Coming together to fight Coronavirus (COVID-19)

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, small businesses everywhere are trying to figure out how they can not only weather the storm but also how they can support the broader community. Our incredible healthcare and social workers continue to put themselves at risk for each of us, as they face uncertainty amidst a shortage of medical-grade face masks. 

To do our part, we’ve pledged to donate 25,000 surgical masks and hand sanitiser to help aid the shortage and support those who have given us so much. Five thousand masks will go towards our participants and support coordinators, and fifteen-thousand will go to those on the front lines of the crisis in aged care and hospitals. Additionally, we’ve implemented COVID-19 protective initiatives for our workforce. We are encouraging employees to do what they can to reduce the spread of infection. 

At FineCare, our core values are fundamental to who we are as an organisation and the decisions we make. Through reflecting upon these values, we understand we must think about the broader impact of COVID-19 to come together and do what we can to get through this global crisis. While there’s been protective measures and small changes in delivering our services, our mission still stands. We will continue to care and take action to ensure the safety, health and wellbeing of our personnel and our wonderful clients who continue to access our services and support. 

While our efforts are a good start, we know there’s more work to be done. We firmly believe that through our combined efforts, we can help reduce the spread of COVID-19 and assist those significantly affected. We’re all in this together, and we encourage you to join us in supporting your communities in these difficult times. We must work to build networks of solidarity and help vulnerable and targeted communities, who continue to fight for us and those we love. 

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Contractor Confidentiality

In the regular course of business, the company accumulates a considerable amount of “sensitive” participant and other information. The following principles are to be observed in relation to all personal information collected and retained by AlliedHealth Ability Services Pty LTD .

Confidential information refers to any data or information relating to the participant, whether business or personal, which would reasonably be considered to be private or proprietary to the participant and where the release of that Confidential Information could reasonably be expected to cause harm to the participant.

The Contractor agrees that they will not disclose, divulge, reveal, report or use, for any purpose, any confidential information which the Contractor has obtained, except as authorised by the participant or as required by law. The obligations of confidentiality will apply during the term of this Agreement and will serve indefinitely upon termination of this Agreement.

You agree that you will not for yourself or for any other person, for 12 months after your engagement with AlliedHealth Ability Services Pty LTD ends, without the written consent of AlliedHealth Ability Services Pty LTD , directly or indirectly do any of the following:

(a)       canvass, solicit, or accept any approach from any participant or customer of AlliedHealth Ability Services LTD with whom or which you had direct dealings during the 24 months immediately preceding the termination of your engagement, with a view to obtaining the custom of that participant or customer, for a business that competes with AlliedHealth Ability Services Pty LTD or provides the same or similar services;

  • canvass, solicit, induce or encourage any person who was a contractor of AlliedHealth Ability Services Pty LTD any time during your commitment to leave as a contractor with AlliedHealth Ability Services Pty LTD;

  • provide services or accept any request to provide services (being services that are similar to those provided by AlliedHealth Ability Services Pty LTD to any participant or customer of AlliedHealth Ability Services Pty LTD with whom or which you had direct dealings during the 12 months immediately preceding the termination of your CONTRACT;

  • accept contract or work with any participant or customer of Fine AlliedHealth Ability Services LTD with whom or which you had direct dealings during the 12 months immediately preceding the termination of your contract; and

  • Counsel, procure or assist any person, firm or company to do any of the acts referred to in this clause.

You agree that these restraints are reasonable and necessary to protect the business and goodwill of AlliedHealth Ability Services Pty LTD.

Obtaining and Safeguarding Information

Only such information as is necessary to the company’s business should be collected, used and retained. When personal information is needed, wherever possible it should be obtained directly from the person concerned. Contractors should take reasonable steps to ensure only reputable and reliable sources are used to supplement this information.

Information should only be retained if it is needed or as required by law, and such information should be physically secured and protected.

Information with respect to personal information regarding contractors or participants and contained in company files, must not be disclosed to any individual by any contractor unless and until proper

authorization for such disclosure has been obtained from the relevant party. Access to Information

Internal access to personal information should be limited to those with a legitimate business reason to seek the information. Personal information should only be used for the purposes for which it was originally obtained. The consent of the person concerned should be obtained before there is external disclosure of personal information unless provided otherwise by legal process or contractual arrangement.

AlliedHealth Ability Services Pty LTD recognizes that all persons have the right to review and have access to their personal records retained by the company. This right is subject to a corresponding right to privacy of the source of such information, recognizing that some information is not to be disclosed due to legal and ethical prohibition or privilege.

Intellectual Property

You irrevocably consent to AlliedHealth Ability Services Pty LTD using any work made or to be made by you in the course of your contract. All intellectual property and related material, including any trade secrets, moral rights, goodwill, relevant registrations or applications for registration, and rights in any patent, copyright, trademark, trade dress, industrial design and trade name that is developed or produced under this Agreement, will be the sole property of the AlliedHealth Ability Services Pty LTD.

The Contractor may not use the Intellectual Property for any purpose other than contracted for in this Agreement. The Contractor will be responsible for all damages resulting from the unauthorised use of the Intellectual Property.

All documents, participant lists and computer records which you create during your contract with AlliedHealth Ability Services Pty LTD  will belong to AlliedHealth Ability Services Pty LTD  and you must immediately return them to us together with any copies at the end of your contract or upon request. The Contractor agree that any invention, discovery, novel design, copyright in any literary work, art work and other copyright work created by you during and in the course of engagement with AlliedHealth Ability Services Pty LTD  is the property of AlliedHealth Ability Services Pty LTD .

The Contractor is in agreeance with the above mentioned information in the Contractor Confidentiality Policy and Non-Compete Agreement

T&C

1. You are registering as an independent contractor to work with AlliedHealth Ability Services Pty Ltd and are not employed by FineCare

2. You will be engaged by AlliedHealth Ability Services directly

3. You need to get an ABN in order to receive payment through AlliedHealth Ability Services

4. You are responsible for all our tax obligations and superannuation requirements (you need to factor this into the hourly rate you charge)

5. Agree to consent to the collection of necessary personal information, including age, gender, medical history / reports, address details, and the disclosure of information to third parties.

6  Agree to undertake all medical tests and examinations as required to ensure my capability to perform the tasks required of the position for which I have applied. 

7.  Declare that the information I have provided in this form is true and accurate and I authorise the company to verify any information if required. Any false or misleading information may result in the termination of my position / application.

8. Read and understood my rights in respect of access to and collection of my personal information.