Employee benefits & recruitment



Being part of the Japara team automatically entitles you to a range of additional workplace rewards, we call ‘Employee Benefits’. Developed in conjunction with a range of like-minded companies, they’re our way of thanking you for a job well done.

Retail discounts and novated leasing


As a permanent staff member, you receive access to a huge range of quality discounts, promotions and exclusive offers at more than 10,000 major retailers nationwide, thanks to Maxxia. Examples include Coles, JB Hi-Fi, Caltex, Village Cinemas, Flight Centre and Rebel Sport, just to name a few. Maxxia also provides competitive rates on novated leases.

Discounted health cover


Enjoy a range of bonus benefits plus a 6% discount by taking out hospital and extras cover with BUPA.

Personal Support


Access counselling and other support services for your personal and/or work life. Provided by Converge EAP, this professional and independent support is fully confidential and completely free of charge.

Workplace support


A Japara Contact Officer can provide guidance and relevant information if you encounter domestic violence, or workplace discrimination, harassment or bullying.

Service Recognition


We commemorate staff service milestones throughout the year with catered events, gifts, certificates and letters from our Chief Executive Officer.

Employee Referral Bonus


Japara staff understand our culture better than anyone. That’s why we encourage them to identify and introduce potential new team members through our Employee Referral Program. Successful referrals earn a bonus of up to $500 for eligible staff members.

Annual Christmas Party


Every location holds its own staff Christmas party, which is paid for entirely by Japara.

Recruitment process


Like to work for one of Australia’s leading aged care providers? With more than 40 care homes around Australia, multiple retirement living locations, and a support office in Melbourne’s Southbank precinct, Japara is sure to have a role that’s just right for you.

Step 1. Application


Either apply directly for a current vacancy, or contact us if your enquiry is of a more general nature.

Step 2. Review


We compare the qualifications, skills and experience detailed in your application with the selection criteria for the vacant position. If there’s a good fit, we’ll be in touch to arrange an interview.

Step 3. Interview


Your interview will generally take place at the location where you’ll be working should your application be successful. Alternatively, we may interview by phone. In either case, we may ask you to provide:

  • Proof of identity
  • A National Police Check
  • Evidence of your eligibility to work in Australia

Step 4. Reference check


Following your interview we may ask you to provide contact details for at least two people with whom you’ve worked in your most recent roles.

Step 5. Offer of employment


Should your interview and reference checks meet our criteria, we will call to offer you employment with Japara. (Hooray!)

Step 6. Paperwork


If you accept our verbal offer of employment, we will send out an employment pack with your starter paperwork. Once your manager receives your signed documents, you’re ready to commence work at Japara.

Step 7. Welcome!


Your first few weeks at Japara will be devoted to orientation—you’ll have a lot to learn, and many different key stakeholders to meet. Your new colleagues will support you every step of the way to help you learn your job requirements, and understand your role within the Japara team.