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mecwacare is a not-for-profit organisation that has provided care to the community for over 55 years. We offer diverse services including nursing care and support in the home; in residential facilities; in community housing; and through community day-centre and disability programs. Our organisation cares for more than 10,000 people each week across Melbourne and regional Victoria through a highly-integrated service network operated by more than 1,100 employees and 250 volunteers. We actively encourage and support continuous improvement, innovation and safe service delivery.

mecwacare’s primary purpose is to maximise the quality of life for people who are aged and disabled in the Victorian community. We value interactions and relationships that are Caring, Accountable, Respectful and Ethical.

mecwacare is a Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) Employer of Choice for Gender Equality. As such, employees of mecwacare enjoy:

  • flexibility of family life/work balance
  • career learning and development opportunities
  • paid parental leave options, including pay for non-primary caregivers
  • equality and access to promotion for women and men
  • gender balance at Board and Executive level
  • pay equity

We are proud to have gained accreditation through the Australian Breastfeeding Association as a Breastfeeding Friendly Workplace, and are committed to providing a supportive environment for breastfeeding mothers at work, removing barriers to breastfeeding at work, and maintaining our status as an Employer of Choice.

Our organisation is also committed to providing a flexible workplace, creating career and development opportunities, and supporting women prior, during and returning from parental leave. mecwacare tries to create a flexible work place, and some employees’ hours are based on their availability and our clients’ needs. This helps our staff to balance lifestyle and family commitments. In addition we offer a variety of arrangements such as flexible start and finish times for some roles, allowing greater coverage for work areas. Our Purchased Leave Policy also provides staff with up to an extra four weeks leave each year.