Unisson Disability

What are Unisson’s values?

Our values are at the centre of everything that we do, they include;

 

Generosity: We give our hearts and minds in an effort to understand others

Inclusion: We celebrate diversity and seek to ensure everyone is valued and respected

Courage: We are brave in our intent to be authentic and advocate for what is right

Creativity: We work together to find the yes, and encourage new ways of doing and thinking

 

Visit About Us to find out more about Unisson and what we stand for.

Who is Lorna Hodgkinson & what is the Lorna Hodgkinson Foundation?

Lorna Hodgkinson was a remarkable Australian of great dedication and vision.  Lorna was the first woman to receive a Doctorate at the prestigious Harvard University, USA. As a teacher herself, Lorna was passionate in her belief that people with an intellectual disability should be supported to lead meaningful lives. Lorna established the Sunshine Institute, which is where Unisson Disability’s story began.

The Lorna Hodgkinson foundation is the parenting body of Unisson Disability. The foundation ensures that we can continue our work establishing and deepening connections with our clients and their families.

To find out more about Lorna and her role in Unisson’s incredible journey jump over to Our History.

Is Unisson an Australian Disability Enterprise (ADE)?

Yes, our NDIS provider number is 14707640.

Our ADE service – Unisson Works offers supported employment within two ADE services, Pack Works and Ground Works. You can read more about our supported employment service via our Finding & Keeping a Job page.

What is happening with Unisson during COVID-19?

In light of the emergence of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Australia, we want to reassure Unisson Disability clients and families, and the wider public, that we are continually monitoring and adjusting our services with health and safety at the forefront of all our decisions.  

Unisson is adhering to all advice released from the Australian Government, World Health Organisation and NSW health authorities. We have put together a COVID-19 response team to develop and implement comprehensive policies and procedures to minimise the risk of infection to clients and staff.  

We understand that for clients, families and staff these changes may have a significant impact, and we are committed to taking steps to minimise this. Further changes may be needed as new information comes to light. Find the latest information on our Coronavirus Response page.

Where are Unisson’s locations?

Unisson has locations across Sydney, the Central Coast and the Hunter Region.

To find out where our office and community access locations are visit Find Us.

I want to leave a gift in my will, how do I do this?

Firstly, thank you for thinking of us. We understand that deciding how your estate is distributed is a deeply personal one.

If you would like to know what options you have, please visit our Leaving a Gift in Your Will Information Sheet.

What is happening with the Royal Commission into Disability?

Jump over to our Royal Commission Updates for the latest information. We update this page regularly to help you stay informed.

Alternatively head over to the Royal Commission website for more information.

Services

What does SIL stand for?

SIL is our Shared Independent Living service. If you’re looking for a new place to call home, jump over to our SIL Vacancies and have a look at what’s available. Alternatively, if you’d like to chat to someone about finding a home or getting SIL funding in your NDIS plan, reach out to us on 1300 266 222 or via hello@unisson.org.au and we’ll be happy to assist you.

How can I apply for a job at Unisson Works?

We’re so excited that you are considering applying for a supported employment job at Unisson Works. If you already know whether you want to apply for a job at Ground Works or Pack Works, give us a call on 1300 266 222 or send us an email via hello@unisson.org.au and we can help you start the process.

If you’re simply looking for more information about the what they do at Unisson Works jump over to our Unisson Works page to find out what it’s all about, or read through our Unisson Works FAQs.

What NDIS funded services does Unisson offer?

We offer a range of NDIS funded services including; Accommodation Support, Supported Employment, Community Services, Blue Apple Art Studios, Support for Children & Young Adults and Support Coordination. Have a look through the information on our website and if you’d like to start a conversation, reach out to us on 1300 266 222 or email hello@unisson.org.au.

What is the NDIS?

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is a new way of providing support for Australians with a significant and permanent disability, and their families and carers. The scheme will ensure that Australians with disability will have the necessary supports they need to live an ordinary life.

Have a look through Unisson Disability & The NDIS and NDIS FAQs to find out more information.

I have feedback that I want to share with Unisson, how do I do this?

We’d love to hear your valuable feedback. Navigate over to our Feedback and Complaints contact form and tell us what’s on your mind.

If you want to report an incident or wrongdoing by Unisson or a Unisson employee, please select whistleblower in the drop-down tab in the Feedback and Complaints form, or call the whistleblower hotline to stay anonymous on 1800 413 962.

I need to pay an invoice to Unisson, can I do this online?

You sure can! Navigate over to our Pay My Account page, have a read through the instructions and click on the 'pay my invoice' button to proceed. This will navigate you to a secure online payment form to pay your invoice online. Follow the form prompts and you’ll be done in no time.

If you run into any problems please call us on 1300 266 222 or email hello@unisson.org.au and we’ll be happy to assist.

What is support coordination?

Support coordination is an NDIS funded service that is designed to help NDIS participants to coordinate the supports in their NDIS plan and get the best out of their NDIS funding. We have a list of helpful Support Coordination FAQs that you can browse through.

If you are interested in speaking to someone about building a care plan, give us a call on 1300 266 222 or send through an email to hello@unisson.org.au and we’ll be glad to help in any way we can.

Where is Blue Apple Art Studios located?

Blue Apple Art Studios is located at 321 Mona Vale Rd, Terrey Hills NSW 2084. If you have any trouble finding us, please contact us on 1300 266 222 or hello@unisson.org.au.

Find out more information about Blue Apple Art Studios.

Where are your community services locations?

See below list of our community service locations;

 

- Terrey Hills: 321 Mona Vale Rd, Terrey Hills NSW 2084

- Pymble: 6 West Street, Pymble NSW 2073

- Beaumont Hills: 14 Cressy Ave, Beaumont Hills NSW 2155

- St Ives: 21 Memorial Ave, St Ives NSW 2075

 

View more information on our Community Services. If you want to speak to someone at a particular community service location, please call reception on 1300 266 222 and they will forward you to the appropriate person.

What sort of school holiday program activities do you offer?

Depending on the program location, we offer a variety of different activities including; bowling, movies, ice skating, laser tag, wildlife parks, inflatable world, mini golf, craft, cooking and more.

To find out more about school holiday programs give us a call on 1300 266 222 or email hello@unisson.org.au.

I have a referral for Unisson, who can I contact?

Please reach out to our wonderful reception team on 1300 266 222 or via hello@unisson.org.au, including as much information as you can and they will direct you to the right person.

Careers

I’m new to Unisson and a bit lost. Where can I find links to the internal platforms?

Welcome to Unisson! You can log in to our internal HUB to access all the platforms you’ll need. Once logged in, you will see links on the homepage to TimeOnline, BOOM and ProSims.

To access your email account, jump onto the Outlook Desktop app or to the Online Outlook Platform and log in with the credentials shared with you throughout your onboarding process.

If you have trouble with your login details, reach out to hello@unisson.org.au or call 1300 266 222 and we’ll be able to help you resolve the problem.

I applied for a job at Unisson and I’m hoping to find out how I went.

Thanks for applying to work at Unisson! It usually takes between 3-4 weeks for the hiring process to conclude, so hang in there and you should hear the outcome of your application shortly. If it has been over 4 weeks, we’re so sorry for the delay. Feel free to reach out to us on 1300 266 222 or hello@unisson.org.au and we can get you in contact with the right person.

What job vacancies are currently available?

Browse through our current Job Vacancies. We update this page regularly, so keep and eye on it and apply for any that you feel you’d be a great fit for.

Who do I contact if I need help?

Give our friendly reception staff a call on 1300 266 222 or shoot them through an email via hello@unisson.org.au and they’ll be able to transfer you to the right person.

What are fringe benefit schemes?

Being a Not-For-Profit organisation, we are granted the opportunity to utilise fringe benefit schemes. This means that you can pay for certain expenses before income tax is calculated. So, you pay less tax and get to keep more of your hard-earned wage. You can choose the benefits you want to include with some of the most popular being:

 

- Living expenses (i.e. mortgage, loan, credit card repayments)

- Meal and entertainment (dining out)

- A car (new or used)

 

Jump on to our provider, AccessPay’s, website and apply now. If you have more questions about Salary Packaging, read through AccessPay’s FAQs. If you are still confused and would like to talk to someone within Unisson, give us a call on 1300 266 222 or email hello@unisson.org.au and we’ll put you in touch with the right person.