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You’ve put your heart and soul into building your career, establishing networks and growing your potential – how do you protect those assets whilst making room for your life outside of work as a parent or carer? The Grace Papers digital platform can help.

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Many parents question their worth when returning to the workplace following a period of parental or carers leave. Grace Papers is here to help employees at Victorian Public Service Commission with these transitions

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Burnout 2021

Resilience is a muscle and one that we need to continue building in 2021. While we would all like to leave the pandemic in 2020, if we fail to address it and implement strategies to mitigate against it, we are going to run the risk of burnout.

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We're here to help working parents and carers thrive at Victorian Public Service Commission

Navigating career and caring responsibilities is complicated. Grace Papers makes it easy with its digital platform and online programs designed to support parents and carers at VPSC.

Delivered by gender equity partners Grace Papers, VPSC employees have unlimited access to a range of informative, engaging and empowering programs that support each stage of your career journey, as a working parent or carer.

With customised courses, tools, tips and strategies for mums, dads and carers of any kind, the Grace Papers signature programs empower you to make smart decisions about managing work with your life outside of it – so you can get the most out of both.

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Benefits of using the Grace Papers' Platform

  • Gain confidence about speaking to your leaders about navigating career and care or family responsibilities.

  • Gain confidence initiating discussions about childcare and non-traditional gender roles and responsibilities at home.

  • Easy online access to our team of professionals, with a customised response

  • Timely reminders at key milestones – no need to keep track yourself

  • Convenience of 24/7 availability – work at your own pace

  • Maintain an important connectedness and contact with VPSC during your parental leave or carers leave.

  • Improve your career pathways, job satisfaction and work/life balance when you return to work.

  • Find a balance between work and life by leveraging flexibility options that suit the way that you work.

What do you get when you register?

  • Unrestricted access to Grace Papers’ online signature platform

  • Personalised career navigation system

  • Step-by-step guidance through your parental leave, carers leave and return to work journey

  • A welcome digital coaching call to help set your Grace Papers’ Journey up for success

  • On-demand access to Grace Papers’ team for questions or queries

  • Weekly equality, working parent and career empowerment stories and inspiration

  • Access to a supportive community of career professionals, legal experts and seasoned parents that can help you achieve professional and personal success.

“I found the Grace Papers program a wonderful resource. It was well paced with the pre leave, on leave and post leave modules. I particularly found the tasks on reviewing values, considering my parental legacy and my goals for work as useful. The link to the Money Smart Calculator was an excellent addition! I also enjoyed the video clips throughout. Completing the program increased my excitement and confidence to return to work post baby.  My husband also found it useful when I looped him in on the various elements. He wishes he could have completed something similar – especially because he is now on parental leave with the baby (which enables me to return full time)”

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Dr Lisette Collins

NSW Department of Premier and Cabinet 

Adam Ward

Transgrid

“Knowing that there was support available if I needed it was very comforting. It was also good to know that there were many people out there going through the same challenges as my family. I did also watch a couple of the video testimonials from fathers who were successful in their careers while keeping family a high priority. I found this very inspiring.”

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Stories from our community

Olivia Fordham never thought someone so small could change her world in an instant. When her daughter, Sophia, arrived in March last year she was proven wrong.

In a time of economic precarity and global uncertainty it only becomes more uncomfortable to announce you’re expecting. Here, we reveal our top tips to navigating ‘the conversation’ with your boss.

Julian Tai shares how important EY's leave policies have been in supporting him to make the most of career and care .

Kelly Crosthwaite and her partner Beth have taken turns being the full-time stay-at-home parent as well as the full-time worker. She writes about how they have supported each other, their family and the important role her workplace has played.

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