Carers Program
Carers Program

Support for Staff Carers

Balancing the role of working and caring can present Carers with significant challenges. As a society it is our obligation to support working carers. There is legislation to ensure that carers are supported in the workplace, this includes flexible work practices for which all carers have the right to apply.

Read one staff carer’s story about how her manager supports her to balance carer responsibilities with her work at the District.

Flexible Working arrangements

Flexible working can ease Staff Carer’s challenges balancing work with responsibilities at home. Options could include:

  • temporary reduction in hours
  • job sharing
  • short-term leave
  • shift-swapping
  • working from home
  • variation of working hours (TIRA)
  • career breaks

Exploring the flexible work options available to you starts with a conversation with your manager.


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