After staff were told that they would now need to obtain their working with vulnerable people cards due to Meercroft receiving more NDIS clients, we wrote to your CEO, Wendy Shearer, and asked her if this would be another thing that staff had to pay for as part of their employment.
Wendy has now replied:
"We have received advice this week from ACSA that staff in risk assessed roles in caring and providing services to for NDIS Clients (which means all Meercroft Care Staff) require Working with Vulnerable Persons Check only, and will no longer require a Police Check. The current Police Checks will continue to be acceptable until they are due to expire after which staff will have the Working with Vulnerable Persons Check which expire after 5 years whereas the Police Checks expire after 3 years."
So, in the future, you’ll only need to pay for the working with vulnerable people check and no longer need a police check.
If you have any more questions or concerns about this, please contact Wendy in the first instance and you can give HACSUassist a call if you feel your questions are going unanswered.