The recent news that online food delivery company, Deliveroo, has closed its services in Australia is heartbreaking for all its employees, and at Anglicare Southern Queensland we understand the impact and stress it can have on many families who rely on employment.
It has been reported that more than 15,000 people have lost their jobs and with many organisations struggling to retain employees and to recruit new staff, Anglicare Southern Queensland is putting a call-out to Deliveroo employees impacted by the closures to consider a career in aged care.
Anglicare Southern Queensland’s Director of Organisational Development Anna Zilli said her heart goes out to all those impacted by the closures and encouraged those without a job to consider working within the Community Services sector and for Anglicare Southern Queensland.
“Change is never easy, and it can feel as though you have lost your purpose and identity, but here at Anglicare Southern Queensland, you can rediscover your purpose by helping those most vulnerable in our communities,” Ms Zilli said.
“We have a number of roles available for people interested in starting a career in the sector, including as a Support Services Worker where you provide cleaning or household support to our clients living in surrounding areas including Brisbane, Logan, Cleveland, Toowoomba, Ipswich, Gold Coast, Moreton Bay, Caboolture, Sunshine Coast, Gympie, Bundaberg and Townsville. It is a rewarding role where you make a real-life difference to our clients so they can live independently in their own homes.
“With more than 3,000 staff and 170 volunteers situated right across Queensland, our organisation is constantly expanding to ensure the needs of the community are met.”
Ms Zilli said there are lots of benefits of working for Anglicare Southern Queensland, including a great work-life balance, career pathways and options for those who find their passion providing care to the community.
“Just like Deliveroo works around their staff’s availability, Anglicare Southern Queensland also offers flexibility, but this is through a range of casual, part-time and full-time positions and they will be eligible for employee entitlements that will provide them with a sense of relief knowing that they have stable and fulfilling work,” she said.
“Anglicare Southern Queensland is committed to building a highly skilled workforce, assisted by a dedicated management team. We support our staff with learning and development initiatives, an employee benefits program and are recognised as a leading employer in the non-profit sector.
“All employees may salary package up to $15,900 per year, paying less tax with an additional $2,600 tax-free for entertainment purposes.”
If you are interested in applying for a role with Anglicare Southern Queensland, our Recruitment Team processes all Support Services Worker applications within 48 hours. You can apply via our careers website.
Anglicare Southern Queensland have been assisting thousands of people with their everyday needs and we are one of Queensland’s most trusted community services and health care organisations. Founded in 1870 as the Brisbane Women and Infant’s Refuge, we have grown into an inclusive and diverse not-for-profit charity delivering a broad range of services, including aged care, foster care, homelessness support and mental health and family counselling. More than 50,000 Queenslanders are empowered by Anglicare Southern Queensland every year.