Employee Benefits

GENERAL


CatholicCare offer the following general benefits to employees:

  • Flexible working conditions
    CatholicCare understands work life balance and personal commitments. Our different programs cater for a variety of client needs which means that there is some capacity to offer part-time and flexible working options.
  • Long service leave
    Permanent employees are eligible for long service leave on a pro-rata basis after ten years continuous service with CatholicCare.
  • Salary packaging
    As a not-for-profit organisation, we offer generous salary packaging opportunities for permanent staff, providing significant tax savings, including novated car leases, meals, entertainment and holiday accommodation benefits.
  • Staff Service Awards
    Staff are rewarded for their commitment and contribution to working for CatholicCare. At 5 years of service staff are invited to a celebratory morning tea and presented with a small gift. Service awards for 10, 15, 20 and 25 years are provided to staff at an end of year dinner with the Executive and Advisory Council.

 

WELLBEING


Your safety and wellbeing at work is also important to us and we have a number of programs in place to support you.

  • Employee assistance program
    We have an arrangement with an external provider to give conditional free access to their short term counselling services whenever you or your immediate family members need some additional support for work or personal issues. Critical incident debriefing is also available if needed.
  • Safe place to work
    Our Work Health Safety management system provides the safest possible workplace for you. Safe Work Week is celebrated within the month of October each year which promotes local initiatives that include safety and mental wellbeing.
  • Vicarious Trauma Management
    CatholicCare recognises the risk of exposure to vicarious trauma when working with traumatised populations. An educational and cognitive testing program prepares staff to monitor for vicarious trauma symptoms, self-care planning is also provided via supervision where the risk of vicarious trauma is high.
  • Equal access to employment opportunities
    We value diversity and equity as contributing to innovation and quality of care.  CatholicCare employs and promotes people based on merit, free from discrimination based on sex, marital status, pregnancy, family responsibility, sexual preference, race, cultural background, disability, political or religious belief and age.