In celebration of International Day of People with Disability this year we would like to recognise Interchange Australia participant Lexi Wear whose drive to achieve and excel at everything she desires in life is simply outstanding.
Interchange Australia is an award winning organisation that delivers a wide range of services for people who require support to remain living independently in their community. With a history spanning more than 30 years, Interchange has forged a reputation as an innovative, progressive organisation with the ability to combine a caring, person-centred approach with commercial acumen.
Our mission, backed by our values, is “To deliver high quality, focused care to our clients, whilst providing a safe and nurturing environment to all staff”
If you are interested in working for a dynamic client services organisation, where you have the opportunity of providing input into providing effective services, we would very much like to hear from you.
For more information about career opportunities at Interchange Australia, please call us on 4868 6688, or send us an email at HR@INTERCHANGEAU.ORG.
Current Job Opportunities
RECEPTIONIST/ ADMINISTRATION SUPPORT – NFP
Interchange Australia – Head Office (Bowral)
Are your looking to work in a caring environment with an Award Winning, Not-For-Profit organisation?
Are you an experienced Receptionist/ Admin Support person with an ability to remain calm and focused with a happy demeanor during the busiest times.
Interchange Australia is currently seeking a passionate, well presented, motivated and organised Receptionist/ Administration Support person.
You will be responsible for co-managing the reception desk and playing a crucial role in maintaining a smooth and efficient office environment. Serving as the first point of contact, you will provide a friendly and professional service for all internal and external inquiries.
If this sounds like you tell us how you meet the essential and desirable criteria and hit the ‘apply now’ button! This role, based in Bowral, is a permanent full time Monday to Friday opportunity.
The successful applicant will possess highly developed, interpersonal people, organisational and administrative skills. Your attention to detail, self-motivation, initiative and the ability to work as part of a team and take direction will ensure your success in the role
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
- Greeting and directing visitors;
- Answering and directing all incoming calls and handling enquiries;
- General Administrative duties including filing, stock control, mail;
- Provide administrative support as required;
- Participate in, contribute and champion projects;
- Intermediate computer skills including MS Office;
- Accurate data entry skills;
- Highly developed people skills;
- Proficiency in MYOB;
- Experienced telephone/switchboard answering skills;
- A strong commitment to work with people with disability, the frail aged and their carers;
- High level of written/oral communication skills;
- Pleasant phone manner;
- Ability to work both autonomously and as part of a team;
- Effective time management;
- A commitment to ongoing professional development;
- A current NSW drivers licence;
- NSW Working with Children Check;
- NDIS Worker Screening Check;
- National Criminal Record Clearance;
- Exposure to Accounting packages
- Intermediate to advanced Excel skills
- Worked within a community network;
- Well presented
- Previous experience in working with people with disabilities and the frail aged;
To be successful for this role, you will need to provide a current National Police Check and Working with Children Check as well as an NDIS Worker check. Full working rights to work in Australia are also required for this role.
Please submit your Cover Letter and CV, addressing the Essential and Desirable Criteria, by Tuesday 12th December 2023 to Leisa Smith at email@example.com
Janice was born in the UK and met her husband Ken in their late teens, it was love at first dance! Together they loved travelling; Bermuda, Spain, Portugal and finally decided to call Australia home in 2003. Together they have one daughter, who lives locally and is a wonderful support for them. Janice started her aged care journey in 2017, not long after moving into their retirement villa in Bowral as Ken fractured his femur and was unable to drive until he recovered. Janice contacted My Aged Care originally seeking some transport, where it was also identified, she also needed some assistance with the heavier household chores that she couldn’t do on her own.
A person can change their future by changing their attitude. Since a young age we have been taught to “be positive”, but, it is more than a useful thought. Positive thinking is an emotional and mental attitude that focuses on the bright side and anticipates positive results. A positive outlook is an incredibly powerful asset to have, as positive thoughts breeds positive results.
I started at Interchange Australia as a support worker, so I believe that it has helped me to approach my role as an Aged Care Consultant from a very different perspective. I find myself looking at assessments from both the support workers view as well as the clients, and really try to make sure I get it right from the start for everyone involved.
Helping others in need is second nature to Alice, when we asked her what she enjoys doing most her response without doubt was the volunteer work she does with the Red Cross and hopes that she will be able to continue to do this work for many years to come!
Cherylann has been receiving in home services from Interchange Australia since 2020, mostly just to assist with maintaining her gardens, while she continued to grow and harvest some delicious fresh produce. Cherylann has a large family with two brothers and two sisters. She lives at home with her husband, she has a son and a stepdaughter as well as a dog and loves to spend time doing things with her family, they often help with making things like Chutney and other delicious foods.
I spend my days surrounded by good people who I call my friends at Springett House. While my disability might limit me from being able to travel long distances I still get the chance to experience new things and discover places through Interchange Australia’s wonderful Day Options programs.
My name is Sarah and I am a CHSP Coordinator for Interchange Australia in Bowral. I am 30 years old and have been at Interchange since 2021. I was initially hired in a Support Worker role where I worked in the community and then last year I made the transition into a reception role in the Bowral office. Shortly after starting at reception, I was offered a position as part of the Aged Care team.
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My name is Kerry and I am Interchange Australia’s Registered Nurse. I have only been with Interchange for a short couple of months now but wow what an amazing experience it has been so far.
Our friend from Wales “Isaac” or Zac as his friends call him who has recently joined the crew at Interchange Australia Day Options, Band and Drama programs.
Zac is a familiar, friendly face here at Interchange; we have welcomed Zac to so many music and drama events over the years where he has come along to support his best mate Paul!