Working at Cara
Looking for a rewarding career in disability in South Australia? Find out how you can join our team of Possible People here.
Do you want to make a difference in the lives of people with disability?
Come and find possible with us!
At Cara, we are always looking for values-driven staff who want to make a real difference to the lives of children and adults with disability.
Cara’s staff, or as we call them, our ‘Possible People’, are truly passionate about what they do – working alongside our customers to live rewarding, everyday lives and achieve their NDIS goals.
We list new jobs all the time, click through to see our current vacancies.
Cara is committed to flexible working practices where possible, with casual, part-time and full-time roles available. We offer our staff ongoing training and opportunities for advancement, competitive renumeration packages with generous salary packaging benefits, and one of the most rewarding careers around.
We are here for people with disability, across South Australia
Cara has been working alongside children and adults with disability for more than 25 years. We employ more than 1,000 staff across South Australia, in metropolitan Adelaide and regional areas.
We operate all over the State including in Adelaide, Mount Barker, Murray Bridge, Mount Gambier, Kadina, Port Augusta, Port Pirie and Port Lincoln. We’re here for our customers 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.
“I feel secure, I feel safe. I am grateful every single day for these people”
Mitchell lives independently in an apartment. Cara work alongside Mitchell in his own home so that he can live his life, his way. In this video, you’ll meet Mitchell, who shares the role that his Support Workers play in his life, and one of Mitchell’s Support Workers Kierran, who tells us the best parts of his job at Cara.
Where will I work at Cara?
We employ more than 1000 people in a diverse range of roles, including direct support staff, managers, developmental educators and corporate staff. You can work in a range of roles across the Cara Community in a range of locations across South Australia.
We employ staff who work in people’s homes, including in Cara’s accommodation services and in private family homes across South Australia.
You could work in our respite
houses, at our purpose built Farm Stay home, at our day services, Camps for Kids, on holidays and in our Getaways program.
You’ll be out and about in the community and you might even travel interstate and overseas with your customers. Wherever the people that we support want to go, you’ll go, too!
If you’re in a corporate role, you’ll get to work in our state-of-the-art head office, which is located in Hindmarsh on the Adelaide city fringe.
We celebrate our staff
Here at Cara, we value our staff, who we call our ‘Possible People’.
Every year, we recognise and celebrate our employees who find possible in their work everyday through the Cara Recognition of Excellence Awards program.
This provides an opportunity for staff to nominate their peers who have displayed Cara’s values, across a range of categories The award winners are named at a gala celebration event in July.
Pictured in this photograph is Cara Team Leader Debra Craggs, winner of the Team Leader Award and the Quality Award at the 2019 Cara Recognition of Excellence Awards, with Frank Barila from awards sponsor Edmen Community Staffing solutions.