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Working at the Housing Authority gives you the opportunity to make a difference in your community and to people’s lives, in a job that has lots of benefits and opportunities such as:

  • Flexible work hours
    • 37.5 hours per week for full time staff with flexible start and finish times for eligible roles
    • Part time and job share arrangements for eligible roles
  • Leave (pro-rata for part time employees)
    • Annual leave: 4 weeks
    • An additional 1 week annual leave for employees in some remote and regional locations
    • Personal leave: 15 days paid per year for illness, or to care for ill family members
    • Cultural and ceremonial leave: can be taken from accrued leave entitlements
    • Bereavement leave: 2 days per year
    • Long Service leave: 13 weeks after 7 years continuous service
    • Repealed Public Service Holidays: two additional days off in lieu of Easter and New Year’s day
    • Maternity leave: 14 weeks paid leave for each birth or adoption of child (after 12 months continuous service with the public sector) for the primary caregiver that forms part of a 52 weeks unpaid entitlement
  • Health and Wellbeing
    • Free weekly program of physical fitness activities (Yoga, Pilates, Boxing) for some locations
    • Free flu vaccinations
    • Free health checks
    • Free skin cancer checks
    • Optical expense reimbursement: if you are a permanent employee and have completed 12 months continuous service, you can have the cost of your eyesight testing and your glasses reimbursed up to a certain amount
  • Learning and Development
    • An annual scholarship program is available – this is where Housing pays for all or part of your study costs
    • 9.5% Superannuation contribution
  • Additional benefits are available for staff employed in specific country locations, such as district allowance, additional annual leave and paid travel time. Refer to the Job Kit on any of our advertised vacancies for more information.

Support available for Aboriginal employees

There are a number of supports available to you including:

  • A formal mentor program
  • Informal mentoring with other Aboriginal staff
  • Annual Aboriginal Staff Conference
  • Employee Assistance Program – this is a free counselling service provided for you and your eligible family members. It is a confidential service provided by external counselling organisations and is paid for by Housing. Employees can access counselling to overcome issues in their work or personal lives. Aboriginal counsellors are available upon request.
 

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