Recruitment General FAQ’s
Do you have a question? Whether you have questions about the job application process or interactions with the service, we are here to help. Browse through some of the most frequently asked questions.
About my application
Applicants must apply through our careers website or other sourcing channels such as Seek, Indeed or LinkedIn. You can also visit our current job opportunities to search for current advertised roles or submit an Expression of Interest which will add you to our system for future roles that become available.
You will need a current CV/Resume and, in some instances, a cover letter, depending on the type of position you are applying for. Whiddon may ask you to provide additional supporting documentation if your application progresses through to compliance check stage. We cover questions about compliance below.
Yes, provided that the positions match your interest and qualifications, you can apply. A separate application is required for each advertised position.
The Hiring Manager (the person in charge of the recruitment) will review and assess your application based on your skills, experience, and qualifications. If you are shortlisted, they will contact you to conduct a phone screen. If you are not shortlisted, you will receive an email notification.
Password: You need to go on this link and select “reset your password here”
Email: Contact us on 1800 655 506 and request to speak to one of the Talent Acquisition team so we can provide you your email address. Alternatively, you can email us on firstname.lastname@example.org
Log into your candidate profile and click “view application”. This will provide you with an update as to where your application is up to in the process.
There are two options to acknowledge the referral, as follows:
When completing the application, you will be asked “how you heard about the opportunity” You must select the “Employee referral” and provide the details of your referee.
- If your referee sent you the job via email you need to apply using the link so Whiddon can track the referral
Applications go through a pre-screening process before the Hiring Manager contacts the applicants for phone screening. If you did not pass the pre-screening process, you will get an email notification. If you are unsure or have not heard anything further, please contact the service directly.
Whiddon encourages face to face interviews on site. This gives the candidate a feel of the environment and an idea of what the site looks like. If there are instances where face to face is not possible, we are also open to virtual interviews (like Zoom or Teams)
This will depend on how long it takes to complete the compliance checks such as reference checks, necessary documents (i.e., NDISWC) and other documents that may be required for the role. It will also depend on any notice period you have to give to your current employer. The start date is mutually agreed between Whiddon and the successful candidate.
We encourage candidates to apply for NDISWC once their application progresses to the Compliance Check Stage. The Hiring Manager will notify you if you are moving through to the Compliance Check stage.
Yes, an NDISWC is mandatory when you apply for a role Whiddon, unless you apply for a position in Support Services/Corporate office and only have limited interaction with residents. As an NDIS provider, Whiddon requires an NDISWC for anyone working in any of our residential and community services.
Whiddon usually conducts reference checks, visa checks (if applicable) and NDIS workers checks. Bankruptcy checks are also required for senior leadership positions. If additional checks need to be completed, the Hiring Manager will inform you.
You need to hold a current AHPRA registration. In addition, proven skills in clinical care, clinical decision, and palliation are important. Previous experience in Aged Care is desired but not essential.
Yes, Whiddon provides relocation and accommodation assistance for Registered Nurses who are willing to relocate to regional areas to join a Whiddon service.
Yes, Whiddon is open to considering sponsorship up to and including Permanent Residency 186. However, this is subject to approval and dependent on the needs of the business at the time of application.
Registered Nurses with experience need to provide Statements of Service from their previous or current employer/s that specify the date and type of employment (casual, part time or full time) including the total hours worked.
To be a nurse in Australia, you need to be AHPRA Registered. The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) is the national organisation responsible for implementing the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme (the National Scheme) across Australia.
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Yes, Whiddon is open to overseas RN candidates who have a current AHPRA registration. Please visit this link to see our current RN opportunities. When applying make sure to specify that you have AHPRA registration on the application form
If you have AHPRA registration, your application will need to go through the normal recruitment process from initial screening, interview, and compliance checks.
Once these stages have been completed, we can commence the visa process and this can take anywhere from 2 to 6 months before the visa is granted. It can take longer for the subclass 186.
You can add your immediate family (spouse and kid/s aged 17 years and below). You will need to pay additional fees for each dependent.
Yes, you need to have at least 2 years of full-time experience (equivalent to 3,952 worked hours) to be eligible and then you are required to work 38 hours per week (required by law).
Yes, Whiddon only sponsors candidates who are open to working in our regional homes, located in NSW and QLD. We do not offer sponsorship in metropolitan areas (i.e., Sydney)