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

With us, you’ll matter more.

Join a team of carers, thinkers, doers and darers who strive to make a difference every day.

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.

About the Role

Uniting WA provides high quality, therapeutic, person centred support for children and young people living in Out of Home Care, in family group homes  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.  Our Family Group Homes service supports children to live in the community.

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.

  • There are various positions available for live in therapeutic carers/ youth workers (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  between $399.40 – $411.93 per day and a hourly rate ranging from $40.26- $41.53 per hour will be paid when conducting support shifts.
  • 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 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.
  • Experience working with young people in a residential setting.
  • Have the resilience and flexibility to work sleepovers
  • Knowledge and understanding of Therapeutic Parenting & Trauma Informed Care particularly in the Out of Home Care.
  • 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.
  • Can commit to ongoing training and development
  • Aboriginal and Torrens Straight Islander peoples are encouraged to apply
  • 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.

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
  • Minimum 6 weeks’ annual leave
  • Wellness benefits, volunteer leave and paid parental leave
  • A supportive and inclusive work environment.

The most appealing benefit of all?
Making a lifelong impact on children who need it most.

 

How to apply

Please apply via the seek website by providing a current resume and a short cover letter.

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

 

About the role

Join our team as a support worker in our Individualised services programs across the Great Southern 70 hours a fortnight available.

We are looking for experienced support workers or people who are just starting their career in support work and are willing to learn, develop and grow.  The role requires provision of specific supports such as personal care,  special feeding systems and strength base conversations. You will be expected to work the following shifts with complex clients with challenging behaviours which requires redirection strategies.

Evening shifts 

4pm-10pm Hourly rate

10pm-6am allowance sleep over shift

6am – 8am. Hourly rate

Day Shifts

Various times and days  between 7am and 6pm.

 

If you are BOLD and either reside in the Great Southern or you are keen to move to Albany for a full time or part time position and make a difference in the lives of the people we support,  come join our team. We have up to full time hours available for the right candidate.

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

  • Working towards or a qualification in Community Services, Disability or Individualised Support or relevant experience in the disability sector
  • NDIS worker orientation
  • 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 working sleep over shifts with an ongoing roster pattern

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 (including toileting, changing, hoisting and feeding)
  • 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 PBSP strategies when needed (training will be provided when needed)
  • Work within the NDIS Code of Conduct
  • Committed to ongoing learning and development

Why join Uniting WA

Salary packaging of up to $15,900 (which equates to about $4K after tax) 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

A PD with more info on the role can be found here.

Next steps

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

For any enquiries about the role, Please get in touch with emma.rainbow@unitingwa.com.au or becky.buck@unitingwa.org.au

 


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.