In line with our vision for Celebrating People, Rise’s culture supports a diverse workforce with an inclusive workplace where people feel connected, valued, heard, and safe to bring their best self to work.
We value and celebrate diversity in all its forms, including but not limited to ethnicity, culture, disability, gender, sexuality, identity, appearance or beliefs. We recognise that difference is a strength, and that diverse people bring unique perspectives, knowledge and expertise to the services we provide. We support a wide range of people from all walks of life, and we strive to have a workforce that reflects the community we support.
Rise acknowledges our shared Australian history and the effects on generations of our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People in respect to their health, wellbeing and independence. Rise strives to strengthen respectful relationships between our Indigenous Australians and non-indigenous through sharing cultural knowledge, experiences, employment and business engagement.
Shaun Mays, Director
“It’s great for the people we support to see and hear things that prompt them to know they are supported and welcomed at Rise and that’s the same for volunteers and staff. If they’re able to be their authentic self at work and feel supported, they are far more productive and far more likely to stay with an organisation.”
Raelene Woods, Support Worker
“I love what I’m doing. I’m a bubbly person, I always have been. I think the centre is a happy go lucky place. Laughing is the best therapy in the world. You’re not meant to be sitting there in silence so, I make all the jokes in the world and make everyone happy."
Caitlin Dransfield, Support Worker
“Go to Rise, apply for their jobs and trust them. Just be open with them. Explain to them what you need and how they can help you because they’ll do what they can to help you.”
Alex Serem, Support Worker
“You get to meet different kinds of people. You get to hear different stories you wouldn’t get to hear in a normal job. You get to talk to them. You become their friends. I’ve learnt a lot from them. They’ve helped me.”