Careers at Orana

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When it comes to picking or changing your career, knowing you’re responsible for enhancing the quality of someone’s life through a holistic person centred approach in an employment or accommodation setting is incredibly rewarding.

If this is something you have been searching for, Orana may have the career for you.

Orana is a diverse organisation that employs over 240 staff in a wide variety of roles across South Australia.

A career for you could be waiting at Whyalla, Port Augusta, Port Pirie, Loxton, Berri, Meningie, Mount Gambier and all across Adelaide. Some of the typical roles include:

  • Working in our Accommodation Services. Client Coaches provide a positive and supportive environment for people with disability that facilitates growth, development and independence. The tasks in these roles range from supporting clients with a range of household chores to supporting clients with public transport training, cooking or shopping.   You may wish to lead a team of client coaches and become a service coach, supporting client coaches and ensuring the principles of person-centeredness are applied at all times.
  • Working in our Employment Service you will have the opportunity to support our employees with disability to gain valuable work skills and work satisfaction in real world commercial activities.
  • Administration Staff don’t work directly with people with disability. They are rewarded knowing they are providing services to staff who support our employees with disability in areas such as human resources, finance, IT and marketing.

Why work at Orana?

Some of the reasons why people work for Orana and why we have so many long serving staff, include:

  • The reward of giving something back to persons who may not have had the same opportunities in life;
  • To see that their efforts are actually making a direct and meaningful difference in people’s lives;
  • The relationships that are formed when working for a caring organisation where people are the focus;
  • The ability to reduce taxable income (and add $1000’s to take home pay) due to the benefits of salary packaging as applied to a Public Benevolent Institutions (PBI). Visit for more information.
  • The training and development of staff. Only through providing staff with contemporary competency based training can we improve the level and quality of the services we provide.

We encourage anyone wanting to work for Orana as a staff member to email a copy of their resume/CV to

Ensuring we safeguard our clients and employees

Orana Incorporated has legal and moral duty of care obligations to its clients with a disability.  As a result all new staff are required to have a current satisfactory police clearance before commencing their career at Orana.  Staff who work in our accommodation services are required to have a DCSI Screening Clearance.  A DCSI Screening Clearance refers to a screening assessment of information obtained about an individual to determine whether they may pose a risk to vulnerable people and is issued by the Department for Communities and Social Inclusion (DCSI).

Screening by the DCSI Screening Unit additionally involves a risk assessment specifically focused on assessing an applicant’s risk for a particular role.  These clearances can take some time (up to 12 weeks) and we advise potential candidates to apply for theirs now.  Please click the following link:

Current Vacancies

Please find below a list of our current vacancies: