UnitingCare West Albany is seeking energetic, caring support staff to provide service in and around Denmark and Mount Barker.  Applicants must be willing to be part of a self-organised team that is responsive to customer’s needs.

A Police Clearance, First Aid qualification and a current Driver’s Licence are required.  Experience and qualifications in disability support would be highly regarded but not essential. 

Hours of between 8 and 20+ hours per fortnight initially, with the high probability of additional hours for the right people.  Above award and penalty rates paid. 

A commencement date will be negotiated after recruitment is completed. 

Any questions regarding this role can be addressed by Sam Barron, Team Leader, Great Southern on 9841 7657 or 0428 910 423. 

Check out the position description here.

Applications (cover letter and a CV) to be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Interviews will occur on Wednesday, 10 October 2018 at the Denmark Community Resource Centre, Writer’s Room.

UnitingCare West is seeking to engage external providers to deliver on topics that will help us to continue on our journey as a learning organisation.

If you are a Learning & Development provider that creates learning capacities that make a difference to people and organisations, then we want to hear from you.

Information for prospective suppliers can be downloaded here.

Are you energetic, motivated, enthusiastic and empathetic?

In your new job you will make a difference in the lives of 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:

  • Develop and contribute to care plans and outcomes for children and young people;
  • Work in collaboration with a multi-disciplinary team to ensure that optimal outcomes are achieved for children and young people;
  • Provide specialist advice to Carers and Support Workers to enable them to achieve optimal outcomes for children and young people;
  • Build and maintain effective and proactive relationships with stakeholders.

We are seeking a highly motivated professional and you will ideally possess:

  • A tertiary degree in Social Work, Psychology or a related discipline;
  • A sound understanding of Out of Home Care programs and practices, preferably with statutory child protection and working with complex child protection cases;
  • An understanding of the theories and practices relating to child development, trauma and attachment and a demonstrated ability to apply these in complex situations;
  • Experience in providing case management;
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

Initial enquiries may be directed to Kieran Darcy, 08 9239 0900.

The position description can be found here

Applications are to be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. before 5.00pm on Friday 21 September 2018 and must include a covering letter outlining your suitability for the position and a current CV.

 

  • 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

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..