Dungog & District Neighbourcare (who are part of the Hunter and Central Coast home care and disability group ADSSI Limited) has announced that they will lift the wages of their aged care and disability support workers, following The Fair Work Commission’s recent decision to increase minimum wages by 15% for only some eligible aged care workers.
The momentous decision, approved by their Board of Directors last week, is a testament to support workers’ exceptional work and a show of appreciation for their contributions.
Jenni Allan, CEO of ADSSI Limited, said that as an organisation that delivers home care services for both disability and aged care, we are incredibly proud of all our support workers and their positive impact on the lives of our clients and the broader community.
“Their dedication, compassion, and professionalism embody the core values of ADSSI, and it is our honour to reward their efforts with this well-deserved pay raise,” Ms Allan said.
Earlier this year, the Fair Work Commission increased minimum wages by 15% for some aged care sector workers covered by specific awards. The Federal Government then committed to fully fund the wage increase for the eligible aged care workers from 1 July 2023.
“ADSSI has taken it one step further and extended the increases to our disability support workers as well as ensuring equitable pay for all our support workers whether they are delivering services funded under the Home Care Packages (HCP) or the Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP).
“This is something we are proud of and consider it an investment in the future of our already hard-working support worker teams.”
“Eligible nurses also received the 15% increase under the Fair Work Commission’s increases. ADSSI also extended the increase to invest in our allied health staff (occupational therapists, physiotherapists, and allied health assistants) by recognising them with a 10% pay rise”, Ms Allan concluded.
ADSSI Limited is a prominent home care and disability employer offering many support worker opportunities across the Hunter and Central Coast. Among other benefits, they offer flexible work, paid time between clients, travel reimbursements, and prioritise staff well-being. Additionally, as a not-for-profit organisation, they provide salary packaging.
For more information on careers at ADSSI or to view current positions vacant, visit www.adssilimited.com.au/careers