We have many fantastic and fulfilling employment opportunities at CLO. The bulk of our workforce is made up of Person Centred Support Workers – the frontline workers who provide the highest quality of support and services to our participants. Person centred support work is about empowering the people we support to achieve their goals and dreams. This work is focused on the participant, what they want and how we can best support them to live the life they choose.
We also have other employment opportunities that provide a rewarding experience and also positively contribute to the lives of the people we support – if you’re interested in joining Team CLO and have qualifications not related to community services, contact us! Apart from Support Worker positions, we have other roles available from business support to IT and Administration through to Human Resources and Clinical Services.
Our vision is all people experience great opportunities and a great life.
Our mission is supporting your dreams, choices and individuality.
In practice, we place a great value on:
Our drive to achieve great opportunities and a great life isn’t only for the people we support; it’s also for the people who put their time and energy into making CLO such an amazing place to work.
We offer incredible career progression and development opportunities for all our staff, including opportunities to explore working in different teams or departments. We support our staff in achieving their personal career goals, and we are proud to have supported so many people to change and grow within CLO while we have changed and grown as an organisation too.
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 and/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.
We have volunteering opportunities for people to become more actively involved in their community. Volunteers are an integral part of the community, and we welcome anyone 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 DHS (Disability-Related) Clearance. We can support you if you don’t have one.
My name is Asad and I have been working for CLO for nine months so far. Before joining CLO, I wanted to study a mental health course because my passion comes from living in a country before Australia with no mental health services and seeing a lot of my friends and family struggling with it and unable to seek help. I believe that there is nothing to be ashamed of if someone is suffering from mental health issues, I want to able to support them and offer advice when I can. During my journey as a support worker, it has been rewarding and I have learnt new skills. Working in the Mental Health Project has helped a lot because we receive a lot of valuable training and hopefully I will soon be ready to apply for a course to further develop in that area. I am very fortunate to work with different participants in a different environment and gaining new skills and knowledge that I never thought I would in any industry.
I was inclined to apply at CLO based on the organisation’s values. I started off as a Person Centred Support Worker at a 1:1 site.
I spent my days assisting with personal care, community engagement, ADL’s, and created many developmental programming tools. After three months, with the support and training provided from my Service Coordinator at the time, I was offered an Acting Service Coordinator role which I jumped at the opportunity.
Through my acting role I was faced with many challenges that I had not experienced as a Support Worker; such as facilitating training sessions, staff meetings and liaising with Guardians, Mental Health teams and other external stakeholders. Through this opportunity, I gained a lot of experience with the support from my Regional Manager who guided me and helped me develop the necessary skills that led to a successful interview with the Mental Health team.
I have now secured a position as a Service Coordinator in the Mental Health team which has enabled me to further my experience and broaden my Mental Health vocabulary. I am so grateful to have been given this opportunity to prove my abilities and I cannot wait to continue to make a difference in the lives of those we support.