Working at CPA
Every day we do things that matter as we build futures for people with cerebral palsy. When it comes to working at Cerebral Palsy Alliance (CPA), we are looking for your expertise combined with integrity, courage, respect, excellence and passion. Find out more about the benefits of working at CPA below.
Nothing is impossible
At CPA we believe ‘nothing is impossible’, our priority is to build futures for people with cerebral palsy that enables them to lead independent and inclusive lives.
Our online ‘make a difference engine’ supports employees to find new and innovative ways of meeting and exceeding client’s needs, goals and aspirations. Everyone across the organisation has the opportunity to share, discuss and develop ideas together.
Committed to finding a cure
We are committed to finding ways of improving current interventions and ultimately a prevention and cure for cerebral palsy. Our Research Foundation is at the forefront of this work and funds research projects, both in Australia and internationally, aimed at improving the lives of individuals today and into the future.
CPA’s ‘make a difference peer awards’ gives all employees the opportunity to acknowledge, recognise and reward the personal contributions of their colleagues in the areas of service excellence and innovation.
Celebrating significant milestones
At CPA we formally celebrate key professional and personal milestones. We value the importance of acknowledging the achievements and contributions made by our employees.
CPA is committed to employing and retaining highly skilled and motivated employees; in return we offer competitive remuneration packages that align to our business strategy.
We offer eligible employees alternative flexible remuneration packages that benefit both the individual and the organisation.
Meal entertainment and venue hire benefits
CPA employees can opt to sacrifice a component of their salary using an Australian Tax Office approved tax-free meal entertainment and venue hire benefit. This is a discretionary benefit that may change at any time.
Superannuation and income protection
Our primary superannuation provider is AMP CustomSuper. Eligible permanent employees who are AMP CustomSuper plan members receive free income protection insurance (conditions apply). Employees can opt for superannuation entitlements to be paid into other complying funds.
Flexible leave options
We offer additional flexible leave options – including purchasing additional leave, family leave days and work life bonus days – to support eligible employees in balancing the demands of both their work and personal lives.
As a family friendly employer, we provide special leave entitlements to new parents in addition to government paid parental leave.
Personal support and counselling
Our Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is a counselling service available to assist employees and their family members in dealing with issues that may affect their personal, family or work life.
Creating a safe place to work
We put safety first. We support employees and teams to continuously improve work safe culture and outcomes. Cerebral Palsy Alliance is recognised as a leader in client and worker safety and was the recipient of the 2013 WorkCover NSW, Safe Leadership Award. Our comprehensive risk management process also ensures positive client outcomes in a safe environment.
Be part of a committed team
Together we aim to build futures for people with cerebral palsy through the work we do. CPA instils a culture of innovation, teamwork and support.
Voice your opinion
We continually seek feedback from our employees. In the 2015 Voice Survey, our employees rated us as one of the best employers in Australia, recognising that we are driven by our values – integrity, passion, excellence, courage and respect.
A comprehensive introduction
All new employees participate in our corporate orientation and induction program to kick start their future career with us.
We offer a range of career opportunities and pathways across the organisation. Our eight competency-based role families define the competencies and skills required to place our employees in a great position to progress their careers with CPA.
Training and professional development
We are committed to providing world class training and development to support our employees to enhance their skills, competence and confidence and be successful in their role. This includes a range of nationally recognised training programs offered through our renowned Registered Training Organisation – Training Alliance.
Coaching and mentoring
Throughout employee’s careers with CPA, they are offered coaching and mentoring to continually develop their professional skills.
Student scholarship program
Our scholarship program is open to students of a CPA partner University in the final year of their undergraduate or Master’s degree. A maximum of $1,500 will be awarded to successful applicants at the completion of their final clinical placement.
Good working relations
CPA nurtures a work environment free of discrimination, harassment and bullying. We are committed to ensuring every individual is treated equitably. We support employees to cultivate good working relations in the workplace.
Employer of choice for women
CPA has continually been recognised as one of the country’s most female friendly workplaces.
We attract, recruit and retain talented people from diverse backgrounds that also reflect the diversity of our clients and the broader community.
In collaboration with our sponsors and supporters, we are able to make available discounts on a range of products and services that benefit both our employees and our clients including financial advice, wine and more. Discounts may vary dependant on individual’s circumstances.