• 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. 

  • Full time role based at our Inner City Service Centre in East Perth
  • 5 weeks annual leave and access to salary sacrifice
  • Salary ranging from $53,000 - $63,200 per annum

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.

The Housing Service team manages 300 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.

Reporting to the Team Leader of the Housing Service, the Administrative Officer works within a small team to provide administration support to Community Housing Development to help the team deliver an efficient and effective tenancy management service to clients.

The scope of this role is wide and diverse and will be flexible depending on needs of team and their support requirements. A large part of the role would be providing a central point for maintenance; forging relationships with AESC (maintenance helpdesk), contractors and tenants. The Administrative Officer is also responsible for undertaking the following tasks:

  • Log work requests for maintenance
  • Contractor management
  • Schedule inspections
  • Manage LTM dashboard
  • Invoicing
  • Central point for tenancy agreements
  • Maintaining data basis
  • Reporting
  • Monitor keys
  • Maintenance survey
  • Set up new tenant packs
  • Minute taking
  • Mail merge and information distribution
  • Project assistance – MHLO, Team Leader and Practice Lead

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. The successful candidate will be proficient in MS Office, with exceptional knowledge of Excel.

You must have, or be able to obtain, a current National Police Clearance and a current C class driver's licence is required 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 Tuesday 28 January 2020.

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

  • Part time position 22.8 hours per week
  • The role is based at our Inner City Hub in East Perth
  • 5 weeks annual leave (pro rata) and access to salary sacrifice

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.

The role will undertake the administration, processing and maintaining of payroll information. This includes documenting and general accounting work in accordance with legislation, industrial instruments and UCW policy.

Contribute to the planning and delivery of effective payroll services, adhere to requisite financial/accounting practices and assure the reporting and data integrity of the HRIS/Payroll database.

  • Ensure employees are informed and understand the payroll processes and any specific procedures or tools (timesheets) required.
  • Receipt, analyse and prepare information for payroll processing, identify non-routine or significant issues and address these in a timely manner.
  • Accurately and comprehensively calculate and or process:
    • Employee payments in accordance with conditions of employment
    • Leave entitlements
    • Superannuation contributions for employer and employee
    • Workers compensation
    • Salary packaging
    • Entitlements for employees ceasing employment
    • General deductions, reimbursements or other approved transactions
  • Provide the initial point of contact for all payroll related matters, address routine enquiries and define non-routine issues, and where necessary escalate to the Payroll Manager for direction.
  • Conduct validation checks of each payroll cycle to ensure accuracy and completeness of processing prior to executing.
  • Maintain the HRIS/Payroll system data and ensure valid, accurate and timely information a recorded.
  • Identify updates and improvements for all payroll related practices
  • Undertake or participate in projects.
  • Ensure practices and advice comply with relevant legislation, industrial instruments, UCW policies and requirements.
  • Complete relevant documentation and maintain system records.
  • Utilise information and data to improve service delivery and operational outcomes.
  • Provide input to reports, submissions, etc. for internal and external stakeholders.
  • Identify and report hazards in the workplace.
  • Meet OSH responsibilities.
  • Exercise duty of care according to agency policy.
  • Ensure risks related to service delivery or projects are identified and escalated and/or addressed.

You must have, or be able to obtain, a current National Police Clearance is required for this position.

For further information contact Ann Kelsey, Payroll Manager, on the following 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 Friday 7 February 2020.

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

Primary Carers - Family Group Homes

  • Are you, flexible, motivated, enthusiastic and empathic?
  • Do you have the skills to be able to support the day to day care of vulnerable young people in a residential care setting?
  • Competitive salary with extensive 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.

In this role, you will:

  • Care for and live with up to four children in a group home
  • Have access to your own private bedroom and bathroom, and have use of a fully maintained vehicle for work purposes.
  • Have the capacity and flexibility to work multiple sleepover shifts in a fortnight within a 24 hour roster model, working 7 sleepover shifts in a fortnight in the family group home.
  • Have experience in working with multiple children and youth in a residential care setting as their caregiver
  • Be highly organised and able to manage challenging peer group dynamics, utilising your skills in trauma informed practice and therapeutic parenting skills
  • 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 with minimal supervision & 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.
  • Have a sound understanding of the theories and practices relating to child development, trauma and attachment.
  • 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

 Essential Criteria:

  • Experience working with children and young people.
  • 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 situations, being able to provide a clear rationale behind decision making.
  • 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. 

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..