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Join Good Shepherd

Social justice is at the heart of all we do. Every position advertised plays an important role in our work to enable fullness of life for women, girls and families experiencing disadvantage.

At Good Shepherd Australia New Zealand, each member of our team is valued and we strive to support people to grow both personally and professionally. We offer generous conditions and flexible working arrangements to support employees to balance work and life.

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Benefits of working with us

We are committed to inclusive practice that responds to the specific needs, context and circumstances of all people. We embrace the diversity and intersectionality of individuals and recognise a person’s right to a unique identity comprising culture, language, ability, community, gender, sex, sexual orientation and lived experience. Good Shepherd Australia New Zealand respects the privacy of our applicants by treating all personal and sensitive information in accordance with the Privacy Act and the Privacy Policy.
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Salary Packaging

Unlock more value from your pay by salary packaging everyday expenses such as childcare, groceries, utility bills and other personal expenses before income tax is calculated. Learn more

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Professional Development and Learning Opportunities

Grow personally and professionally with self-directed learning opportunities through our Learning Management System and Culture Amp skills coach.

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Family Violence Leave

An employee experiencing family violence will have access to up to 20 days per year of paid special leave for medical appointments, legal proceedings and other activities.

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Paid Study Leave

Access a generous study leave entitlement of up to 100 hours per annum to obtain higher qualifications.

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Paid Parental Leave

Access up to 12 weeks paid parental leave and 2 weeks paid partner leave in addition to the Government Paid Parental Leave Scheme. Get paid superannuation contributions while on unpaid parental leave (capped 40 weeks).

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Additional Purchased Leave

Make your work-life balance more achievable by purchasing up to 4 additional weeks annual leave each year.

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Flexible Working Arrangements

With a hybrid-work model and flexible work policy we offer more flexible and different employment arrangements than the standard full-time office-based work.

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Long Service Leave

In some Australian states and territories employees in the community services sector have legislation providing access to portable long service leave.

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Employee Assistance Program

Join our holistic proactive wellbeing program including counselling, career assistance, nutrition and lifestyle coaching, money management, family and legal assistance. Learn more

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Gifted Days

As a gift from the Sisters of Good Shepherd, receive additional leave at Christmas and Easter.

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Diversity and Inclusion

Our Family Violence Services are Rainbow Tick accredited. We have LGBTIQA+ Allies and Champions at each site. We have a RAP Working Group supporting our efforts towards reconciliation.

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Good Guys partnership

Buy whitegoods at a discounted rate through our partnership with The Good Guys.

At Good Shepherd, our staff are united in our vision for all women, girls and families to be safe, well strong and connected.

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Applicant Information

All candidates must have the right to work in Australia or New Zealand as applicable. Australian applicants must undergo a Working with Children Check and Police Check.

In line with the Government’s COVID-19 health and safety requirements, all of Good Shepherd’s assessment processes may be facilitated remotely using various online tools. The People and Culture Team in collaboration with hiring Managers will work with you to find the most convenient method to ensure your safety and wellbeing and that of our employees. 

Good Shepherd Australia New Zealand respects the privacy of our applicants by treating all personal and sensitive information in accordance with the Privacy Act and the Privacy Policy”

View our Privacy Policy here.