On Call Trial for Access Assistant Program Managers within Disability Services

01 March 2017

The PSA has recently received correspondence (here) from the Women's and Children's Health Network (WCHN) advising of an “On-Call” Trial for Access Assistant Program Managers within Disability Services.

This communication was only forthcoming after the PSA questioned WCHN Management following member feedback. It is disappointing that WCHN failed to meet their consultation obligations as stated in the South Australian Public Sector Wages Parity Enterprise Agreement: Salaried 2014. Clause 26.1.2 clearly states that “Employers and Agencies consult in good faith, not simply advise what will be done.”

The proposal intends to adopt a 'phased approach' over five weeks which will result in one staff member providing a cross-regional after hour's telephone service. WCHN believe that these changes will improve communication between the client and regional staff, improve staffing efficiencies and assist with increasing student attendance at school.