Why work for BlueCare

As we enable independence, choice and freedom in the people we support, we also encourage our people to grow and develop, empowering you to do the work you care passionately about.

We’re actively working to enhance our growth opportunities for our people, flexible work, rewards, tangible benefits and wellbeing, to enable you to be the best you can be. Here’s how you can grow, thrive and be rewarded with BlueCare.

Salary packaging

Save tax and increase your take-home pay by salary packaging everyday living expenses and bills (up to $15,900) and meals and entertainment (up to $2,650) per year. You can even purchase a new car through our leasing options.

This tax-saving benefit is available as UnitingCare Queensland is a not-for-profit organisation (endorsed public benevolent institutions and not-for-profit hospital), and receives a fringe benefits tax (FBT) exemption.

Learn more about salary packaging here

Discounted products and services

We offer fantastic perks, including private health fund corporate rates; discounts at hundreds of retailers, from everyday purchases such as groceries to accommodation deals, through our Inspire platform; Lifeline store discounts; and motor vehicle discounts.

Career development opportunities

Whether you’re looking to expand your career or wanting your work life to fit in with your lifestyle, you’ll find your next exciting role in our wide range of job opportunities.

Ongoing learning and development

We recognise that learning in the workplace is essential for personal growth, and for inspiring team and organisational development. We encourage an approach that blends experiential, collaborative and formal elements of learning.

Together with our award-winning Leadership Development program, we invest in our future leaders. And our BlueCare Cultivate Program is a dedicated professional development fund for eligible BlueCare employees. It includes up to $1,500 for training workshops and TAFE courses relevant to a staff member’s experience that will benefit our customers.

Lifestyle flexibility

We support you to achieve a work-life balance by offering flexible and hybrid work arrangements where practicable, including flexible rostering practices, part-time roles and job sharing. We also offer options to purchase up to four weeks’ additional leave and to take leave at half pay.

Paid parental leave benefits

We understand the importance of being with your family in the early months of your newborn’s life. Eligible employees receive up to 12 weeks’ paid parental leave or two weeks’ paid partner leave, available after six months. This is in addition to the government’s 18 weeks’ paid parental leave (eligibility conditions apply).

Regional and remote support

For those working in regional and remote areas, you may be able to save tax by salary packaging remote housing. Some employees may also benefit from our Placement Leave program to cover the loss of earnings while training as part of your tertiary studies in regional and remote locations.

Inclusive, values-based culture

Everyone is welcome here! As an inclusive workplace, diversity is at the core of who we are, our values and our mission. We embrace all employees no matter their sex, race, culture, sexual orientation, disability or gender identity. We are committed to reconciliation and building long-term employment opportunities for First Nations peoples.

We offer paid gender affirmation leave and cultural leave (paid and unpaid) to celebrate Diwali, Ramadan, NAIDOC or other culturally significant events.

We make a meaningful difference to the people we serve through our values: Compassion, Respect, Justice, Working together, Leading through learning.

Health and wellness programs

We support your health and wellbeing through our Employee Assistance Program, chaplaincy support and free flu vaccinations. We also have a Wellness Portal providing access to online health assessments, recipes and other initiatives to support your physical, mental, social, spiritual and financial health. Also, through our superannuation partners and our Inspire platform, you have access to a range of financial education, tips and guides.

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Employee rewards
BlueCare is proudly part of UnitingCare, which recognises the outstanding and inspiring achievements of our people through our online platform Inspire, where you can:

  • Send shout outs to recognise your peers and say thank you for the great work they do every day.
  • Access discounts at hundreds of retailers either via cashback or instant eGift Cards, including everyday items such as groceries.
  • Explore wellbeing tips and resources.
  • Get easy access to all organisation-wide benefits available to employees, plus Length of Service recognition awards.

  • It’s UnitingCare’s way to say thank you for the inspiring work you do, every day.
    Employee recognition
    Through our annual Full Circle and Reconciliation Awards we also recognise the amazing work of our people, bringing finalists together for a formal celebration evening. Watch the video of a recent finalist, BlueCare maintenance officer James, and click through to the Full Circle Awards website to see more amazing achievements from BlueCare and UnitingCare employees.
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