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.

About the Role

UnitingCare West is looking for an experienced team player with outstanding customer service skills to deliver level one ICT helpdesk support to its staff, volunteers & visitors. You will be responsible for the management of and response to all computer helpdesk tasks and administration of mobile phone hardware and supplier arrangements. You will also be in charge of providing technical maintenance of UCW intranet.

The position reports directly to the ICT Manager within UCW's multi-disciplinary Corporate Services team.

About You

The successful candidate will demonstrate:

  • A successful background in the provision of helpdesk support.
  • Excellent analytical skills and client customer service ability.
  • Desktop & application support experience in a Microsoft environment.
  • Experience and knowledge in hardware and peripheral support
  • A high level of interpersonal and communication skills is a 'must have' for this role.
  • Formal qualifications in ICT would be highly desirable.

You must also be able to obtain a current National Police Clearance and hold a current WA driver's licence.

About UCW

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 (5 weeks); annual leave loading (17.5%); access to additional salary packing and a great team environment. This full time role attracts a salary of $67,501.04 per annum, plus 9.5% super.

At UCW 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.

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

Enquiries can be directed to Stewart Fox-Mooney, ICT Manager on (08) 9355 9049.

The position description is available here

Please apply through SEEK, providing a covering letter together with current resume by 9am, 30 August 2019.

Shortlisting for this role will start 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.

  • Energetic, motivated, enthusiastic and empathetic in supporting children
  • Various positions in the Perth metropolitan area
  • Competitive salary with salary packaging available

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:

  • Live with up to four children for a seven day period in a group home, with a private bedroom and bathroom, and have use of a fully maintained vehicle
  • Have experience in working with multiple children and youth in a residential care setting as their caregiver
  • Be highly organised and able to therapeutically manage challenging peer group dynamics
  • Work in a team environment and play a pivotal role in the day-to-day lives of the children by providing support and care.
  • Maintain a positive, homely and safe living environment.
  • Be ‘Child Safe’ focussed and driven
  • Enjoy a fully furnished house, payment of utilities, private bedroom and bathroom, and the use of a fully maintained vehicle.
  • With assistance provided by a dedicated multidisciplinary care team, you will be responsible for the day-to-day care and supervision of the children and provide a supportive and healing environment for the children in your care.
  • Undertake specialist training and support so you can be confident and effective in your role.

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, respect and patience at all times.
  • Ability to demonstrate child safe practice within the role, to keep children safe from harm & making their security a priority.
  • Able to work with minimum supervision.
  • An understanding of the theories and practices relating to child development, trauma and attachment and a demonstrated ability to apply these in complex situations
  • 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.
  • Well-developed administration skills.
  • Certificate IV or higher in a relevant field e.g. children studies/youth/community services or have commensurate experience.

You must have or be able to obtain a current National Police Clearance, First Aid Certificate and have a current C class driver’s licence for this position.

Initial enquiries may be directed to Jessica Arrowsmith or Kieran Darcy on 9355 9000.

The position description is available here.  

Applications are to be made through SEEK before 5.00pm Monday 2 September 2019, and must include a covering letter outlining your suitability for the position and a current CV.

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. 

You must be of Aboriginal descent to be considered for this position as per section 50D of the Equal Employment Opportunity Act 1984.

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.

Are you interested in:

  • Helping Families keep their children safe at home.
  • Increasing the knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal Culture within the community.
  • Sharing cultural knowledge of community and the current trends within the Aboriginal community.

Ideally, we are looking for a candidate who can demonstrate the following competencies;

  • Experience working with vulnerable children and families who have been engaged in the child protection system
  • Experience of outreach work with Aboriginal and Non-Aboriginal families;
  • Case management skills and experience including planning, coordination, child centred casework practice and strengths based practice;
  • Willingness to work in partnership with Department for Communities (Child Protection)

You must have or be able to obtain a current National Police Clearance, Working With Children’s Check and have a current A or C class driver’s licence for this position.

Employee Benefits:

  • UCW Employee Collective Agreement  
  • Excellent Professional Development and Training Opportunities
  • 5 weeks’ annual leave pro rata + 17.5% leave loading + 9.5% superannuation
  • Wellness Program and Employee Assistance Program

If you have any queries regarding the role, please contact Sparanda Birchenall (08) 9239 0900.

The Position Description is available here.

Applications are to be made through SEEK before 5.00pm, Friday 6 September 2019 and should include a covering letter addressing the above competencies and a current CV.     

To be successful in your application you will need to demonstrate a capacity and willingness to work within the Christian ethos of UnitingCare West.

As this role is a 50D, 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. 

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 position provides case management and facilitates intensive family service delivery to vulnerable children and families where there are significant child protection concerns. Working with families to develop the families’ skills and abilities and strengthen family relationships.

Employee Benefits:

  • UCW Employee Collective Agreement
  • Excellent Professional Development and Training Opportunities
  • 5 weeks’ annual leave pro rata + 17.5% leave loading + 9.5% superannuation
  • Wellness Program and Employee Assistance Program

We are looking for candidate who can demonstrate the following competencies;

  • A minimum 3 year University Degree in a relevant discipline (e.g. Social Work, Psychology) coupled with professional experience that is linked to the key demonstrable competencies or:
  • 3+ years’ experience working with vulnerable children and families who have been engaged in the child protection and out of home care system.
  • Demonstrate and 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
  • Case management skills and experience including planning, coordination, child centred casework practice and strengths based practice.
  • Highly developed communication skills in all areas of communication with children and families and internal and external stakeholders.

You must have or be able to obtain a current National Police Clearance, Working with Children’s Check and have a current C class driver’s licence for this position.

Initial enquiries, can be directed to Sparanda Birchenall on 9239 0900.

The position description is available here.

Applications are to be made through SEEK before 5.00pm, Friday 13 September 2019 and should include a covering letter addressing the above competencies and a current CV.     

To be successful in your application you will need to demonstrate a capacity and willingness to work within the Christian ethos of UnitingCare West.

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. 

About UnitingCare West

UnitingCare West's vision is achieving justice, hope and opportunity for all. They believe communities thrive when everyone has a life of belonging, hope and purpose.  It is a not-for-profit community services organisation and part of the mission of the Uniting Church in Australia and UnitingCare national network.

About the role

We have 2 positions available and will consider part time or full time employment for the right person. One of these positions will be on a maximum term 3-6 month contract and would suit a recent graduate. Please indicate in your application your role preference and hours.

Your days will be varied and you'll have an opportunity to work across many different areas including;

Recruitment

  • Ensuring all documentation and approvals have been received
  • Posting job ads
  • Drafting contracts and sending out new employee paperwork
  • Setting up of new employees on the payroll system

General HR

  • Responding to general queries relating to policies and procedures and our employee collective agreement
  • Reviewing and updating policies and procedures

Administration

  • Administering our learning management system
  • Generating reports from the payroll system
  • Uploading employee documents to the payroll system

About You

We are looking for someone who is ready to take the next step in their HR career and enjoys working in a values driven organisation. Ideally, you will be a team player with excellent customer service skills who welcomes queries and questions and finding resolutions that meet the needs of your customer.

You must be able to obtain a current National Police Clearance (or have one that is less than six months old), and have a current C class driver's licence for this position.

A copy of the position description is available here.

For further information, please call Rachael on 9355 9041 or Mikel on 0418 970 581

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.

Please note that shortlisting will commence immediately.

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

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

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