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Work

Orana Business Services employee, Ryan, working on packaging and assembly.

Orana gives people with disability opportunities to work and try out different jobs that might best suit their interests and help them improve their skills and abilities.

Working at Orana can help you:

Earn a wage

Working will give you more chances to get the things you want or need, which could make your life better and more comfortable overall.

Make new friends

Getting a job can make your social life better by giving you the chance to work as part of a team, make new friends, and take part in activities and events at work.

Learn new skills

Working will not only give you more experience, but it can also teach you new skills and help you learn more.

Boost your confidence

There’s more to getting a job than just earning money. You’ll feel more capable the more you can do on your own. When you feel proud of yourself and what you’ve done, your mind is healthier.

Knowing you’ve done a good day’s work can give you a real sense of satisfaction that boosts your confidence and sense of self-worth.

Live a new life

Starting the day with purpose, planning your time, looking forward to time off, and making plans for annual leave – this keeps your mind sharp and adds more meaning to your life.  

To be able to work for Orana, you need to meet the following:

  • Must have an NDIS plan
  • Work at least two days a week
  • Work in different areas
  • Stand for about three hours

Once you’ve checked if you meet the above requirements, contact our Customer Care Team Leader here, and we’ll set up a time to talk with you about your employment options, what you’re interested in, and what we can do to help you along your employment journey.

We will also set up a three-month paid trial period in a safe and supportive environment so that you can get used to work. When needed, there will also be training on the job.

Orana Business Services employee, Peter, working in an assembly line, building parts for water sprinklers.

We have positions available across metropolitan and regional South Australia in the following areas:

Assembly & packaging

  • Packing and re-packing
  • Mailing and collating
  • Weighing, filling, and heat-sealing

Available at Loxton, Mount Gambier, Murray Bridge, Netley, Port Augusta, Port Pirie, Ridleyton, and Para Hills West

Horticulture & landscaping:

  • Gardening and landscaping
  • Home maintenance
  • General property cleaning

Available at Loxton, Mount Gambier, Netley, Para Hills West, Port Augusta, and Port Pirie

Retail

  • Customer service and money handling
  • Stock rotation and inputting stock in online system
  • Dusting, cleaning, and general upkeep of shop and goods

Available at Port Augusta

Industrial sewing

  • Sewing header cards to netted bags, used for selling citrus fruits
  • Sewing industrial tool bags

Available at Loxton and Port Pirie

Timber manufacturing:

  • Build, assemble and prepare quality timber furniture
  • Sanding and cutting of quality ash and pine timber

Available at Port Pirie

Wine packaging

  • De-label and labelling wine
  • Pack into boxes and gift packaging

Available at Netley

Worm farming

  • Prepare and water worm beds
  • Feed worms
  • Sort worms for sale

Available at Loxton

Orana work experience student working in business services.

Orana’s Work Experience aims to provide school students in years 10-12 with valuable hands-on experience in a range of roles available at an Orana site. We aim to match students with roles that suit their skills and interests.

Work Experience is great for students who are looking for employment as an option when they leave school. Orana offers supported employment opportunities for people with disability. Individuals are employed directly by Orana and have the chance to work in a variety of roles available across our various employment sites.

Supported Employment is a great option for students who may need ongoing support in the workplace or for those who wish to develop their work skills and confidence in a supportive environment before moving to open employment.

Work Experience provides students with the opportunity to explore a variety of jobs that meet their interests and abilities. Our program aims to help students gain new skills, make new friends, and boost their confidence in a supportive environment.

Orana provides students with the necessary tools and resources to succeed in the work environment. We provide students with a comprehensive workbook filled with various resources and engaging activities designed to assist them in the workplace.

If your school is interested in accessing Work Experience with Orana, contact our Intake Team on 8375 2000 or [email protected] to find out more.  

Click here to find out more about our Student Pathways Program – Work Experience.

Orana Business Services employee.

How do I get a job at Orana?

Once you have checked your eligibility, contact Orana and we will set up a time to talk to you about your employment options, what you’re interested in, and what we can do for you.

Do I need to work full time?

No, but you will need to work at least two days a week. We can talk about your work hours before you start your job. Our team is flexible to support your requirements for employment.

How much pay will I receive?

When you first start, the staff will look at how productive you are and what your key skills are and make an assessment. This will be your starting wage. After your three-month trial, you will be assessed again. If the second assessment is higher than your starting assessment, you will be back-paid for your three-month trial period.

Is there an opportunity for a pay rise?

Yes! Your wage will be re-assessed every year. If the results are higher than your current wage, you will get a pay increase.

Do I need any skills or experience?

We train you on the job, so you don’t need any skills beforehand. However, if you have any skills or experience, you should let Orana know when you contact us.

Packaging & Assembly

Various locations

Are you looking for a fun, supportive environment where you can develop your skills and gain confidence while making new friends?

Learn more about Packaging & Assembly

External Services Crew

Various locations

Want a hands-on job that’ll have you working outdoors and in the fresh air? 

Learn more about External Services Crew

For more information call us on (08) 8375 2000 or complete our online enquiry form.

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