Frequently asked questions

Do I need to be a Christian to work for Churches of Christ?

No. Your religious beliefs do not limit your ability to work with us. We are more interested in your compassion and integrity. Of course you have to embrace our organisational values, but if you have a desire to make a difference and have the right skills we will welcome you as part of our team.

As a Christian organisation, will I have to observe prayer and attend religious ceremonies at work?

No. Your personal beliefs and preferences are respected. Some of our staff may choose to take part in specific activities, particularly during major religious ceremonies such as Easter and Christmas. However, this is entirely up to each individual.

I have a lot of tattoos and body art, will I be able to get a job at Churches of Christ in Queensland?

At Churches of Christ, we embrace diversity and don’t judge people on their appearance. We will consider your application based on you’re suitability for the position, no matter how many tattoos you have.

Are men welcome to apply?

We are always on the look out for good men. Clearly, there are many roles and clients who would benefit from a male influence. From serving as a positive role model or big brother for young kids to caring interaction with the elderly, men can bring a sense of variety and different point of view to what can be a predominantly female workplace.

Everybody talks about diversity. How are you different?

Well for starters, we have a wide range of jobs, services and opportunities spread over Queensland and Victoria. Being Christian-based we are, by nature, highly inclusive. We take pride in our differences believing that such diversity makes us better prepared to serve a diverse range of clients.

Some of the caring roles can be quite difficult and emotionally and physically draining at times. What support will I be provided?

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 the most. For more information please see the ‘Work, life and support’ section.

What is the most difficult part about being a youth worker?

Youth work is a challenging career. Yes, there can be bad days, but the good ones outweigh the bad. As long as you are resilient, don’t always judge your success by the success of the child or young person and appreciate the big reward in the small steps, you’ll find it hugely fulfilling.

Is it true that not-for-profits pay less?

No.  All our pay levels are benchmarked within the sector. That means our wages are competitive with other organisations operating similar services (for instance across all residential aged care services and all childcare services). Additionally, as a not-for-profit we offer salary sacrificing, which can increase your take home page. More information is available in our Benefits and rewards.

What development opportunities are available?

Our employees’ development is important to us. It benefits us and our clients as well as you. An in-house Learning and Development Unit offers a wide range of training and professional development opportunities to our staff.

How do I apply?

All our vacancies are posted on online. Applying is easy, with the system taking you through the steps. You can even register interest in future jobs and ask for job alerts

Check our current opportunities here

I don’t have a current working visa. Do you provide sponsorship?

In the first instance, we will recruit from within the pool of applicants with valid work rights for Australia. If suitable candidates are not found within the local market we will consider sponsoring qualified candidates. A variety of Employer Sponsored Visa Options are available through the Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) for skilled workers, who have recognised qualifications and skills/or experience in particular occupations required in Australia, to be sponsored and/or employed by Churches of Christ in Queensland on a temporary or permanent basis.

Do you provide student placements?

Student placements cannot be guaranteed, as their availability is determined by the individual service manager. For more information please contact the local service.

Why do I need to have a National Police Check?

Churches of Christ in Queensland works in industries that are highly regulated and governed by legislation. It is a legislative requirement for staff working within those industries to obtain the necessary background checks to be employed by us.

Will you provide me with a Churches of Christ in Queensland uniform?

Our staff are provided with identification name badges and may purchase our corporate uniforms, which come in a range of styles. Our uniforms are registered with the Department of Industry, Tourism and Resources allowing them to be tax deductible (please note: you can only claim tax deductions for registered items of occupational clothing). Uniforms are preferred for front line positions in Seniors Living services but may not be required to be worn in our Child, Youth and Family services.