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 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 clients 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 organisations values. I started off as a Person-Centred Support Worker at a 1:1 site.
I spent my days assisting my client with personal care, community engagement, ADL’s, and created many developmental programming tools that enabled her to build on her current skills. After 3 months, with the support and training provided from my Client Services Coordinator at the time, I was offered an Acting Client Services Coordinator role in our Southern Metro team 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 Client Services Coordinator in the Mental Health Project 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.