Cram logo icon overlay - decoration only

I am wanting to get involved

Cram is first and foremost an organisation about people. We care and support people with a disability and we welcome people who wish to join Cram for the same reasons, whether this is as a disability support worker, a nurse, an office worker, a volunteer or a Board member, we would love to hear from you. We operate in the Illawarra region of NSW covering Wollongong, Shellharbour, Kiama and Shoalhaven.

Working for Cram

Cram employs Disability Support Workers to provide direct support to our clients. Disability Support Worker tasks include direct personal care, manual handling and mobility assistance, medication administration, household tasks and transportation. Prior experience is not required however a willingness to work with people with a disability and displaying appropriate behaviours and work ethics are essential.

A small team of nurses, including registered nurses, provides health care and training support to ensure optimal well-being for our clients.   

Team Leaders oversee the client services and disability support workers and are supported by a senior management team and administration staff.

Salary Packaging Arrangements for Full Time, Permanent Part Time and Casual employees

As a not-for-profit organisation, we are recognised by the Australian Tax Office (ATO) as a Public Benevolent Institution and as such we are afforded concessional Fringe Benefits Tax (FBT) treatment. This means that eligible employees are able to take advantage of salary packaging to receive up to an additional $15,900 of their salary tax-free.

We can also provide discounts on an extensive array of services and product and a meal card option.

A Professional Listening Ear

Sometimes in order to be able to maintain a good work life balance, we all need additional help to deal with problems at work and/or problems outside of work, which can affect our ability to perform well at our job.

The Cram Foundation has an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) available to all employees.  It is a free service that is aimed at assisting people to cope with everyday life problems that can arise.  We believe that if people have supports in place, they can be happier in their personal life and more productive in the workforce. Our program is a confidential service that allows staff to access professional advice to help cope with life’s issues.

Volunteer

Volunteering with Cram can be an incredibly rewarding experience whilst making a real difference to the lives of people with a disability and their families. At Cram we support each of our volunteers through an induction program, training, guidance, debriefing and insurance cover.

Volunteering with The Cram Foundation has so many benefits!

  • Make a real contribution to someone's life
  • Be part of your community and help others
  • Build your work experience and career opportunities
  • Share your knowledge and expertise
  • Learn new skills
  • Promote inclusion in our community

Volunteers have all different types of skills and abilities! There are various ways in which you can contribute ranging from participation in activities with clients, acting as a community friend, helping our team with administration duties or even helping out to develop Cram as an organisation. At The Cram Foundation we encourage you to suggest a type of activity you'd like to assist with and we'll endeavour to create a volunteer opportunity that enables you to utilise your unique skills and talents whilst creating a meaningful outcome for our clients and their families. Whether you are a regular volunteer or if you are new to volunteering and want to give this a try for the first time - we encourage you to contact us to discuss how we can work together! Call our HR team on 02 4255 6900 or email HR@cramfoundation.com.au

Director on the Board

The governance of an organisation requires skilled and committed people to form the Board of Management. To find out more about being a Director contact the CEO on email ceo@cramfoundation.com.au.