• Be part of an innovative and exciting agency
  • Receive a generous monthly, tax-free carer reimbursement and ongoing support from our experienced, knowledgeable and passionate Case Workers
  • Enhance your skills through ongoing training and learning opportunities
  • Play a pivotal and rewarding role in the day to day lives of children in care

Fostering at UnitingCare West

UCW’s Futures Foster Care service offers the opportunity for foster carers to play a valuable role in helping children and young people with a disability and / or previous experiences of abuse and neglect to fulfil their potential. The service operates on the belief that the needs of all children and young people are best met in a safe, secure, consistent and nurturing family environment.

We are looking for people who have empathy and compassion, who are passionate and resilient and who are able to make a long term commitment to nurture children and support their growth and development.

About the Role

Foster carers need to meet the many simple and complex needs of a child or young person, such as:

  • Provision of safe, reliable and consistent care to meet the emotional, social, educational and physical needs of the child in their care.
  • Provision of physical care that may include feeding, toileting, bathing, and dressing.
  • Implementing therapy programs such as communication, mobility and independent living skills.
  • Assisting to meet the child’s health needs including monitoring medical needs attending appointments, administration of medication. The use of disability aids and medical equipment is also frequently required.
  • Supporting the child to maintain a connection with their family and cultural identity.
  • Contribute to planning for the child’s future.
  • Working in partnership with everyone involved in the child’s life.  

Are YOU ready to become a foster carer with UnitingCare West?

For more information, contact the Futures Foster Care service now on 08 6279 1800 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Note: you must have at least one spare room and be willing to undergo criminal and DCPFS screening checks.  It is also essential to have a current WA C class driver's licence.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.

UnitingCare West is committed to providing a nurturing environment where all children feel safe, valued and heard.

UnitingCare West Great Southern (Albany) is seeking an energetic, caring support staff to provide a service in and around Gnowangerup. Applicants must be willing to be self-organised and responsive to customer’s needs.

A Police Clearance, First Aid qualification and a current Driver’s Licence are required. Experience and qualifications in disability support would be highly regarded but not essential. 

Hours are 12-16 hours per fortnight. Good hourly rate and penalty rates paid.

A commencement date will be negotiated after recruitment is completed.

Any questions regarding this role can be addressed by Sam Barron, Team Leader, Great Southern on 9841 7657 or 0428 910 423. 

Check out the position description here.

Applications (cover letter and a CV) to be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Interviews will occur on Monday, 25 February 2019 in Gnowangerup.

(Counselling position)

  • Dynamic, skilled, knowledgeable and passionate people required
  • 1x full-time on-going position (Fremantle) and 2 x Part-time (0.6FTE), on-going positions Merriwa and Fremantle
  • Starting salary of $74,479 pa (pro rata), 5 weeks annual leave,17.5% leave loading + salary packaging

 UnitingCare West is looking for a 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.

Ideally, you will have:  

  • Tertiary qualification in a relevant area (e.g. social work or psychology) and significant relevant experience
  • Experience working therapeutically with children and families, experiencing complex issues
  • Excellent counselling and interpersonal skills
  • The ability to work autonomously and 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
  • 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 Working with Children Check.  It is also essential to have a current WA driver’s licence for this position.

Position Description available here

Please apply through SEEK, including a covering letter outlining your experience and suitability for the position (no more than 2 pages) and a current resume, by 5.00pm, Friday 8 March 2019.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.

UnitingCare West is committed to providing a nurturing environment where all children feel safe, valued and heard.

This is an opportunity for you to make your mark in a leading community service organisation during an exciting period of transformation towards self-organising teams.  This is a mentoring role, with significant responsibility, and we’d love you to help shape our future and ensure even better outcomes for the people we exist to serve.

Qualifications and experience are wonderful things (HR have told us so, and have added that bit down below), but we’re also looking for people who bring their personality, flair and unique energy to the workplace.

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

  • A natural leader and mentor - the perfect team captain
  • Keen to continue with direct client supports while taking on new challenges
  • Person-centred – your motivation is the people we exist to serve
  • Someone who celebrates the successes of others
  • Inspired to work for an organisation with big aspirations
  • A doer, with initiative and flair
  • Able to facilitate teamwork and collaboration, leading by example
  • A radical thinker - you get excited about trying innovative new ways of working
  • Resilient (goes without saying)
  • Resourceful and open-minded
  • A linker - you pull people together
  • Easy-going (but not too much)
  • An influencer and a listener
  • Flexible and adaptable
  • A thinker and researcher
  • Committed, grounded and real
  • The type to have a bit of fun at work (you’re our kind of person)

The bit HR told us to add:

  • Significant knowledge and understanding of contemporary theory, practice and its application in the area of disability and/or mental health (including excellent understanding of person-centred, strength-based support).
  • Understanding of individualised funding models and the key developments and issues facing the not-for-profit sector.
  • Relevant tertiary qualifications or commensurate significant (i.e. 3 years+) experience and relevant professional development
  • This role requires working 38 hours per week rostered between 6:00am and 8:00pm Monday to Sunday

That’s enough here but for more of this, see the available position description here.

Working at UnitingCare West:

Working within our values of empathy, respect, integrity, inclusiveness and commitment UnitingCare West 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 First Peoples, people with a disability, people from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds and mature age workers. 

If you are up for a challenge and want to make a difference we encourage you to apply online through Seek or call Sam Barron to find out more on 0428 910 423 between 8.30am and 4.30pm.

Please note that shortlisting will commence immediately.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.

UnitingCare West is committed to providing a nurturing environment where all children feel safe, valued and heard.

This is an opportunity for you to make your mark in a leading community service organisation during an exciting period of transformation towards self-organising teams.  This is a mentoring role, with significant responsibility, and we’d love you to help shape our future and ensure even better outcomes for the people we exist to serve.

Qualifications and experience are wonderful things (HR have told us so, and have added that bit down below), but we’re also looking for people who bring their personality, flair and unique energy to the workplace.

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

  • A natural leader and mentor - the perfect team captain
  • Keen to continue with direct client supports while taking on new challenges
  • Person-centred – your motivation is the people we exist to serve
  • Someone who celebrates the successes of others
  • Inspired to work for an organisation with big aspirations
  • A doer, with initiative and flair
  • Able to facilitate teamwork and collaboration, leading by example
  • A radical thinker - you get excited about trying innovative new ways of working
  • Resilient (goes without saying)
  • Resourceful and open-minded
  • A linker - you pull people together
  • Easy-going (but not too much)
  • An influencer and a listener
  • Flexible and adaptable
  • A thinker and researcher
  • Committed, grounded and real
  • The type to have a bit of fun at work (you’re our kind of person)

The bit HR told us to add:

  • Significant knowledge and understanding of contemporary theory, practice and its application in the area of disability and/or mental health (including excellent understanding of person-centred, strength-based support).
  • Understanding of individualised funding models and the key developments and issues facing the not-for-profit sector.
  • Relevant tertiary qualifications or commensurate significant (i.e. 3 years+) experience and relevant professional development
  • This role requires working 38 hours per week rostered between 6:00am and 8:00pm Monday to Sunday

That’s enough here but for more of this, see the available position description here.

Working at UnitingCare West:

Working within our values of empathy, respect, integrity, inclusiveness and commitment UnitingCare West 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 First Peoples, people with a disability, people from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds and mature age workers. 

If you are up for a challenge and want to make a difference we encourage you to apply online through Seek or call us to find out more on 9355 9086.

Please note that shortlisting will commence immediately.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.

UnitingCare West is committed to providing a nurturing environment where all children feel safe, valued and heard.

Have a look at some of the varied roles and career paths you can have at UnitingCare West here

If you would like to find out more about working at UnitingCare West you can email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..