We think birthdays are pretty special, so why would you want to spend it at work? All our people can take their birthday off as an extra day of leave.

leadership development

Our Leadership Program is a 12 week program with targeted and specific sessions to assist our people leaders to develop both personally and professionally.

purchase leave

We offer the ability to purchase 2 or 4 weeks of extra leave a year, so you can spend more time with your family, friends or travelling to your favourite spot in the world.

get social

We have an annual end of year party plus many lunch, afternoon and morning teas to celebrate birthdays, farewells and welcome to the team events. We have monthly drinks at each site where people can mix n mingle.

recognise your peers

We love it when we see people living our values. Our peer nominated "living the values" awards sees 6 people each quarter win either a day off or a $100 gift voucher.

paid parental leave

We offer 12 weeks paid parental leave for the primary caregiver and support the 2 week paid government scheme for partners.

formal training

We provide formal training that includes Manual Handling, Infection Control, Mental Health First Aid, Dementia Training and any other training relevant to the specific role.

get your coffee hit

We have proper coffee machines at two of our offices and we offer lessons to our new people on how to use them to make the best Melbourne coffees. We love surprising our people with the occasional cupcake or two and have free fruit as well.

dress for your day

Our people do so many different tasks every day, from working with young people to attending Council and Government meetings. We give people the flexibility to dress for their day so that they feel comfortable as they go about doing the wonderful work that they do.

salary sacrifice

As a not-for-profit organisation we offer salary packaging. Basically this means more money in your pay each fortnight. We will help you through this process after you start to ensure you're maximising your salary.

Volunteering with Spectrum

Our Spectrum volunteers are an amazing and diverse group of people, who provide essential support to our vital, life-changing programs.

In volunteering their time, talents and networks, they help Spectrum make a positive difference to the lives of newly arrived migrants, refugees and diverse communities.

And so can you.

Make new friends, become a vital part of your community, enhance your career prospects or improve your language skills. By volunteering with Spectrum you’ll be joining a like-minded family of passionate professionals and volunteers, dedicated to welcoming and assisting migrants as they settle in Australia.

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