Why work for us
Imagine waking up to your morning alarm and knowing that sound signals the start of a day full of learning, meeting new people, adventure, passion, innovation and connecting with community. Imagine you could experience all those things, while assisting people in your community to achieve their goals, a better life for themselves and be a part of change. Now imagine this is your job and you get to work within a team that strives to create an environment where employees feel valued and are given the opportunities for career development along with valuing freedom and flexibility. A company that genuinely believes that at the heart and soul of a good company is its people. Well, if you are done imagining and are ready for this to be your reality, then join us! We have been waiting for you.
At CFN we are always looking for the right people to join our growing organization and become disability service workers. For many roles, experience is not essential – we are looking for people who are committed to supporting people to live their best life. You come with the right values and we provide the support and training.
CFN may be the place for you
If you value the the diversity and unique abilities of individuals contribution to society;
If you want to influence change and use your skills/passion to empower others to reach their full potential;
If you are open to developing professionally and are a positive force within your community.
Learning and Development
CFN are committed to offering opportunities for personal and professional growth. We invest in your future by offering the best training and opportunities that allow employees to take their career to the next level. We are always evolving and learning as an organisation, so we want to make sure our disability service workers are too.
As a not-for-profit organisation, we are recognised by the Australian Tax Office (ATO) as a Public Benevolent Institution and as such we are afforded concessional Fringe Benefits Tax (FBT) treatment. This means that eligible employees are able to take advantage of salary packaging to receive up to an additional $14,950 of their salary tax-free.
We want you to have every chance to show us why you are the right disability support worker for the role, so here are some useful tips and advice to help you through our recruitment process.
We are committed to equal opportunities in employment and welcome applications from all members of the community. We guarantee to interview all applicants with a disability who meet the minimum criteria for the job. Everyone will be considered based on their abilities.
When you apply online, take your time and be honest. We want to understand your past experience so we can learn what you are good at and what you have achieved.
You will need to complete the online application form and upload your current CV. Make sure your CV includes your full work history and any gaps since leaving education have been explained. You will also need to provide a supporting statement, discussing how you meet the essential criteria for the role you are applying for.
Before your interview
Make sure you know your CV and application really well and try to think of specific examples that you can tell us about.
Spend time looking at our website, understanding our values and what we are striving to achieve. There are lots of recent updates in our news and blogs section which will show you some of the things we have been getting up to.
Practice for your interview. You could ask a friend or family member help you practice your answers to questions such as: Why do you want to work for CFN? Why do you think you would be good at the role? What have you achieved that you are really proud of? Are there any questions you would like to ask us? Why is becoming a disability service worker important to you?
Whether you have worked in social care before or not, we will be looking for you to give us examples from your life that show you will be the right person for the job.
Our interviews are designed to help you tell us what you are good at and show us the kind of person you are. You will also have the opportunity to meet some of the people you could be supporting, which will help you decide whether this is the right job for you.
First impressions count. Make sure you plan your journey with plenty of time so you are relaxed when you arrive and can prepare.
Most of all, be yourself and be honest. Think carefully about your answers and make sure your mobile phone is turned off!