At Uniting, we’re for people. 

We celebrate our diversity and welcome all people regardless of ethnicity, faith, age, ability, culture, gender identity or sexual orientation. We’re proud to walk alongside the people we support, and each other.

A career at Uniting is more than just a job. You’ll be joining a team of carers, thinkers, doers and darers who make a real difference through their work. And we’re committed to the ongoing development of everyone in our team, so you’ll be supported to belong and thrive.

We welcome everyone exactly as they are and recognise the value of diversity in our team. We value each team member’s unique skills and the life experience they bring to their work. It’s those differences that make us stronger, more resilient and better equipped to make a difference to the lives of the people we support.

Current vacancies

About the role

We assist adults in crisis who have been referred from outreach or other support services. Our team provide essential services such as showers and food, and we also work 1:1 with people to understand their individual needs and support them to access the services that are right for them.

Tranby is a safe, supportive environment where people are welcomed exactly as they are. We support people to develop the capacity and skills they need to move from crisis towards secure, long-term accommodation.

You will provide roving and static security and engage with clients in a person centered way, showing compassion and understanding for their presenting needs and circumstances and support the active referral team to assist in achieving client outcomes. Please see below for a link to the position description for further details.

About you

To be successful you will need to demonstrate the following:

  • Demonstrated ability 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
  • Well-developed communication and interpersonal skills including the ability to work and communicate effectively with staff, service users, volunteers, community agencies and other professionals
  • Well-developed organisational skills and an ability to perform multiple tasks in an environment that may have conflicting and changing priorities
  • Demonstrated negotiation and conflict resolution skills
  • Experience working with complex clients to achieve positive outcomes
  • Demonstrated knowledge of referral services and agencies
  • Demonstrated referral, assessment and support planning
  • Demonstrated ability to function as part of a small team
  • High level of computer literacy in MS Word and Excel.

You must also have the following to be able to successfully apply for this position:

  • A minimum of a Certificate II Security operations
  • Current first aid certificate
  • National police clearance issued within the last 6 months or the ability to obtain one

Working with Uniting

At Uniting, we exist to inspire people, enliven communities and confront injustice.

We act with impact. We work to address the causes of vulnerability and disadvantage, and we stand for a just society where individuals and communities are valued and connected.

We value social and cultural diversity, and we’re committed to a safe workplace.  We strongly encourage applications from First Peoples, people who have lived experience, people with disability, people from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds and mature age workers.

Uniting is committed to providing a nurturing environment where all children feel safe, valued and heard.

How to apply

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

Enquiries can be directed to Amy, via amy.sutherland@unitingwa.org.au

A position description outlining further details will be available here.

We have 2 exciting senior case worker positions available

Senior Case Worker – Fremantle, 12-months Full-time (This is a 50D position)

This position provides case management and facilitates intensive family service delivery to vulnerable children and families where there are significant child protection concerns. Working with families to develop the family’s skills and abilities and strengthen family relationships.

Aboriginality is considered a genuine occupational qualification for this role under Section 50D Equal Opportunity Act 1984 (WA).  To apply you must identify as an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander.

Senior Case Worker – Kewdale, Permanent Full-time

Uniting WA and Kinship Connections WA are proudly working together to provide the Family Carer Support Service.

Our program supports Relative/Kinship Carers to build their capacity, access training and link into community supports, to better support the children in their care. We work alongside families, focusing on strengths and building capacity.

This is a case management position and involves working with Family Carers to assist them to develop their parenting skills and address any other issues that may be impacting on their capacity to care for the children placed in their care.

This position is based at Kinship Connections in Kewdale.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.

About you

To be successful you will need to demonstrate:

  • Experience working with children, young people and families who have been engaged with the child protection and out of home care system and are experiencing multiple vulnerabilities
  • Strong working knowledge of strengths-based practice, child development, attachment, trauma theory and how these relate to children, young people and their families who are engaged with the child protection and/or out of home care system
  • Experience and understanding of Aboriginal culture and the impacts of the Stolen Generation
  • Proven ability to develop collaborative proactive relationships across the sector, particularly with the Department for Child Protection
  • High levels of competency in all areas of communication including preparation of written documents and reports, chairing and leading meetings, resolving conflict, and actively engaging with people of varying ages and backgrounds
  • Demonstrated administrative skills including computer literacy and capacity to maintain case files and statistical data as required.

You will also need

  • Tertiary qualifications in a relevant discipline, coupled with professional experience and skills that are linked to the key competencies of the role
  • Experience in a similar type role
  • Case management experience
  • The ability to obtain a national police clearance , working with children check and a current WA drivers licence.

Working with Uniting

At Uniting, we exist to inspire people, enliven communities and confront injustice.

We value social and cultural diversity, and we’re committed to a safe workplace.  We strongly encourage applications from First Peoples, people who have lived experience, people with disability, people from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds and mature age workers.

Uniting is committed to providing a nurturing environment where all children feel safe, valued and heard.

How to apply

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

Please ensure you indicate which role you are applying for.

Enquiries can be directed to Tara Seaward, Practice Lead Strengthening Families on 0428 726 825.

A position description for the Senior Case Worker – IFS (50D) can be found here.

A position description for the Senior Case Worker – FCSS can be found here.

About the Role

As part of the Uniting WA Financial Wellbeing team, this position provides financial counselling, information and assistance to people experiencing financial difficulties and advocates on their behalf to improve their overall life circumstances, including the provision of referrals and assistance to access other needed services.

This role works in collaboration with the Financial Counselling Network and its partners, and also with other Financial Counselling Services (FCS) and Financial Counselling, Capability and Wellbeing Hubs (FCCWH).

This is a part-time 3 days a week role (Monday, Tuesday and Friday) based in Merriwa and Mirrabooka.  The position is a max term contract until 30 June 2021.

About You

To be successful you will need to demonstrate:

Competencies:

  • Demonstrated ability to engage in financial assessment and provide financial counselling
  • Demonstrated capacity to advocate and negotiate on behalf of clients
  • Demonstrated knowledge of current financial Bankruptcy legislation and Credit code
  • Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills
  • A valid National Police Clearance (no more than 6 months old) or the ability to obtain one

Qualifications and Experience:

  • A Diploma in Financial Counselling, or studying/enrolled in the course
  • Be a member/eligible to be a member of the Financial Counsellors Association of WA

Working with Uniting

At Uniting, we exist to inspire people, enliven communities and confront injustice.

We value social and cultural diversity, and we’re committed to a safe workplace.  We strongly encourage applications from First Peoples, people who have lived experience, people with disability, people from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds and mature age workers.

Uniting is committed to providing a nurturing environment where all children feel safe, valued and heard.

How to apply

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

Enquiries can be directed to Balbeer Sidhu, via Balbeer.sidhu@unitingwa.org.au or by 0466 795 003.

Please note shortlisting will commence immediately.

A position description outlining further details is available here.

About the role

IFS supports parents to learn about child development, family relationship development and home management. We focus on family preservation and reunification and offer advocacy services to those who need it.

IFS supports families to:

  • Develop the skills needed to safely care for children at home
  • Build upon family routines
  • Identify high-risk situations and develop strategies to keep the family safe
  • Address the issues that impact negatively on their children
  • Develop and expand culturally safe support networks

In this leadership role you will:

  • Plan and oversee the design & delivery of the program;
  • Ensure optimal outcomes for children and families
  • Recruit, develop and support a team of employees in all aspects of program delivery;
  • Build and maintain effective and proactive relationships with key networks & agencies;
  • Ensure that effective communication and reporting systems and processes are in place both internally and externally.

About you

To be successful you will need to demonstrate:

  • A Tertiary degree in Social work, Psychology or another relevant field
  • Strong knowledge of theories and practice relating to child protection, child development, family interventions, and out of home care.
  • Experience in supporting and supervising staff.
  • Strong leadership of small multi-disciplinary teams, with a focus on building capability and capacity;
  • Highly effective communication, interpersonal, conflict resolution and problem-solving skills; and
  • Good financial acumen relating to budgets, revenue and acquittal.

You must have, or be able to obtain, a valid National Police Clearance (no more than six months old) and have a current WA driver’s license for this position.

Working with Uniting

At Uniting, we exist to inspire people, enliven communities and confront injustice.

We value social and cultural diversity, and we’re committed to a safe workplace.  We strongly encourage applications from First Peoples, people who have lived experience, people with disability, people from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds and mature age workers.

Uniting is committed to providing a nurturing environment where all children feel safe, valued and heard.

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 Tara Seaward, Practice Lead Strengthening Families on 0428 726 825.

A position description outlining further details is available here.

About the role

Uniting WA has an opportunity for experienced Support Workers – Disability and Mental Health to join our Individualised Services team in the South from Cockburn to Fremantle and out to Armadale, North from Perth City to Two Rocks and out to High Wycombe and Central across the Perth Metro Area.

Permanent part time and casual positions are available, and this role supports people with disability and psychosocial disability to live in their own home and access their local community. You will work in Supported Independent Living as well as Community Access.

We would love you to help shape our future and ensure even better outcomes for the people we support.

About You

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

  • Person-centered
  • Inspired to work for an organisation with big aspirations
  • A doer, with initiative and flair
  • Thrive when working alone or in a team environment
  • Resilient (goes without saying)
  • Resourceful and open-minded
  • Flexible and adaptable
  • Committed, grounded and real
  • The type to have a bit of fun at work (you’re our kind of person)

The bit HR told us to add:

  • A qualification in Community Services, Disability, Individualised Support or significant experience
  • Knowledge and understanding of contemporary person-centered, strength-based practice and its application in the area of disability and/or mental health.
  • Excellent communication skills and an ability to build relationships with people from diverse backgrounds.
  • Current First Aid, Medication Administration and Manual Handling Certificates
  • Valid C class WA driver’s license and your own reliable vehicle
  • National police clearance (dated within 6 months) or the ability to obtain one
  • Working with Children Check or the ability to obtain one
  • Completion of the NDIS Worker Orientation Module prior to starting

Working with Uniting

At Uniting, we exist to inspire people, enliven communities and confront injustice.

We value social and cultural diversity, and we’re committed to a safe workplace.  We strongly encourage applications from First Peoples, people who have lived experience, people with disability, people from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds and mature age workers.

Uniting is committed to providing a nurturing environment where all children feel safe, valued and heard.

How to apply

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

A position description outlining further details can be found here.

About the Role

This is an exciting opportunity for the right person to kick start a rewarding career in the Community Services Sector.  If you are interested in gaining your Certificate IV Youth Work while providing support to youth at-risk people, then please read on!

Working as a member of our Specialist Re-entry team and part of a consortium of 3 Organisations, you will receive on the job training to provide advocacy and mentoring for young persons and their families.

This role will be based in Mirrabooka and will require travel to external sites in the Perth Metro area. You must be able to work Tuesday to Saturday.

Aboriginality is considered a genuine occupational qualification for this role under Section 50D Equal Opportunity Act 1984 (WA).  To apply you must identify as an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander.

This is a full time 12-month traineeship with the possibility of an ongoing role upon successful completion of all requirements of the traineeship.

About You

To be considered for this traineeship we are looking for someone who

  • Possesses strength in their communication skills both verbal and written.  You must possess high level of negotiation and conflict resolution skills
  • Demonstrates proven organisational and time management skills
  • Has an open mind and a respectful approach to working with vulnerable people and their families
  • Takes pride in being reliable.

And will also have:

  • Completed year 12 or equivalent and received a Western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE)
  • Willingness to engage in further studies in order to attain a Certificate IV in Youth Work
  • The ability to obtain a Prison Clearance, National Police Clearance and a Working With Children Check as these are mandatory requirements for this role.

Working with Uniting

Salary packaging and extra annual leave are just some of the reasons to apply.  You’ll also be joining a supportive team with big ideas and a good sense of humour.

At Uniting, we exist to inspire people, enliven communities and confront injustice. We work to address the causes of vulnerability and disadvantage, and we stand for a just society where individuals and communities are valued and connected.

Uniting is committed to providing a nurturing environment where all children feel safe, valued and heard.

How to apply

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

Enquiries can be directed to Vanessa Gwerder on 9220 1236.

A position description outlining further details can be found here.

About the role

Uniting WA Specialist Re-Entry Services provides a range of programs that support individuals exiting prison to reintegrate into the community and develop positive lifestyles.

A full-time maximum term contract is available until 30 June 2022 for a Case Worker/Aboriginal Mentor.

The Senior Case Worker/Aboriginal Mentor – Specialist Re-entry Services provides psychosocial, and individualised case management to men serving custodial sentences, to facilitate a positive transition and reintegration into the community.

About you

The successful applicant will work intensively with a number of individuals who may have mental health issues and/ or intellectual impairments, or who are serving a long custodial sentence, both pre-release and post release. The successful applicant will also provide pro-social cultural mentorship and assist with cultural activities to Aboriginal male participants as approved by the Team Facilitator.

Uniting WA recognises Aboriginality as a genuine qualification for this position under 50D of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984. To apply you must be of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent, identify as such, and be recognised by the community.  A National Police Clearance and a current WA C class driver’s license are essential.

The successful applicant will be able to demonstrate the following:

  • An ability to work full-time, and physically fit
  • A positive and contemporary attitude towards individuals who have offended and their reintegration
  • A willingness and ability to mentor Aboriginal men with traditional activities/individual interests
  • Have a strong work ethic, values and integrity
  • A commitment to work with people from culturally diverse backgrounds
  • Computer literacy across the Microsoft suite of programs
  • Excellent communication, case management, and interpersonal skills
  • A relevant qualification (e.g. Social Work, Psychology, Social Sciences, Community Services) or substantial progress towards a qualification and/or relevant experience are required.

Working with Uniting

A few reasons you might like to join the team:

  • Extra annual leave
  • Boost your take home pay with salary packaging
  • Generous long-service leave
  • A great team environment.

We value social and cultural diversity, and we’re committed to a safe workplace.  We strongly encourage applications from First Peoples, people who have lived experience, people with disability, people from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds and mature age workers.

Uniting is committed to providing a nurturing environment where all children feel safe, valued and heard.

How to apply

Enquiries to be directed to Vanessa Gwerder on 08 9220 1236.

Please apply through the SEEK with a covering letter addressing the above criteria and a current CV. Please note that interviews will be commencing immediately.

A position description can be found here. 


Our values

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

And while we’re compassionate, generous and thoughtful in our words and deeds, we’re not afraid of difficult conversations.  We innovate and collaborate to explore new possibilities and stand up for what is right and true with confidence and strength.

If you believe in taking real steps to make the world a better place, consider finding your next role with Uniting.

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Compassionate

We are nurturing, generous and thoughtful in our words and deeds.

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Respectful

We act with honesty and integrity, and open our hearts to all people without exception.

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Bold

We face injustice head on and stand up for what is right and true with confidence and strength.

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Imaginative

We challenge convention, explore new possibilities and dare to dream for a better future.

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