Working with us

We are committed to helping staff maintain a healthy work-life balance. We offer a range of flexible and family-friendly working arrangements. There are also a suite of attractive employment conditions. Find more details in the:

Some of the benefits of working with us include:

Salaries and super

  • competitive salaries with negotiable entry points
  • 15.4 per cent superannuation
  • salary sacrificing including for superannuation

Pay rates can be found in the Pay Scales (Non-SES Employees) – Department of Social Services – 22 January 2022 to 22 January 2023.  

Leave

  • annual leave - 20 days per year
  • personal leave - 18 days per year
  • maternity, parental and adoptive leave
  • Christmas and Easter closedown

Work-life balance

  • flexible working arrangements including work from home and part-time opportunities
  • flexible working hours including flex time, compressed hours and time-in-lieu
  • access to private rooms to:
    • breastfeed or express milk
    • attend to work and caring responsibilities
    • practice religious or spiritual beliefs

Healthy workplace

  • counselling services to help you and your family with personal and work related problems
  • free flu (influenza) vaccinations for staff
  • support for staff around mental health, family and domestic problems

Supporting diversity

  • cultural leave available to Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander employees to take part in activities associated with their culture
  • promote an accessible and inclusive working environment for people with disability
  • committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce with active networks for staff, including:
    • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Network
    • Culturally and Linguistically Diverse
    • Disability and Carers Network
    • Gender Equality
    • LGBTQIA+.

Read more about our diverse and inclusive workplace.

Learning and development

  • in-house capability development, including e-learning
  • access to study assistance
  • an active professional development program
  • accredited courses
  • individual plans to help develop your skills
  • short-term placements at higher levels

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