Now that you have opened our Employment page, what do you expect to see? A list of great benefits – tick. Details on the roles we have available – tick, tick. Or maybe we can just tell you that DPV Health is a great place to work – yes it is!
But we believe that’s really not enough. Today all employers are competing for the best staff because that is what makes our organisation successful and employers can and probably do say anything to get you on board. But that will not keep you, and it won’t ensure that you are happy at work, wanting to make a difference every day. But what we can say is that if you, like us, value honesty and integrity, this is the place for you! And we promise to work very hard every day to keep you engaged with our organisation, our clients and your work colleagues.
Why work here
Working at DPV Health is not just a job, it’s a lifestyle. We offer interesting and challenging roles, where your skills are what got you in the door and we will help you learn other things. We work with our clients to help them have the best quality of life, and that’s what we offer to our staff.
Enjoy your work, love it even, but have some balance – work close to home to reduce travel, consider a flexible working arrangement so you have time for other things, have a relationship with your manager that is honest, fair and constructive.
Our staff survey tells us a lot about our workplace and we would like to share some of what our staff members think of us.
What words do staff use to describe their manager?
Supportive, approachable and professional.
Why do staff work here?
Some recent testimonials from staff explain:
“I’ve recently started working at DPV Health and it hasn’t taken long for me to realise how supportive and positive the workplace can be. Fellow staff members are friendly and approachable and there are so many opportunities within the organization”
-Belinda, Paediatric Speech Pathologist
“I love working for DPV Health as I find great professional and personal joy in my career here. Daily, we have the opportunity to improve the health and wellbeing of our community. It’s exciting to be a part of such a great team and organisation.”
-Brad, Team Leader – Disability and Social Support
“DPV Health staff are motivated by our mission to improve the health of a community facing many challenges. I feel that I am working with a team of professionals in a place of wisdom, who have a duty of care towards their clients and respect the human rights of individuals. I love working in this service because I feel I am taking part in making a change.”
-Ebru, Social Worker
Our scores for staff engagement increase every year and we were rated a “truly a great place to work”. This means we are doing something right and we will keep improving, based on what our staff tell us.
We hope that this page shows who we are and that we are different – in a very good way. Good luck with your search for a role and we hope you might like to work with us.
We offer salary packaging for permanent staff that allows you to pay for some living expenses from your pre-tax salary which is permitted by the Australian Tax Office. Some staff use this for car leases, direct payments to mortgages or meal allowances to name a few. All staff and volunteers are able to access a range of discounts including corporate rates at Bupa, Jetts Fitness Clubs and all TFE Hotels in Australia and New Zealand.
We understand that a work life balance is important, so flexible working arrangements are available for team members where operationally viable. These different types of employment include job share, part time, fixed term, casual, accrued days off for full time staff and in some cases a working week over 4 days.
We promote health and wellbeing for our community, which includes staff as part of our community. To support a healthy workforce, we provide flu vaccinations on site and have an employee assistance program (EAP) in place. This EAP is through an external supplier to provide free confidential counselling to staff as your wellbeing is very important to us.
We have an online learning system to provide training on a variety of topics. This means we can minimise the need for face to face training and you can learn at your own pace. The system creates a training transcript for your own records and records your qualifications. When we run face to face training you are able to book yourself into a session that suits your preferred location, day and time.
We have a culture of consultation and collaboration. We want to know what we are doing well and what can be improved. To achieve this we undertake a confidential staff survey where we ask for your feedback. From the survey results, we create action plans to improve our organisation and your engagement with us.
Saying thank you and communicating is part of who we are. We invest in a whole day off site for all staff to let you know what the strategic plan is and how you make a difference to our organisation and our clients. The expectation of this annual event is to be informative, interactive and fun. Staff engagement is important to us.