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Paid work

Benefits of paid work

Many carers prefer to balance paid work with their caring responsibilities, even though it can be challenging. Paid work allows carers to:

  • Earn an income
  • Build up their superannuation
  • Pursue their own interests and personal development
  • Build their social skills and networks
  • Develop their self-esteem and confidence
  • Take a break from their caring responsibilities.

However, carers often find it difficult to get a job that fits with their caring responsibilities, and to achieve the flexibility they need within the workplace.

Rights in the workplace

Carers have a number of rights that protect them in the workplace. This includes: