Ruah Community Services

Ruah Community Services

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3.7083 out of 5

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5 out of 55.0
3 months ago

Support Worker

Sep 2021

Support Worker

Western Australia, Australia
Less than 1 year in the role, current employee

Great place to work, progressive and supportive.

The good things

A progressive, forward thinking organisation. A real focus on being Rainbow Tick - supporting LGB and gender diversity - and Reconciliation - supporting fairness for First Nations people. Young, energetic and supportive place to work.
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The challenges

Intense work with clients who have complex needs. You could easily become burned out if you don't self care and use supervision but there is support and EAP for those who are sensible about self care.
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1 out of 51.0
2 years ago

Community Worker

May 2020

Community Worker

Western Australia, Australia
1 to 2 years in the role,

A soul destroying, confidence breaking waste of time.

The good things

The client work is great. Plenty of opportunity to learn and grow supporting people in the community.
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The challenges

Organisation is two faced, deceptive and is happy to throw good workers to the curb. Middle management pontificate over your work offering little support. Workers are treated like drones. Diversity does not exist with little to no diverse staff.
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5 out of 55.0
2 years ago

Community Worker

Mar 2020

Community Worker

Perth WA, Australia
1 to 2 years in the role,

Everything is best other than lack of job security..

The good things

Working environment, management and work life balance..+++
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The challenges

Uncertainty in the job due to funding and related issues..
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1 person found this helpful
4 out of 54.0
2 years ago

Support Worker

Mar 2020

Support Worker

Rockingham WA, Australia
current employee

Amazing

The good things

They look after their staff. They are looking at being more inclusive
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The challenges

Having to have own car when not advertised in position description. Changing their programs when no longer.cost effective
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5 out of 55.0
2 years ago

Kitchenhand

Mar 2020

Kitchenhand

Perth WA, Australia
1 to 2 years in the role, former employee

Enjoy helping homeless cause u r doing them a favour

The good things

Working in a team group and meeting and enjoy all different people
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The challenges

The challenge is getting the donation in and cleaning the cups and kitchen stuff
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2 out of 52.0
2 years ago

Peer Worker

Feb 2020

Peer Worker

Perth WA, Australia
1 to 2 years in the role,

It's upper management vs ground staff, and management always win.

The good things

Above average wages and opportunity for training
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The challenges

The organisation does well to present as inclusive and supportive of diversity, yet when working on the ground level this seems to be missing. Management is top heavy though constantly changing, yet floor teams are left understaffed and under supported during crucial periods of change.
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3 out of 53.0
2 years ago

Mental Health

Nov 2019

Mental Health

Perth WA, Australia

Supportive team making a difference but constant job insecurity due to funding changes

The good things

The team The autonomy The difference you make to the community
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The challenges

Travel involved with performing job Job uncertainty
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5 out of 55.0
2 years ago

Community Support Worker

Nov 2019

Community Support Worker

Perth WA, Australia
More than 12 years in the role, former employee

Great place to have worked. Ruah has good leadership and is making a difference.

The good things

Good employer Worked at Ruah for many years. Felt respected and valued. HR team approachable and supportive. CEO Debra wears her heart on her sleeve and is very approachable. She is human and a genuine born leader. Flexible working hours, consistent supervision, opportunity to be involved in or having a say about innovative programs.
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The challenges

Being made redundant. Having said that you are offered so much support.
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5 out of 55.0
2 years ago

Coordinator

Sep 2019

Coordinator

Perth WA, Australia
3 to 4 years in the role, current employee

Excellent work/life balance and equal opportunity. Lots of training provided.

The good things

Flexibility, understanding, supportive.
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The challenges

Harder to progress from lower management to higher management
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2 out of 52.0
2 years ago

Community Support Worker

Sep 2019

Community Support Worker

Maddington WA, Australia

Enjoyed the work

The good things

Salary packaging is good
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The challenges

Constant restructuring
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