A career at Villa Maria Imagine the possibilities Careers Adviser Seminars – July 2010 Presenters: Darren Mannix, HR Manager Bronwyn King, Lifestyle Services Manager About Villa Maria • Established in 1907 • Values-driven not-for-profit organisation • One of Victoria’s largest providers of disability, education and senior services • Deliver 60+ programs to 5,000 people in 42 locations across Victoria Villa Maria workforce • 930 staff and over 300 volunteers • Diverse backgrounds, ages and professions • Fair and Flexible Employer Award • Variety of roles: • Nurses • Personal carers / disability support workers • Allied health professionals • Hospitality and administration staff An employer of choice • Villa Maria recognises that it is only through the talent, passion, and the capabilities of our staff and volunteers that we are able to provide quality care and services to our communities. • We have a range of innovative and creative workforce strategies in place to attract and retain staff and to ensure they feel valued and rewarded. A career with heart • Community or not-for-profit organisations like Villa Maria are involved in many aspects of our lives, often in health, welfare and education, which benefit many people including families, youth, the aged, people with disabilities, or the financially disadvantaged. A career with a future • There continues to be a shortage of skilled staff in the Australian aged, community care and disability services sectors coupled with increasing consumer demand for these specialist services. • There were five working age people (15- 64 years) for every older person (65+ years) in 2007, but by 2056 there will be less than three working age people for every older person. A career with options • From different backgrounds, ages and professions, staff enjoy varied roles. • Villa Maria employs: - Nurses - Personal Carers - Occupational Therapists - Physiotherapists - Social Workers - Instructors - Residential Support Workers - Educationalists - Music Therapists - Rehabilitation assistants - Chefs - Hospitality Services Staff - Business Support A career with flexibility • Recognised by the Victorian Government as a Fair and Flexible Employer in 2009 and 2010. • Villa Maria has flexible work arrangements to ensure a healthy work and life balance for staff. These include: • 48/52 leave arrangements, flexible hours, working from home, job share, part-time hours, carers leave, combined leave entitlements, six weeks paid maternity leave and phased return to work. A career with ongoing development • A dedicated Learning & Development team. • Range of programs and services, including frontline management and business leadership. • Villa Maria also provides traineeships and student placement as part of its overall commitment to training and learning within the health care sector. Bronwyn’s Career at Villa Maria What was I looking for? • A career, not just a job • Opportunities for growth • Friendly, vibrant workplace • Support and acknowledgement • Honoring and promoting values My professional development Casual Pool Residential Acting Team Secondment Team Support Worker Leader Manager 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 Student Placement Cert 3 Frontline OH&S Rep Diploma Business Management Management Perspective from Generation Y Socialites Unsettled Networking Driven & Motivated Impatient Efficient Techno Addicts “But why…?” Resourceful Why not?! Launching a career at Villa Maria • Student placements – contact our Learning & Development Team on T: 9855 7600 • Casual Staff recruitment information sessions are held quarterly • All other employment opportunities – visit our website www.villamaria.com.au Thank you!
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