Working as a team at Anglican Family Care and contributing to all its incredible work is something that our employees love being a part of – but there are other benefits that come part and parcel with working here too.
Depending on your contracted days worked, you’re entitled to up to 22 days’ annual leave every year.
You’ll also get an additional 3 days between Christmas and New Year.
If you need to take time off because of sickness, sick leave is available to you on an "as and when required basis." Sick leave is not limited to a specified number of days or employment duration (note: there are still some conditions around the fair application and management of sick leave).
If you are absent from work due to a work or non-work related accident, we will make up the balance of 20% for each weekly ACC payment of 80% (note: there are some conditions around the duration and the work rehabilitation programme).
Personal appointments during work hours
You can take up to 2 hours to attend personal appointments such as GP, dentist, optometrist, EAP, or specialist, without having to take leave. This could include medical/health appointments for someone dependent on you, e.g., child, elderly parent.
From the moment you start with us, you’ll be eligible for bereavement leave of up to 5 days leave for the loss of someone with whom you have had a close association.
When returning to work after paid parental leave, we’ll help you ease back to work. For the first month back you can choose to work 80% of your regular hours while receiving your full salary.
If you are a new parent supporting a primary carer, you can take 5 days of paid leave which you can take up until the first birthday of the child.
Full paid jury service
If you are called up to participate in jury service, you’ll be fully paid for your usual working hours, less the court fees you’ll receive, up to a maximum of 10 days.
Long service leave recognition
To celebrate and recognise your commitment to Anglican Family Care, we offer long service leave to those who have been with us for 7, 15, or 25 years of an extra 1 week. For 10, 20 and 30 years, you get an extra 2 weeks.
Working from home
We recognise that there may be circumstances where it would be beneficial for you to work from home, and we’ll work with you to help achieve this.
We will continue to make employer contributions if you are over 65 years old, contributing to a KiwiSaver scheme.
Access to discounts from external companies.
Employee assistance programme (EAP)
We have many processes and services in place to support you, including a confidential external EAP.
Health, Safety & Wellbeing Committee
Our proactive Health, Safety & Wellbeing Committee is dedicated to improving staff wellbeing, resilience and workplace safety practices.
Environmental Sustainability Team
Manaakitaka (looking after people) is core to the work we do, and part of that is looking after our natural environment as we recognise that we all depend on our environment to thrive, and the impacts of environmental disruption are felt disproportionately by those who already need the most support. We have a staff-led, management-supported team focusing on how we can improve our practices to reduce our negative environmental impacts, encouraging practices and products that are gentle on our Earth as well as promoting wellbeing and holistic sustainability.
You will have access to a free flu injection each year.
First aid training
We also ensure that all practice staff and designated administration staff are trained in first aid.
We’re committed to developing our people in a number of ways, including providing professional development.
We offer new workers the opportunity to undertake Education Perfect’s Te Ao Māori for Professionals 12 month online course to help develop your cultural knowledge.
We encourage ongoing learning and development by offering internal training, funding for external courses, and support for relevant tertiary study. You can apply for up to 5 days of study leave in any one year.
Career development support
You can access up to $500 each year for your career development support after you have reached the top of your salary scale. You can use this with some flexibility e.g., as a top up to existing professional development, career coaching or mentoring, special interest area, leadership development, interpersonal communication, etc.
Professional membership fees
Membership for Social Workers to the Social Workers Registration Board (SWRB) is recognised as a priority for Anglican Family Care. Anglican Family Care meets the initial and ongoing costs associated with Registration.
Membership of a professional association (e.g., New Zealand Association of Counsellors (NZAC), New Zealand Association of Psychotherapists (NZAP), is a requirement of employment for counsellors employed by Anglican Family Care. As such professional membership fees are paid by Anglican Family Care.
Anglican Family Care supports staff who are registered nurses with renewing their Annual Practicing Certificate (APC) by meeting the costs of the APC application fee.
Manaakitaka is one of Anglican Family Care’s core values. We have a long-standing tradition of hospitality and celebrating milestones and special occasions, such as, warmly hosting visitors, acknowledging people joining/leaving us, or celebrating significant service milestones.
He toa takitini (our reward and recognition) recognises people at all levels of the agency who have done something which has gone well or recognition of achievement, no matter how small it may seem. It’s about celebrating success together.
We offer new workers the opportunity to undertake Education Perfect’s Te Ao Māori for Professionals 12-month online course to help develop your cultural knowledge.
Our awesome team works hard every day with Otago whānau to make change that inspires hope for a better future.
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