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At OC Connections we’re always on the lookout for dedicated people who share our goal in supporting people with disabilities to live life their way.  We offer a diversity of roles, backed with comprehensive skills training and education.

what IS it like to work at oc connections?

Do you want a career where you can:

  • Make a difference
  • Support people to achieve their goals
  • Improve someone’s quality of life
  • Have a positive impact on society
  • Work flexible hours that suit your lifestyle
  • Work with a team of friendly and supportive people who share your values.

Click here for OC Connections jobs currently available

JOBS AVAILABLE

OC Connections is committed to providing quality services to its participants and their families. 

Our success lies in the quality and dedication of our management, staff and volunteers. We support our people with education and skills training to encourage personal growth and career development. 

An experienced and skilled workforce enables us to provide the highest standards of support and services.

current vacancies

NDIS Worker Screening Check

As of 1 February 2021, NDIS has introduced a new national NDIS Workers Screening Check.  This check is in place for any staff that work in a “risk assessed” role with an NDIS Provider and is valid for five years.  It will replace the need for us to conduct Disability Workers Exclusion Scheme checks, police checks and Working with Children checks through different sources.  OC Connections staff and volunteers will be required to have both an NDIS clearance and a WWC clearance.

The NDIS Worker Screening may take anywhere from 3 – 12 weeks for clearance with this new system.

Staff employed on or after 1 February 2021 are required to get an NDIS Clearance before they can start work in a risk assessed role for a registered NDIS provider.

What does this mean for OCC recruitment?

As of 1 February, 2021 ALL new recruits will need to undergo the NDIS Worker Screening process, if they have not done so in their previous role.

Once an interview and reference checks have been conducted and the hiring manager has made the decision to proceed to pre-employment checks, our People, Learning and Culture (PLC) team will send an email to the candidate with information on completing pre-employment screening (as currently occurs) requesting the following:

  • Completion of NDIS Worker Screening application (including WWC check) – up to three-week timeframe
  • Provide/ apply for WWC
  • Complete all other current training online modules- NDIS, Child Safe, Infection Control

PLC will also contact the candidate via phone to advise of the process and ensure that they are happy to undergo the screening process, costs associated with the screening, and time frames for clearance.

Victoria has a ‘no clearance, no start’ approach and therefore employment cannot commence until until all checks have come back as “cleared”.

You can find out more about the NDIS Worker Screening Check here

In partnership with registered training organisations we support staff to complete training for:

• Certificate IV in Disability
• Diploma of Disability
• Diploma of Community Services Case Management
• NDIS Worker Orientation module
• Working with children training
• First Aid
• Manual Handling
• Medication Administration
• Infection Control
• Catheter Care Management
• Gastrostomy Support – Peg feeding Management

  • Staff and Volunteer Recognition

    Understanding that one of our organisation’s greatest assets is its staff and volunteers, each year OC Connections acknowledges years of service milestones at our AGM.

  • Further Education & Training

    Opportunity for further education and training is also offered to staff members (or a team) through our Alastair McDonald Bursary, donated by the organisation’s patron and longest-serving member, Alastair McDonald.

Staff stories

We are proud of the people who work with OC Connections in supporting participants achieve outcomes that bring real purpose and enjoyment to their life. We congratulate our staff for all their hard work, enthusiasm and commitment.

Damian

Manager, Community Living Damian Cox is the Manager, Community Living at OC Connections. Damian is responsible for leading the day-to-day operations of the Community Living department. Community Living provides support to participants with a disability in Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA), Short Term Accommodation (STA), Supported Independent Living (SIL), and in-home support. Damian has worked in […]

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Geoff

Senior Support Coordinator Geoff Deacon is OC Connections’ Senior Support Coordinator.  With more than 35 years of lived family experience, Geoff is very familiar with people living with disability including neurological disorders like Motor Neuron Disease (MND) and other conditions like Muscular Dystrophy, ASD and Psychosocial / PTSD. Before coming to OC Connections Geoff worked with […]

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Athena

Learning & assessment manager, OCC Enterprises Athena has worked at OCC Enterprises since 1997 in various roles within the organisation, including OC connections – my days & OC connections – my home.  At OCC Enterprises, Athena has used her bachelor of applied science in intellectual disability studies qualifications in her roles as production supervisor and […]

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Jules

Administration Team Jules joined the OC Connections (OCC) Administration Team in 2016 and as the first port of call at OCC she welcomes visitors to OC Connections and juggles incoming calls and general enquiries. Jules is also responsible for day to day management of the OC fleet of vehicles, building maintenance, bookings for the Tootgarook […]

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Amanda

Administration Team Amanda joined the OC Connections (OCC) Administration Team in 2019 and hit the ground running.  Her role is an extremely busy one that involves juggling incoming calls, emails and web enquiries as well as warmly welcoming a stream of participants, visitors and families to OC Connections. Amanda’s most recent role before OCC was […]

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Kai

Manager, Independence As Manager, Independence, Kai oversees the operations of our day support program. Kai joined OC Connections in 2014 and has worked as a Disabilty Educator and Team Leader throughout his time at OC Connections. Qualifications: Certificate IV in Disability, Division II Nursing Certificate, Diploma in Disability What did you do before working in […]

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Japhet

Disability Support Worker Japhet commenced work with OC Connections as a Disability Support Worker within three months of arriving in Australia from Kenya in June 2017. He enjoys being an advocate for our participants in supported accommodation as well as writing and studying part-time. Qualifications: Bachelor of Arts (Human Resource Management), Diploma of Social Work […]

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Roisin

Disability Support Worker – Day Supports Roisin (pictured right with Peter and Jack) joined OC Connections in 2018 afer moving to Australia from Edinburgh. Having previously worked in a Transition Service supporting adults aged 18-24 with disability in Edinburgh for two years she was happy to find work in the same field in Melbourne. As […]

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