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Our culture

QEC’s positive team culture is built on:

  • Promoting health, safety and wellbeing
  • Passionate leadership support and encouragement to be the best we can be
  • Best practice evidence-informed quality clinical care
  • Future planning and investment in growth and innovation
  • Partnering with First Nations communities and recognising the importance of children being raised with connections to culture, community and family
  • Valuing and embracing the rich diversity and belonging of all people

Health, wellbeing and fun

We offer a range of health and wellbeing activities to create a thriving, enriching workplace:

  • Workplace social events: dance, trivia, karaoke, and more!
  • Psychological wellbeing and mindfulness activities
  • Employee Assistance Program – independent counselling support for employees and family members
  • Funded annual flu vaccination program
  • Modern tearoom facilities and break-out areas (with real coffee and massage chairs)
  • Employee Recognition Program and regular team celebrations

Supporting family life and work balance

We promote family and work-life balance through our range of initiatives, including:

  • Flexible work arrangements including part-time opportunities and some working from home
  • Modern technology with portable devices and digital meeting tools
  • Purchased leave options
  • Monthly accrued days off for full-timers
  • End of year annual Christmas closure so we all can take a break
  • Realistic working hours – only work your paid hours

Financial incentives

We offer:

  • Public Sector competitive salary rates based on qualifications and experience
  • Paid study leave
  • 5 weeks annual leave per year
  • 14 weeks paid parental leave
  • Pro rata access to long service leave after 7 years
  • Service recognition celebrations from 5 years
  • Maxxia salary packaging ($9010.00 pre-tax benefit in everyday living expenses, plus meals and entertainment packaging up to $2650.00)

Growing our skills

We encourage and invest in employee learning and career development, through initiatives including:

  • Early Parenting education modules
  • Clinical Learning@QEC team support
  • Clinical Starter program
  • Clinical Supervision and Reflective Practice
  • Annual all-employee learning events
  • Leadership development programs and mentor program
  • Career development, internal acting opportunities and secondments
  • Onsite learning and development with flexible learning modes
  • Research partnership with Monash University

Clinical starter program

We offer a Clinical Starter Program for all new clinicians to help develop their skills and knowledge, and integrate them into their roles.

This program aims to grow clinical competency in using the Outcome-aligned Early Parenting Centre Clinical Practice Framework (Guidance) – a critical part of QEC’s Model of Care.

The Clinical Starter Program includes:

  • One Clinical Fundamentals Module (including clinical orientation)
  • Five Education Modules (Health & Wellbeing, Connection, Growth, Learning and Safety & Security)
  • Victorian Sleep and Settling Model of Care eLearning program.
  • Clinical Educator support: One-on-one time with a Clinical Educator every week for the first 4 weeks of your clinical practice

Get Involved

We welcome new ideas and creativity and there are a range of opportunities for employees to get involved in helping improve systems and service delivery. We’re always looking to maintain and achieve the highest standards of care, so at QEC, you’ll have the opportunity to be a part of:

  • Multidisciplinary teams committed to learning and growth
  • Quality championing, with specialised portfolios and project teams
  • Continuous improvement projects and governance committees
  • Consumer Advisory Groups

Our Environment and Locations

QEC operates from 5 sites across Victoria:

  • Noble Park - Residential Unit, DayStay Centre, Corporate Services

Community Outreach team offices:

  • Dandenong South - Southern Metropolitan Region (SMR) Team
  • Morwell - Gippsland Team
  • Preston - Northern Metropolitan Region (NMR) Team
  • Wodonga - Hume Team

We want all children to have a bright future. 

For the future of the planet they’ll inherit, we promote sustainability across all of our 7 locations.

Our initiatives include responsible waste management, paper minimisation strategies, electric hybrid vehicles and environmental improvements.