Westside Community Services Limited was registered as a not for profit organisation in April 1997.
WCSL has a wide range of programs aimed at supporting participants with a disability to lead a more independent life. Our life skills programs are designed to build participants confidence and self esteem while teaching them important life and social skills and our employment support services aims to assist clients to find satisfying employment and to address any barriers to employment.
Westside Community Services Limited is also a registered NDIS provider and is currently working towards providing a holistic, start to finish, approach to clients, whether their needs be employment, training or independent living skills. The focus of our services are driven by our client’s needs, choices and wellbeing.
(WCSL) (ACN/ABN: 077 773 016)
Our vision is to ensure our participants are valued, empowered and achieving their goals. To achieve this vision, we work in partnership with participants, communities and other related stakeholders.
The core values on which our service delivery is based on are those of our Quality Client Service charter, Integrity, Respect, Collaboration, Accountability and Consumer Focus.
What you can expect from us
Courtesy and Respect
We will treat you with courtesy and respect at all times
Fair and Equal Services
Our staff are aware of the cultural diversity of our community. We will provide services in a fair and equitable manner.
Our staff will engage you in every decision making process that may have an impact on you. If we cannot assist you, we will do our best to refer you to someone who can.
We will treat your personal and confidential information with sensitivity. Your information will be used responsibly in our services to achieve the best possible outcomes for you.
Westside Community Services is dedicated to ensuring that we provide our clients with the best possible service, for this reason we place a great deal of importance on our staff.
In recognition of the varied needs and diversity of our clients we employ staff from a range of backgrounds and skill sets. This includes staff from varied cultural and non-english speaking backgrounds to ensure that we can service clients from all areas of the community.
“My son Thomas attends Westside Social Programs. Westside has guided, extended and have assisted Thomas to be the fine young man he is today. Thomas, with the assistance of Westside has a job at the local McDonalds restaurant. Without the support of Westside it would have been difficult for Thomas to be integrated as a valuable member into our community”.
— Ros Gow parent of a Westside Community Services Life Skills participant.
“Hi, my name is Jennifer. My experience with Westside has been fantastic. My first activity was to get to know each other. I like making new friends very much. The skills I have learnt so far are learning to cook, catching the bus (travel training), money matters (which is one of my favourite things to do), hygiene, manners and coping with anxiety. I was so pleased that I learnt all the skills for when I’m going to be independent”.
— Jennifer Westside Community Services Life Skills participant.
“As parents, both David and I are very impressed with the way the Westside management and staff on the whole conduct themselves. They are friendly, supportive professional and positive. All of which are extremely important to parents of a young lady with a disability. Our daughter started at Westside last year. She was a shy and timid young lady who struggled at times with expectations and the environment. As the year went on we watched our daughter grow in confidence and independence. This was very encouraging to us as her parents. Fast forward to the current year 2017 our daughter started back after Christmas a new woman! She knows the routines down pat. She is now a leader in the group. She encourages other participants and is now reading and writing basic words. Her facilator and all the staff are totally amazing. Our daughter is now well on her way to leading an independent life who has her own business, goals and dreams the same as any other young person would. The world is at her feet and we would highly recommend Westside to everyone who wants the best for their young person. Our daughter is living proof in the right environment with encouraging facilitators and assistants our young adults can continue to grow, learn and be happy”.
— Jen and Dave Ingram parents of a Westside Community Services Life Skills participant
“Comepass Employment would like to send a big shout out to McDonald’s Jindalee for their support in including all members of the community in your recruitment process. Riley “got the job” and McDonald’s Jindalee are providing him with a very welcoming work place.
Riley was very nervous on his first day but the workplace was so friendly and welcoming he was able to get stuck in and have fun in no time.
As a new employee he was well supported and Riley said he liked the staff. He also was praised and got a lot of great feedback from his Crew Trainer and Shift Manager. Congratulations Riley, we wish you all the best and are sure you will be amazingly successful in your new role as Crew Person at McDonald’s Jindalee”
— Riley Comepass Employment participant.
“Patrick Dillon is very special client who is defying disability and who, with assistance from Comepass Employment Services is living proof of the resilience of the human spirit and of not surrendering to setbacks. Comepass Employment Services is proud to have been able to assist Patrick in gaining employment and planning for a brighter future.
Patrick is a quadriplegic and when he first came to our office 2 years ago, looking for work, we were very impressed and inspired by his positive and sunny attitude and strong drive to find employment.
Using his current skills and the use of special equipment to enable him to access and operate computer systems has been the key for Patrick’s employment plan.
Working together, Patrick has successfully gained employment as a Telesales Representative selling Telephone systems. Due to Patrick’s success in his role his employer has increased his hours significantly and Patrick is now working up to 25 hours per week.
It has been wonderful to assist Patrick to find employment and to see him achieving his potential and making a contribution to the community. ”
— Patrick Dillon is now working as a Telesales Representative for Commander