Culture

Rural Lifestyle Options Australia is an innovative organisation where everyone’s voice matters. Our culture is the essence of the way things are done and we encourage every member of the Rural Lifestyle Options Australia community to grow and have their ideas heard.

For the past 3 years, Rural Lifestyle Options Australia has engaged in an independent Workforce Survey facilitated by Learning for Purpose, Centre for Social Impact, The University of Western Australia. It is the largest research study on not-for-profit employees, designed to inform and discuss the big picture.

The survey compares the results of Rural Lifestyle Options Australia with hundreds of other not-for-profit organisations within not only the disability sector but other sectors as well. In 2019, we achieved a Worker Net Promoter score of 57.1 (Average score: 30.4) and a Work Satisfaction score of 4.6 (Average score: 4.1).  

We are proud of our culture and acknowledge that it is what brings us together and sets us apart as an employer of choice...
 

  • We dare to dream and do things differently.

  • We understand rural and regional communities.

  • We employ a person centred approach.

  • We believe in establishing authentic connections for people we support.

  • We operate within an environment of continuous improvement.

Annual Workforce Survey 

​Once a year the organisation will circulate a Workforce Survey to identify ways in which Rural Lifestyle Options Australia can improve our dynamic team environment!

Birthday Recognition 

​At Rural Lifestyle Options Australia, we recognise that a birthday is an important and momentous occasion. To acknowledge your special day, you will receive a personalised handwritten birthday card and an Instant Scratch-It from the Chief Executive Officer on behalf of the entire team. 
 

Committees

Rural Lifestyle Options Australia provides opportunities for staff of all levels to join internal committees which drive change within the organisation. We currently have two active committees which staff can nominate to participate in, our Workplace Health and Safety Committee and Reconciliation Action Plan Working Group. These committees provide a platform for professional development and allow staff to contribute to projects often outside of their usual position description.     

Family Friendly Rostering

Rural Lifestyle Options Australia offer a flexible rostering system to best suit your needs and the needs of the organisation.

Peer Mentoring

Every organisation does things differently. To get you comfortable in your new role we offer peer mentoring to ensure you are equipped with the right skills to excel in your new position.

Quarterly Pulse Surveys

Every quarter, we look to our most valuable assets (our employees) to assist in identifying what we can implement to improve our organisation. Our confidential employee pulse survey helps identify opportunities for growth and areas which have room for improvement. This information assists our People and Culture Division in improving the ‘RLOA experience’ through tailored training opportunities for learning and development.

Supervision 

Rural Lifestyle Options Australia believes in empowering our staff to be their best self through lifelong learning. To achieve this, we offer strengths-based supervision to all employees based on the notion of learning and reflective practice. The organisation applies a two-way learning approach which provides an opportunity for open communication where the supervisor relays questions, observations and feedback to the supervisee who also raises any areas they would like guidance in.


How to apply:
 

If this sounds like you, please send a cover letter along with a copy of your resume to recruitment@rloa.org.au.


To learn more about our work culture please see the Our People page and see what our employees say about their experiences working for Rural Lifestyle Options Australia.

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