At Uniting, we’re for people. 

We celebrate our diversity and welcome all people regardless of ethnicity, faith, age, disability, 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

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 in Community Services while learning to be an Advocate working with people with disabilities, then please read on!

Working alongside the Advocacy team you will receive on the job training in relation to all aspects of advocacy relating to people with disabilities.  Whilst you will be based at Aberdeen Street, Perth, the role will involve some travel across the 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 a 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 be confident to speak on behalf of people with disabilities
  • Demonstrates proven organisational and time management skills
  • Has an open mind and a respectful approach to working with vulnerable people

You 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 Community Services
  • A valid WA Drivers Licence
  • A current National Police Clearance

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:

  1. one-week’s additional annual leave
  2. generous long service leave
  3. access to additional salary packing
  4. 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.

Enquiries may be directed to Vern Bates, Advocate on 9355 9052.  Please apply through the SEEK website, providing a covering letter together with a current resume.

Please note that shortlisting will commence immediately. A position description outlining further details will be available here.

About the job

In your new job, you will make a difference in the lives of children who have experienced complex trauma.  You will support your team to deliver high quality, therapeutic and child focussed services.

In this role you will:

  • Develop and contribute to therapeutic support care plans and nurture positive placement outcomes for children and young people
  • Work in collaboration with a multidisciplinary team to ensure that optimal outcomes are achieved for children and young people
  • Provide specialist advice to Carers, Respite and Support Workers to enable them to achieve optimal outcomes for children and young people
  • Build and maintain effective and proactive relationships with stakeholders.

We are seeking a highly motivated professional and you will ideally possess:

  • A tertiary degree in Social Work, Psychology or a related discipline
  • A sound understanding of the Out of Home Care system (programs and practice) in WA, programs and practices, preferably with statutory child protection & working with complex child protection cases
  • An understanding of the theories and practices relating to child development, trauma and attachment and a demonstrated ability to apply these in complex situations
  • Experience in providing case management
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Experience in providing supervision to staff.

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

Please apply through SEEK with a current resume and covering letter. Initial enquiries may be directed Jessica Arrowsmith at Jessica.arrowsmith@unitingwa.org.au.
A copy of the position description is available here.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply. UnitingWA is committed to providing a nurturing environment where all children feel safe, valued and heard.

About the Role

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 and understanding of Aboriginal culture and the impacts of the Stolen Generation.
  • Case management skills and experience including planning, coordination, person centred and strengths based practice
  • Experience and understanding working with families and children impacted by the child protection system
  • Highly developed communication and written skills in all areas of communication with children and families and internal and external stakeholders.

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

  • A qualifications in the human services field
  • A current National Police Clearance or the ability to obtain one
  • A current Working With Children’s Check or the ability to obtain one
  • A current WA Driver’s License.

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 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.

Enquiries can be directed to Tara Seaward, tara.seaward@unitingwa.org.au or Ann Hawke, annhawke@kinshipconnectionswa.com.au

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

A position description outlining further details will be available here.

About the Role

Is making a difference important to you?  Do you enjoy working with the operations of a business to achieve outcomes?  Is your ideal team one where you feel supported, trusted and valued?

If the answer to the above questions is yes, then this may be the role for you.

Reporting to the Senior HR Business Partner, this role will complement the existing People Services Team in the delivery of HRM expertise to a variety of internal stakeholders across the business.

As a generalist role, typically the incumbent will provide proactive support and assistance in the areas of:

  • Recruitment and selection
  • Performance management
  • Employee relations
  • Remuneration
  • Establishment data controls and reporting.

About You

The successful candidate will exhibit the following strengths:

  • Demonstrated use of initiative and an appetite to challenge the status quo
  • Ability to form effective relationships at all levels of the business
  • Independent worker and an effective team player
  • Exceptional communication skills, adapting style to situation
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain confidentiality.

You will also have:

  • Tertiary qualifications in Human Resource Management or equivalent
  • At least 3-5 years’ experience in a generalist human resource role
  • An aptitude for technology, including excellent computer literacy skills.

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:

  1. one-week’s additional annual leave
  2. generous long service leave
  3. access to additional salary packing
  4. 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.

Enquiries may be directed to Rachael Hurdle, Senior HR Business Partner on 9355 9041.  Please apply through the SEEK website, providing a covering letter together with a current resume.

Please note that shortlisting will commence immediately.

A position description outlining further details will be available here.

About the Role

Uniting WA is 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.

Enquiries can be directed to Danielle Hayman on 0439965821 or Kerry Thorne on 0417937414.

Please apply through the SEEK website, providing a covering letter together with current resume by COB Friday. 9 October 2020

Applicants who applied for the previous Senior Case Worker (CAFTS) role need not apply.

Shortlisting will commence immediately.

A position description outlining further details will be available here.

About the Role

The role of Policy Officer complements the existing service governance framework by maintaining an up-to-date and contemporary policy and procedures framework across the business.

Reporting to the Executive Officer, the successful incumbent will be required to liaise with all service pathways of the business in the pursuit of maintaining up-to-date policies and procedures which reflect current legislation, Board decisions and organisational values and behaviours.

About You

The successful candidate will exhibit the following strengths:

  • Exceptional communication skills both written and verbal
  • An aptitude for attention to detail
  • Ability to work autonomously, with strengths in being self-organised and outcomes driven
  • An ease in building positive relationships with a variety of people across the business
  • Delivery of a framework which is fit for business purposes.

You will also have:

  • Relevant tertiary qualifications with an interest in ongoing personal development
  • At least 5 years’ significant experience in policy and procedural development
  • Extensive research experience, including the capability to make recommendations on difficult policy decisions
  • Previous policy development experience within a social services context, either Not for Profit, Local, State or Commonwealth Government environment.

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:

  1. One-week’s additional annual leave (pro-rated to hours worked)
  2. Generous long service leave
  3. Access to additional salary packaging,
  4. 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.

Enquiries may be directed to Sue Thomas, Executive Officer on 9355 9007.  Please apply through the SEEK website, providing a covering letter together with a current resume.

Please note that shortlisting will commence immediately.

A position description outlining further details will be 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 in the north, south and central metro areas.

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.

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.

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

Please apply by providing a resume and a covering letter that indicates your availability, your preference for a part-time or casual position and the area you are interested in working in – North, South or Central to peopleservices@unitingwa.org.au.

A position description with more detail is available here.

About the Role

The purpose of this role is to provide operational support and leadership to the team across out of home care services. The role provides clear vision and direction on service deliverables, creates a work environment that enables high performance, defines and measures key performance outcomes in partnership with the team to address service outcomes and improvements.

It is hoped that this role can support the professional development of staff members within the team in gaining experience of many aspects of the program, which should align with education engagement/attainment.

About You

To be successful you will need to demonstrate:

  • To effectively operate information and client management systems
  • To provide administrative support to team to ensure that operational compliance is met in areas such as training provision, OHS, child safety and other areas as required (e.g. first aid, WWCC, drivers licence, registers etc)
  • Strong communication and relationship building skills that will equip them to provide ongoing support to the direct care team where required.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Advanced knowledge and experience in the provision of therapeutic care for children and young people presenting with complex needs & trauma based behaviours
  • High organisational skills, and evidenced ability to prioritise with confidence
  • Relevant Diploma level qualification and/or significant (i.e. 2years+) experience, including ongoing relevant professional development.
  • National Police Clearance
  • Working with Children Check
  • Current Western Australian Driver’s Licence
  • 395 Screening Check.

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 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

Enquiries can be directed to Jessica Arrowsmith, via Jessica.Arrowsmith@unitingwa.org.au or on mobile  0459243111 or Fiona Cafferty via Fiona.Cafferty@unitingwa.org.au on 0437 607 416

Please apply through the SEEK website, providing a covering letter together with current resume by close of business on 9th October 2020.

A position description outlining further details is available 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.

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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