During an exciting period of organisational transformation towards self-organising teams, this communications and fundraising role will inspire and lead the Communications Team in a dynamic strategy to lift the fundraising profile of UnitingCare West and be proactive in our internal and external communications.

You are going to love this job because you:

- Are passionate about delighting your customers (internal and external) with your vision of a better future for marginalised people

- Are excited about a huge organisational change that is transforming UnitingCare West and inspiring the sector

- Enjoy connecting with people from all walks of life to listen to and share their stories

- Would love to work for a not-for-profit which has big aspirations

- Are inspired by and feel a personal connection with the organisational values and purpose.

We will love working with you because you:

- Are well connected in corporate and philanthropic circles and have a track record of amazing fundraising outcomes

- Have heaps of new and inspiring ideas to refresh our approach to fundraising

- Live and breathe fundraising and communication (it’s like this job was made for you!)

- Enjoy leading and coaching people to achieve their best

- Could create a better version of this ad!

The stuff our People Services team told us to include:

The new role of Practice Lead - Communications and Fundraising reflects the new structure of UnitingCare West, with leadership roles based on providing coaching and mentoring support rather than exerting power and control. The position is supported by the Head of Service Operations. You will have the opportunity to craft the role within the KPIs. The pay rate will align with the applicable skills that you bring to it. The hours will be full time and due to the nature of the role will include activities that occur outside of ordinary office hours.

You will bring to the role:

- Exceptional knowledge and understanding of contemporary theory, practice and its application in your relevant area of expertise:

- Exceptional relationship building and management skills and a sound external professional network;

- Capability to initiate and work collaboratively with all stakeholders to deliver requisite outcomes; and

- Relevant tertiary qualifications and/or commensurate significant experience and appropriate professional development.

- Your Expression of Interest through SEEK should contain a concise resume and a cover document of no more than three (3) pages that exemplars your credentials by 9am, Thursday 22 November 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.

    • Are you … resilient, motivated, enthusiastic and empathetic in supporting children?
    • Do you have … experience in working with children and young people who have experienced Trauma?
    • Various casual overnight / respite positions in the Perth metropolitan area 

    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, clean & tidy 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 National Police Clearance and have a current C class driver’s licence for these positions.

    Initial enquiries may be directed to 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, Friday 16 November 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.

  • 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.

    • Provide individualised support to People living with a Disability enhancing their quality of life and opportunities to participate in the community
    • Casual positions available across the Perth metro area
    • Day, evening and weekend shifts

    Are you looking to work in a setting that provides social and skill opportunities to people with a disability in a fun and vibrant way?

    Are you interested in using the skills and interests you have to enhance people’s opportunities to try new things and access activities they otherwise may not have a chance to do?

    Do you believe you are a good communicator, like to have fun, have excellent customer service skills? … This may be just the job for you! 

    We would love to talk to you and find out more about who you are and what we have to offer.

    You will need to have a valid Driver’s Licence, your own suitable vehicle, the ability to work within a team, demonstrated interpersonal skills, and a contemporary attitude to working with people with a disability. 

    The ability to participate in a broad range of recreational activities is highly desirable.

    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 23 November 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.

    fe, valued and heard.
  • Lead a highly motivated team to create opportunities to assist those who are homeless and who present with complex needs
  • Join the collaboration of services based at our thriving Inner City 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 out of the box thinking in creating pathways of support for people who are homeless and who present with complex needs

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 working within the Homelessness Sector
  • Comprehensive understanding and application of working with people with complex needs, who struggle to use mainstream homelessness services to assist them to transition from homelessness.
  • Comprehensive understanding and/or application of Trauma Informed practice

Formal qualifications are desirable for the position but will not preclude individuals in applying should they have adequate and relevant sector experience.

Initial enquiries can be directed to Gayle Mitchell, Practice Lead on 1300 663 298.  

The position description is available here

Applications are to be made through the SEEK website by 5.00pm Wednesday, 21 November 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.

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

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