focus recognise that upholding and protecting the human rights of the people that we support is at our core.
focus recognise that people with a disability and their needs will always remain at the centre of all we do.
We work with the people we support to ensure that they are valued, empowered to make their own choices, and live a fulfilling life.
We believe that our People will deliver this vision.
focus is a unique and rewarding place to work and we have a range of benefits available to our team:
Healthy work life balance
We offer flexible work arrangements for staff such as:
- Flexible hours
- Job share opportunities
- Part time work
Our diverse organisation means we provide career advancement opportunities for staff to progress in a wide variety of roles.
As a charitable organisation, our staff benefit from some Fringe Benefit Tax exemptions through salary packaging – an entitlement provided by the Federal Government that allows part of your income to be a tax-free benefit.
Who are you?
You will actively foster positive customer, family and community relationships.
Personal accountability, and a commitment to quality and innovation are central to the way you engage with your work.
Your attitude aligns with our values: respect, choice, community, support and excellence.
Effective leadership, teamwork and communication skills are important to us.
Culturally responsive, person centred support is paramount to ensuring people with a disabilities are actively supported to achieve their goals.
What we offer
focus is an established disability services provider that supports our staff to develop and flourish in their roles. Proactive and supportive leadership, career development, learning and development opportunities and salary packaging are all benefits you may enjoy when joining our focus team.
We look forward to you partnering with us as we work to provide high quality support to people with disabilities where every person can say “I am living the life I want”.
Zero Tolerance and Screening processes
focus has a zero tolerance to abuse and neglect.
We are required to undertake background screening in accordance with the Department of Health and Human Services Safety Screening Policy and legislative requirements.
The safety and wellbeing of the people that we support is taken very seriously at focus. As an organisation we have a duty of care to prevent abuse and neglect.
All staff must undergo a series of pre-employment checks prior to being offered a role. These checks include a police check at the national and international level (if the person has lived overseas for more than 12 months in the last 10 years) which checks for any criminal records.
We also check against the Disability Worker Exclusion Scheme which lists people who have been demonstrated to pose a proven risk to the health, safety or welfare of people with a disability living in shared supported accommodation. If someone is listed on this register they will not be offered employment with us.
All employess are required to have completed the NDIS Worker Orientation Module ‘Quality Safety and You’ and must comply with the NDIS Code of Condut at all times.
Zero Tolerance to Abuse Policy
Focus endorses the Zero Tolerance initiative. This means we do not tolerate any form of abuse, neglect, intimidation or exploitation and are committed to recognising, raising and responding to any disregard from the human rights of people we support.
The Zero Tolerance is an initiative led by National Disability Services in partnership with the disability sector. It aims to assist disability service providers to understand, implement and improve practices which safeguard the rights of people they support. Built around an evidence-based framework, it outlines strategies for service providers to improve prevention, early intervention and responses to abuse, neglect and violence experienced by people with disability. An expanding range of Zero Tolerance tools and resources for the disability sector are available to support broader safeguarding approaches for people with a disability. For more information and resources visit https://www.nds.org.au/resources/zero-tolerance
focus support mandatory reporting of abuse, and will report all allegations or suspected abuse to the people that we support to the relevant authorities.