Choosing to work for us provides more than an excuse to stay and play year round on the Yorke Peninsula. We also offer a variety of benefits to our employees including:
- 4 weeks Annual Leave
- Rostered Days Off
- Long Service Leave after 7 years
- Family / Carers Leave
- Parental Leave
- Emergency Services Representatives Leave
- Annual Health Assessments and Skin Cancer Checks
- Study Leave and Training & Development as applicable
- Salary Sacrifice in accord with Council Policy
- Drivers Licence Allowance
- Corporate Wardrobe Allowance
- Professional Subscriptions paid
- Continuous improvement ethos via a commitment to Quality
- Flexible employment opportunities
- Job security
- Portability of leave within the SA Local Government sector
- A learning environment that encourages the training and development of every employee
- Equal Employment Opportunities
Healthy Lifestyle Program
The Yorke Peninsula Council, in conjunction with the Local Government Association Workers Compensation Scheme, run an annual Healthy Lifestyle Program to assist its employees to maintain or improve their health and wellbeing and encourage a work/life balance.
Council’s current program comprises three main components:
- The ‘Step Up’ Program – designed to allow individuals to get into a good exercise routine and improve their fitness.
- Health Assessment – The proposed Health Assessment includes the following components:
– Blood glucose, blood cholesterol & HDL levels
– Blood pressure
– Aerobic fitness and back care
– Body composition (Body Mass Index, Waist to Hip Ratio)
– Cardiac Risk Score
– Stress management profile and counselling
– Goal setting profile
- Skin Screens – skin cancer screening by a qualified doctor
Health Assessments and Skin Screen results are totally confidential. No personal or identifying information is released to Council or the LGA Workers Compensation Scheme.
Employee learning and development
The Yorke Peninsula Council is committed to promoting a culture of continuous learning and development.
Employees are encouraged to develop their skills through participation in the following initiatives:
- Training sessions
- Job rotation and multi-skilling programs
- Acting opportunities
- Equal Employment Opportunity
- Structured training and further education programs
Council recognises that people are their greatest asset and supports employees through the provision of paid study leave, mentoring, financial and non-financial assistance for professional study, education and training relevant to their positions.
Council also offers structured traineeship, apprenticeship, cadetship, graduate and work experience opportunities in a variety of areas including business, horticulture, engineering, environmental health, building surveying, town planning and recreation.