To work at Orana, you have to:

  • Have a disability
  • Be eligible for supported employment through Centrelink, so eligible or already receiving the disability support pension
  • Have left school and are over school leaving age (if you are still at school we offer a transition program)
  • Be keen and motivated to work
  • Want to work as part of a team

If you can say yes to the above, you’ve passed the first step in getting a job at Orana.

Now we can find a job that’s right for you! Contact our Client Services team and we’ll organise a time to talk to you about your options. We’ll also ask you to come and visit our Employment Services so you can see for yourself the types of work we do. From there, our Client Services Team will:

  • Organise a three month paid work trial in a safe and supportive environment so you can feel comfortable with your work. These trials can be part time to suit your needs, or full time if you’d prefer.
  • Provide on-the-job training, so no prior experience is necessary.
  • If your three month trial is successful, you’ll become a permanent employee of Orana – congratulations!

To find out what type of job is right for you, call our Client Services team on (08) 8375 2000 or fill out our online enquiry form.


Frequently Asked Questions

1. How do I get a job at Orana?

  • Contact the Client Services Team, then arrange a visit to the Employment Service of your choice
  • Complete an application for employment pack, and send to Client Services
  • If your application is successful, you may be offered a 3-month paid trial

2. How will working affect my pension?

You can earn up to $146.00/fortnight (for a single person) without your pay affecting your pension. For every dollar you earn over this amount Centrelink take $0.50 away. (These figures were effective 1 July 2010).

3. Do I have to work full time?

  • No – before you begin working, you can negotiate your working hours. We can be flexible to suit your needs.
  • You do need to work at least eight hours per week, and at least three hours per shift.

4. How much pay will I receive?

When you first start, staff will conduct an assessment based on your productivity and key competencies. This forms your starting wage. When you have completed your three month trial, another wage assessment will be conducted (which also assesses your industry-based skills). If the second assessment comes out higher than the first one, you are back-paid the gap to your start date.

5. After I start working at Orana, is there an opportunity to get a pay rise?

Yes – every year your wage will be re-assessed, and if your results are higher than your current pay you will get a pay increase

6. Do I need any skills or experience to get a job at Orana?

It is a good idea to let the Client Services Coordinator know if you have any skills or experience in certain work. You don’t need to have any previous experience – Orana provide on-the-job training & support at all of our Employment Services.