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Working Together for our Community

Working for Yass Valley Council means you'll be joining a dedicated and supportive team where your efforts are part of a bigger picture. You will be an active player in working towards achieving great things for our community as outlined in the Community Strategic Plan.

Working for Yass Valley Council will also provide you with:

Council's flexible work arrangements strive to improve organisational performance and increase flexibility for all staff to ensure that there is an appropriate balance between work and personal commitments.

Council employees have access to a free confidential counselling service, provided by Access Programs Australia, to assist with work related, family or personal problems.

An internal Peer Support Group is available to help staff who have, or think they may have, a work grievance.

Investing in the capabilities of our people is critical to the future successes of our Council. As an employee, you may have access to a variety of learning and development opportunities designed to build upon knowledge and expertise, including:

  • Leadership programs.
  • Mentoring and coaching programs.
  • On the job training.
  • Skill development.
  • Education and training assistance.
  • Internal secondment opportunities.

In accordance with the Local Government (State) Award 2017, a variety of leave arrangements are available for eligible staff. These include:

  • Maternity leave.
  • Parental leave.
  • Carer's leave.
  • Annual leave.
  • Sick leave.
  • Long service leave.
  • Bereavement leave.
  • Emergency services leave.
  • Jury duty.
  • Health and wellbeing leave.

Long serving employees are recognised for their loyal service to Council. Employees who have reached significant milestones in their years of service receive a framed certificate, presented by the Mayor.

All permanent employees of Council are welcome and encouraged to join the Social Club for a small fortnightly membership fee. A wide range of events are held on a regular basis for members to attend and enjoy!

At Council we strive for a culture of health and safety right across the organisation. We are committed to providing a safe and healthy workplace for everyone with a focus on developing:

  • Safety leadership at all levels.
  • Consultation and communication mechanisms.
  • Risk management processes.
  • Promotion of a safety culture.
  • Health & well-being initiatives.
  • Injury management and return to work programs.

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