Join Us – Job Opportunities at Interchange WA
Do you want to make a difference? Join us in our mission to support people with disability to live a good life!
Our awesome staff bring passion and commitment to their vital roles. No two days are ever the same and supporting people can at times be challenging, but it is always rewarding. If you connect with our Values, have a great personality and want to work for an organisation making a difference, then we want to hear from you.
Experienced Non-Executive Directors – Multiple Vacancies
Interchange currently has vacancies for two experienced non-executive Directors to join our Board – one with clinical or care governance skills, and a second with a lived experience of disability.
Our Board is committed to ensuring Interchange’s vision, values and purpose remain the foundation of our services, and is leading the organisation through a period of momentous change driven by growth and the transformational reform of the NDIS.
This is an excellent opportunity to play a strategic leadership role within an organisation that is part of the exciting NDIS change and focused on delivering the best level of service for the people we support, their families and carers.
Interested? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org !
Behaviour Support Practitioner
The prime focus of this role is to use your Positive Behaviour Support experience to evaluate, develop and deliver evidence based support plans within a complex support space. Meaning this could be fulfilled online (national) or in Perth. Covering complex disabilities, health needs and challenging behaviours this role will ensure individual plans reflect our customers passions, interests and promotes their quality of life. Whilst doing so you will also build the knowledge, capacity and strengths of all those that are important to the customer and provide support.
You will be regarded as an expert in PBS, being an advocate and role model for best practice. This role will also play a huge part in our Interchange Restrictive Practice Committee.
Support Worker – Mental Health Recovery
Interchange is seeking several Recovery Support Workers with experience in mental health, intellectual disability, anxiety, trauma, and the justice system. You will be required to provide compassionate support by helping the people we support with daily living, personal care and hygiene, positive behaviour support and participation in the community.
You will be a part of a close-knit team that can work autonomously and can demonstrate initiative, good leadership skills and problem-solving ability. Support workers must have knowledge of the National Disability Service Standards and experience in the disability sector especially around mental health and recovery. Experience of supporting someone with behaviours of concern and working in partnership through mentoring and a recovery approach is essential.
Disability Support Worker
Interchange is seeking experienced, knowledgeable, Support Workers to join our Neighbourhood Teams located in Mandurah, Rockingham, Spearwood, Myaree, Maddington, Belmont, Midland and Osborne Park. Successful candidates will have knowledge of the National Disability Service Standards, and a qualification Cert III or IV in Disability, or relevant disabilities experience.
You will be required to provide compassionate support by helping people with daily living, personal care and hygiene, positive behaviour support and participation in the community.
A Host Arrangement is a living arrangement where a host welcomes a person with disability to live in their home and be part of their lives either on a full time or short break (respite) basis. They provide a safe, stable and nurturing home environment.
The host may be a single person, couple or family. Each Host Arrangement is unique according to the person’s and the host’s circumstances.
Through living in a natural home environment and sharing lives with the host, the person experiences an enhanced sense of connection and belonging in their community.
Welcome to Interchange
For almost 30 years, Interchange has supported West Australians with disability to achieve their goals through individualised, local community-based support that sows the seeds for a fulfilling life.
As a registered NDIS provider, our take on providing support comes from our belief that Everyone Belongs. We are all peas from the same pod! Our passion is to help the people we support grow and flourish in their home and community. That’s why we are following an individualised approach where we put people at the centre of everything we do.
Our “Neighbourhoods” are founded on real connections and meaningful relationships within the community and our awesome staff bring passion and commitment to their vital roles.
Since commencing my employment with Interchange 13 years ago, I have had the pleasure of seeing firsthand the contribution that our organisation has made to the lives of the people we support. – Brett Bradley, Community Engager
The People of Interchange
We couldn’t do the things we do without our dedicated people. Passionate Interchangers are at the heart of our organisation going above and beyond in supporting people to live a good life.
Employee Recognition Program ‘iThink You Are Awesome’
The best feedback for our employees is when it comes directly from the people we support and fellow Interchangers. That’s why we have an internal and external recognition program. Within our monthly ‘iThink You Are Awesome Awards’, customers and employees alike can nominate Interchangers for the awesome work they do. In return, we will award the Nominees with a small token of our appreciation. Find out more about the people of Interchange and our iThink You Are Awesome Stars HERE
I want to thank my team for everything they have done. They’ve helped me change myself and my life.” – Sharon, Customer Interchange
Employee engagement opportunities
Our employees are highly involved in helping us shape our organisation and the way we operate. Interchangers can be part of multiple iThinker groups where they can express their ideas on how to develop our services and provide the best supports possible to our customers. We also have monthly iReflect meetings for all staff where experiences and ideas can be shared with the team and together solutions can be found.
Interchangers go above and beyond to provide quality services to the people we support. So much passion and determination deserve recognition and we encourage our dedicated staff to sometimes just let loose. We create opportunities for people to come together outside of work and just enjoy each other’s company. No work talk allowed😉
We also enjoy getting everyone together for our annual iBelong event which is an opportunity to come together, celebrate your successes and connect with fellow Interchangers.
The Values of Interchange
When you are led by values, it doesn’t cost your business, it makes your business.”
Every individual and every organisation is involved in making hundreds of decisions every day. The decisions we make reflect our values and beliefs. Our values inform our thoughts, words and actions, determine priorities and help us to grow and develop. Through values we are creating the future we want to experience.
Individuality, Respect, Empowerment and Belonging – these are the values Interchange as an organisation stands for. Our values are directed towards a specific purpose. Interchange’s purpose is to support people with disability to live a good life, foster welcoming communities that value, respect and empower people with disability and ultimately create a world where EVERYONE BELONGS.
The Benefits of Interchange
- Attractive salary packaging options (up to $15,900 per year tax free) and an additional $2,650 for Meals and Entertainment;
- Excellent training and development;
- Career and growth opportunities;
- A dynamic team environment ready to support you;
- Employee referral bonus;
- Access to our Employee Assistance Program;
- Additional benefits and discounts.
On top of competitive remuneration and 9.5% Superannuation Interchange offers salary sacrificing tax benefits. Salary packaging allows you to spend part of your pay before tax is calculated. This provides you with the benefit of:
- Reducing your taxable income
- Paying LESS tax
- More Money for you
As a not for profit employee, you choose what benefits you would like to include in your salary packaging such as:
- General Living ( mortgage, rent, credit card repayments)
- Car – novated lease
- Holiday Accommodation
- Meals and Entertainment
Depending on your personal situation, employees can benefit from up to $15,900 per year tax-free and an additional $2,650 for meals and entertainment.
To find out more about Salary Packaging visit our Salary Packaging Partner AccessPay
Personal Growth and Development
We encourage our employees to learn, grow and develop skills for life. Everyone at Interchange gets the chance to continually improve their skill set, develop their knowledge, and ultimately their career.
Together we develop a high performance, self-organising and discerning team culture and provide positive outcomes for the people who work for us AND the people we support.
No two days are ever the same. As a support worker, I enjoyed being the bridge between the people we support and the community while also being a role model for people on how to interact with, and treat people living with a disability.”
These are the words of Interchanger Renee. Renee joined our organisation 5 years ago as a student and moved from a casual support worker to a variety of project roles, and is now the Community Engager for our Osborne Park and Midland Neighbourhoods. Renee loves her job and find’s working in the disability sector and supporting people living with disability extremely rewarding. Find out more about Renee’s journey at Interchange HERE
We are committed to providing the highest standards of support to ensure people we support to live a good life. We, therefore, need you to have the best knowledge possible, so you are well educated, confident and can improve your own skillset while delivering quality support to our customers. That’s why we have iLearn – our internal training program, providing contemporary knowledge of disability support and on-going training and development for our employees.
iLearn – Start Learning, Start Growing, Make a difference!
Employee Assistance Program
It’s ok to sometimes be not ok”
Supporting others is rewarding but can also be challenging at times. There might be situations where you need support too. To help you when you are struggling at work or in your personal life we have an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) to confidentially discuss issues and concerns about family, health, life, money and work.
EAP is fully subsidised by Interchange and can help you and your immediate family members solve a wide range of problems and challenges in your lives, at no cost to you. Plus, the information you share with them is strictly confidential. Find out more about our Employee Assistance Program HERE
If you connect with our Values and you think you are the right fit for us. If you want to work for an organisation making a difference, then we want to hear from YOU.
Find out which positions at Interchange are currently available above.