Unexpect the expected

Discover what it means to work at Churches of Christ in Queensland

Diversity and inclusion

Diversity and inclusion

Working with us is so much more than you could imagine.

We embrace diversity

When we say we embrace diversity, we mean it. Age, gender, nationality, appearance or religious beliefs don’t limit your contribution because you’re part of our team. When you work for us it’s okay to:

  • Look different because we value you for who you are
  • Have different beliefs, so long as you believe in helping people and can embrace our values
  • Be young or not so young, as long as you are passionate and committed
  • Be male or female - your gender doesn’t determine what you can or can’t do.
Career aspirations

Career aspirations

A meaningful career

Imagine a place where working is not just a job. A place that offers the chance to do something meaningful with your life while growing a great career. Our organisation is large and varied, creating numerous opportunities for training, advancement and possible career changes.

We’ve also helped staff move within the state and interstate. We’ve helped them move from regional to metropolitan areas, and from metropolitan centres to more remote areas. We’ve helped change careers and we’ve also helped volunteers move in to paid employment roles with us.

You see, we appreciate our people’s efforts and wherever possible, help provide the chance to fulfil their dreams.

It’s the small things

It’s the small things

You may worry how you will fit in or wonder how your role could possibly make a difference - particularly if you are not involved in face-to-face care delivery. Be assured that support provided behind the scenes has a great impact on the frontline. No matter how big or small any individual’s contribution is, our collective contribution is great.

Every action we take, from comforting a client to processing paperwork, from keeping our services clean to simply having a warm smile for a fellow colleague, all contribute to better care and better lives for our clients and us.

Passion for helping others

It doesn’t matter where you work or what your role is, every one of us shares one thing in common: a passion for helping others. We may differ in many ways but we all agree on what’s truly important.

If you’re looking for meaning in your career, we’d love to meet you.

A note for male candidates

While we tend to the needs of both genders, our workforce is primarily female. Clearly though, there are many roles and clients who would benefit from a caring male influence, from serving as a positive role model or big brother for young children to caring interactions with the elderly, men can bring a refreshing point of view to our clients and our teams.

If you’re interested or you know of someone who might be we’d love to hear from you.

View all of our current vacancies here.

Variety and opportunities

Variety and opportunities

With more than 3,200 employees and 1,200 volunteers across 200 sites in 100 communities, we have a wide range of opportunities throughout Queensland, Victoria and Vanuatu. It’s this size, strength and diversity that give you the opportunity for career development, training and variety in your role.

View all of our current vacancies here.

Learning and development

Learning and development

All of our team members are vital to our success and to the lives of those we care for. To keep you challenged and growing in your career, we offer specialist training through our Learning and Development Team.

Benefits and rewards

Benefits and rewards

You will receive competitive pay along with a number of other benefits and recognition and rewards programs. You’ll enjoy:

  • Pay levels benchmarked within our sector
  • Salary packaging to increase your take home pay
  • Employee benefits offering discounts and rewards from businesses and services
  • Rewards and recognition programs recognising your contribution
  • Paid maternity leave
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Staff Contribution Assistance Scheme for those suffering unforeseen financial hardship.

Salary packaging

Churches of Christ in Queensland is a Public Benevolent Institution (PBI). As such it’s exempt from fringe benefits tax (FBT) up to a capped level. That means we can package your salary to let you use part of your before tax salary for reimbursement towards personal expenses.

It is a very effective way of increasing your take home pay with eligible employees able to reimburse up to $15,900 of their gross annual salary for personal expenses and not be taxed on that portion.

What can be salary packaged?

To qualify, staff must provide proof of expenses equal to or greater than the capped threshold limit ($15,900) per FBT year (from April 1 to March 31).

You can select a benefit item that best suits your personal circumstances. For example:

  • Mortgage repayments on your principal place of residence
  • Rental repayments
  • Personal loan repayments
  • Car loan repayments
  • Credit card repayments
  • Approved salary packaging card

In addition, staff can package for meal entertainment such as sit-down meals, accommodation, venue hire and holiday packages. You may package up to $2500 of entertainment per Fringe Benefits Tax year (April to March).

Naturally, we can explain this in greater detail should you wish to proceed further with us.

Employee benefits

The Employee Benefits Program recognises the efforts of our people by providing discounts and rewards to employees and volunteers. Key offers include discounted and value-added rates and services with:

  • Bupa Health
  • Medibank Health
  • Kmart Tyre & Auto
  • CTM Allure
  • Jetts Fitness
  • JB Hi-Fi
  • SunSuper


Work, life and support

Our people work tirelessly to improve the lives of others but sometimes they need help too. We’ve got your back and have a number of programs that offer additional support when it’s needed most.

Employee Assistance Program

Finding the right balance between work and home can be difficult, especially during difficult times. Our Employee Assistance Program (EAP) enables staff, volunteers and family members within their household to access services to help them restore the balance in their lives.

We provide up to six hours of individual support for personal and work-related issues. We also offer our managers a confidential telephone advisory service if they are dealing with complex people issues. This program is offered at no cost and is completely confidential.

Staff Contribution Assistance Scheme

Our people are part of a caring, supportive community that rallies around when things are tough. The Staff Contribution Assistance Scheme (SCAS) is an innovative, staff-funded program that helps employees deal with difficult issues that may be placing extensive financial hardship on their family. Such issues may be due to health concerns, an accident, a natural disaster, loss of a family member’s employment or even the loss of a family member.

We’ve stood by staff with debilitating illnesses that prevented them from working for an extended period. We’ve helped pay for a family funeral and we’ve paid the travel expenses to see a parent before they passed away. You see, we recognise you can’t always plan for such situations, which is why we provide this type of support.

Our employees can choose to contribute to the Staff Contribution Assistance Scheme by nominating the amount they wish to have deducted through their fortnightly pay. Many of our people choose to show their compassion for colleagues through this program.

Since it began in 2009, we’ve gifted more than $165,000 to almost 110 staff and their families.

“Please accept my gratitude and appreciation for the help afforded to me and my family through the staff assistance scheme.  Special thanks for the quick response for the much needed help. Same goes to all the kind hearted staff members behind the staff assistance scheme. I am so happy, blessed, and appreciative to work for an organisation that has the capacity and the will to help staff, when help is needed most. Thank you once again, and may God bless us all”.