Join the 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

About the role

Uniting Foster Care works to provide long-term disability and therapeutic foster care options to children and young people.

Full time – Max Term Maternity Leave cover from 03 January 2023 to 3rd July 2023

We are looking for experienced and motivated Senior Case Workers to be part of a collaborative team that works together to improve the lives of vulnerable children with high support needs due to experiences of disability or trauma.

As a Senior Case Worker, you will be responsible for the provision of high-quality support to foster carers to meet the identified needs of children and young people placed in their care. Through intensive case management, you will ensure that all children supported by our service have the opportunity to thrive in a compassionate, safe and nurturing environment and have their holistic needs met.  A key aspect of the role includes the recruitment, assessment of new foster carers.

About you

We are looking for someone who has:

  • Proven prior experience of producing high quality competence-based assessment reports for new or potential foster carers
  • Case management skills and experience working with vulnerable children and young people including planning, coordination and leading in child centred casework practice.
  • Demonstrated ability to apply an understanding of the theoretical principles and underpinnings of working with children and families engaged in child protection and out of home care services.
  • Highly developed communication skills in all areas of communicating with children and families, and with internal and external stakeholders.

 

The successful applicant will have a relevant degree in Social Work, Psychology or a related discipline and have experience working in the child protection and disability sector.

A current driver’s license, National Police Clearance and Working with Children Check are essential for this position.

How to apply

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

For a confidential discussion regarding this position please contact Ashley Simpson Specialist Team Leader on 0482163567or ashley.simpson@unitingwa.org.au

Please note that shortlisting will commence immediately.

A position description outlining further details is available here.

  • Permanent Part-Time position (25 hours a fortnight)
  • Based in Albany (With some travel to Perth Metro when required)
  • $ 77,831 per annum pro rata + Super + Access to salary packaging

About the role

The purpose of this role is to provide support to service delivery teams by providing scheduling services, forging relationships with relevant stakeholders, assisting with intake and plan reviews, quoting, invoicing, maintaining data bases, assisting with reports and other administrative duties that ensure timely and quality services are provided to the people we support. As the role is part time there is the expectation that the successful applicant will be available to work additional hours when required to provide planned leave support.

As a Scheduler, you will be responsible for:

  • The rostering of staff/resources is managed effectively and efficiently, and processes and systems are optimised
  • Client information management systems are accurately maintained, and work records are accessible, reliable and suitably stored/circulated
  • Necessary documentation is completed in a timely manner, allowing the delivery of quality services to continue unimpeded
  • Participants receive the expected quality and quantity of service, hours and type/s of support, and these are appropriately recorded and reported
  • The rostering system is administered correctly to ensure staff are paid correctly and on time
  • Service delivery has the information required to suitably staff the team, deliver individualised funding plans and complete comprehensive reports
  • Efficient and effective administrative services are provided to enable the team to deliver high quality outcomes to internal and external stakeholders
  • All new and existing relationships are nurtured and deliver mutually beneficial outcomes

 

Under the guidance of the Operations Lead, and in collaboration with the team:

  • Participants experience the commencement of service positively and are responded to within reasonable timeframes through an efficient and monitored process
  • Assessments are undertaken professionally, with respect to the person’s unique circumstances, history and experiences, and participants receive services appropriate to their requests
  • Enquiries from internal and external stakeholders are responded to within suitable timeframes and informed of available services
  • All new and existing relationships are nurtured and deliver mutually beneficial outcomes
  • Continuous improvement plans are developed and implemented

 

About you

To be successful in this role, you will need to demonstrate:

  • An ability to seek and analyse information, and take initiative in order to avoid problems and create opportunities for continuous improvement
  • A genuine intention to work collaboratively with others, to resolve conflict and be part of a high performing team
  • Well-developed verbal and written communication skills and the ability to work with a vast range of stakeholders in a variety of situations.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage own schedule, meet tight deadlines and work under pressure in an ever evolving environment
  • Positive attitude toward people that identify with having a disability and / or mental health issues.

You will also need

  • Exceptional administration and interpersonal skills
  • Rostering experience (desirable)
  • Strong ITC skills including use of MS Office Suite
  • National Police Clearance
  • Current Western Australian Driver’s Licence

How to Apply

Please apply through SEEK with a current resume and covering letter. Initial enquiries may be directed to Sam Barron at sam.barron@unitingwa.org.au.

A position description outlining further details will be available here.

  • December 2023 maximum-term contract with possibility to extend
  • Full time role based in Perth
  • Great opportunity to make a positive impact in people’s lives

 

About the role

Uniting WA Specialist Re-entry Services support men exiting prison to reintegrate into the community and develop positive lifestyles

The purpose of this role is to provide administrative and property maintenance support to the Team Leader and Practice Lead ensuring effective delivery of service.

This role requires networking and building sustainable relationships with real estate agencies and private property owners, to identify and secure private accommodation options for participants. The role also requires preparation of properties for participants.

Extra annual leave, salary packaging (up to $15,900 a year), discounts on health insurance, and on-the-job-learning are just some of the reasons to apply for this role with us. You’ll also be joining a supportive team who value your individual skills and life experience and want to see you thrive.

About you

The successful candidate will demonstrate:

  • Great written and verbal communication skills with the ability to liaise with both internal and external stakeholders, including complex participants
  • A positive and contemporary attitude towards reintegration
  • Great computer skills including ability to use Microsoft applications e.g. Word & Excel
  • The ability to adapt and to work effectively within a variety of situations, and with various individuals or groups
  • Genuine intention to work cooperatively with others and to work collaboratively
  • Ability to maintain a professional attitude to people in prison, and understand the importance of personal and professional boundaries and confidentiality
  • Demonstrated initiative and ability to work unsupervised, manage own workload and time effectively
  • At least 2 years’ experience in a similar role
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Occupational Health & Safety regulations
  • You must also be able to obtain a current National Police Clearance, Prison Clearance, and hold a current WA driver’s licence.

How to apply

Please apply through the SEEK website providing a current resume and a covering letter explaining your suitability for the role.

Please note, shortlisting will commence immediately, and this position may close earlier than the date mentioned above if we find a suitable candidate.

Enquiries can be directed to Jessica Gerace (Team Leader) on 9220 1244.

A position description outlining further details will be available here.

  • Permanent Full-Time position
  • Perth CBD location
  • $ 60,375.00 + Super + Access to salary packaging

 

About the role

We have an exciting opportunity for a friendly, experienced, and organised ICT Service Desk Assistant, to join our team and provide logistical and technical support to the ICT team whilst providing support to end users throughout Uniting.  The position will assist the ICT team with the management of computer helpdesk tasks, and mobile phone hardware, and supplier arrangements.

As an ICT Service Desk Assistant, you will be responsible for:

  • Provide support with the distribution and installation of IT hardware and software as directed by the Manager ICT
  • Image computers with software packages to be distributed to staff depending on requirements
  • Maintain computer systems and peripherals by installing, configuring, testing, troubleshooting, and repairing hardware
  • Assist with the implementation and maintenance of computer networks
  • Provide support in the deployment and maintenance of computer infrastructure and the diagnosis and resolution of technical problems/issues
  • Respond to inquiries about software and hardware faults

 

About you

To be successful in this role, you will need to demonstrate:

  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to provide outstanding customer service with:
  • Tending to helpdesk tasks according to priorities
  • Liaising with mobile phone providers for the purpose of activation and housekeeping of contracted phones
  • Strong time management skills and experience in hardware and software troubleshooting and other IT matters
  • Experience working with Active Domain, specifically:
  • Creation, maintenance and deletion of user accounts
  • Maintenance of User Groups and organisational Units
  • Administration of user accounts
  • Implement appropriate permission requests
  • Knowledge and experience working with Exchange, specifically:
  • Creation, maintenance and deletion of user accounts
  • Administration of user accounts

You will also need

  • Minimum in Certificate IV in information systems/technology
  • Understanding of mobile device technology
  • Hands on experience in hardware and software troubleshooting and other IT matters, in particular Windows networking and active Domain use
  • Current National Police Clearance
  • Current WA C Class Driver’s License

How to Apply

Please apply through the SEEK website providing a current resume and a covering letter explaining your suitability for the role.

Please note, shortlisting will commence immediately, and this position may close earlier than the date mentioned above if we find a suitable candidate.

Initial enquiries may be directed to Stewart Fox-Mooney at stewart.fox-mooney@unitingwa.org.au

A position description outlining further details will be available Here

 

  • Support people to live independently in the community
  • Work within an organization that has a positive impact

 

About the role

We are seeking individuals to join our great team on a permanent/ part time basis in supports for both community access and independent living various across the Perth metro area

As a Support Worker, you will play a vital role in supporting people to live their best life and we’d love you to join our team as we grow our services

This is an opportunity to join a highly motivated and passionate team, who are committed to delivering an innovative contemporary model of support and positively impacting the people they support.

Extra annual leave, salary packaging and on-the-job-learning are just some of the reasons to apply for a Support Worker role with Uniting WA. You’ll also be joining a supportive team who value your individual skills and life experience and want to see you thrive.

 

About you

To be successful in this role, you will:

  • Believe in following your passion and supporting others to do the same
  • Be a good communicator
  • Want a job that works with your lifestyle
  • Want to build a career while being paid to learn on the job
  • Be committed and down to earth
  • Enjoy working in a diverse team
  • Hold a valid C Class WA driver’s licence and be able to obtain an NDIS Worker Screening Check

As a Support Worker with Uniting, you will be supported to obtain the skills and qualifications you need to build a rewarding career, such as:

  • A qualification in Community Services, Disability or Individualised Support
  • Knowledge and understanding of contemporary person-centred, strength-based support and its application in the area of disability and mental health
  • First Aid, Medication Administration and Manual Handling Certificates
  • Completion of the NDIS Worker Orientation Module.

 

You must be able to obtain a current NDIS Worker Screening Clearance.

How to apply

Please apply through the SEEK website providing a current resume and a covering letter. We are looking for some outstanding staff who want to make a difference so make sure you tell us about your experience and why you are the best person to support our participants.

If you have any questions or would like to know more about this role, please contact Operations Nicola Heywood on Nicola.Heywood@unitingwa.org.au or 0466 657 092

A position description outlining further details will be available Here.

 

About the Role

Uniting WA provides high quality, therapeutic, person centred support for young people living in Out of Home Care, in a residential setting.

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 – living with up to 4-young people in a Family Group Home.

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.

  • There are various positions available for Live in youth workers/carers (working up to 7 days in a fortnight) and Live in Respite carer positions
  • We are also offering both casual and part-time for this role.
  • 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 Youth Work / Youth Carer career and love challenges
  • Someone who can provide therapeutic trauma informed care for a young person
  • Attend to the daily care and needs of young people, recording these accurately in case notes and amplifying the child’s voice in decision making
  • Flexible and adaptable, when working alone or in a team
  • Able to manage challenging, complex, and confronting trauma-based behaviours with confidence and composure
  • Grounded, resilient, and committed.
  • Able to work 24-hour (sleepover) shifts through the week in a rostered model of care.

We are seeking highly motivated people who have:

  • A Certificate IV or higher in Children Studies/ Youth Work or related
  • Experience working with young people in a residential setting.
  • Have the resilience and flexibility to work multiple sleepovers shifts in a fortnight
  • Knowledge and understanding of Therapeutic Parenting & Trauma Informed Care particularly in the Out of Home Care space for Youth.
  • 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 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 that work with children in the care of the CEO.

 

How to apply

Enquiries can be directed to Michael Somers Michael.Somers@unitingwa.org.au or Jessica Arrowsmith Jessica.Arrowsmith@unitingwa.org.au

Please apply through the SEEK website, providing a covering letter (please also indicate which position you are applying for) together with current resume. Please note shortlisting will commence immediately.

A position description outlining further details will be available at https://unitingwa.org.au/join-the-team/

  • Support people to live independently in the community
  • Work with an organisation that has a positive impact
  • Two Permanent Full-time roles available

About the role

This is a mentoring role, with significant responsibility. We would love you to help shape our future and ensure even better outcomes for the people we support. We are looking for someone who will bring their personality, flair and unique energy to this role.

The purpose of this role is to 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. In collaboration with the team, you will be responsible to:

  • Co-design principles are utilised to deliver innovative and contemporary models of support that demonstrate positive impact
  • Person-centred plans are completed and evaluated and reflect positive outcomes for participants
  • Support the recruitment of high quality, person-centred team members that match the needs and interests of participants.

This is a Permanent Full-Time role based in Fremantle.

About you

You will provide guidance and support to our team members to ensure we deliver high quality services that align with service standards and best practice models.

To be successful in this role, you will need to demonstrate:

  • Excellent understanding of person-centred, strength-based support
  • Established skills in relationship building and stakeholder engagement management (internal and external)
  • Understanding of individualised funding models and the key developments and issues facing the not-for-profit sector
  • Significant knowledge and understanding of contemporary theory, practice and its application in the area of disability and/or mental health
  • Relevant tertiary qualifications or significant commensurate experience
  • Exceptional interpersonal and time management skills and IT skills
  • Ability to work as a supportive leader, with the ability to mentor and support staff on their learning and development needs

You must be able to obtain a current National Police Clearance, Working with Children Check and Provide a First Aid certificate. 

How to apply

Enquiries can be directed to Barsha Shahi at barsha.shahi@unitingwa.org.au or 0468 610 399.

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 at https://unitingwa.org.au/join-the-team/

  • Perth Metropolitan Area – Spearwood location
  • Excellent training opportunities
  • Join a Care Team who value exceptional workplace culture

About the Role

Uniting WA provides high quality, therapeutic, person centred support for young people living in Out of Home Care, in a residential setting.

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 – working alone with one young person, on a 24/7 roster with a small 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 focussed services.

About You

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

  • Ready to take the next step in your Youth Work / Youth Carer career and love challenges
  • Someone who can provide therapeutic trauma informed care for a young person
  • Attend to the daily care and needs of young people, recording these accurately in case notes and amplifying the child’s voice in decision making
  • Flexible and adaptable, when working alone or in a team
  • Able to manage challenging, complex, and confronting trauma-based behaviours with confidence and composure
  • Grounded, resilient, and committed
  • Able to work a variety of shifts across a 24/7 roster

We are seeking highly motivated people who have:

  • A Certificate IV or higher in Children Studies/ Youth Work or related
  • Experience working with young people in a residential setting.
  • Have the resilience and flexibility to work multiple sleepovers shifts in a fortnight
  • Knowledge and understanding of Therapeutic Parenting & Trauma Informed Care particularly in the Out of Home Care space for Youth.
  • 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 current National Police Clearance and Provide First Aid certificate. It is also essential to have a current 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 that work with children in the care of the CEO.

 

How to apply

Enquiries can be directed to Ashley Simpson at ashley.simpson@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 at https://unitingwa.org.au/join-the-team/


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.