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Refugee Support

The Humanitarian Settlement Program provides essential early support and information to refugees and humanitarian entrants. Learn more

IgniteAbility

IgniteAbility Small Business Start-ups is a pilot program established to facilitate business creation for people with disability. Learn More:

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Local Area Coordination

SSI is partnered with the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) to support people aged 7 and over to access the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and other mainstream community services. Learn more

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SSI Employment

Employment is integral for newly arrived refugees, migrants, asylum seekers and for other vulnerable people in our community. Learn more

SSI News Blog

SSI Code of Conduct

code of conductPeople working with SSI — whether paid or as volunteers — are expected to act in a manner consistent with SSI values and carry out their responsibilities professionally and ethically. These expectations are set out in our Code of Conduct.

The Code of Conduct has been developed in accordance with SSI values and sets out how SSI expects all Board directors, employees, volunteers and people representing the organisation, to behave in the workplace and with external stakeholders — such as clients, government agencies, service partners and suppliers. All people in these roles need to know the responsibilities and obligations relating to their work and to comply.

Everyone is responsible for understanding and adhering to the Code of Conduct. A copy will be made available to employees.

Flexible work hours and Rostered Day Off

Icon drawing of man standing pointing at a house behind himFlexible Working Arrangements including a Fortnightly Rostered Day Off. At SSI we reward full-time staff with a nine- day working fortnight. That means you work a four day week every second week. SSI also offers employees flexible working hours, including variable start and finish times to suit your personal commitments. 

Several of our organisation’s offices also have rooms provided for prayer, quiet time and breastfeeding.

PBI salary packaging

moneyAs SSI is a not-for-profit organisation, our employees are eligible to receive a number of tax-free benefits through salary packaging arrangements that can increase your net take-home pay.

Salary packaging is an entitlement granted by the Federal Government to workers in Public Benevolent Institutions, allowing you to take part of your income as a tax-free benefit and get more money in your take home pay.

SSI employees can also access discounts on items such as dining out, holiday accommodation and car packaging.

Employee Assistance Program

Employee assistance programSSI offers a free confidential, impartial and professional counselling and coaching service that can assist employees to overcome work and/or personal issues that may be impacting wellbeing, morale and productivity.

 

Career development

career development helping handAt SSI we are committed to your personal and professional growth. We have a wide range of in-house programs and training available to staff. We encourage growth through continuous on-the-job development.

Quality services and support

SSI is a community organisation and social business that supports newcomers and other Australians to achieve their full potential. We work with all people who have experienced vulnerability, including refugees, people seeking asylum and culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities, to build capacity and enable them to overcome inequality.

SSI draws on its expertise and experience to advocate for the people and communities it serves. Through the work we do, we empower people to change their lives. Through our advocacy and representation, we influence ideas and policy.

Our vision is to achieve a society that values the diversity of its people and actively provides support to ensure meaningful social and economic participation and to assist individuals and families reach their potential.