We are trusted and recognised internationally for our research, prevention, advocacy and patient and carer support work. People like to work and volunteer here to give back to an organisation that helps others, and to know their work is needed and welcomed by the community.
We offer a number of benefits including:
Employees can request to vary their start and finish times and can negotiate flexible hours or additional leave arrangements. We also offer (after 12 months service):
We are committed to career development with:
We are committed to creating a skilled and motivated workforce through:
We foster a culture that supports mutual learning, trust, respect, dignity, openness and diversity to enable all individuals to reach their full potential. We are committed to creating and sustaining a work environment that reflects our values of Excellence, Integrity and Compassion and is free from discrimination, harassment, bullying and victimisation. We train and support Equal Opportunity Contact Officers, offer cultural diversity training, employ Bilingual Health Educators and provide multilingual resources for our prevention and support priorities.
Our performance review process for each employee occurs over a yearly cycle. Performance objectives and development plans set at the start of the year are reviewed according to achievement. Monthly all staff meetings acknowledge individual and program achievements.
We are very proud to be a volunteer-based organisation. Our work would not be possible without our dedicated and passionate volunteers.
We have over 50,000 volunteers across Victoria, with about 150 volunteers working in our offices. Volunteers are recruited for specific roles and training and orientation is available. Volunteers are supervised by paid employees, and role descriptions are developed for all office-based volunteers. Corporate volunteering is also available.
We provide a range of social, health and wellbeing options and activities including:
We are located close to many popular places to eat and shop particularly Fitzroy Street and Chapel Street as well as places to run, relax or ride including the St Kilda beach, Albert Park lake, Fawkner Park and the Melbourne Aquatic Centre. We are a short walk to Prahran or Windsor station, with a tram stop at the front of the building and bus stops nearby. Ample meter and covered parking is also available close by.