• Dynamic, skilled, knowledgeable and passionate people required
  • 1 x Part-time (.8FTE) on going position based in Fremantle (servicing the South Metro area)
  • 1 x Part-time (.6FTE) 12 month maximum term position based in Merriwa (servicing the North Metro area)
  • Starting salary of $76,714.35 pa (pro rata), 5 weeks annual leave,17.5% leave loading + salary packaging

UnitingCare West is looking for 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.

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 5.00pm, Friday 18 October 2019.

For further information please contact Danielle Hayman on 0439 965 821 or Kerry Thorne on 0417 937 414.

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 and attractive salary packaging options
  • Based in East Perth

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.

  • Do you want a job that sees you making a real and lasting impact on people’s lives?
  • Do you have a passion for empowering people to thrive in their community? 
  • Are you a problem solver and a master of multi-tasking?  If so, read on!

Reporting to the Team Leader, Housing Services, the Tenant Support Worker works within a small, close-knit team to support people with complex needs to live independently in the community.

The position supports people to engage with their community, work towards their recovery and maintain safe, secure housing through the provision of property and tenancy support and a supportive landlord approach. 

The successful applicant will be team-focused and responsible for coordinating a portfolio of approximately 100 properties, including:

  • 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 linked to housing to tenants 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.

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.

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 for this position.

For further information contact Hannah Fellows Community Housing Services Team Leader, on 9220 1283 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 5.00pm Wednesday 23 October 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 packaging 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 also committed to providing a nurturing environment where all children feel safe, valued and heard.

  • Energetic, motivated, empathetic support for vulnerable children & young people
  • Various positions in the Perth metropolitan area (north and south of the river)
  • Competitive salary with access to salary packaging

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 in a group home, with a private bedroom and bathroom, and have use of a fully maintained vehicle whilst on shift.
  • Have the capacity and flexibility to work multiple sleepover shifts in a fortnight. Shifts are for a 24-hour sleepover period, to a maximum of 7-days in a fortnight. (The above is subject to changes based on the needs and best interests of young people in the home))
  • 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.
  • Have the ability to work as part of team, contribute to and, follow plans and routines that support children and young people to thrive
  • Have the ability to demonstrate empathy, respect and patience at all times
  • Have the ability to demonstrate child safe practice within the role, to keep children safe from harm & making their security a priority
  • Have the ability to maintain professional boundaries, and demonstrate own self-care.
  • 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
  • Innovative
  • Adaptable
  • Committed
  • Energetic
  • Grounded

Ideally, you will possess the following;

  • Experience working with children and young people in out of home care programs
  • 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
  • Well-developed administration skills and knowledge of managing finances
  • 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, First Aid Certificate and have a current C class driver’s licence for this position.

Initial enquiries may be directed to Jessica Arrowsmith or Claire McGowan on 9355 9000.

The position description is available here.  

Applications are to be made through SEEK, and must include a covering letter outlining your suitability for the position and a current CV. There is no deadline for this application – please apply as soon as possible.

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, empathetic support for vulnerable children & young people
  • Casual positions in the Perth metropolitan area (north and south of the river)
  • Competitive 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 focused services.

In this role, you will:

  • Be required to undertake both hourly support shifts or respite sleepover shifts in the family group home looking after up to four children, to support Carers or whilst Carers are on scheduled respite (sleepover cover) and/or annual/sick leave periods.
    • Usual support shift patterns are 3-hour shifts per day or 5-hour shifts on the weekend. Usual respite shift patterns you would be able to work multiple sleepover shifts to a maximum of 7-days in a fortnight. (The above is subject to changes based on the needs and best interests of young people in the home)
  • Be highly organised and able to therapeutically manage challenging peer group dynamics in a fast paced working environment.  We practice within a non-restrictive framework underpinned by Therapeutic Crisis Intervention strategies and within our therapeutic framework.
  • 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.
  • Enjoy a fully furnished house, payment of utilities, private bedroom and bathroom, and the use of a fully maintained vehicle whilst on shift.
  • 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. 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.
  • 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.
  • Well-developed administration skills and knowledge of managing finances.
  • 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, First Aid Certificate and have a current C class driver’s licence for this position.

Initial enquiries may be directed to Jessica Arrowsmith or Claire McGowan on 9355 9000.

The position description is available here.

Applications are to be made through SEEK, and must include a covering letter outlining your suitability for the position and a current CV. There is no deadline for this application – please apply as soon as possible.

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

This is an opportunity for you to make your mark in a leading community service organisation during an exciting period of transformation. Casual positions are available and this role supports people with disability and psychosocial disability to live in their own home and access the community. 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.

About You

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

  • Keen to provide 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
  • Thrive when working alone or in a team environment
  • 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
  • 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:

  • Knowledge and understanding of contemporary person-centred, strength-based practice and its application in the area of disability and/or mental health.
  • Excellent communication skills and an ability to build relationships with people from diverse backgrounds.
  • Ability to participate in a broad range of recreational activities and work hours on a seven-day roster.
  • Relevant qualifications or commensurate significant experience/lived experience.
  • Possess a current 'C' class license with own reliable vehicle.

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

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, are committed to a safe workplace, and strongly encourage applications from First Peoples, people with a disability, people from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds, people returning to the workforce 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, including a covering letter that outlines your suitability for the position and a current resume. 

Please note that you will need to be available on Monday 18 November between 10:00 and 12:00 or 13:00 and 15:00 to attend an Assessment Centre that will include group activities and an interview.

People with lived experience and 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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