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Good relationships are what matter most at Araluen! We welcome all members of our community who wish to participate in our events, open forum meetings or in other ways.

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 Upcoming Events

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Housing Support Network

Learn how the NDIS is improving the disability housing sector
All Welcome
Thursday 2nd May – 7pm
Naroo
Araluen
226 Old Eltham Rd
Lower Plenty 3093

Important Dates

Friday 19th April Good Friday Easter Holiday
Monday 22nd April Easter Monday
Thursday 25th April Anzac Day Public Holiday
Thursday 2nd May  – 10am Possum Hollow Cafe Official Opening
Thursday 2nd May – 7pm Araluen Investigating Housing Options Meeting
Monday 6th May Staff Planning and Professional Development Day
– Participants DO NOT attend Day Supports today
Tuesday 21st May – 10am Family and Carers Network Meeting
Monday 10th June Queen’s Birthday Public Holiday
Tuesday 11th June
-Friday 14th June
Day Supports closed – Annual Leave
Monday 17th June Staff Planning & Professional Development Day
– Participants do not attend Day Supports on this day
Monday 23rd September
-Thursday 26th September
Day Supports closed – Annual Leave
Friday 27th September Day before Grand Final Day Public Holiday
Monday 4th November Day Supports closed – Annual Leave
Tuesday 5th November Melbourne Cup Day Public Holiday
Friday 20th December Last Day for day Supports in 2019 – finish at noon
Friday 24th January STAFF ONLY return to Day Supports
Planning and Professional Development Day
Monday 27th January Australia Day Public Holiday
Tuesday 28th January Participants return to Day Supports – welcome back!

Open Forums

Araluen holds regular meetings that all members of our community are welcome to attend. Widespread inclusion and involvement helps us deliver the high quality of service that we all want for Araluen’s participants. These meetings are a good opportunity to learn what’s happening, ask questions and give feedback. Details are listed in the events calendar above or subscribe to our mailing list to receive our newsletter.

Family Carers Network

The Family Carers Network is an advisory committee to the Araluen Board. Members channel information between parents/carers and the Board. Attending these meetings gives you the chance to hear  what’s being planned to better support participants and to comment on service delivery issues.

Family & Carers Network Meeting

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All welcome!

Tuesday 21 May – 10am
Tuesday 20 August – 10am
Tuesday 20 October – 10am
Milley Lodge
Araluen
226 Old Eltham Road
Lower Plenty 3093
No RSVP necessary

Volunteer

Araluen is fortunate to benefit from the time, skills and enthusiasm of a diverse and dedicated group of volunteers. This support is much loved by Araluen participants and volunteers gain much satisfaction from being part of our community.

By volunteering, you really do help people have better lives.

If you have time or ideas to offer, please contact us.

Work with us

We’re always happy to hear from people who want to help make a real difference to the lives of others and who work with passion, integrity and care.
Our staff teams are dedicated and highly-motivated. We invest in our people and can put you on the path to start your career from the ground up.

Join our team as a Support Worker

Expressions of interest to join Araluen as a Support Worker are always welcome and are accepted via phone and email. Please call us on 9439 2805  to discuss possibilities or send your CV with a brief covering letter and the application form below to hr@araluen.org

Advertised Positions

Araluen can offer a range of interesting and diverse positions. Any current advertised opportunities are listed below.  Please address the Selection Criteria in your application and include the Application Form below. Please also include the contact details of three recent referees.
Araluen endeavours to shortlist candidates for interview within ten working days. If you have not heard from us within this timeframe, it is unlikely that your application will advance to interview stage. Due to the high volume of applications we generally receive, our managers are unable to give individual feedback to candidates who are not interviewed. We thank all applicants for their interest, time and effort. We encourage you to apply for future vacancies.

Support Coordinator

We are seeking a Support Co-ordinator to join our team. This position maximises social and economic inclusion for people with disability by linking NDIS recipients to the service sector so that they can identify and manage the supports that are included in their NDIS Plan.

Please apply by completing the attached documents. Please note that all employment offers at Araluen are subject to Police and reference checks.

Applications close on Sunday 17th February 2019. Send applications to hr@araluen.org

Support Worker – Chancez Cafes

Araluen’s Chancez Cafe support is creating life-changing opportunities for our participants who aspire to live and work with greater independence. We are seeking a Support Worker with an interest in the hospitality industry who is passionate about helping people learn the skills they need to meet their life and employment goals. Click here for information on Chancez Cafes

Please apply by completing the attached documents. Please note that all employment offers at Araluen are subject to Police and reference checks.

Applications close on Sunday 3rd March 2019. Send applications to hr@araluen.org

Support Workers – Primed

Araluen Primed provides campus-based, community integrated support from Melbourne Polytechnic Greensborough. We seek staff to join the Primed team who can  deliver imaginative, individualised support so that each participant can achieve their vision of a better life.

Please apply by completing the attached documents. Please note that all employment offers at Araluen are subject to Police and reference checks.

Applications close on Sunday 3rd March 2019. Send applications to hr@araluen.org
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