At SydWest, we have ongoing employment opportunities across our home care and disability services teams.
Why join us?
SydWest Multicultural Services is all about ‘connecting cultures and building community’ and a career at SydWest provides an opportunity to assist and empower individuals, families and communities to be part of Australian society.
SydWest adheres to the principles and practices of Equal Employment Opportunity, Workplace Health and Safety and is a child safe organisation providing employees with the opportunity to work within a dynamic multicultural environment. We offer our staff many benefits.
Above award pay
SydWest Multicultural Services reward all staff with above award pay and conditions. That means you work 35 hours per week and get paid for 38 hours per week.
Working from home
SydWest Multicultural Services recognises that there are circumstances where allowing a staff member to regularly work from home may assist the staff member to balance his/her work, health issues or other responsibilities.
A full time employee who has served for a continuous period of not less than fifty-two (52) weeks shall be entitled to leave on full pay for a period of twelve (12) weeks.
Permanent employees who have worked for a continuous period of six months shall be entitled to up to 4 hours per fortnight (pro-rata rates apply to part time staff) of paid leave over the academic year.
Travel and mileage reimbursement
Where an employee is required and authorised by SydWest Multicultural Services to use their motor vehicle in the course of their duties, the employee is entitled to be reimbursed in accordance with the applicable Award.
SydWest Multicultural Services offers salary packing to eligible staff on a number of tax-free benefits in accordance with the status of Public Benevolent Institution, acknowledged by the Australian Taxation Office.
Fresh fruit box
Fruit has a huge range of health benefits and comes packed with antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. SydWest Multicultural Services offers all staff access to fresh handpicked and locally sourced fruit delivered to the office every fortnight.
Flexible working arrangements
SydWest Multicultural Services recognises its employees’ personal and community commitments by offering flexible work arrangements with variable start and finish times.
Employee assistance program
SydWest Multicultural Services provides a confidential counselling service to help employees with any life challenges they face. Counselling can be used to address issues of a work or personal nature that may be impacting on your health and wellbeing.
Free weekly Yoga sessions for all staff at Blacktown office. Your choice of location for staff from Mt Druitt and Rouse Hill offices, weekly, face-to-face or online.
Free weekly 1-hour sessions at Blacktown office. Second session 50% discounted rate.
Fortnightly for Blacktown and Mt Druitt staff, 50% paid by staff, and 50% paid by SydWest.
Stress management workshops
Regular free workshops for all staff.
Gym/personal trainer/online fitness
Annual gym membership discounted – your choice of frequency and location, 50% paid by staff, and 50% paid by SydWest.
Staff recognition and rewards program
SydWest Multicultural Services has in place a formalised staff recognition and rewards program. SydWest seeks to create an environment where employees are valued and acknowledged for their contribution to SydWest and supported in their career aspirations.
Leave between Christmas and New Year
The office is closed over the Christmas and New Year period. Staff are entitled to paid leave for the period between Christmas and New Year and this leave is not detracted from any other leave entitlements.