Employee Benefits

Work/life balance
CatholicCare understands that our people have a life beyond work. We try to provide varied and flexible work options across our diverse suite of programs, that support you to balance your work and personal commitments. We will work with you to understand your needs.

Maximise your take home earnings
As a not-for-profit organisation, we can offer employees an opportunity to salary package some of their earnings, which means you can pay less tax and your take home pay is higher. You can salary package:

  • Up to $15,900 from your salary for everyday purchases including rent, mortgage, groceries etc.
  • Up to $2,650 from your salary for entertainment purchases including meals, entertainment and holiday accommodation benefits, and
  • Novated leases.

Our recruitment team can provide you with further information during the recruitment process and our salary packaging provider can provide you with a personalised estimate of your take home earnings.

Sign on bonus
New employees may be entitled to a $1,000 bonus – $250 at commencement of your new role and $750 after the successful completion of your probationary period (conditions apply).

Learning and development opportunities
We are a learning organisation and drive a culture of openness and collaboration. We wholeheartedly support the development of our teams and give them every opportunity to perform and grow. We offer a range of learning and development opportunities. In addition to our comprehensive online induction program.

Wellbeing and safety support
CatholicCare recognises that some of our work, while fulfilling, is challenging and intense given the trauma experienced by so many of our vulnerable clients. To support our staff, wellbeing strategies are designed to suit the needs of staff across each individual program. Education, risk monitoring and individual self-care planning are promoted as active ways to manage and enhance our team’s wellbeing.

Employees and their families have access to our Employee Assistance Program (via an external provider) for short term counselling services if additional support for work or personal issues is needed. We also assist individual employees and teams with critical incidents as required and our Work Health Safety management system provides the safest possible workplace for you.

Rewards and recognitions 
Our peer nominated “Hope Awards” foster a culture of continuous recognition of our colleagues. We also recognise our staff commitment to working for CatholicCare with service recognition certificates and gifts.

CatholicCare Day and additional leave
Eligible employees have access to an additional CatholicCare leave day as well as the opportunity to purchase additional leave.

Leave loading
CatholicCare pay annual leave loading of 17.5%.

Baby bonus
After 12 months service permanent staff deemed as primary carers are eligible for a paid baby bonus of $2,000 ($1,000 when parental leave commences and $1,000 on your return to CatholicCare). This bonus is CatholicCare’s contribution towards the costs associated with welcoming your child into the family.

Employee referral program
Our workers are encouraged to refer family, friends, and ex-colleagues to join our team. If their employment is successful, you may be entitled eGift cards valued up to $250 (conditions apply).

Study leave
For permanent staff we offer 5 days study leave, (pro rata for part time employees) for relevant courses.

Participation in the direction of CatholicCare
Through our regular staff surveys, consultative forums and participative strategic planning processes, our staff and volunteers constantly help to shape the future direction and priorities of CatholicCare.

Flu vaccination program
We work hard to ensure our clients and employees remain healthy and provide an employer funded flu vaccination program annually should you wish to participate.

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.