Good Sammy is a social enterprise focused on providing meaningful employment opportunities and pathways for Western Australians with disability. Everything we do is motivated by this purpose, and has been since we were founded in 1958.
Our vision is a better future for people with disability and we believe creating inclusive workplaces is the foundation for an inclusive society.
At Good Sammy we offer a variety of structured development programs and employment choices to encourage people living with a disability to explore life.
We empower people to make their own choices so they can identify their goals, feel connected to their community and be supported as they work towards independence and meaningful employment.
What we do
At Good Sammy we currently employ more than 265 supported staff in a variety of roles.
Our 27 op shops, located from Albany to Geraldton, are the public face of our organisation and allow Supported Employees to explore opportunities in the retail industry, as well as process the generous donations we receive from the community.
We reduce waste and help the environment by recycling 6 million kg of used goods each year and as an official collection organisation for the Containers for Change program.
Our Good Sammy Academy provides structured learning and work experience opportunities through it's contemporary programs. We have drawn on more than 60 years' experience to bring you the most innovative learning and development opportunities on the market. Our programs help Participants to build skills and confidence, and ultimately make them more 'employABLE'.
Our strong relationships with our employer partners allow us to connect our Participants with mainstream employers. By providing support to both the employer and the employee, we set them up for ongoing success.
Our business services provide warehousing and logistics, packaging and assembly, and mailing services to the WA business community, while providing employment in a safe and structured environment.
We provide support and advice to families seeking help with the NDIS and ways to maximise their funding.
Why choose us?
Our clients and their family, carers and friends choose Good Sammy because we are a well-known and reputable WA brand.
We are focused on providing meaningful employment opportunities and pathways for people with disability. We’ve been around since 1958, which means we are stable, committed and we are here for you for as long as you need it.
As a registered NDIS provider, we provide quality personalised services that help reach individualised outcomes. Importantly for families, we believe in providing options. Participants can join our programs with any level of experience or skills – we know the most challenging part is sometimes working out how to start.
Good Sammy works with Participants to build confidence, independence, and skills to participate in work and life. With these foundations, we will continue to help you by providing opportunities as you proceed towards your employment goals.
Our team chose us because they align with our vision and want to make a difference - both in the lives of Western Australians with disability and to reduce waste and protect the environment.
Our corporate and funding partners choose us because we are well-known, we are Western Australian and because they are motivated to join us in assisting local people with disabilities. Our trusted reputation and commitment to the WA community make Good Sammy a reliable partner for businesses looking to work sustainably and give back to their community.
At Good Sammy we develop skills, build confidence and create pathways to employment. It is very important to us that our Participants understand they have choices and can achieve the job of their dreams!
Supported Employment Opportunities
If you have developed your skills and are now prepared to find a placement in your employment area of choice, but would rather get some assistance so that you can educate yourself on the role without any added pressure, there are a range of opportunities across our network of social enterprises.
If you're thinking about retail or sustainable fashion and you enjoy customer service, a Retail Assistant role could be perfect for you!
Roles can be found in our 27 Op Shops, which are situated all over Perth and Peel. We also have stores in Bunbury, Albany, Geraldton and Northam.
We have two Containers for Change drive-thru sites, one in Canning Vale and one in Wanneroo.
Customers describe these sites as the premium "valet" experience of the Containers for Change scheme.
Our warehouses are located in Canning Vale and Wanneroo, where you are surrounded by a wonderful team of co-workers.
If you love being around others or prefer focusing on the job at hand, consider trying a warehousing role.
Logistics and Transport
Our Logistics and Transport team is responsible for all pick-up and deliveries.
Admin and Support Services
Our administration and support services team are very important to running smooth operations.
Digital and Online Media
Our Digital and Online Media team are responsible for the Good Sammy online store.
Our Head Office in Canning Vale has an on-site canteen that serves hundreds of employees.
Pathways to Employment
Doing what you love is so important!
Our new Good Sammy Academy programs help you prepare for and find meaningful work that you love. A job that is rewarding and gives you the opportunity to be part of something special.
At Good Sammy we stand for a better future for people with disability.
If you want to find that dream job, let us help you get there!
What is the Good Sammy Academy?
The Good Sammy Academy is where you come to build confidence, skills and future employment options.
We have developed a range of inspiring programs that will improve your 'employAbility'.
Our Academy programs will help you discover your talents, build confidence and teach you the skills you need to reach your employment goals.
We are a registered NDIS Provider and our Academy programs cater to different needs and ability levels.
What makes the Good Sammy Academy different to other disability employment programs?
The Good Sammy Academy has been developed with YOU in mind. You are unique and your employment goals are unique too! So, your journey towards achieving those goals needs a unique approach.
At the Good Sammy Academy, we are dedicated to understanding you and your goals. That's why you will be partnered with a personal Journey Planner and Journey Coordinator who will spend time with you and help map a plan that will set you up for success.
Your unique plan will include structured learning and work experience programs based on contemporary, in demand, employment skills.
The Good Sammy community of businesses and partners is here to support you too. Our community is the heart of all we do and reminds us that we are capable of so much more than we believe.
For more than 60 years we have partnered with Participants to reach their employment goals. Their success has been our success. Their dreams have been our dreams. Now it’s your turn, and when you achieve your goals, we’ll celebrate with you.
Come and be part of our community, we look forward to being on the journey with you.
Canning Vale WA 6155, Australia