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

  • Support people on their journey out of homelessness
  • 1 x Key Worker -Tranby. Full time max term ending 31 June 2024
  • CBD Location

About the role

Key Worker – Tranby Engagement Hub

We assist adults in crisis who have been referred from outreach or other support services. Our team provide essential services such as showers and food, and we also work 1:1 with people to understand their individual needs and support them to access the services that are right for them.

Tranby is a safe, supportive environment where people are welcomed exactly as they are. We support people to develop the capacity and skills they need to move from crisis towards secure, long-term accommodation.

A high volume of people accessing Tranby require specialist support to successfully navigate pathways out of homelessness.  The Tranby Key Workers will provide targeted, person-centred response to Tranby participants, including:

  • Specialised support during Tranby operational hours
  • Provide 1:1 support sessions
  • Follow up and complete complex referrals to accommodation and specialist services
  • facilitate issue-specific workshops

The role is full-time  max term ending 31 June 2024 with possible extension pending funding.

About you

We are looking for highly motivated team member who have experience working in homelessness to listen without judgement and walk alongside the people we support on their journey out of homelessness.

To be successful in this role, you must have:

  • Recognised qualifications or experience in a relevant area such as community services/social work/social science
  • Excellent computer skills with MS Word, Excel and other computer software packages
  • Demonstrated ability to provide holistic and trauma informed support to individuals and families experiencing crisis due to homelessness
  • Team-orientated with a broad understanding of the drivers of homelessness
  • Demonstrated experience in de-escalation and challenging client behaviours
  • Well-developed communication and interpersonal skills including the ability to work effectively with service staff, service users, community agencies and other professionals
  • Demonstrated clear and strong professional boundaries
  • Well-developed organisational skills and an ability to set priorities and multitask in an environment that may present conflicting and changing priorities
  • Demonstrated ability to work autonomously and exercise sound judgement
  • Demonstrated understanding of issues affecting the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from diverse backgrounds and communities particularly regarding transience and homelessness, trauma, cultural awareness and sensitivities
  • Demonstrated well developed verbal and written communication skills

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 WA ‘C class’ driver’s licence.

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

How to apply

Enquiries can be directed to Rhys Powell at rhys.powell@unitingwa.org.au or call 1300 663 298.

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

 

About the role

The purpose of this role is to engage with street-present people in the Perth area and connect them to accommodation, health, mental health and other mainstream services. The overall objective of the role is to ensure people who are sleeping rough, and people at risk of returning to primary homelessness, achieve long term, secure, stable accommodation.

This is a Full-Time-Maximum Term role ending 31st December 2023

About you

You’re going to thrive in this job because you are:

  • Able to manage the delivery of holistic support to individuals experiencing crisis due to homelessness, risk of homelessness which may include substance abuse, disability and mental health issues
  • A strong communicator with excellent interpersonal skills including the ability to work and communicate effectively with service staff, service users, community agencies and other professional
  • Someone who has top-notch organisational skills and an ability to perform multiple tasks in an environment that may have conflicting and changing priorities
  • Well versed in negation and conflict resolution skills

We are seeking highly motivated people who have:

  • Recognised qualifications in a relevant area such as community services/social work/social science &/or experience working in the homelessness sector
  • Current C class drivers licence
  • Knowledge of contemporary theories and practices underpinning the provision of community services, particularly homelessness
  • Experience in the provision of services to people with complex issues including homelessness, disability, mental health, and dual diagnosis.
  • Experience working with people of Aboriginal and culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

 

How to apply

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

Enquiries can be directed to Danni Evan at danni.evans@unitingwa.org.au

A position description outlining further details is available here: https://unitingwa.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2023/05/PD-Responsive-Outreach-Worker.pdf

  • Work for a purpose-driven organisation 
  • Maximum term June 2024, part-time position (2days a week)
  • 5 weeks annual leave (pro rata) and access to generous salary packaging

 

About the role

The Moorditj Yorga Together Walking program is aimed at assisting First Nations women and children to remain safe, from family violence. The program also aims to provide a holistic and culturally appropriate service that assists women and their children to heal and recover from the impact of family and domestic violence.

The Group work coordinator will work in consultation with the Family Violence Practitioner and participants to develop a culturally appropriate group work experience for First Nations women.

About you

To be successful you will need to demonstrate:

  • Well-developed skills in planning and facilitating group work.
  • Well-developed networking skills, advocacy skills and negotiation skills
  • A comprehensive knowledge of First Nations culture and society, family violence issues and an ability to communicate sensitively with First Nations people
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills including the ability to work and communicate effectively with staff, participants and other stakeholders.
  • Ability to engage and build rapport with participants.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to write in a clear, fluent, and concise manner.
  • Ability to work autonomously and in a team.

You will also need:

  • Qualification in Counselling, Social Work, Psychology or relevant human services field or equivalent years of experience working in the sector
  • A current Working with Children Check
  • Current National Police Clearance
  • Current ‘C’ class (WA) Driver’s Licence
  • Current First Aid Certificate.

 

How to apply

Please apply through the SEEK website, providing a covering letter addressing the competencies required for the position, together with current resume.

Enquiries can be directed to Tara Seaward, Senior Manager Strengthening Families at Tara.Seaward@unitingwa.org.au

A position description outlining further details is available here.

  • Two years max term contract
  • Attractive salary + super + salary sacrifice + 5 weeks annual leave

 

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, 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.

About the role 

Working collaboratively with the Payroll and the People Services team to ensure accurate and timely management of employee records and the processing of our fortnightly payroll.

The successful candidate will be the initial point of contact for payroll enquiries and will work with our Payroll Manager to analyse, prepare and process information such as pays, leave, superannuation, salary packaging and workers compensation.

The role also works closely with our People Services team to manage employee records, process new employee documentation and assist with compliance matters. This is a two years max term contract.

About you

To be successful in this role, you will have a strong customer service ethos, be committed to providing solutions to payroll queries, enjoy the challenges of paying our staff in a timely and accurate manner and working as part of a tight knit team.

You will also have:

  • Previous experience processing payroll transactions in a similar sized organisation (400 – 450 staff)
  • An understanding of legislation related to payroll and a keen desire for continual learning
  • Previous exposure to payroll and timekeeping software such as TechnologyOne, ichris, Brevity etc will be highly regarded
  • Intermediate skills in MS Office suite (in particular Excel, Word and Outlook)
  • Strong attention to detail and good time-management skills
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and the confidence to use initiative in dealing with payroll matters
  • Well-developed communication skills and the ability to assist in the management of confidential information in a sensitive manner

The role comes with a unique opportunity to be involved in potential projects to update and/or replace a range of software systems.

Do you have experience in a payroll environment?

Are you organised with an eye for detail?

Do you love systems and have an excellent understanding of HRIS/Payroll systems and excellent computer literacy?

Are you a team player who likes to collaborate with others and share your knowledge?

If so we’d love to hear from you. Tell us in your cover letter why you want to work at Uniting and what you can bring to the team!

 

A position description can be found here.

How to apply

Please apply via SEEK with a resume and cover letter.  Please note that shortlisting will commence immediately.

You can contact Jan Marshall our Payroll Manager if you have any questions about the position at jan.marshall@unitingwa.org.au

About the role

The purpose of this role is to engage with street-present people in the City of Stirling area and connect them to accommodation, health, mental health and other mainstream services. The overall objective of the role is to ensure people who are sleeping rough, and people at risk of returning to primary homelessness, achieve long term, secure, stable accommodation. We have two part time roles available for an Assertive Outreach Worker on a max term contract ending 27 September 2024.

About you

You’re going to thrive in this job because you are:

  • Able to manage the delivery of holistic support to individuals experiencing crisis due to homelessness, risk of homelessness which may include substance abuse, disability and mental health issues
  • An expert communicator with great interpersonal skills including the ability to work and communicate effectively with service staff, service users, community agencies and other professionals
  • Able to negotiate and resolve conflict
  • Able to demonstrate computer literacy including proficiency in Word, Outlook, Excel programs Demonstrated ability to exercise sound judgment when directions are not clearly defined Ability to set priorities and monitor workload

We are seeking highly motivated people who have:

  • Recognised qualifications in a relevant area such as community services/social work/social science &/or experience working in the homelessness sector
  • Current C class drivers licence, National Police Clearance Check and Working with Children Check
  • Current  Senior First Aid Certificate
  • Knowledge of contemporary theories and practices underpinning the provision of community services, particularly homelessness
  • Experience in the provision of services to people with complex issues including homelessness, disability, mental health, and dual diagnosis.
  • Experience working with people of Aboriginal and culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

 

How to apply

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

Enquiries can be directed to Rhys Powell at rhys.powell@unitingwa.org.au

A position description outlining further details is available here.

About the role

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

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. We are looking for support workers to provide specific support such as personal care and special feeding systems feeding. 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

A position PD for 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 Sam.Barron@unitingwa.com.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.