UnitingCare West (UCW), a leading West Australian not-for-profit community services agency, is committed to achieving justice, hope and opportunity for all working with people and communities so those most in need can belong and thrive. 

With a workforce of more than 700 (employee and volunteers), UCW delivers a broad and complex range of services as part of the extensive UnitingCare national network.

To be successful in your application you will need to demonstrate a capacity and willingness to work within the Christian ethos of Uniting Care West. UnitingCare West is committed to providing a nurturing environment where all children feel safe, valued and heard.

A Responsive Outreach Worker role has become available within the Street to Home Program.  The role is funded until 30 June 2020 with possibility of extension.  The purpose of this role is to operate within a responsive outreach model and engage people experiencing homelessness in the Perth area who are not currently accessing support services. The role will focus on linking people into appropriate support services with the aim of enabling individuals to improve their life circumstances through a collaborative approach with other service providers and specialist mobile clinical teams.

You will be able to demonstrate the following:

  • A positive person centred and contemporary attitude towards those experiencing homelessness;
  • Knowledge and experience in working with clients to support positive change, including assessment, effective client advocacy and service collaboration;
  • Excellent communication, self-awareness and interpersonal skills;
  • Knowledge and experience in working with people experiencing mental health and/or substance misuse issues;
  • Relevant qualifications within the community services field and/or relevant experience is desirable; and
  • Ability to work with people from all socio-economic, multicultural and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

The position will be required to engage with street present people in other than business hours with an On Call system in place for back up support.

A current West Australian driver’s license, National Police Clearance and a Senior First Aid Certificate are essential. 

People from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) or Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (ATSI) background are encouraged to apply. 

A copy of the position description is available here.

For more information, please contact Ben Lechleitner, who is the Team Facilitator Homelessness Services, on 9220 1220.

Applications are to be made through SEEK, attaching a CV and covering letter which addresses the above criteria.

We will keep your resume for a period of 12 months as part of our internal processes and in line with the National Privacy Provisions.  If you do not wish this to happen, please contact us after the conclusion of the recruitment process. 

  • Energetic, motivated, enthusiastic and empathetic in supporting children
  • Casual positions in the Perth metropolitan area
  • Hourly rate

UnitingCare West is committed to achieving justice, hope and opportunity for all, and works with people and communities so those most in need can belong and thrive.  It is a not-for-profit community services organisation and part of the mission of the Uniting Church in Australia and UnitingCare national network.

Your new job will be to improve the lives of vulnerable children who have experienced complex trauma.  You will support your team to deliver high quality, therapeutic and child focussed services.

In this role you will:

  • Be required to live in the family group home while the Primary Carers are on their scheduled respite and for additional days during annual leave and sick leave periods.
  • Work in a residential setting and play a pivotal role in the day to day lives of the children by providing support and care.
  • Maintain a positive, homely environment.
  • Enjoy a fully furnished house, payment of utilities, private bedroom and bathroom, and the use of a fully maintained vehicle.
  • Undertake specialist training and support by program staff so you can be confident and effective in your role.
  • Work with and be part of a multi-disciplinary team.

Like many jobs in this sector, success will be driven by personal attributes rather than a job description. So, to really make a difference you will need to be:

  • Resilient
  • Resourceful and creative
  • Innovative
  • Adaptable
  • Committed
  • Energetic
  • Grounded, connected and real.

Ideally you will possess the following;

  • Experience working with children and young people in out of home care programs.
  • Ability to demonstrate empathy, guidance, respect and patience at all times. 
  • Able to work with minimum supervision.
  • An understanding of the theories and practices relating to child development, trauma and attachment
  • Ability to work as part of team, contribute to and, follow plans and routines that support children and young people in out of home care to heal and thrive.
  • Demonstrated ability to approach and negotiate complex and, sometimes conflicted situations, in a manner that demonstrates an understanding of the impact of childhood trauma.
  • Certificate IV or higher in children studies/youth work or currently studying in a related discipline.

You must have or be able to obtain a current National Police Clearance and have a current C class driver’s license for this position.

Initial enquiries may be directed to Kieran Darcy or Jessica Arrowsmith, Team Leader, 08 9355 9000

The position description is available here.   

Please apply through SEEK, including a covering letter outlining your suitability for the position (no more than 2 pages) and a current CV by 5.00pm, Saturday 13 July 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.

  • Full time role
  • 5 weeks annual leave (pro-rata) and attractive salary packaging options
  • Based in East Perth

UnitingCare West is committed to achieving justice, hope and opportunity for all, and works with people and communities so those most in need can belong and thrive.  It is a not-for-profit community services organisation and part of the mission of the Uniting Church in Australia and UnitingCare national network.

The Housing Service team manages 320 properties; the majority of which are leased from the Department of Communities. Housing Service incorporates the Independent Living Program, which accommodates 221 tenants with severe and persistent mental health.  Additionally, Housing Services partners with a range of other organisations to provide sustainable housing options to people with a range of complex needs.

The successful applicant will be team focused and responsible for coordinating a portfolio of approximately 100 properties and undertaking the following tasks:

  • Provide full tenancy management/property management services to tenants including managing rent arrears, inspections and responding to complaints.
  • Responding to routine maintenance requests and working closely with contractors to ensure repairs are undertaken.
  • Provide support and case management to tenants needing additional support as part of the Independent Living Program
  • Develop and maintain effective relationships with various support agencies regarding the support needs of new and existing clients to ensure that they have safe and sustainable housing.

You will need to develop excellent working relationships and show empathy and commitment to the needs of people with complex needs (particularly persistent mental illness). You will demonstrate an ability to work autonomously, have excellent time management skills and be highly organised. Progression towards or completion of Community Services qualification is highly desired.

You must have, or be able to obtain, a current National Police Clearance and a current C class driver's licence is required

Please apply through SEEK, including a covering letter outlining your suitability for the position (no more than 2 pages) and a current CV by 5.00pm, Friday 26 July 2019.

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 Indigenous Australians, people with a disability, people from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds and mature age workers. 

The position description is available here.

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

Homeless Accommodation & Support Services (HASS)

Evening Team – Senior Support Worker

UnitingCare West’s Homeless Accommodation and Support Services (HASS) provides a range of support services including advocacy, referral and transitional, program accommodation and support to individuals who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.

The HASS program employs a contemporary, person centred approach towards supporting clients who are addressing the issues that contributed to their homelessness. With the recent redevelopment and refurbishment of some of the service’s properties, this is an exciting time to be part of this program and to contribute towards this change process.

You will be able to demonstrate the following:

  • A positive and contemporary attitude towards those experiencing homelessness.
  • Knowledge and experience in working with clients to support positive change, including assessment and case management approaches.
  • Experience running and facilitating group workshops
  • Excellent communication, self-awareness and interpersonal skills
  • Knowledge and experience in working with people experiencing mental health and/or substance use issues.
  • Relevant qualifications within the community services field and/or relevant experience will be regarded favourably.

A current West Australian ‘C’ class driver’s licence, a National Police Clearance and Working with Children Check are essential for this position.

Please apply through SEEK, uploading your current CV and a covering letter which addresses the above criteria.

For more information please contact Mark McKenzie, HASS Team Leader on 0409 504 854

A copy of the position description is available here.   

Interviews for suitable applicants will begin immediately and the position will be closed once an appointment has been made.

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.

Your resume will be kept by us for a period of 12 months as part of our internal processes and in line with the National Privacy Provisions.  If you do not wish this to happen, please contact us after the conclusion of the recruitment process. 

This is an exciting opportunity for you to make your mark in a new team working in a leading community service organisation. We’re in a period of transformation towards self-organising teams, 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.

If all of this is you, this job would be great for you:

  • A curious people person
  • A specialist all-rounder: good with people, paper, numbers and systems
  • A passionate advocate
  • An ‘i’ dotter and ‘t’ crosser - making sure all the pieces are in place
  • The driver - keeping things moving along
  • An independent team player
  • A quick responder – you’re nimble on your toes to juggle competing priorities
  • Flexible and adaptable – it’s a constantly evolving world that we work in these days
  • Resilient (goes without saying)
  • Resourceful and open-minded – you get things done
  • Excited to try innovative new ways of working
  • A linker - you pull people together
  • Easy-going (but a little bit pedantic)
  • A thinker and researcher
  • Committed to helping people, grounded and real
  • The type to have a bit of fun at work (you’re our kind of people)
  • Inspired to work for an organisation with big aspirations

The bit HR wanted us to add:

  • Relevant tertiary qualifications or equivalent experience and/or training (supporting individuals and undertaking assessments)
  • An understanding and commitment to person-centred approaches
  • Working understanding of current funding and service delivery models
  • Demonstrated ability to manage own work schedule, work to tight deadlines and work under pressure in an ever evolving environment.

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 through SEEK or contact Kylie Jackson, Individualised Funding Coordinator, 0466 833 487 if you have any questions regarding the position.

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.

Homeless Accommodation & Support Services (HASS)

Evening Team – Support Worker

UnitingCare West is a community services agency of the Uniting Church that touches the lives of thousands of families and individuals each year.

We believe communities thrive when everyone has a sense of belonging, hope and purpose.

Our vision is justice, hope and opportunity for all. Our purpose is supporting communities to thrive so that everyone can enjoy a life of belonging, hope and purpose.       

UnitingCare West’s Homeless Accommodation and Support Services (HASS) provides a range of support services including advocacy, referral and transitional, program accommodation and support to individuals who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.

The HASS program employs a contemporary, person centred approach towards supporting clients who are addressing the issues that contributed to their homelessness. With the recent redevelopment and refurbishment of some of the service’s properties, this is an exciting time to be part of this program and to contribute towards this change process.

You will be able to demonstrate the following:

  • A positive and contemporary attitude towards those experiencing homelessness.
  • Knowledge and experience in working with clients to support positive change, including assessment and case management approaches.
  • Excellent communication, self-awareness and interpersonal skills
  • Knowledge and experience in working with people experiencing mental health and/or substance use issues.
  • Relevant qualifications within the community services field and/or relevant experience will be regarded favourably.

A current West Australian ‘C’ class driver’s licence, a National Police Clearance and Working with Children Check are essential for this position.

Please apply through SEEK, uploading your current CV and a covering letter which addresses the above criteria. All applications to be submitted by 4pm, Monday 15th of July 2019.

For more information please contact Mark McKenzie, HASS Team Leader on 0409 504 854

A copy of the position description is available here.   

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.

Your resume will be kept by us for a period of 12 months as part of our internal processes and in line with the National Privacy Provisions.  If you do not wish this to happen, please contact us after the conclusion of the recruitment process. 

  • Competitive salary including tax effective salary packaging
  • Full time ongoing position
  • East Perth location

UnitingCare West is a community services agency of the Uniting Church that touches the lives of thousands of families and individuals each year. We believe communities thrive when everyone has a sense of belonging, hope and purpose. Our Vision is justice, hope and opportunity for all. Our purpose is supporting communities to thrive so that everyone can enjoy a life of belonging, hope and purpose.

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a team who are highly motivated and committed to supporting those most in need in our communities. This is a senior role, which has overall responsibility for the preparation and processing of UCWs payroll for approximately 300 staff.

The ideal candidate will:

  • Have a sound knowledge of the dynamics of large, complex organisations including knowledge of statutory and legal obligations as they relate to payroll matters;
  • work independently and exercise sound judgement, confidentiality and problem solving skills;
  • Have significant experience in a similar role with experience in the Care sector desirable; and
  • Possess the interpersonal and communication skills required to effectively work with a range of internal and external stakeholders.

You must be able to obtain a current National Police Clearance and Working with Children Check (or have ones that are less than six months old) and have a current C class driver's licence for this position.

For further information please call Renuka Dissanaike on (08) 1300 663 298 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The Position Description is 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, 5pm Wednesday 31 July 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.

Your resume will be kept by us for a period of 12 months as part of our internal processes and in line with the National Privacy Provisions.  If you do not wish this to happen, please contact us after the conclusion of the recruitment process.     

  • Competitive salary including tax effective salary packaging
  • Full time ongoing position
  • East Perth location

UnitingCare West is a community services agency of the Uniting Church that touches the lives of thousands of families and individuals each year. We believe communities thrive when everyone has a sense of belonging, hope and purpose. Our Vision is justice, hope and opportunity for all. Our purpose is supporting communities to thrive so that everyone can enjoy a life of belonging, hope and purpose.

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a team who are highly motivated and committed to supporting those most in need in our communities. This is a hands on accounting role that covers a broad range of management and financial accounting areas.  The role works closely with the Finance Manager to produce month end/year results, prepare reconciliations and acquit government and other grants

The ideal candidate will:

  • Tertiary qualification in accounting/finance and will have completed, or be close to completing, CPA or CA qualifications;
  • have a minimum of three years’ experience in an accounting role;
  • be able to work independently and exercise sound judgement, confidentiality and problem solving skills;
  • A thorough and up to date knowledge and understanding of accounting principles, relevant Australian Accounting and International Financial Reporting Standards; and
  • Possess the interpersonal and communication skills required to effectively work with a range of internal and external stakeholders. 

You must be able to obtain a current National Police Clearance and Working with Children Check (or have ones that are less than six months old).

For further information please call Renuka Dissanaike on (08) 1300 663 298  or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The Position Description is 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 5pm Wednesday 31 July 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.

Your resume will be kept by us for a period of 12 months as part of our internal processes and in line with the National Privacy Provisions.  If you do not wish this to happen, please contact us after the conclusion of the recruitment process. 

  • Competitive salary including car allowance and tax effective salary packaging
  • Full time ongoing position
  • Significant property portfolio

UnitingCare West is a community services agency of the Uniting Church that touches the lives of thousands of families and individuals each year. We believe communities thrive when everyone has a sense of belonging, hope and purpose. Our Vision is justice, hope and opportunity for all. Our purpose is supporting communities to thrive so that everyone can enjoy a life of belonging, hope and purpose.

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a team who are highly motivated and committed to supporting those most in need in our communities. This is a new role that will take overall responsibility for the property portfolio which includes supported disability accommodation, community housing, out of home care, community hubs and offices.  The portfolio includes owned and leased properties as well as properties owned by third parties but managed by UCW under service agreements. The role will take be responsible for the UCW fleet of approximately 100 vehicles.

The ideal candidate will:

  • Have significant experience managing a large property and fleet asset base including demonstrated experience in the preparation of multi-level Strategic Asset Management plans (preferably in a Community Services environment);
  • The ability to lead a small team that supports the property and fleet needs of the organization;
  • Ability to research information, conceptualise new approaches, analyse and assimilate information, prepare reports;
  • Possess the interpersonal and communication skills required to effectively work with internal and external stakeholders whilst having the ability to build strong relationships and negotiate with those stakeholders, including the Department of Communities and other community housing providers; and
  • High level thinking and analytical skills and the ability identify and evaluate opportunities and risks.

We envisage that the successful applicant will have relevant qualifications and/or equivalent experience in roles similar to that advertised. 

You must be able to obtain a current National Police Clearance and Working with Children Check (or have ones that are less than six months old) and have a current C class driver's licence for this position.

For further information, or to obtain the Position Description, please call Andrew Williams on (08) 9355 9131 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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 5pm Friday 2 August 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.

Your resume will be kept by us for a period of 12 months as part of our internal processes and in line with the National Privacy Provisions.  If you do not wish this to happen, please contact us after the conclusion of the recruitment process.   

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

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