Join the Uniting WA 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).

Current vacancies

  • Working up to 7 days a fortnight (7 x 24-hour shifts)
  • Part time +attractive day rate+7 weeks pro rata annual leave +Salary packaging

Build a career as a Residential Youth Worker supporting children in care at Uniting WA, and you’ll be joining a team that values your commitment and supports you every step of the way.

The difference you’ll make to the lives of the children you support will matter more than you can imagine.

Uniting WA provides high quality, therapeutic, person centred support for children and young people living in Out of Home Care, in Group Foster Care home settings.

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.

Your vital role.

  • Provide a stable and nurturing home environment for children in need
  • Offer emotional support, mentorship and guidance
  • Assist with educational and extracurricular activities
  • Advocate for individual children’s rights and well-being
  • Build a strong sense of community and belonging.

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 focussed services.

  • We are recruiting for multiple Residential Youth Worker positions (working up to 7 x 24 hours shifts in a fortnight)
  • Staff working on a 24-hour roster will be paid a fixed day rate per 24 hour shift  
  • Please apply if you can commit to working sleepover shifts ongoingly on a roster pattern. 

About you

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

  • Ready to take the next step in your Therapeutic Carer / Youth Worker career and enjoy a challenge.
  • Someone who can provide therapeutic trauma informed care and engage with young people
  • Attend to the daily care and needs of young people, recording these accurately in daily case notes and amplifying the child’s voice in decision making
  • Flexible and adaptable, when working alone or in a team
  • Enjoys working in a supportive team consisting of Ops lead, Team leader, Case Workers and a Therapeutic Coach providing guidance and support.
  • Able to manage complex and trauma response behaviour with confidence and composure
  • Grounded, resilient, and committed.

We are seeking highly motivated people who have:

  • A Certificate III/IV or higher in Children Studies/ Youth Work, Community Services or related, is preferred.
  • Experience working with young people in a residential setting.
  • Knowledge and understanding of Therapeutic Parenting & Trauma Informed Care particularly in the Out of Home Care.
  • 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 Working With Children Check, and 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.

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

As an organisation, we celebrate our diversity and welcome all people regardless of ethnicity, faith, age, ability, 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.

What we offer

Working with Uniting WA means more than just a job; it’s a chance to join a team of like-minded individuals and become a force for good.

Our dedicated team members enjoy:

  • A competitive remuneration package
  • Comprehensive training and professional development opportunities
  • Salary packaging
  • 7 weeks’ annual leave
  • Wellness benefits, volunteer leave and paid parental leave
  • A supportive and inclusive work environment.

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

Enquiries can be directed to

As a Support Worker, you will support people with disability in the community, at work or at home to live an enriched life and develop skills and capacity to promote their independence.

Our shifts vary between 3-8 hours long. We have on-going availability to offer work between 15-30 hours per week, and what matters most is your availability for at least 4 days per week.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Support participants in achieving their NDIS goals.
  • Support participants to connect with their local communities and enhance natural supports.
  • Support participants to prepare or participate in the preparation of meals.
  • Assist with personal care tasks.
  • Provide appropriate levels of support to maintain and improve the participant’s level of independent functioning, including participation in the community.
  • Respond to the participant’s needs and collaborate positively with their families, support people and others in their lives.
  • Keep accurate and complete records of activities via progress notes and Incident reports.
  • Implement positive behaviour support plan (PBSP) strategies when needed (training will be provided when needed)
  • Work within the NDIS Code of Conduct
  • Committed to ongoing learning and development.

A PD of the role is available here.

To be successful in the role, you will require the following:

  • A qualification in Community Services, Disability or Individualised Support or relevant experience in the disability sector or lived experience.
  • NDIS screening check and NDIS worker orientation module.
  • Understanding of contemporary person-centred, strength-based support in disability services and mental health
  • First aid, medication administration and manual handling certificates.
  • Can commit to a minimum 4-day per week availability. 
  • Have a roadworthy, licensed and comprehensive insured vehicle

Why join Uniting WA

  • Salary packaging of up to $15,900 plus additional salary packaging of up to $2650 for meal and entertainment expenses
  • Annual leave of 5 weeks per annum (pro rata)
  • Discounted health care with HBF or Medibank Private
  • Free support and counselling services via our Employee Assistance Program
  • Two days paid leave per annum to do volunteering.
  • On-the-job learning and supported professional development. We offer mandatory training as well as additional courses to increase your skills.

About you

We are looking for support workers who are kind, caring, compassionate, confident and passionate to make a positive difference. You will share our values, and you will:

  • Enjoy supporting people to live a good life.
  • Thrive on knowing you are working in a role that makes a real positive difference.
  • Like a varied workday.
  • Interact and communicate well with other.
  • Work well in a diverse team
  • Build a career while being paid.

The Uniting Team

Uniting WA is the community services arm of the Uniting Church of Western Australia.  We welcome all people regardless of ethnicity, faith, age, culture, language, gender identity or sexual orientation.  We’re proud to so support thousands of West Australians every year. Applications from First Nations People, people with lied experience, people with disability and people from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse backgrounds and mature aged workers are encouraged.

Next steps

Please apply through the seek website and provide a current resume and covering letter.

Your application will include the following questions:

  • Do you have a current NDIS worker screening check
  • Which of the following statements best describes your right to work in Australia
  • How many years experience have you had as a support worker
  • Do you have a Western Australian C Class Drivers Licence.

If you would like to know more about the role, please contact People Services at

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.