Casual to permanent: Michele's story

Posted December 21, 2021

Michele Raines enjoyed the flexibility of working as a casual at Li-Ve Tas for eight years, but decided it was time to try something new.

‘My partner used to travel a lot, and I liked the flexibility of being casual which made it easy for me to go too. Since COVID, we’re around home a lot more though, so it made sense for my personal situation right now.’

Michele was worried she might not see her regular participants when her roster changed, but she was pleased to find she is still supporting many of the same people.

‘I’ll be supporting people in the community and a residence. I’m really happy I’ll be reconnecting with a participant I haven’t seen for a long time too.’

She’s also looking forward to other permanent part-time benefits, like paid leave and salary sacrifice.

We’re creating pathways to permanency for our staff to give them more security and help us build a more secure, satisfied and skilled workforce.

Arron Logan Michele Raines edited