• Facilitate and support teams of Support Workers providing enhanced quality of life for adults with disabilities in shared accommodation environments
  • $75,665 per annum, plus five weeks’ annual leave, leave loading and salary packaging
  • Full-time, on-going role with operations across the Perth Metropolitan area

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.

UnitingCare West provides a broad suite of person-centred supports for people who are at risk of marginalisation. My Home provides community-based shared accommodation living options and support for people with disabilities.

We are currently looking for a personable, efficient and hands on Team Leader to work alongside our existing My Home team leaders, supporting teams of community support workers, coordinating day to day running of the My Home program and supporting the enhancement of the quality of life of adults with disabilities in a safe and supportive environment with a focus on individual needs, maximum choice and control via a person-centred approach.

As part of this role you will be supporting My Home staff through a framework of facilitation and development that fosters a culture of learning, accountability and continuous service improvement as well as facilitates the development of effective engagement with families and other key stakeholders.

Like many jobs in this sector, success will be driven by your skill and personal attributes. So, to really make a difference you will need to be:

  • Collaborative;
  • Resilient;
  • Resourceful and creative;
  • Curious, innovative & adaptable;
  • Committed to be a coach and leader;
  • An influencer and deep listener;
  • A doer; and
  • Grounded, connected and real.

To be successful in this role you will:

  • Demonstrate proven experience in facilitating teams and coordinating programs
  • Ideally hold relevant qualifications in social work or disability services
  • Have a working knowledge of person–centred theories and practices underpinning the provision of services to people with disabilities
  • Possess excellent interpersonal, communication and organisational skills
  • Have a proven ability to work in a pressured environment with many conflicting and changing priorities
  • Be able to engage effectively with a wide range of stakeholders.

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.

Working with our values of empathy, respect, integrity, inclusiveness and commitment UnitingCare West provides the support and development for you to belong and thrive.

The role attracts a salary of $75,665 per annum. Other benefits of working with UCW include five weeks’ annual leave with 17.5% leave loading, generous salary packaging options, 9.5% employer superannuation, a great team environment and professional development. 

For further information please call Michael Chester on 08 9355 9070 or email michael.chester@unitingcarewest.org.au.

The position description can be downloaded 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 on Friday 27 July 2018.

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. 

Senior Case Worker – Intensive Family Services 

  • Full-time, Maximum Term Contract (12 months)
  • $69,659 per annum, five weeks annual leave plus opportunity to salary package
  • Position based at Fremantle working within the Rockingham District

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.

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 (Above Award)
  • 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 Clearance and have a current C class driver’s licence for this position.

Initial enquiries may be directed to Tara Seaward (08) 9355 9005.

The position description is available to download here.

Applications are to be made through the SEEK website before 5.00pm, Monday 16 July 2018 and should include a covering letter addressing the above competencies 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. 

 

Senior Case Worker – Intensive Family Services

  • Full-time, Ongoing Contract
  • $69,659 per annum, five weeks’ annual leave plus opportunity to salary package
  • Positions in South Metro and Mandurah

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. 

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 (Above Award)
  • 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 Clearance and have a current C class driver’s licence for this position.

Initial enquiries may be directed to Tara Seaward (08) 9355 9005.

The position description is available to download here.

Applications are to be made through the SEEK website before 5.00pm, Monday 16 July 2018 and should include a covering letter addressing the above competencies 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. 

 

Specialist Team Leader - Intensive Family Services

  • Part-time (0.5 FTE/38 hours per fortnight), on-going contract
  • $81,553 per annum, five weeks’ annual leave (pro rata) with leave loading, plus opportunity to salary package
  • Position based in Mandurah

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.

This is a leadership role within the Intensive Family Services (IFS) program and provides exciting opportunities to provide high level facilitation of staff, and lead the provision of high quality service delivery and outcomes.

If you are a dedicated professional looking to deliver exceptional services to families, this is a challenging and rewarding career opportunity. In this leadership role you will:

  • Plan and oversee the design & delivery of the program;
  • Ensure optimal outcomes for children and families
  • Recruit, develop and support a team of employees in all aspects of program delivery;
  • Build and maintain effective and proactive relationships with key networks & agencies;
  • Ensure that effective communication and reporting systems and processes are in place both internally and externally

 

Employee Benefits:

  • UCW Employee Collective Agreement (Above Award)
  • Excellent Professional Development and Training Opportunities, ongoing supervision and support
  • 5 weeks’ annual leave pro rata + 17.5% leave loading + 9.5% superannuation
  • Wellness Program and Employee Assistance Program
  • Use of pool car

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

  • A Tertiary degree in Social work, Psychology or other relevant field
  • Strong knowledge of theories and practice relating to child protection, child development, family interventions, and out of home care.
  • Experience in supporting and supervising staff.
  • Strong leadership of small multi-disciplinary teams, with a focus on building capability and capacity;
  • Highly effective communication, interpersonal, conflict resolution and problem solving skills; and
  • Good financial acumen relating to budgets, revenue and acquittal.

 

Initial enquiries may be directed to Tara Seaward (08) 9355 9005.

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.

The position description is available to download here. 

Applications are to be made through the SEEK website before 5.00pm, Monday 16 July 2018 and should include a covering letter addressing the above competencies, 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.

  • Lead a highly motivated team who assist those in financial hardship
  • Join the collaboration of services based at our thriving Inner City Service Centre, Aberdeen Street, Perth
  • Full-time, on-going role, $75,655 per annum + 5 weeks’ annual leave + opportunity to salary package
  •  

    This role supports our team to deliver high quality financial wellbeing and counselling services to the community.

    The opportunity is about bringing innovation in the way services are delivered to people in a holistic, radically person-centred way that addresses their respective circumstances and focuses on building self-reliance into the future.

    Like many jobs in this sector, success will be driven by your skill and personal attributes. So, to really make a difference you will need to be:

    • Collaborative;
    • Resilient;
    • Resourceful and creative;
    • Curious, innovative & adaptable;
    • Committed to be a coach and leader;
    • An influencer and deep listener;
    • A doer; and
    • Grounded, connected and real.

     To apply you must possess:

    • Considerable experience as a financial counsellor;
    • Comprehensive understanding and application of relevant legislation and codes of practice;
    • Substantial knowledge and/or application of integrated service design in financial wellbeing and its delivery for individuals or groups within a community services or related environment;
    • Hold a formal qualification with a minimum Diploma in Community Services (Financial Counselling), membership of FCWA and recognised as a Supervisor by the professional body.

    Initial enquiries can be directed to Megan Richards, Principal Practice Lead on 1300 663 298 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  

    The position description is available here

    Applications are to be made through the SEEK website by 5.00pm Friday, 20 July 2018 with a covering letter (no more than 2 pages) 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. 

  • 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.

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

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