What is shift work? Shifts are what employees at Allevia are rostered to work. Within the SCHADS Industry Award there are rules about how shifts are allocated and there are limits to how many an employee can work in any given day or week. At Allevia shifts are designed to balance the support needs of the people with a disability we support and the work-life of employees. There are no set times for shifts but there are patterns which are maintained because they work best for everyone. All permanent employees are given 2 weeks notice of their roster and casual employees are called in to work as they are needed. Shifts can be across anytime of the day or week, 365 days a year and every employee shares the responsibility of being there to support our clients.