Pay and Benefits
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CARE Australia is one of Australia’s largest international aid and development agencies. By working for CARE Australia, you will make a direct contribution to the ongoing fight to address global poverty.
As an organisation that pursues best practice in the work we do, we seek to support our staff through offering a comprehensive package of salary and benefits to complement and enhance your work with us.
Here is a brief list of some of the benefits available to CARE Australia staff. Note that outside of Australia, some benefits may vary from country to country to take into account local needs and differences.
As part of your overall salary, all Australia-based employees have access to our flexible and generous salary packaging scheme which you can tailor to suit your own needs. Our salary scales are reviewed annually to reflect the cost of living.
Workplace diversity and flexibility
As part of our business commitment to Gender Equity and Diversity, we recognise that our staff may need flexibility to manage their life outside of the office. At CARE Australia, we have a range of creative solutions that may be negotiated where possible, on a case-by-case basis, to help you balance work with life. Examples include alternative or reduced hours, extra negotiated leave, or job sharing arrangements.
Our performance management framework helps you work closely with your manager to plan, manage, review and give feedback about your performance throughout the year, leading to a salary review based on your continuous improvement. Team work is part of our culture and we provide training to our staff and managers in communication and decision making skills to ensure we remain engaged with the work we do.
CARE Australia employees have access to standard annual, personal leave and additional leave in recognition of long service. We have paid maternity/adoption leave, and for staff on overseas postings we offer rest and rehabilitation leave and annual home leave in recognition of difficult working conditions.
Our employees are amongst the best in their fields, and if an opportunity exists to help you continue to build your professional skills and prepare for future aspirations, our Professional Development opportunities will help you do just that. Ongoing staff who have been with us for longer than 12 months have the chance to apply for our Study Support scheme – helping you with reimbursements towards gaining a formal tertiary qualification.
Awards and opportunities
CARE Australia has several internal awards and opportunities available to staff to recognise and reward extraordinary performance and commitment. Awards like the CEO Fellowship and the Country Office Visit Scheme help us return the commitment shown to us by our staff.
Employee Assistance Program
Our company-paid Employee Assistance Program provides support to our staff and their immediate family members through a free counselling service where any work or personal issues can be discussed confidentially.
Please note that this represents just a small selection of the benefits available to CARE Australia staff and does not constitute a legally binding document. Entitlements and other development opportunities are often subject to a qualifying period. CARE Australia reserves the right to terminate, change or amend any of its policies at any time.