Dolleina seek Personal Carers in Albury and Culcairn

Written by carecareers

Dolleina are inviting Assistants in Nursing or students studying in nursing, disability or allied health to apple for Personal Carer roles in regional NSW.

Dolleina provide a cost effective tailored in-home care and support packages to individuals in city and country areas of New South Wales. Their dedicated team of professionals are unified in their efforts to optimise the physical, emotional and social well being of clients.

A dedicated service coordinator will work with clients to obtain a detailed understanding of attendant care needs and develop a flexible and individual service plan and work toward achievement of personal goals.

They offer regular short shifts in different areas, caring for clients in their own homes who have physical disability.

Coordinators will endeavour to allocate shifts according to availability i.e. university timetable or family commitments.

The organisation provides some services 24 hours days and 7 days per week, therefore weekend work is likely to form part of your employment hours.



International Day of People with Disability at The Disability Trust

Written by Ryan Kiddle

At Sport and Recreation Services, International Day for People with a Disability allows our participants to participate in a number of events or showcase their skills in a variety of ways. The Disability Trust is committed to “creating an inclusive world” and International Day for People with a Disability is a great way to encourage inclusion across the community.

This year, our Altogether Drama group will be performing a traditional English pantomime of Cinderella, alongside the Wollongong Workshop Theatre group. The performers have previously been in a number of productions including Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream and this is Altogether Drama’s 18th year of performing.

Every year, we hold our Christmas Party on the first weekend of December where all participants from all Sport and Recreation Service’s programs come together to enjoy a night of dancing and games. As always there has been a lot of excitement building over the past few weeks and we are sure it will also be a great night.

Finally, our Leisure Link group will be taking part in the Shoalhaven International Day for People with a Disability Dinner Dance, held annually at the Bomaderry RSL Club. This event is the hard work of the Shoalhaven Disability Forum, and our group has been busy making their hats for this year’s Happy Hatters theme.

What do you do to celebrate International Day of People with Disability? Share your story here.



Stories from career changers

Written by Peter Hannon

From truck drivers in regional NSW to bankers at the top end of town we have heard some great “career changer” stories!

We’d love to know what your story is. Why did you take the plunge? How long did it take to find the role that started it all? What was your motivation? Did you have a family member or friend who you cared for, inspiring you to seek a similar career?

Sharing your story with us gives those outside the sectora powerful insight – warts and all – into what a role in the disability and community care sector is like. We need to hear each others’ stories.

So please – Get Writing!


Introducing Tennille Owen, Administrative Assistant

Written by Ryan Kiddle

As I have been away on holidays, I asked one of our newest team members at Sport & Recreation Services, Tennille Owen, to share her experiences in working with us and for a disability service provider.

Tennille is employed as our Administrative Assistant and is supported by The Disability Trust’s employment service Workskills.

Tennille has submitted her story about finding work in the disability sector to carecareers’ True Stories section. You can submit your story too, to help job seekers decide if a care career is for them!