Deliberately Developmental Organisation. A DDO. Auscare Support is on a journey. We are embarking a transformation. And we owe it all to Richard Branson. Richard Branson – was quoted as saying that his success at Virgin – was due to looking after his staff. He looked after them. They looked after the Virgin clients. The … Read more Deliberately Developmental Organisation… How Auscare Support is Transforming its Culture!
Why did you pursue a career in the disability sector?In the late 90’s I studied & gained a diploma in Community Services/Welfare. I didn’t really know which direction I wanted to take after my studies but knew I wanted to work in the community. While I was studying I did some volunteer work for a … Read more A Moment With… Lucy Sporne, Auscare Support Coordinator ⏱
Why did you pursue a career in the disability sector?I love connecting with people and I believe in giving back to the community. So for the past 15 years, I worked in both Aged Care and Disability across South West Sydney and Western Sydney. The most rewarding part of my role is having the opportunity … Read more A Moment With… Eileen Schmidt, Auscare Support Coordinator ⏱
At Auscare Support we are committed to continuous development; with a priority of developing our people. Recently Auscare Support have invested in two internal positions called “Support Coordination Coaches”. The focus of the role is to provide professional development and additional support to our Independent Support Coordination team. Our two coaches are experienced Support Coordinators, with … Read more Auscare Support: Setting the Benchmark for the Professional Development and Growth of Our Team
The introduction of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) brought about major change for both people living with disability and for service providers. The scheme was launched in selected trial sites in 2013 before the full scheme roll-out commenced in July 2016. Prior to the implementation of the NDIS, a block-funded model was in operation … Read more Different Perceptions, Same Goal: ‘Not-for-Profit’ and ‘For Profit’ Service Providers in the Disability Sector
Let’s talk about employer branding…. haven’t heard of it? Employer brand describes an employer’s reputation as a place of work and their employee value proposition, which is the offering provided by the organization in return for the skills, capabilities and experience the employees bring to the organisation. When working as a Support Coordinator with Auscare Support, it’s not a traditional employee-employer relationship, we look at it more as a long-term mutually beneficial partnership. … Read more Auscare Support: Not a Traditional Employee – Employer Relationship
Auscare Support has, since 2017, used the hashtag #outcomefocused. For me the words were self-explanatory. But in hindsight, perhaps that is oversimplifying how important, fundamental and intrinsic it is to the soul of Auscare Support. Social Ventures Australia define outcomes as: “Changes that occur for individuals, groups, families, organisations, systems, or communities during or after an … Read more Aiming for Outcomes with Impact
Why did you pursue a career in the disability sector?I have a disability myself and am very active despite not being able to walk. I want to inspire others that they too can do whatever they desire in life if they are being supported in the right way and with the right resources. What do … Read more A Moment With… Tanya Pisk, Auscare Support Coordinator ⏱