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Centacare employs over 200 employees, at 25 sites across Western Victoria. We provide social welfare and outreach services that assist people in time of need, empowering people to live with choice and opportunity while building community capacity.

At Centacare, we embrace, value and respect an inclusive environment where diversity is celebrated.  We are committed to the safety of children, young people and vulnerable adults.  We encourage talented people from all backgrounds, abilities and identities to apply.  We strongly encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to apply.

We live and work aligned to our values of accountability, inclusion, integrity and respect. If this sounds like you, apply to join our team today!

WHAT WE OFFER

We offer a family friendly working environment, flexible working arrangements, training and development opportunities, salary packaging benefits, additional leave allowances, study assistance, an Employee Assistance Program, and much more!

Salary Packaging

As a not for profit organisation Centacare is classified by the Taxation Office as a Public Benevolent Institution. This allows Centacare to provide the following salary packaging benefits to employees:

  • Up to $15,900 for personal expenses per annum before tax;
  • Meal and entertainment expenses.

Training and Development

Centacare values the contribution of our employees by supporting training and development. Our Performance Development and Review Procedure aims to develop the knowledge, skills and experiences of our employees to better meet the needs of our clients and the strategic goals, purpose and vision of our organisation.

Flexible Employment Arrangements

We enable work/life synergy, we explore flexible working arrangements with our employees.  These arrangements could include working hours, flexible start and finish times, accrued days off and purchased leave. Approval is dependent on program needs.

Purchased Leave

Centacare recognises the value of flexible working arrangements to enable work/life synergy for employees. Eligible employees have the option of exchanging a pro-rata reduction in their fortnightly salary for the accrual of an additional two or four weeks’ leave per annum. Consideration is given to the operational requirements of the organisation and programs when assessing applications.

Parental Leave

Centacare offers 14 weeks fully paid leave that eligible employees may take at full pay or 28 weeks at half pay. This is in addition to any government paid parental leave. Eligible spouses receive up to one week of paid leave on the birth or adoption of their child.

Employee Assistance Program

Our Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is a confidential counselling service for employees to access external qualified counsellors for personal, family or work related issues that are impacting on the employee’s well-being. EAP is a free service.

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