Work For WDEA Works

Looking to start or switch to a career that makes a difference?
As a growing organisation, with over 30 regional locations we’re always on the lookout for motivated, outgoing, and passionate people to join our team.

We have a variety of roles across our different departments but all work towards the same purpose of ‘creating opportunities for inclusiveness in communities.’

Why WDEA Works?
We get it, we work in a competitive industry, so why choose to work for WDEA Works?
• Me Days – 4 additional leave days per year to focus on you
• Bonus Leave – Get paid over the Christmas Holidays
• Family-friendly organisational culture – work/life balance is a key priority!
• Ongoing training and professional development
• Option to purchase additional leave
• Employee Assistance Program

Did you spot a theme? YOU!
Our staff are important to us, so we do all that we can to make sure they have the resources available to bring the best version of themselves into the office each day.

Perks of the job
WDEA Works is a not-for-profit organisation, meaning that we attract staff who want to support their communities to be inclusive and thriving.
We also know you need money to live and pay bills so money matters. Here are a few carrots to help sweeten the deal:
• The option to salary package through Eziway (tax benefits of working for a not-for-profit). This lets you maximise your income by minimising the tax you pay, leaving you with more money in your pocket for the things you love. Yes, this is 100% approved by the ATO!
• Company issued laptops, mobile phones, and the use of fleet cars (if relevant for your role). No need to use your own car or to pay tax on a company car. We understand these tools are necessary for your job and we don’t try to build this into your salary offer.
• Me days & bonus leave (see above), we thought getting paid to have days off was worth mentioning again.

Our Teams
Although we are ‘one team, one dream’ it is likely that if you are joining WDEA Works you will be working within one of our four teams/departments:

WDEA Works Social Enterprise – Not to pick favourites, but we dare you to visit one of our Social Enterprises sites and not leave with a smile on your face and a spring in your step. Services offered by this team are: NDIS Activities, Social Enterprise Businesses and Plan Management. Roles include Support Worker, Team Leader, Administration staff and supported employees. Learn more about Social Enterprises here.

WDEA Works Employment – Life changers sounds like a big statement; however, the work our employment team does – really can change lives.
Services offered by this team are: Disability Employment Services, jobactive and School Leavers Employment Supports.
Roles include: Employment Consultant, Customer Service Officer, Team Leader, Employment Preparation & Engagement Consultant, Business Development Officer and Site Manager.
Read some of our Good News Stories here and see what we mean about life changers.

WDEA Works Training – The wisest of them all. WDEA Works Training offers courses in Early Childhood Education and Care, First Aid and Learn Local. If you think about the type of people who would be best suited for this role, you’d understand why this team is full of people who are good-humoured, kind, patient and intelligent. They are also high performers, teaching some of the most sought-after early childhood educators and booked out first aid courses in our regions. Roles within this team include Trainer & Assessor and administration/business support. Learn more about Training here.

Corporate ServicesThe all-rounders. As well as specialising in their chosen field – IT, People & Culture, Finance, Operations, Facilities, Strategy, OHS, Design and Marketing members of this team are also across what is happening in Training, Employment and Social Enterprises so they can best support the needs of each team. Roles within this team are highly varied.

Our culture.
We know it sounds cliché, but we really are a values driven organisation. We’ve also recently updated our Vision & Purpose to reflect the impact we strive to create.
*Bonus points if you mention any of these in your job application.
Vision – Inclusive, thriving communities
Purpose – Creating opportunities for inclusiveness in communities
Values – Respect, Empathy, Innovation, Integrity

We recognise the value a diverse workplace makes to our service delivery and as an Equal Opportunity Employer we are committed to providing an inclusive culture where all employees, jobseekers, employers and community partners are treated with dignity, courtesy and respect.

We value and encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islanders, people with disabilities and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. WDEA Works is committed to reducing barriers and promoting inclusion where possible.