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

Reporting to the Operations Lead, the purpose of this role is to ensure high quality services are delivered to people with disability and psychosocial disability that align with service standards and best practice models. You will provide guidance and support to create a work environment that enables a high performing team to deliver high quality and sustainable support services in an individualised funding model.

As a result of growth within the business, these newly created positions provide you with  the opportunity for you to make your mark in a leading community service organisation. This is a mentoring role, with significant responsibility, and we’d love you to help shape our future and ensure even better outcomes for the people we support.

About You

Qualifications and experience are wonderful things but we’re also looking for people who bring their personality, flair and unique energy to the workplace.

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

  • A natural leader and mentor – the perfect team captain
  • Keen to continue with direct client supports while taking on new challenges
  • Person-centred – your motivation is the people we exist to serve
  • Someone who celebrates the successes of others
  • Inspired to work for an organisation with big aspirations
  • A doer, with initiative and flair
  • Able to facilitate teamwork and collaboration, leading by example
  • Resilient
  • Resourceful and open-minded
  • A linker – you pull people together
  • An influencer and a listener
  • Flexible and adaptable
  • Committed, grounded and real.

You will also have:

  • Significant knowledge and understanding of contemporary theory, practice and its application in the area of disability and/or mental health (including excellent understanding of person-centred, strength-based support)
  • Understanding of individualised funding models and the key developments and issues facing the not-for-profit sector
  • Relevant tertiary qualifications or commensurate significant (i.e. 3 years+) experience and relevant professional development
  • Experience in the mental health sector is highly desirable.

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.

If you are up for a challenge and want to make a difference, we encourage you to apply via SEEK or call Rosa Holden on 0417 151 381 or John Fulker on 0466 929 864 to find out more, between 9am and 4pm.

Please note that shortlisting will commence immediately.

A position description outlining further details will be available here.

About the role

This is an opportunity for you to make your mark in a leading community service organisation. This is a mentoring role, with significant responsibility, and we’d love you to help shape our future and ensure even better outcomes for the people we support. You will provide guidance and support to create a work environment that enables a high performing team to deliver high quality and sustainable support services to people with disability and psychosocial disability that align with service standards and best practice models.

About You

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

  • A natural leader and mentor – the perfect team captain
  • Keen to continue with direct client supports while taking on new challenges
  • Person-centred – your motivation is the people we exist to serve
  • Someone who celebrates the successes of others
  • Inspired to work for an organisation with big aspirations
  • A doer, with initiative and flair
  • Able to facilitate teamwork and collaboration, leading by example
  • Resilient
  • Resourceful and open-minded
  • A linker – you pull people together
  • An influencer and a listener
  • Flexible and adaptable
  • Committed, grounded and real.

You will also have:

  • Significant knowledge and understanding of contemporary theory, practice and its application in the area of disability and/or mental health (including excellent understanding of person-centred, strength-based support)
  • Understanding of individualised funding models and the key developments and issues facing the not-for-profit sector
  • Relevant tertiary qualifications or commensurate significant (i.e. 3 years+) experience and relevant professional development.

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.

As an organisation, we celebrate our diversity and welcome all people regardless of ethnicity, faith, age, disability, culture, language, gender identity, or sexual orientation.

We’re a not-for-profit community services organisation of the Uniting Church Western Australia and part of the UnitingCare Australia network.

Our values

We’re bold and respectful, compassionate and imaginative. And we’ll support you to belong and thrive.

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

If you are up for a challenge and want to make a difference, we encourage you to apply online via SEEK with a resume and cover letter telling us why you are the best person for the role or call Sam Barron to find out more on 0428 910 423 between 9am and 4pm.

A position description with more detail is available here. 

About the role

We’re looking for open-minded, adaptable people with a passion for supporting people to live their best life to join the Uniting Individualised Services team.  We’ve got exciting opportunities for experienced Disability Support Workers to service all suburbs within the south metro area.

You’ll support people with disability and psychosocial disability to access their local community and live independently in their homes through Supported Independent Living and Community Access support.

Salary packaging, extra annual leave and paid parental 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.

We want people with initiative and flair to help shape the future of services and provide even better outcomes for the people we support.  Qualifications and experience are important too (see below), but we’re looking for people who bring their personality and unique energy to the team, so please feel free to show us that in your application.

About you

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

  • Someone who believes in person-centred support
  • A doer who thrives when you’re working alone, or with a team
  • Inspired to work for an organisation with big plans for the future
  • Flexible and adaptable
  • Committed, grounded and real
  • The type to have a bit of fun at work (you’re our kind of person).

And you have (the bits HR told us to add):

  • A qualification in Community Services, Disability, Individualised Support or significant experience
  • Knowledge and understanding of contemporary person-centred, 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 or the willingness to obtain them if you’re successful
  • Valid C class WA driver’s licence, your own reliable vehicle and willingness to transport people you support in it
  • National police clearance (dated within 6 months) or the ability to get one
  • Working with Children Check or the ability to obtain one
  • Completion of the NDIS Worker Orientation Module

Working with Uniting.

Salary packaging, extra annual leave and paid parental 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 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.

As an organisation, we celebrate our diversity and welcome all people regardless of ethnicity, faith, age, disability, culture, language, gender identity, or sexual orientation.

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 indicates your availability, and your preference for a part-time or casual position via SEEK.

A position description with more detail is available 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 Diploma of Youth Work while providing support to youth at-risk people, then please read on!

Working as a member of our Specialist Re-entry team 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 Midland as well as require travel to external sites in the Perth Metro area.

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.

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 Diploma in Youth Work
  • A current National Police Clearance.

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 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.

As an organisation, we celebrate our diversity and welcome all people regardless of ethnicity, faith, age, disability, culture, language, gender identity, or sexual orientation.

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

Enquiries can be directed to Vanessa Gwerder on 9220 1236 or Jessica Gerace on 9220 1244.

Please apply through the SEEK website, providing a covering letter together with current resume. Please not that shortlisting will commence immediately.

A position description outlining further details will be available 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 2 positions available South of the River

1 x 7 days on 7 days off

1 x 3 days on 2 days off

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 WA C class driver’s license for this position.

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.

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.

As an organisation, we celebrate our diversity and welcome all people regardless of ethnicity, faith, age, disability, culture, language, gender identity, or sexual orientation.

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 Jessica Arrowsmith on 9355 9000.

A position description can be found here.

About the Role

Uniting WA provides high quality, person centred support for young people living with a disability in a residential setting. We are looking for experienced people be part of a team that has created an atmosphere where young people can thrive and grow in a safe and supportive environment.

This is an exciting opportunity to enhance your skills with ongoing support and pathways to training and career development.

This job is challenging yet provides scope for development for an appropriate qualified applicant.  We are looking for open-minded, adaptable and empathetic people who can manage challenging behaviours with high medical needs.

About You

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

  • Ready to take the next step in your disability career and loves challenges
  • Someone who can provide therapeutic, person centred support
  • Attend to the daily care and needs of young people
  • Flexible and adaptable, when working alone or in a team
  • Able to manage challenging, complex and confronting behaviours with confidence and composure
  • Grounded, resilient and committed.

We are seeking highly motivated people who have:

  • A Certificate IV or higher in Children Studies/ Youth Work or Disability
  • Experience working with young people in a residential setting
  • Knowledge and understanding of contemporary person-centred support, particularly around the NDIS
  • 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 National Police Clearance and Provide a First Aid certificate. It is also essential to have a current WA ‘C class’ driver’s licence.

Working with Uniting

Salary packaging, extra annual leave and paid parental 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 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.

As an organisation, we celebrate our diversity and welcome all people regardless of ethnicity, faith, age, disability, culture, language, gender identity, or sexual orientation.  We 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 is committed to providing a nurturing environment where all children feel safe, valued and heard.

How to apply

Enquiries can be directed to Eanna Byrne on 9355 9030 or Eanna.Byrne@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 soon.


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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