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

Due to an increase in demand for Uniting WA Services, we have a number of permanent part time (60 -70 hours per fortnight) and casual positions available. This is an opportunity to join a team who are highly motivated and committed to deliver innovative and contemporary models of support that demonstrate positive impact to people with physical and psychosocial disabilities. You will support people to live in their own home and access their local community working in both supported independent living and community access.

As part of your role you will be expected to provide support for the development and delivery of Individual Service programs within the NDIS framework which achieve personal goals for our participants.

About You

To be successful you will need to demonstrate the following:

  • Knowledge and understanding of contemporary person-centred, strength-based practice and its application in the area of disability
  • Excellent communication skills and an ability to build relationships with people from diverse backgrounds
  • Supporting individuals to connect with their community, develop skills and take part in meaningful activities that match their interests, goals and dreams
  • Providing direct assistance with a range of daily living activities; including domestic tasks, personal care, medication, meal preparation, attending medical appointments and assist in maintaining their house
  • Enhancing and supporting each individual’s capacity to manage their own welfare and health needs into the future including the use of Zoom, email and other capacity enhancing software via your own or the individual’s mobile device
  • Flexibility to adapt to change and to work effectively within a variety of situations, and with various individuals and groups
  • Inspired to work for an organisation with big aspirations and right attitude
  • Possess genuine intention to work collaboratively with others, to resolve conflict and be part of a high performing team.
  • A qualification in Community Services, Disability, Individualised Support or significant experience
  • Current First Aid, Medication Administration and Manual Handling Certificates
  • Valid C class Australian driver’s licence 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.

Working with Uniting

Working within our values of being imaginative, respectful, compassionate and bold, Uniting WA provides the support and development for you to belong and thrive.  Benefits of working with us includes additional annual leave, generous long service leave, access to additional salary packing and a great team environment.

We value social and cultural diversity and are committed to a safe workplace and strongly encourage applications from Indigenous Australians, 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.

Enquiries can be directed to Sam, Emma or Ronnie, on 9841 4500 or great.southern@unitingwa.org.au

Please apply through the SEEK website, providing a covering letter together with current resume outlining your suitability for the role

A position description can be found here.

About the role

Your new job will be to improve the lives of vulnerable children who have experienced complex trauma.  With assistance provided by a dedicated multidisciplinary care 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.

You will be supported to complete 4 days of intensive therapeutic intervention training, 2 days focused on site training one to one and buddy shifts prior to commencement as well as supervision and guidance throughout this process.

We have 3 positions available

  • 2 x Primary Carer positions (permanent part-time) – max 7 sleepovers in a fortnight.
  • Multiple Respite Carer positions (casual) – across the Metro area, both day support shifts, and overnight respite shifts)

Upon application please indicate your preference or flexibility in the positions available.

You will:

  • Care for and live with up to four children in a group home setting
  • Have access to your own private bedroom and bathroom.
  • Have the resilience and flexibility to work multiple sleepover shifts in a fortnight.
  • Have experience in working with multiple children and youth in a residential care setting
  • Be highly organised and able to manage challenging peer group dynamics, utilising your skills in trauma informed practice and therapeutic parenting skills
  • Have the ability to demonstrate child safe practice throughout the role.
  • Have the ability to maintain professional boundaries, and demonstrate own self-care.
  • Have a sound understanding of the theories and practices relating to child development, trauma and attachment.
  • Undertake specialist training and support so you can be confident and effective in your role.

This is no ordinary job and success will be driven by personal attributes rather than a job description. So, to really make a difference you will need to be:

  • Resilient
  • Resourceful
  • Innovative
  • Adaptable
  • Committed
  • Energetic
  • Grounded.

And you will need to demonstrate the following in your application:

  • Experience working with children and young people in a residential setting
  • Ability to work as part of team, as well as independently
  • Demonstrated ability to approach and negotiate complex situations, being able to provide a clear rationale behind decision making
  • Well-developed administration skills and knowledge of managing finances
  • Certificate IV or higher in children studies/youth work or currently studying in a related discipline.

You must have or be able to obtain a current National Police Clearance, First Aid Certificate and have a current C class driver’s licence for this position.

Working with Uniting.

Working within our values of being imaginative, respectful, compassionate and bold, Uniting WA provides the support and development for you to belong and thrive.  Benefits of working with us includes additional annual leave, generous long service leave, access to additional salary packing and 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 a 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 by providing a resume and a covering letter that shows us your personality and experience working with young people via SEEK.

Initial enquiries may be directed to Michael Somers or Jessica Arrowsmith on 9355 9000.

For more information, please refer:

A position description for the Primary Carer role.

A position description for the Respite Worker role.

About the role

This position provides case management and facilitates intensive family support 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.

This role is a full-time 12 month contract based in Fremantle with travel to Rockingham (a pool vehicle is available for work purposes).

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 decent, identify as such, and be recognised by the community.

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

Working within our values of being imaginative, respectful, compassionate and bold, Uniting WA provides the support and development for you to belong and thrive.  Benefits of working with us includes additional annual leave, generous long service leave, access to additional salary packing and 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 a 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  is available here. 

About the Role

We are looking for dynamic, skilled, knowledgeable and passionate people to help us to deliver our specialist counselling service for children, young people and their families impacted by child sexual abuse and/or problematic sexual behaviours.

About You

To be successful you will need to demonstrate:

Competencies:

  • Excellent counselling and interpersonal skills
  • The ability to work autonomously in sometimes challenging circumstances
  • Knowledge of evidence based therapeutic interventions
  • Knowledge of the key issues impacting on the client group including the impact of trauma on brain development, attachment, child development and parenting
  • Experience delivering training, presentations, and group facilitation.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Tertiary qualification in a relevant area (e.g., counselling, psychology or social work) and significant experience in a similar role.
  • Experience working therapeutically with children and families, experiencing complex issues
  • Experience working in a child protection setting, and with children and families who have been impacted by child sexual abuse.

You must be able to obtain a National Police Clearance (or provide one less than six months old) and a current Working with Children Check.  It is also essential to have a valid WA driver’s licence for this position and the use of your own vehicle.

Working with Uniting

Working within our values of being imaginative, respectful, compassionate and bold, Uniting WA provides the support and development for you to belong and thrive.  Benefits of working with us includes additional annual leave, generous long service leave, access to additional salary packing and a great team environment. We value social and cultural diversity and are committed to a safe workplace and strongly encourage applications from Indigenous Australians, people who have lived experience, people with a disability, people from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds and mature age workers.

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

How to apply:

Enquiries can be directed to Kerry Thorne on 0417937414.

Please apply through the SEEK website, providing a covering letter together with current resume by COB Thursday 4 March.

Shortlisting will commence immediately.

Click here for a copy of the position description.


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.

compassionate

Compassionate

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

respect

Respectful

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

bold

Bold

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

imaginative

Imaginative

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

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