Lifestyle: Helping achieve better balance
To assist staff achieve a work/life balance, most full-time staff (apart from library staff) have access to a rostered day off. Field staff operate under a nine-day fortnight given their normal working hours of 7am to 4pm, Monday to Friday except Wednesday when they finish at 3.45pm. Full time office staff accrue a rostered day off every four weeks with their normal working hours being 8.45am to 5.15pm, Monday to Friday.
Council is very supportive of a range of Healthy Lifestyle voluntary programs to promote healthy staff at home and work:
Free voluntary Health Assessments including the following components - cholesterol and blood pressure tests, aerobic fitness and back care, body composition, vision, cardiac risk score and stress management profile and counselling.
Council's Healthy Lifestyle Program may include annual free flu vaccinations, subsidied on-the-job workplace shoulder and neck massages and skin cancer screenings.
Council's confidential Employee Assistance Program (EAP) provides a Care and Counselling Service offering assistance with work-related matters, managing change, workplace conflict, family and other relationship issues, drug and alcohol problems and any other area of concern.
Council has an active employee Social Club that offers members a number of social activities which new staff can join and enjoy with staff from a range of other Council departments.