Why work for Eldercare?
Eldercare is one of South Australia’s most respected and experienced aged care providers offering a values-based culture and a wide range of benefits to employees.
Why work for Eldercare?
Eldercare is a not-for-profit values-based organisation with a team of more than 1,500 staff.
As one of South Australia’s most respected and experienced aged care providers, we pride ourselves on delivering quality aged care services and making a positive difference to the lives of older South Australians.
Our team of dedicated employees and volunteers are passionate about doing the very best for the people we care for and are driven by a desire to make a meaningful and fulfilling contribution.
We have a clear vision for the organisation and a strategic plan to help us achieve a range of aspirational and innovative initiatives that continually enhance our workplace and care delivery.
Eldercare’s positive workplace culture embraces our three core organisational values:
Respect – we protect the dignity, rights and values of individuals.
Accountability – we are all responsible for working safely and with integrity.
Connection – we develop vibrant and supportive relationships based on warmth and generosity.
A supportive and inclusive environment
We place people at the heart of everything we do at Eldercare and believe everyone deserves to be respected. Diversity of experience, culture and opinion is valued and encouraged regardless of your culture, religion, spirituality, age, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, socio-economic background or personal experiences.
As a White Ribbon accredited workplace, we are committed to preventing violence against women and have zero-tolerance for gender-based violence.
ElderPRIDE is our commitment to supporting lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, gender diverse and intersex (LGBTIQ) residents, family members, staff and volunteers to ensure everyone feels welcomed and safe. In September 2019, we received Rainbow Tick accreditation in recognition of our LGBTIQ inclusive practices.
Eldercare is also dedicated to promoting gender equity with Chief Executive Jane Pickering appointed Chair of South Australia’s Chiefs for Gender Equity group.
Salary and benefits
Working at Eldercare is a rewarding experience and staff have access to a wide range of benefits.
We are proud to offer competitive pay rates and entitlements. As a not-for-profit organisation, we also provide attractive salary packaging benefits through the Community Business Bureau (CBB) which enable you to maximise your take home salary.
In addition to generous leave entitlements, you can purchase additional leave if you are a salaried employee.
Through Eldercare’s partnership and supply arrangements, you can access a range of exclusive product and service discounts on health insurance, health club memberships, and more.
If you are a permanent employee covered under the Nurses Enterprise Agreement or Common Law Contract, you may be eligible to purchase an additional two weeks annual leave every financial year. For further information talk to Eldercare’s payroll team.
Health and wellbeing
As well as access to discounted health insurance and gym memberships, Eldercare provides a range of initiatives to support your health and wellbeing.
A free, confidential counselling service is available to employees and their immediate family members through our Employee Assistance Program.
If you are facing temporary financial hardship due to situations beyond your control you can access short-term assistance through Eldercare’s Staff Emergency Relief Fund.
You are entitled to work in an environment which is free from any form of discrimination, harassment and bullying. Everyone at Eldercare shares a responsibility for ensuring a respectful workplace.
Our Code of Conduct applies to all members of the Eldercare community. The code details each individual’s responsibility for their own actions and the welfare of others.
Eldercare’s head office and many of our aged care homes have local social clubs. The clubs organise events throughout the year for you to engage with your colleagues in a fun and informal way. Membership fees are low and are deducted fortnightly from your pay.
Learning and development opportunities
We are passionate about career development at Eldercare. As a member of the Eldercare team, you’ll be encouraged to take advantage of professional development opportunities. You can discuss the possibility of study leave with your manager.
Size and multiple locations
As one of the largest aged care providers in South Australia, we have employment opportunities at multiple sites across Greater Adelaide and on the Yorke Peninsula, enabling you to work as close to home as possible.
Different employment options
We will do our best to support you in meeting your professional and personal responsibilities with full-time, part-time and casual employment opportunities available.