CLO is an inclusive organisation, focused on providing quality support to people living with disability and/or mental health. We value everyone and the things that make each person unique!
CLO has strong values, and we put a big emphasis on ensuring we recruit the right people for the job! We base this on a combination of experience, skills, qualifications and demonstrated values.
We have many benefits for employees of CLO at all levels of the business, and have fantastic programs that staff can get involved in, including health & well-being, safety committees, employee representative committees, and our green team! We also offer flexible working arrangements, and promote a positive culture! We value everyone’s feedback and work hard each year to improve the organisation for our staff and our clients through interactions, reflection and exploring ways we can do better. As a not-for-profit organisation, we have salary packaging benefits available to all employees!
We value employee growth and development and have many internal opportunities to grow your career with CLO! We also have in-depth development plans designed to help everyone realise and reach their goals with the support of our coordinators and managers.
We have lots of fantastic and fulfilling employment opportunities at CLO! Something we are really passionate about is ensuring we help our employees reach their goals too!
CLO employs people in multiple departments and positions, you might not have experience in disability yet, but we can help you build your skills, knowledge and experience!
There are plenty of benefits of working at CLO, and we value internal development! If you have a career aspiration, we want to know and we want to help you reach that goal within CLO!
Are you studying a qualification in the community services field? If you need to complete your placement hours, we’d like to help!
We have opportunities for people who have a genuine interest in supporting people living with disability or mental health! We will help you achieve your learning objectives, and support you to develop new skills throughout your placement.
You’ll need to fill out an application form, and we’ll need to collect some documents from you. We also like to meet our students before offering you a placement with CLO.
CLO has opportunities for people to become more actively involved in their community! Volunteers are an integral part of the community, and we welcome anyone who is interested in contributing to CLO in a volunteer capacity to express their interest!
Volunteers can expect to contribute to the daily activities of the people we support and support our clients to further engage in the activities they want to do.
To volunteer at CLO, you must have a DCSI (Disability-Related) Clearance. We can support you if you don’t have one.
My name is Andrew, I am 28 years old and I have been supported by Community Living Options since I was 18 years old, I really like CLO.
I’m a very happy person, a very positive person (most of the time anyways!). I’m a gentle giant, just a lovely person to be around, all that kind of stuff. I love my support workers, I love being with CLO, they’ve been good to me.
My life has changed a lot since being supported by CLO, I’ve got a lot more freedom and I’m not so angry anymore – when I was first with CLO I was a very angry, bitter person. I’m not like that anymore, I’ve changed a lot, I’ve grown up! I love life, I enjoy life, I’ve got a lot more freedom and I’m a lot happier.
Hello, my name is Jamie and I am 31 years old. I have been supported by CLO for 7 years. I have a brain injury that was caused by a motor vehicle accident which occurred back in 2008.
I was in Hampstead Rehabilitation Centre for almost 3 years. When I was in the Royal Adelaide Hospital (RAH) before going to Hampstead they said I would never walk again. I was motivated to prove them all wrong – I knew I could walk again.
From here I moved out into a supported living accommodation where I sustained a second brain injury from a fall. I went back to Hampstead for another year and had to learn to do everything again.
This is when I moved into my new home and started supports with CLO. This is also where I felt myself starting to live again. I enjoyed having my own space in my house and being able to express myself. I have a fantastic team of support workers. They have helped me achieve many of my goals.
When I first moved into the house the back yard was just dirt. It is now a beautiful garden and I enjoy being outside. Before my accident I was working as a chef apprentice. I still love cooking although I do struggle with some things in the kitchen. This is where I have great support and my staff help me to cook and be as creative as I can be. I LOVE FOOD.
I like to open my horizons to new things every day and want to meet new friends. I have started going to a group called “Just for me” I have met a few people and enjoy going each week. With the support that I am currently getting from CLO I am able to have a great life.
Adrian was introduced to CLO in 2016 through the Exceptional Needs Unit and found supported accommodation to give him the opportunity to find himself and rebuild his life, Adrian had experienced long term addiction and spent the previous 30 years living between institutions, being homeless and sleeping on the streets. He set some short and long term goals with intent for independent living.
Adrian moved into his accommodation and engaged in activities within the community, this helped Adrian to keep busy and also learnt new skills. He was able to learn gardening and cooking skills which enabled him to feel more independent, leading to his long term goal.
Adrian has now reached three years sobriety and practices his 12 steps and meditation daily to maintain this. In early 2019, he has been released from the Public Trustee and now manages his finances independently.
Adrian has become the treasurer at AA meetings and is sponsoring a new member to assist with their sobriety, Adrian takes great pride in this and enjoys helping his fellow community members. He is now closer to achieving his goal of becoming a peer support worker in the drug and alcohol field.
With supports, Adrian has been able to become independent in the community and maintain his sobriety, he has shown great strength and resilience to achieve what he has today. Adrian has stated that he is starting to feel like he is living a much more active, productive, rewarding and overall better way of life.