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Australian Services Union (ASU) Career Launchpad

The Australian Services Union (ASU) is the largest union of social, community and disability workers in Australia. This means that we have a strong collective voice – we campaign both on a national, state and sector-wide level, as well as within individual workplaces like Baptist Care SA.  

Our union is an independent, member-led organisation that exists to represent your interests as an employee. We’re made up of tens of thousands of workers just like you who have banded together to protect and improve wages and conditions and have a voice about the things that impact our working lives.

We’re the union for a significant number of staff at Baptist Care SA, whether you are casual, salaried, permanent or on contract.  We are social workers, program coordinators, youth workers, managers, care and support workers, counsellors, administrators, team leaders and more. Our benefits and events are targeted to your industry, from our training below to our sector-wide round tables and forums. Our strategies are designed to support workers just like you in the Social, Community and Disability Sectors.

Did you know that ASU members get free professional development courses tailor-made for the Social and Community Sector?

Live and On-demand courses include:

  • Understanding and Responding to Vicarious Trauma (VT): An Introduction
  • Campaigning and Advocacy in Community Services
  • Disability Rights and Advocacy
  • Practice and Other Issues for Workers in the Alcohol and Drug Sector

Click here to find out more about Career Launchpad!

If you ever need trusted, independent workplace advice, please email me at
[email protected], call on 0418 841 769 or check out all the info at https://www.asu.asn.au/asujoin.


Paul Grillo
ASU Organiser for Baptist Care SA

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