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).


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.

Current vacancies

  • 5 weeks annual leave (pro-rated)
  • Salary Packaging (boost your take-home pay)
  • Part-time position – 4 days a week

About the role

We are very excited to be offering an opportunity for an Accounts Officer to join our team to work with the Escaping Violence Payment team (EVP). You will be responsible for ensuring that payments to or on behalf of program participants are appropriate and made on time to the right people for the right amounts.

This is a Part-time maximum term contract until 30 June 2023, and there is potential for the contract to be renewed after this date.

In this role you will ensure that …

  • Uniting WA systems contain appropriate static information in respect to EVP participants and their creditors e.g. bank account details and key point of contact
  • debtor statements received from Uniting WA EVP creditors align with our understanding of the amount(s) owed and differences are addressed
  • all invoices are loaded into Uniting WA’s systems, with appropriate coding, in an accurate and timely manner
  • these invoices have been approved within Uniting WA’s delegation rules
  • payments to participants or their creditors are paid on time, for the right amount, and to the right account. This infers preparation of EFT/BPays are uploaded into the banking platform in accordance with established procedures. Ensure payments are appropriate approved

 

About you

We are seeking highly motivated people who are/have:

  • Passion for all things accounting and numbers
  • Solid knowledge of transactional accounting principles and processes
  • Possess a high level of competency with Microsoft Office
  • Familiar with Technology One computer system and processes (desirable)
  • Experienced in working in a not-for-profit environment (desirable)

You will also need:

  • to be able to get a national police clearance, or currently have one (dated within the last 6 months)
  • current WA class ‘C’ driver’s licence

How to apply

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

Enquiries can be directed to Roland Soo on roland.soo@unitingwa.org.au or 9355 9023.

A position description outlining further details is available here.

  • Perth Metropolitan Area – Spearwood location
  • Excellent training opportunities
  • Join a Care Team who value exceptional workplace culture
  • Part time / Casual position – 20 hours per fortnight.

 

About the Role

Uniting WA provides high quality, therapeutic, person-centered support for young people living in Out of Home Care, in a residential setting.

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 – working alone with one young person, on a 24/7 roster with a small team.

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 focused services.

 

About You

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

  • Ready to take the next step in your Youth Work / Youth 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 a variety of shifts across a 24/7 roster

We are seeking highly motivated people who have:

  • A Certificate IV or higher in Children Studies/ Youth Work or related
  • 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 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 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.

 

How to apply

Enquiries can be directed to Rosa Holden Rosa.holden@unitingwa.org.au

Please apply through the SEEK website, providing a covering letter together with current resume. Please note shortlisting will commence immediately.

 

A position description is available here.

  • Support people to live independently in the community
  • Work with an organization that has a positive impact

About the role

We are seeking individuals to join our great team on a casual basis in various Supported Independent Living homes and in the community at various locations in the Perth metro area and the Peel region (Secret Harbour area).

As a Support Worker, you will play a vital role in supporting people to live their best life and we’d love you to join our Supported Independent Living and community teams as we grow our services.

This is an opportunity to join a highly motivated and passionate team, who are committed to delivering an innovative contemporary model of support, and positively impacting the people they support.

Extra annual leave, salary packaging and on-the-job-learning are just some of the reasons to apply for a Support Worker role with Uniting WA. You’ll also be joining a supportive team who value your individual skills and life experience and want to see you thrive.

About you

To be successful in this role, you will:

  • Believe in following your passion and supporting others to do the same
  • Be a good communicator
  • Want a job that works with your lifestyle
  • Want to build a career while being paid to learn on the job
  • Be committed and down to earth
  • Enjoy working in a team and having
  • Hold a valid C Class WA driver’s licence and be able to obtain an NDIS Worker Screening Check

As a Support Worker with Uniting, you will be supported to obtain the skills and qualifications you need to build a rewarding career, such as:

  • A qualification in Community Services, Disability or Individualised Support
  • Knowledge and understanding of contemporary person-centred, strength-based support and its application in the area of disability and/or mental health
  • First Aid, Medication Administration and Manual Handling Certificates
  • Completion of the NDIS Worker Orientation Module.

You must be able to obtain a current National Police Clearance and Provide a First Aid certificate. 

It is also essential to have an approved COVID-19 vaccination – evidence of vaccination will be requested prior to your interview.

How to apply

Please apply through the SEEK website providing a current resume and a covering letter. We are looking for some outstanding staff who want to make a difference so make sure you tell about your experience and why you are the best person to support our participants.

If you have any questions or would like to know more about this role, please contact Operations Karen McCorry on Karen.McCorry@uniting.org.au or 0468 610 399

A position description outlining further details is available here.

  • Full Time position
  • City location
  • $97,277 per annum plus Super plus access to salary packaging 

About the role

We are looking for an experienced and motivated Team Leader to coordinate two teams that work together to improve the lives of vulnerable children with high support needs due to experiences of disability or trauma.

As a Team Leader, you will be responsible for:

  • Coordinating on a day-to-day basis a community service program and staff, including recruitment and rostering.
  • Establish and maintain effective links with service user networks (families, carers, and others) and community resources.
  • Managing complex cases and referring clients to appropriate services when required.
  • Managing the delivery of client support including personal support, manual handling, lifting, challenging behaviour management and transport when required.
  • Ensuring key risks related to service delivery or projects are identified and mitigation strategies are implemented.
  • Reviewing program/services activities and ensuring client’s needs are met.
  • Providing support, advice, direction and training to staff and volunteers in performing their work.


About you

You will provide guidance and support to our team members to ensure we deliver high quality services that align with service standards and best practice models.

To be successful in this role, you will need to demonstrate:

  • Experience in the supervision and management of staff teams including a team on a 24/7 roster working in a residential setting.
  • Well-developed communication and interpersonal skills including the ability to work and communicate effectively with direct care staff, service users and their families, community agencies and other professionals.
  • Demonstrated negotiation and conflict resolution skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage rosters within budgetary guidelines.
  • Knowledge of Community Services programs/services for people with disabilities.
  • Experience in the provision of services to people with disabilities, complex behaviours, and or mental health issues.

 

You will also need

  • Relevant qualifications and experience working in the child protection (OoHC – fostering and residential) and disability sector.
  • Current WA driver’s licence
  • Current National Police Clearance
  • First Aid Certificate
  • Working with Children Check

How to Apply

Please apply through SEEK with a current resume and covering letter. Initial enquiries may be directed Rosa Holden at Rosa.holden@unitingwa.org.au or Fiona Cafferty at Fiona.Cafferty@unitingwa.org.au

A position description outlining further details is available here.

  • Support people on their journey out of homelessness
  • CBD Location

About the role

We are looking for a passionate individual who can work alongside people who are at risk of homelessness, to create a real change in their lives and the wider community.

The purpose of this role is to engage with street-present people in the Perth area and connect them to accommodation, health, mental health and other mainstream services. The overall objective of the role is to ensure people who are sleeping rough, and people at risk of returning to primary homelessness, achieve long-term, secure, stable accommodation.

This is a Full-Time12 Months Maximum Term role and will be located in Perth.

About you

This job is for you because:

You are …

  • Able to manage the delivery of holistic and trauma-informed support to individuals and families experiencing crisis due to homelessness, risk of homelessness which may include substance abuse, family/ domestic violence, financial hardship, disability and mental health issues
  • Able to demonstrate experience in de-escalation and working with challenging client behaviours
  • Well versed in negation and conflict resolution skills.

You have …

  • Recognised qualifications or experience in a relevant area such as Community Services / Social Work / Social Science
  • Well-developed organisation skills and an ability to perform multiple tasks.
  • Advanced Microsoft Office skills (Excel, Word, Outlook)
  • Knowledge of contemporary theories and practices underpinning the provision of community services, particularly homelessness
  • Experience working with people of Aboriginal and culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.
  • Proven ability to work in a team.
  • Excellent communication skills

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 WA ‘C class’ driver’s licence and a Working With Children Check.

How to apply

Enquiries can be directed to rhys.powell@unitingwa.org.au.

Please apply through the SEEK website, providing a covering letter together with current resume. Please note shortlisting will commence immediately.

A position description outlining further details will be available here.

  • Work for a purpose-driven organisation
  • Maximum term part-time position (4 days per week)
  • 5 weeks annual leave (pro-rata) and access to generous salary packaging

About the role

Parent Drug and Alcohol Therapeutic Service is an in-home counselling service for substance-using parents.  We are looking for a dynamic, skilled, knowledgeable, and passionate person to help us to deliver our specialist Parent Drug and Alcohol Service.

This is a part time 4 days per week (0.8 FTE) fixed term position ending in December 2022, and there is potential for the contract to be renewed after this date.

About you

To be successful you will need to demonstrate:

  • Excellent counselling and interpersonal skills, as well as high level of reflexivity in team collaborations.
  • The ability to work in potential conflict or high-risk situations with clients
  • Knowledge to use a manualised intervention program
  • Experience working with parents and a solid understanding of child protection issues, risk assessment, and safety planning.
  • Knowledge of the key issues facing substance using clients such as parenting, mental health, trauma and attachment.
  • Sound administrative and report writing skills and ability to document case notes

You will also need:

  • Relevant Tertiary qualifications (e.g. Social work, Psychology, Counselling) and significant relevant experience.
  • Min three years’ experience managing complex caseloads to vulnerable families and individuals, delivering evidence based therapeutic interventions to clients presenting with challenging issues; particularly in the area of alcohol and other drug use.
  • Proficiency in MS Outlook, Word, Teams, Excel and CDS

You must have a current:

  • (or be able to obtain) National Police Clearance (dated within the last 6 months)
  • First Aid Certificate
  • Working with Children Check
  • Valid WA ‘C Class’ driver’s licence

How to apply

Please apply through the SEEK website, providing a covering letter addressing the competencies required for the position, together with current resume.

Enquiries can be directed to Lianne Sylvester, Specialist Team Leader on 1300 663 298.

A position description outlining further details will be available here. 

  • Work for a purpose-driven organisation
  • Maximum term 30 June 2023
  • Access to generous salary packaging

About the role

Escaping Violence Payment (EVP) Case Workers and Intake Workers will work as part of a multidisciplinary team of practitioners to offer strength-based, client-centred, wrap-around support and services including intake, assessment, brokerage and referrals to other programs and services.

This role will also work closely with case workers from other programs (internal and external) to assess and process applications for the EVP made on behalf of their clients.

This role may also provide short-term direct case management support for clients who face multiple and interrelated barriers to leaving and re-establishing their lives.

About you

You’re going to find this role a good fit because you are:

  • An excellent communicator with strong interpersonal skills including the ability to engage with clients who have complex needs and / or present for services in times of crisis.
  • Aware of practices to engage and assure the cultural safety of people from a diverse range of backgrounds, including those from an Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander or CALD background, or the LGBTI community.
  • Able to engage, build and maintain strong, mutually beneficial professional relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Understanding of issues relevant to factors impacting on those affected by family violence, mental health, economic hardship, cultural dislocation and any other barriers.
  • Able to foster, promote and implement a culture that keeps consumers at the centre of everything we do; demonstrate an awareness of and prioritise the needs of consumers; focus on optimal outcomes for consumers.

We are seeking highly motivated people who have:

  • Relevant tertiary qualification in Social Work (preferred), Community Services or related field. Minimum requirement: Diploma in Community Services, or similar.
  • Demonstrated skills and experience in trauma-informed and strength-based practice.
  • Well-developed time management, planning, administration and organizational skills.
  • Demonstrated skills in risk assessment and safety planning in relation to family violence
  • Understanding and knowledge of community services, for example, child, youth and family, family violence, housing, mental health and alcohol & other drug services.
  • Experience working with victim survivors of family violence desirable
  • Experience delivering phone-based services would be advantageous.
  • Able to obtain a national police clearance, or currently have one (dated within the last 6 months).
  • Current Working with Children Check or able to obtain one.

How to apply

Please apply through the SEEK website, providing a covering letter, outlining your skills related to the position description together with a current resume.

Enquiries can be directed to Tara Seaward on Tara.Seaward@unitingwa.org.au

A position description outlining further details will be available at here.

  • Full time role based in Perth
  • Join a team who value exceptional workplace culture

About the role

We are looking for an outcome driven and suitably experienced individual to join our Strategic Assets Management Team. This role will play a critical part in assisting to identify growth opportunities and develop tenders and business cases to build Uniting WA’s breadth and depth of services, both individually and in partnership with others.

As our Bid and Tender Coordinator, you will be responsible to engage and coordinate internal and external stakeholders in the preparation of external funding applications and maintaining stakeholder relationships to achieve outcomes which are aligned to our values and behaviours. You will also be responsible to ensure tenders meet the funding criteria and are recorded in our tender management system.

About you

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Exceptional skills in stakeholder management and building partnerships
  • Demonstrated project/program research and development skills and abilities that are readily translated into outcome focused services and activities
  • Strong background in community services, not for profit or government is
  • Proven experience in analysing market opportunities and developing business cases for potential new products and services
  • Relevant tertiary qualifications or commensurate experience and professional development

You must be able to obtain a current National Police.

How to apply

Enquiries can be directed to Troy Morse at troy.morse@unitingwa.org.au

Please apply through the SEEK website, providing a covering letter together with current resume. Please note shortlisting will commence immediately.

A position description outlining further details will be available here.