Join the team

A career at Uniting WA is more than just a job.

As a team member at Uniting, you’ll join a team of thinkers, carers, doers and darers who strive to make a difference.

Our values

At Uniting, our values are at the heart of everything we do.

We’re compassionate and respectful in our words and deeds. We’re bold in the face of injustice, and we use our imagination to explore new possibilities and opportunities.

We dare to dream of a better future for the people we support.

Not-for-profit benefits

At Uniting, we’re for people.
We’re passionate about making sure the people in our team and the people we support, thrive.

Uniting WA team members enjoy:

As a team member at Uniting, you’ll enjoy 5 weeks of paid annual leave, every year. That’s a whole extra week of leave above the National Employment Standard (NES).

Uniting WA shift workers (as defined by our Employee Collective Agreement) receive 6 weeks annual leave per year.

Salary packaging increases your disposable income by reducing the income tax you pay. It works by allocating a portion of your pre-tax income to the payment of certain expenses (such as your mortgage, rent, petrol, groceries or insurances) and entertainment purchases.

Uniting WA team members can access up to $15,900 from your salary for everyday purchases and up to $2,650 for entertainment purchases.

Team members can also access Novated Leasing, on new, used and existing cars. This is a salary packaging arrangement that allows team members to bundle lease payments and car running costs – including petrol, insurance, rego and servicing – into one convenient payment.

At Uniting WA, we’re committed to the ongoing learning and development of everyone in the team, so you’ll be supported to belong and thrive.

We also provide regular opportunities for learning and development, including an online portal that’s available for all team members.

Eligible team members who have worked at Uniting for 12 consecutive months are entitled to:

  • Up to 12 months unpaid parental leave
  • Government paid parental leave through the national Paid Parental Leave Scheme (paid at the national minimum wage if the eligibility criteria is satisfied)
  • 6 weeks of paid parental leave (funded by the employer at the team member’s base rate of pay; and to be taken as 6 consecutive weeks leave.)

We understand that work – and life – can be challenging sometimes.  That’s why we provide a free counselling service to all our team members and their immediate families through the Employee Assistance Program (EAP).

Current vacancies

About Uniting WA

Uniting WA has been serving the WA community since 1829 and today is one it the State’s major not-for-profit providers in : mental health; disability, housing; homelessness; children services; family supports; foster care; family violence; prisoner reintegration; NDIS supports; recovery options and financial wellbeing services. We have more than 400 team members and hundreds of volunteers through the State. We work for a safer, brighter and better world for the people we support, and all of humanity.

About the role

Uniting has a new opportunity for a Safety and Support Officer to work in a part time (6 months contract) role to support people who are experiencing homelessness.

You will provide support for the development and delivery of homelessness services which achieve integrated support as well as providing relevant service referrals for people experiencing or at risk of homelessness. The position is also responsible for achieving positive client, team and program outcomes with a focus on safety and support.

Why join Uniting WA

  • Salary packaging of up to $15,900 (which equates to about $4K after tax) plus additional salary packaging of up to $2650 for meal and entertainment expenses
  • Annual leave of 5 weeks per annum (pro rata)
  • Discounted health care with HBF or Medibank Private
  • Free support and counselling services via our Employee Assistance Program
  • Two days paid leave per annum to do volunteering
  • On-the-job learning and supported professional development

About you

You’re going to thrive in this job because you are:

  • Able to manage the delivery of holistic support to individuals experiencing crisis due to homelessness, risk of homelessness which may include substance abuse, disability and mental health issues, and people of diverse cultural and religious backgrounds
  • Outstanding in terms of your communication and interpersonal skills, including the ability to work and communicate effectively with staff, service users, volunteers, community agencies and other professionals
  • Able to negotiate and resolve conflict
  • Aware of referral services and agencies
  • Experienced in referral, assessment and support planning

We are seeking highly motivated people who have:

  • Minimum qualification Certificate 2 Security Operations
  • Current first aid
  • Current National Police Clearance.

The Uniting Team

Uniting WA is the community services arm of the Uniting Church of Western Australia.  We welcome all people regardless of ethnicity, faith, age, culture, language, gender identity or sexual orientation.  We’re proud to so support thousands of West Australians every year. Applications from First Nations People, people with lied experience, people with disability and people from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse backgrounds and mature aged workers are encouraged.

Next Steps

Please apply through the SEEK website, providing a covering letter together with current resume.

Enquiries can be directed to our Operations Lead for Transitioning from Homelessness, Dani Evans at danni.evans@unitingwa.org.au

About the role

Looking for a role where you can be paid on the job to learn while build a career?

Join our team as a support worker in programs across the Great Southern and Perth metro area. We can accommodate university students wanting work in Albany during break and work in Perth during study.

To be successful in the role, you will require the following:

  • Working towards or a qualification in Community Services, Disability or Individualised Support or relevant experience in the disability sector
  • NDIS worker orientation
  • Understanding of contemporary person-centred, strength-based support in disability services and mental health
  • First aid, medication administration and manual handling certificates
  • Can commit to working sleep over shifts with an ongoing roster pattern

Key responsibilities:

  • Support participants in achieving their NDIS goals
  • Support participants to connect with their local communities and enhance natural supports
  • Support participants to prepare or participate in the preparation of meals
  • Assist with personal care tasks (including toileting, changing, hoisting and feeding)
  • Provide appropriate levels of support to maintain and improve the participant’s level of independent functioning, including participation in the community
  • Respond to the participant’s needs and collaborate positively with their families, support people and others in their lives
  • Keep accurate and complete records of activities via progress notes and Incident reports
  • Implement PBSP strategies when needed (training will be provided when needed)
  • Work within the NDIS Code of Conduct
  • Committed to ongoing learning and development

Why join Uniting WA

Salary packaging of up to $15,900 (which equates to about $4K after tax) plus additional salary packaging of up to $2650 for meal and entertainment expenses
Annual leave of 5 weeks per annum (pro rata)
Discounted health care with HBF or Medibank Private
Free support and counselling services via our Employee Assistance Program
Two days paid leave per annum to do volunteering
On-the-job learning and supported professional development

You can view a position description outlining further details here

Next steps

Please apply through the SEEK website and provide a current resume and covering letter.

Enquiries can be directed to our Recruitment Officer, Rebecca Biltof at bec.biltoft@unitingwa.org.au

About the Role

Uniting WA provides high quality, therapeutic, person-centred support for children and young people living in Out of Home Care, in family group homes and transitional high needs settings.

We are looking for dynamic and experienced people to be part of a team that work together to improve the lives of vulnerable children who have experienced complex trauma.  Our transitional high needs service supports children to live on a one-to-one basis with their support workers/carers and our family group homes and specialised foster placements can have up to 4-young people living together with their carers.

You will be responsible for the day-to-day care and supervision of the children and provide a positive, supportive, safe, and healing environment for children – delivering high quality, therapeutic and child focussed services.

  • There are various positions available for live in support workers/carers (working up to 7 days in a fortnight) and live in respite carer positions
  • We are also offering both casual and part-time for this role.
  • Please apply if you can commit to working sleepover shifts on a roster pattern.

About You

You’re going to love this job because you are:

  • Ready to take the next step in your support worker/carer career and love challenges
  • Someone who can provide therapeutic trauma informed care for a young person
  • Attend to the daily care and needs of young people, recording these accurately in case notes and amplifying the child’s voice in decision making
  • Flexible and adaptable, when working alone or in a team
  • Able to manage challenging, complex, and confronting trauma-based behaviours with confidence and composure
  • Grounded, resilient, and committed.
  • Able to work sleepover shifts through the week in a rostered model of care.

We are seeking highly motivated people who have:

  • A Certificate IV or higher in Children Studies/ Youth Work or another related discipline
  • Experience working with young people in a residential setting.
  • Have the resilience and flexibility to work multiple sleepovers shifts in a fortnight
  • Knowledge and understanding of Therapeutic Parenting & Trauma Informed Care particularly in the Out of Home Care space for children and youth
  • Ability to demonstrate empathy, guidance, respect and patience at all times
  • A genuine interest and enthusiasm for working with young people in a holistic manner that will best support their needs and strengthen their well-being.
  • You must be able to obtain a current National Police Clearance and Provide a First Aid certificate. It is also essential to have a current Working with Children Check, and WA ‘C class’ driver’s licence.
  • A requirement of the role is to satisfy The Department of Communities Record Check Consent Application (RCCA) to support undertaking a Police History Check for workers who have been identified for a role within non-Government agencies that work with children in the care of the CEO.

A position description with more information can be found here.

How to apply

Please apply through the SEEK website, providing a covering letter (please also indicate which position you are applying for) together with current resume.
Please note shortlisting will commence immediately.

Enquiries can be directed to our Therapeutic Coach Michael Somers at Michael.Somers@unitingwa.org.au or our Team Leader for Futures, Ashley Simpson at Ashley.Simpson@unitingwa.org.au

About the role 

Working collaboratively with the Payroll Manager and the People Services team to ensure accurate and timely management of employee records and the processing of our fortnightly payroll.

The successful candidate will be the initial point of contact for payroll enquiries and will work with our Payroll Manager to analyse, prepare and process information such as pays, leave, superannuation, salary packaging and workers compensation.

The role also works closely with our People Services team to manage employee records, process new employee documentation and assist with compliance matters.

About you

To be successful in this role, you will have a strong customer service ethos, be committed to providing solutions to payroll queries, enjoy the challenges of paying our staff in a timely and accurate manner and working as part of a tight knit team.

You will also have:

  • Previous experience processing payroll transactions in a similar sized organisation (400 – 450 staff)
  • An understanding of legislation related to payroll and a keen desire for continual learning
  • Previous exposure to payroll and timekeeping software such as TechnologyOne, ichris, Brevity etc will be highly regarded
  • Intermediate skills in MS Office suite (in particular Excel, Word and Outlook)
  • Strong attention to detail and good time-management skills
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and the confidence to use initiative in dealing with payroll matters
  • Well-developed communication skills and the ability to assist in the management of confidential information in a sensitive manner

The role comes with a unique opportunity to be involved in potential projects to update and/or replace a range of software systems.

Do you have at least 3 years experience in a payroll environment?

Are you organised with an eye for detail?

Do you love systems and have an excellent understanding of HRIS/Payroll systems and excellent computer literacy?

Are you a team player who likes to collaborate with others and share your knowledge?

If so we’d love to hear from you. Tell us in your cover letter why you want to work at Uniting and what you can bring to the team!

Why join Uniting WA

  • Salary packaging of up to $15,900 (which equates to about $4K after tax) plus additional salary packaging of up to $2650 for meal and entertainment expenses
  • Annual leave of 5 weeks per annum (pro rata)
  • Discounted health care with HBF or Medibank Private
  • Free support and counselling services via our Employee Assistance Program
  • Two days paid leave per annum to do volunteering

On-the-job learning and supported professional development

A position description with more information can be found here.

How to apply

Please apply through the SEEK website with a resume and cover letter.
Please note that shortlisting will commence immediately.

You can contact our Payroll Manager, Jan Marshall, if you have any questions about the position jan.marshall@unitingwa.org.au

About the role

Looking for a role where you can be paid on the job to learn while build a career?

Join our team as a support worker in programs across the Perth metro area.

We are looking for a team of support workers supporting an individual in their home, South of River. You will offer person-centred support and create a safe and secure environment while assisting with daily living support, community access and practical assistance to enable them to live a meaningful life.

To be successful in the role, you will require the following:

  • A qualification in Community Services, Disability or Individualised Support or relevant experience in the disability sector
  • NDIS worker orientation
  • Understanding of contemporary person-centred, strength-based support in disability services and mental health
  • First aid, medication administration and manual handling certificates
  • Can commit to working sleep over shifts with an ongoing roster pattern

Key responsibilities:

  • Support participants in achieving their NDIS goals
  • Support participants to connect with their local communities and enhance natural supports
  • Support participants to prepare or participate in the preparation of meals
  • Assist with personal care tasks (including toileting, changing, and feeding)
  • Provide appropriate levels of support to maintain and improve the participant’s level of independent functioning, including participation in the community
  • Respond to the participant’s needs and collaborate positively with their families, support people and others in their lives
  • Keep accurate and complete records of activities via progress notes and Incident reports
  • Implement PBSP strategies when needed (training will be provided when needed)
  • Work within the NDIS Code of Conduct
  • Committed to ongoing learning and development

Why join Uniting WA

  • Salary packaging of up to $15,900 (which equates to about $4K after tax) plus additional salary packaging of up to $2650 for meal and entertainment expenses
  • Annual leave of 5 weeks per annum (pro rata)
  • Discounted health care with HBF or Medibank Private
  • Free support and counselling services via our Employee Assistance Program
  • Two days paid leave per annum to do volunteering
  • On-the-job learning and supported professional development

About you

You’re a person who

  • Enjoys supporting people to live a good life
  • Thrives on knowing you are working in a role that makes a real positive difference
  • Likes a varied work day
  • Interacts and communicates well with other
  • Works well on a diverse team
  • Wants to build a career while being paid

A position description with more information can be found here.

Next steps

Please apply through the SEEK website and provide a current resume and covering letter.

If you would like to know more about the role, please contact our Operations Lead, Barsha Shahi, on 0468 610 399.


At Uniting WA, we recognise the value of diversity in our team and welcome everyone exactly as they are.

That’s why we strongly encourage applications from First Nations Australians, people who have lived experience, people with a disability and people from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds.