Meet our Possible People
Cara’s promise is “we find possible” and the way we achieve that is with our most valuable asset – our people! We call our staff our Possible People, because they work alongside the children and adults that we support to find possible in their everyday lives. Meet some of our values-driven, passionate Possible People here.
Talent Acquisition Specialist, Adelaide
Mehreen is a cheery member of the Cara Recruitment Team. Recruiting great staff in a competitive disability market can be tough, but Cara’s outstanding reputation puts the organisation in good stead.
“The values-driven workforce helps customers achieve their NDIS goals and as staff, we exercise empathy and we value the human touch we can provide every day through our services,” Mehreen says.
Cara provides Mehreen a platform to enrich her skills and build a career in the sector. Moving to Australia from Bangladesh six years ago with her husband and daughter, Mehreen has felt her experience coming from a different cultural background is valued and respected by her colleagues.
“The respectful work culture, flexibility, adaptability towards positive change and constant urge to improve and add value towards customers’ lives make Cara an outstanding place to work.”
Quality Service Manager, Pt Pirie
Meet Geoff, one of our Quality Service Managers based in Port Pirie. Geoff is responsible for ensuring effective supports, programs and services are in place, as well as for staffing, quality and development in the region.
From the rollout of the NDIS to an increase in smart technology and a sharpened focus on safeguarding customers, Geoff has seen it all in his years at Cara. Working for Cara gives Geoff great fulfilment.
“The personal reward of engaging with amazing individuals who endure great challenges in life, though continue to fight for empowerment and self-development, is what makes the job worthwhile,” Geoff says.
The most memorable times for Geoff in his role are all based around seeing his customers seek success.
“Observing a customer’s progression provides substantial intrinsic reward for us as workers.”
Support Worker, Pt Lincoln
Jaz is one of Cara’s Quality Service Leaders, who oversees a Supported Independent Living service in Pt Lincoln. Jaz has progressed her career from Support Worker to Quality Service Leader and has seen plenty of change in Cara and in the disability sector as a whole in that time.
“There is more structure within Cara now, there has been more support coming from higher above, more customers out in the community and achieving their NDIS goals,” Jaz said.
Stepping up as a leader has made Jaz aware of how much goes on behind the scenes at Cara, to ensure the best service possible.
“This role has opened my eyes to how much Cara strives to have the best support for our customers and families,” Jaz said.
“Cara has grown – and is continually growing – into an amazing workplace, doing ‘with’ and not ‘for’ our customers. The customers’ faces when achieving what they have been working towards is priceless.”
Fleet Manager, Adelaide
Aman has had the chance to develop his career within Cara over a number of years.
After moving to Australia from India in 2014, he studied a Masters in Information Technology and Network Operating Systems. He started out at Cara as a Business Analyst and eventually found his way into his current role as Fleet Manager.
Aman is now responsible for 140+ Cara vehicles, including sedans and accessible vans. Cara has now introduced hybrid cars to the fleet, showing a commitment to reducing the organisation’s carbon footprint.
“Cara is a wonderful place to work,” Aman says.
“The multicultural workforce has the perfect blend of people from across the globe and a warm, welcoming culture. There is a sense of fulfilment knowing you are making a difference in someone’s life by working in an organisation that supports people with disabilities. I take pride in working at Cara.”