Uniting

Healthcare & Social Assistance

Uniting is responsible for social justice, community services and chaplaincy work of the Uniting Church in NSW and the ACT, providing care and support for people through all ages and stages of life and with a focus on people experiencing disadvantage and vulnerability.

Our purpose is to inspire people, enliven communities and confront injustice.

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Life at Uniting

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Uniting is passionate about helping people lead happy, healthy lives and we believe in taking real steps to make the world a better place. We’re always looking to grow our team of like-minded employees and volunteers.

Our work is in the areas of aged care, disability, community and family services, early learning and chaplaincy, and we get involved in social justice and advocacy issues that impact the people we serve. Every day, our services touch the lives of thousands of Australians. From early childhood education and care, services for vulnerable families, children and young people, aged care and people living with a disability – we are for everyone. If you believe in taking real steps to make the world a better place, we encourage you to find your next role with Uniting.

Welcoming you exactly as you are

We celebrate diversity of ability, age, ethnicity, faith, sexual orientation, intersex variation and/or gender identity and welcome everyone, exactly as they are.

Uniting is an Equal Opportunity Employer that promotes a positive work environment free from discrimination. Our Aboriginal Service Development Unit has established a set of delivery principles to ensure our services are accessible, welcoming and culturally supportive for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Working to inspire people, enliven communities and confront injustice brings its own rewards.

But there’s more.

You’ll have access to a range of exciting initiatives and opportunities. Training and Development We take pride in developing the capability of our people.

You’ll be encouraged to apply a ratio of 70% on-the-job learning opportunities, 20% mentoring and coaching and 10% formal training offerings. This helps to ensure your learning is practically applied and sustainably embedded over the course of your career with us.

Career progression

We are a broad organisation with a wide range of services allowing for vertical and horizontal career progress. You can expect technical and soft-skills training, accredited qualifications and leadership development.

Social Justice

Uniting is responsible for the social justice, community services and chaplaincy work of the Uniting Church in NSW and the ACT, providing care and support for people through all ages and stages of life and with a focus on people experiencing disadvantage and vulnerability.

Diverse and Inclusive

No matter your story, language, faith or cultural background, we want you to feel accepted at Uniting. We value and celebrate your cultural diversity and welcome you exactly as you are.

Locations

We’re the largest not-for-profit provider of aged care services in NSW and the ACT so we have many locations that provide the right care in the right places.

Research and Innovation

Knowledge is important at Uniting. That’s why we employ a dedicated team of researchers and social policy analysts. Our research and social policy team work with our services to identify how we can create a more inclusive, connected and just community.

Recognition and accreditation

Our various awards and official accreditations acknowledge our diverse, like-minded and supportive team culture. We care about our people and have created a safe and secure environment in which you can thrive.

Our Services

Aged care services

We’re the largest not-for-profit provider of aged care services in NSW and the ACT, with more than 100 years’ experience providing the best aged care possible. From helping you live independently at home or in our retirement villages to providing 24/7 care at our residential aged care homes, our services are designed to give you the support you need – where and when you need it.

Retirement and Independent living

Our Independent living villages, retirement villages and lifestyle villages cater to people aged 55 and over.

Early learning and childcare

Our engaging, inclusive programs inspire a love for learning that children will carry with them into the future. We encourage unique ideas, interests and strengths, and promote the creativity, connections, confidence and skills to help them reach their full potential.

Disability support services

We design support services around you, focussing on understanding what you want to achieve.

Our supports are designed to cater to the individual’s needs – from drop-in services that promote community interaction and participation, to 24/7 support for those with complex needs.

Children and young people

We stand by children and young people who have lived through trauma, loss and separation. Our services focus on prevention and early intervention, homelessness services, counselling out-of-home care and disability. Our aim is to keep communities and families strong and keep children out of the child protection system.

Families

We offer over 80 programs that stretch from prevention to early intervention, community development, child wellbeing and protection to counselling and mediation. All our programs promote healthy relationships, encourage positive change through education and learning, and build strong, resilient communities.

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Service Manager Women and Family Services

A unique opportunity to join Uniting’s Women’s programs network of highly skilled women that are passionate about the safety of women and children.

January 31, 2022

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Area Manager

Ensure business performance goals are achieved, operational oversight and development for a number of Early Learning services.

January 28, 2022

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Registered Nurse

Uniting is seeking an experienced Registered Nurse to work at Uniting Caroona Kalina in Goonellabah on a permanent part time basis.

February 13, 2022

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Care Service Employee

Uniting seeks Care Workers to work at Uniting residential facilities in Goonellabah (Jarman, Kalina, Marima) starting on a casual basis.

February 13, 2022

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Leisure & Wellness Coordinator

Uniting is seeking experienced Leisure & Wellness Coordinator to work at Uniting Caroona Goonellabah (Kalina, Marima, Jarman), NSW, on a full time permanent basis.

February 13, 2022

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Area Manager – Home and Community Care

Based in Westmead, you will contribute to the development of the strategy of Home and Community Care businesses as you lead the planning, budgeting and reporting of activities within your area.

February 13, 2022

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Psychologist / Senior Intake Clinician

Provide early intervention, thorough intake assessment & care planning for young people aged 12 - 25 at risk of mental health illness. Part time

February 12, 2022

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Facilitator, Clinical and Community Partnerships – Mental Health

Participate in development and facilitation of community awareness & education strategy in relation to mental health for young people

February 12, 2022

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Caseworker, Permanency Support Program

This role is responsible for providing culturally responsive child and family assessments, intensive home visiting, crisis management and casework to prevent unnecessary entry of children and young people into Out of Home Care (OOHC).

April 18, 2022

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War Memorial Hospital Social Worker

The primary purpose of this role is to plan, coordinate and deliver high quality patient-centred Social Work care to patients of War Memorial Hospital (WMH),

February 13, 2022
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Service Manager Women and Family Services

Healthcare & Social Assistance

Location:
Parramatta and Western Suburbs,
Closing:
January 31, 2022

About the role

This position is a fulltime permanent opportunity with flexibility to WFH and be based across various locations

As the Service Manager for Women and Families, you will be responsible for the overall running of Uniting’s three Crisis and Transitional Accommodation Services located across the Parramatta and Cumberland LGA. These services are for women alone as well as women and children escaping domestic and family violence or who are homeless.

You will provide direction, leadership, and support to each service and, through team collaboration, ensures consistent, best practice processes and quality service-based delivery. Leadership skills, business acumen and positive “can do” outlook is the core of our Service Manager.

 

About you

Qualifications

  • Relevant tertiary qualifications and/or equivalent years in experience in a similar role.                
  • Demonstrated commitment to feminist principles
  • A developed understanding of current issues in women’s homelessness, including current practices in the NSW context of responses to domestic and family violence
  • Demonstrated experience in working with clients from culturally diverse backgrounds including using telephone interpreting services
  • A sound and developed understanding of the principles of case-management, trauma-informed care and client-centric approaches 
  • Demonstrated and recent experience in managing staff, including professional development and supervision
  • Demonstrated ability to work constructively and collaboratively with a variety of stakeholders, 
  • An understanding of access, equity, diversity and Work Health and Safety principles and the ability to deliver a non-judgemental and supportive service to clients
  • Ability to attend to on-call matters and supporter events out of normal office hours
  • Your excellent interpersonal, organisational and communication skills, particularly related to leadership and advocacy, will be a valuable addition across the positive team environments
  • The role is designated for a female under section 31 of the Anti-Discrimination Act. You will be required to have a current drivers license, Working With Children Clearance and a National Police Check

 

 

 

 

Why work for Uniting

We are passionate about the development and well-being of our team members with access to leading specialists and training that will support you in your role. We provide many complimentary benefits to our staff, some of our many benefits include:

  • Above award conditions
  • Generous professional development opportunities
  • Salary Packaging
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Positive workplace culture
  • Paid parental leave
  • Flexible working arrangements

If you want to become a part of our positive and respected team, do not hesitate to apply now. To be considered for this position please upload your resume as well as a Covering Letter responding to the two Targeted Questions below (1 A4 page max);

TQ1: Demonstrated skills in leading teams that work across different sites

TQ2:  Demonstrated success in staying up to date with practice and maintain key community relationships with integral stakeholders within the sector


Should you have any questions, please contact Alex Sullivan from Uniting’s Talent Acquisition Team on;0466 801 937 / asullivan@uniting.org  for more information.

Employment with Uniting is subject to satisfactory background checks, which include National Police Checks, Working with Children Checks and Reference Checks.

 At Uniting we believe vaccination to be the best way to keep our employees and clients safe from COVID-19.  We require all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment

Applications close: 11:55pm Monday 31st February 2022

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January 31, 2022

Area Manager

Healthcare & Social Assistance

Location:
Parramatta and Western Suburbs,
Closing:
January 28, 2022

About the Opportunity

As a specialist in Early Education and Care, you will drive an innovative culture with excellent communication skills and exemplary knowledge of “My time our Place” and “The Early Years learning Framework”. You will join the Early Learning Senior Leadership Team to continue to improve and develop our network of services.

Playing a key management role across a portfolio of services in NSW and ACT, the Area Manager will be required to travel across our sites, leading the professional development and providing support to the coordinators, management committees, chairpersons and their teams.

The Area Manager will be focused on ensuring that business performance goals are achieved, legislative, regulatory and all requirements of the National Quality Framework are met in all services. This role is a great opportunity for an ambitious leader who can contribute to the growth strategies and business development opportunities across Uniting’s Services.

Who are we?

At Uniting, we believe in taking real steps to make the world a better place. We work to inspire people, enliven communities and confront injustice. We come from a belief that the power of inclusivity and community is the key ingredient to creating an environment where children can grow and flourish.

We’re for people that value the spirit of family and trust it above all else, especially when it comes to the wellbeing and stewardship of their children.

We are world-class educators and provide a level of quality that surpasses many of our competitors, but more than this, we create an environment that makes children and their families feel connected to each other and to those around them.

Thriving begins with belonging!

Our other services are in the areas of aged care and disability, community services, and chaplaincy and we get involved in social justice and advocacy issues that impact the people we serve.  We commit to respecting children and act to keep them safe. As an organisation we celebrate our diversity and welcome all people regardless of ethnicity, faith, sexual orientation and gender identity.

 

We are bold, imaginative, respectful and compassionate.

Essential Requirements

  • Previous experience as a service coordinator or director at OSCH/long day care or Preschool and multisite management (3-5 years minimum experience)
  • Demonstrated ability to plan, develop, implement and evaluate child appropriate programs and activities across multiple sites
  • Bachelor’s in early Learning or Primary School Teaching or similar, and experience having taught primary school aged children
  • Previous experience delivering strategies and programs intended for 5-12-year old’s
  • Must be willing to travel and be “on the road” on a weekly basis
  • Current Working with Children’s Check

 

What do I need to succeed?

  • A proven track record providing efficient and effective management across OSHC services, long day care or preschool and teams
  • A desire to continually learn and add value to the service
  • Exceptional knowledge of “My Time Our Place” and “The Early Years learning Framework”
  • Team focused with emphasis on providing a high level of customer care
  • Highly organised and flexible, ability to think outside the box and forward plan
  • Positive and optimistic outlook, friendly disposition
  • A work history demonstrating reliability, punctuality, enthusiasm, initiative and commitment
  • Experience of supporting continuous improvement including developing professional learning plans and programs

 

What’s in it for me?

  • Exciting multifaceted role, where you get to build capacity across teams whilst engaging with children and families
  • Opportunity to become a key stakeholder in NSW third largest not for profit Early Learning Provider
  • Salary Packaging – save money on less tax!
  • Uniting is proud to be an EEO employer who supports an inclusive approach in the workplace
  • Flexibility around start and finish times. Location negotiable for the right person

 

What do I need to do now?

Click on the apply button (Quickest way to be seen!)
Please contact Aparna Kumbhari (Talent Acquisition Specialist) akumbhari@uniting.org should you have any questions or require additional information.

 

“We commit to respecting children and take action to keep them safe”

At Uniting we believe vaccination to be the best way to keep our employees and clients safe from COVID-19.  We require all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment.

Employment with Uniting is subject to satisfactory background checks which may include a National Police Check, Working with Children Check and Reference Checks.  

 

Closing date: 11:55 PM Friday 28th January 2022

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January 28, 2022

Registered Nurse

Healthcare & Social Assistance

Location:
Lismore and Far North Coast,
Closing:
February 13, 2022

About us

At Uniting, we believe in taking real steps to make the world a better place. We work to inspire people, enliven communities and confront injustice.

Our services are in the areas of aged care and disability, community services, and chaplaincy and we get involved in social justice and advocacy issues that impact the people we serve. We commit to respecting children and take action to keep them safe.

As an organisation we celebrate our diversity and welcome all people regardless of lifestyle choices, ethnicity, faith, sexual orientation and gender identity.

We are bold, imaginative, respectful and compassionate.

About the opportunity

Uniting is seeking an experienced Registered Nurse to work at Uniting Caroona Kalina in Goonellabah on a permanent part time basis.
We want someone who thoroughly enjoys nursing, has excellent clinical skills, can provide engaged leadership and who has a passion for providing exceptional care.

Key responsibilities may include:

  • Excel at contemporary clinical assessment, making the most of funding we receive. You’ll be confident using the ACFI funding recording tool to achieve this.
  • You will oversee the clinical assessment process to ensure that each of our residents’ complex care needs are identified and regularly reviewed, reassessed and updated in their care plan.
  • You’ll advocate with and for our clients and their carers and families to enable choice and decision making that supports independence and quality of life.
  • You’ll contribute to a cohesive and harmonious team that respects each other’s ideas, integrity and abilities.
  • Your clinical leadership will ensure complex care and specialized nursing services are delivered by appropriately skilled staff under clinically-focused supervision.
  • You’ll support your team by sharing your knowledge, providing mentoring and clinical supervision on shift.

Qualifications

  • Registered Nurse, endorsed by AHPRA
  • Flu Vaccination
  • Covid Vaccination

Skills & experience

  • A good understanding of contemporary aged care, clinical practice and clinical leadership in a residential setting
  • Previous experience in the aged care sector and clinical nursing
  • Insight into how relevant state and Commonwealth legislation impacts aged care services
  • A good knowledge of the ACFI funding instrument and aged care accreditation standards
  • Great written documentation and assessment skills

Benefits & culture

Uniting is proud to be an EEO employer. Uniting supports an inclusive approach in the workplace. We celebrate our diversity and welcome staff regardless of ethnicity, faith, sexual orientation, gender identity and lifestyle choices. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

  • Ongoing training & development
  • Career development opportunities
  • Salary packaging

For Further Information Contact: Susan Clark on (02) 6674 7500

Employment with Uniting is subject to satisfactory background checks which include a National Police Check and Reference Check.

At Uniting we believe vaccination to be the best way to keep our employees and clients safe from COVID-19.  We require all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment.

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February 13, 2022

Care Service Employee

Healthcare & Social Assistance

Location:
Lismore and Far North Coast,
Closing:
February 13, 2022

About the opportunity

Uniting seeks Care Workers to work at Uniting residential facilities in Goonellabah (Jarman, Kalina, Marima) starting on a casual basis. 

To work collaboratively to assist in the provision of care services that enhances the residents’ well-being and is inclusive of their physical, psychological, social and spiritual qualities, to facilitate self-determination, capacity and resilience, as well as improve social engagement and quality of life for the resident. 

Key responsibilities may include:

  • Providing a wide range of personal care services to residents
  • Supervise daily hygiene – showers or baths, shaving, cutting nails; lay out clothes and assist in dressing; make beds and tidy rooms; store clothes and clean wardrobes
  • Assist and support residents with medication, utilizing medication compliance aids, simple wound dressing, etc.
  • Assist with meals and feeding
  • Recognize, report and respond appropriately to changes in condition of residents.

 

Qualifications

  • Certificate III in Aged Care or equivalent qualification (or working towards)
  • Influenza and Covid vaccination (essential)

About us

At Uniting, we believe in taking real steps to make the world a better place. We work to inspire people, enliven communities and confront injustice. We commit to respecting children and take action to keep them safe.
Our services are in the areas of aged care and disability, community services, and chaplaincy and we get involved in social justice and advocacy issues that impact the people we serve.
As an organisation we celebrate our diversity and welcome all people regardless of lifestyle choices, ethnicity, faith, sexual orientation and gender identity.

We are bold, imaginative, respectful and compassionate.

Benefits & culture

Uniting is proud to be an EEO employer. Uniting supports an inclusive approach in the workplace. We celebrate our diversity and welcome staff regardless of ethnicity, faith, sexual orientation, gender identity and lifestyle choices. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

  • Ongoing training & development
  • Career development opportunities

For Further Information Contact: Susan Clark on (02) 6698 5685

Employment with Uniting is subject to satisfactory background checks which include a National Police Check and Reference Check.

At Uniting we believe vaccination to be the best way to keep our employees and clients safe from COVID-19.  We require all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MIEiR9Brl2Y

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February 13, 2022

Leisure & Wellness Coordinator

Healthcare & Social Assistance

Location:
Lismore and Far North Coast,
Closing:
February 13, 2022

About us

At Uniting, we believe in taking real steps to make the world a better place. We work to inspire people, enliven communities and confront injustice.

Our services are in the areas of aged care and disability, community services, and chaplaincy and we get involved in social justice and advocacy issues that impact the people we serve. We commit to respecting children and take action to keep them safe.

As an organisation we celebrate our diversity and welcome all people regardless of lifestyle choices, ethnicity, faith, sexual orientation and gender identity.

We are bold, imaginative, respectful and compassionate.

About the opportunity

Uniting is seeking experienced Leisure & Wellness Coordinator to work at Uniting Caroona Goonellabah (Kalina, Marima, Jarman), NSW, on a full time permanent basis. 

This position is an amazing opportunity to step up and growth in your career as it across 3 facilities covering 220 residents.
Our Leisure and Wellness Coordinator is core to the Uniting team, and live and breathe Inspired Care.

Leisure and Wellness Coordinators embody the Uniting person-centred care approach which aims to celebrate our clients as unique individuals. Working alongside the care team, clients’ unique physical, psychological, social and spiritual wellbeing is enhanced through meaningful lifestyle and wellbeing programs.

Key responsibilities may include:

  • Providing opportunities to improve clients’ quality of life through facilitating relationship-enabling environments & activities.
  • Building and delivering an integrated approach for community engagement and inclusion that reflects the unique needs of each client, within and external to the home
  • Establishing relationships and networks within your local community to promote active ageing opportunities
  • Facilitate quality, timely and effective communication maintaining privacy and confidentiality of each client

Qualifications

  • Certificate 4 Leisure and Lifestyle and/or equivalent qualifications and experience
  • Flu Vaccination
  • Covid Vaccination

Skills & experience

  • Expert understanding of what creates meaningful engagement for clients
  • A sound understanding of community engagement & inclusion
  • Know-how of contemporary leisure & lifestyle assessment and program planning processes
  • Exceptional ability to engage and communicate with a range of stakeholders, and develop partnerships.
  • A demonstrated ability to plan, develop and coordinate community and social events.
  • Great understanding of Work Health and Safety principles and risk management practices
  • Exceptional organization and time management skills.
  • Ability and willingness to bring new concepts and ideas to the table.

Benefits & culture

Uniting is proud to be an EEO employer. Uniting supports an inclusive approach in the workplace. We celebrate our diversity and welcome staff regardless of ethnicity, faith, sexual orientation, gender identity and lifestyle choices. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

  • Ongoing training & development
  • Career development opportunities
  • Salary packaging

For Further Information Contact: Susan Clark on (02) 6698 5685

Employment with Uniting is subject to satisfactory background checks which include a National Police Check and Reference Check.

At Uniting we believe vaccination to be the best way to keep our employees and clients safe from COVID-19.  We require all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MIEiR9Brl2Y

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February 13, 2022

Area Manager – Home and Community Care

Healthcare & Social Assistance

Location:
Parramatta and Western Suburbs,South West and M5 Corridor,
Closing:
February 13, 2022

At Uniting, we believe in taking real steps to make the world a better place. We work to inspire people, enliven communities and confront injustice.

With over 10,000 employees and volunteers working across more than 300 sites, our services are in the areas of aged care, disability, community services and chaplaincy.

About the role:

Based in Westmead, you will contribute to the development of the strategy of Home and Community Care businesses as you lead the planning, budgeting and reporting of activities within your area.

Our Home and Community Care team are about to embark on a major business transformation and while this is initially a 2 year fixed term contract there would be a strong view to permanency.

As the Area Manager , your role specifically will:

  • Provide efficient and effective management of the Home & Community Care team
  • Develop and grow viable community care services at a local level with a strong focus on developing our clinical and allied health offering  
  • Lead the provision of quality services to Uniting clients in line with the Inspired Care philosophy, as well as sector wide reform
  • Contribute to the development of and implement operational solutions to meet targets laid out in the strategic plan, connecting with enabling / differentiating functions to obtain specialist input or services as required (e.g. Practice, Finance, HR, Customer)
  • Develop and grow viable community care services at a local level, reflective of the needs of the communities we support.
  • Implement solutions in line with Home & Community Care workforce strategy in order to address current and future workforce requirements, including effective recruitment, L&D, talent/succession planning, and performance management
  • Incorporate better practice techniques into service development initiatives within your service area as agreed with Head of Operations

As an organisation we celebrate our diversity and welcome all people regardless of ethnicity, faith, sexual orientation and gender identity.

We are bold, imaginative, respectful and compassionate.

Further to this we offer:

  • Chance to deliver significant organisational change and improve outcomes
  • Varied workload including BAU, internal projects and wider organisation initiatives
  • Ongoing professional and personal development opportunities
  • Work within an organisation that has a positive impact on our clients and the communities in which they live

While experience in Aged Care or similar service sectors would be an advantage, those from other industries with transferable skills and experiences are encouraged to apply. 

To be successful you will need:

  • Experience managing operations of large services across multiple sites
  • Able to create positive and productive workplace culture
  • Skilled at navigating a complex organisation, forging relationships, and managing through influence rather than direct authority as required
  • A demonstrated passion for social change and contributing to an organisation of influence for the most disadvantaged

 

Employment with Uniting is subject to satisfactory background checks which includes a National Police Check and Reference Checks.

 

At Uniting we believe vaccination to be the best way to keep our employees and clients safe from COVID-19.  We require all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment.

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February 13, 2022

Psychologist / Senior Intake Clinician

Healthcare & Social Assistance

Location:
Parramatta and Western Suburbs,
Closing:
February 12, 2022

The headspace Demand Management and Enhancement funding of Uniting aims to identify existing headspace services experiencing high wait times for clinical services and funds the development and implementation of activities and initiatives to assist in reducing these wait times. The funding supports the long-term sustainability of the headspace program by improving access to services, appropriately managing demand and improving the health outcomes of young people aged 12-25 with, or at risk of mental illness accessing headspace services, and their families.

  • Psychologist or Mental Health Social Worker 
  • Or Registered Nurse or Occupational Therapist
  • Attractive salary + Generous salary packaging benefits + some WFH   

Role Overview:

The Senior Intake Clinician will be responsible for overseeing intake and liaison. This includes coordination of day to day running, ensuring consistent approach and processes such as feedback to referrers/young people/families and friends and collating feedback received at intake to improve service delivery.

You will be an integral member of the Primary Care team in the headspace Penrith team.

As the Senior Clinician, your role will include but is not limited to:

  • Promote the principles of early intervention, including establishing links with stakeholders and maintaining/strengthening these links
  • Maintain and promote an awareness of young people’s primary health issues in the community e.g. GP’s, Service Providers
  • Provide thorough assessment and care planning at intake and liaison

Essential Criteria:

  • Relevant tertiary qualifications in Mental Health Nursing, Psychology, Social Work or Occupational Therapy
    • Registration or eligibility of respective professional body
  • Have extensive experience (1-2 year minimum) providing primary mental health intervention, with conducting assessment and providing evidence-based treatment and case management.
  • Demonstrated experience in developing and maintaining relationships, ability to consult, liaise and negotiate with team members, other professionals and external agencies.
  • Demonstrated ability to independently apply professional knowledge and judgment on routine matters.
  • Able to work autonomously or with professional supervision from more senior members of the profession or health team when performing novel, complex, or critical tasks
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and sensitivity to the mental health needs of young people (12-25 years) and their families.
To Apply, click the Apply button & attach your Resume and Cover Letter addressing the Position criteria.

What we offer:
An attractive salary with generous NFP salary packaging benefits, along with professional development and training opportunities in a friendly work environment.

At Uniting we believe vaccination to be the best way to keep our employees and clients safe from COVID-19.  We require all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment.

Enquiries to Talent Acquisition Specialist Rose Rivera on rrivera@uniting.org or 0438 206 164.  Ref 497562

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February 12, 2022

Facilitator, Clinical and Community Partnerships – Mental Health

Healthcare & Social Assistance

Location:
Blue Mountains,
Closing:
February 12, 2022

headspace Katoomba run by Uniting aims to reduce the burden of disease in young people aged 12-25 years caused by mental health and related substance use disorders through early identification and effective, evidence-based intervention.

  • Katoomba – Part time 3 days per week
  • Member of mental health team servicing young people
  • Attractive rates + Generous salary packaging benefits + WFH

Role Overview:

This position Facilitator – Clinical and Community Partnerships is instrumental in developing, implementing, evaluation and reporting against the community development strategy and related activities focused on building the capacity of the community to identify and reduce the stigma surrounding mental health and be able to respond to mental health concerns

Duties will include but are not limited to:

  • Participate with management in development of community awareness and community education strategy and ensure implementation of the strategy
  • Facilitate a strategic response to community requests for the program
  • Work collaboratively to maintain effective, sustainable relationships with young people and their families/significant others and relevant community groups to promptly respond to their mental health and development needs
  • Work collaboratively with headspace Primary Care Leadership to identify and develop appropriate partnerships and relationships in accordance with identified needs of the community

Essential Criteria:

Qualifications:

Appropriate certificate relevant to the work required to be performed i.e. health promotion, social work, psychology, community development/engagement or related equivalent.

Experience:

Typically, this role will require 3 or more years’ experience in your field of expertise (mental health).  You will be continuing to develop in your area of expertise and be expected to provide innovative ideas to solve problems in your discipline.  It is expected that you will be developing good skills at navigating a complex organisation, forging relationships, and managing through influence rather than direct authority as required.

  • Previous experience in a relevant industry, service or an equivalent level of expertise and experience to undertake the range of activities required
  • Ability to Undertake a range of activities requiring the application of established work procedures and may exercise limited initiative and/or judgment within clearly established procedures and/or guidelines
  • Ability to develop, document, monitor and report on community awareness strategies and plans within established guidelines and frameworks
  • Willingness to oversee or support volunteers or students undertaking certificate level. Studies
  • Sound knowledge of mental health within health promotion and the community sector.
  • Experience in facilitating Community Development initiatives and projects as well as assisting seniors as required
  • Demonstrated ability to consult with a wide range of stakeholders to develop local referral networks and implement community awareness and education campaigns within established guidelines or procedures
  • Ability to communicate and relate to young people age 12-25
  • Basic Computer literacy in Windows Office programs and ability to produce newsletters and health promotion resources
  • Willingness and ability to work evenings and weekends for events as required
  • Current driver’s license

Even better:

  • Experience in collaborative partnerships with government or non-government organisations, including working with a range of community partners.
  • Experience working with specific populations of young people (e.g. Aboriginal Torres Strait Islander populations, CALD, LTBGQI+ communities)
  • Previous experience developing or implementing group programs with a youth focus (headspace)
To Apply, click the Apply button & attach your Resume and Cover Letter addressing the Position criteria.

What we offer:
An attractive salary with generous NFP salary packaging benefits, along with professional development and training opportunities in a friendly work environment.

At Uniting we believe vaccination to be the best way to keep our employees and clients safe from COVID-19.  We require all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment.

Enquiries to Talent Acquisition Specialist Rose Rivera on rrivera@uniting.org or 0438 206 164.  Ref 497737

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February 12, 2022

Caseworker, Permanency Support Program

Healthcare & Social Assistance

Location:
South West and M5 Corridor,
Closing:
April 18, 2022

About the Role

This is a full-time (35 hours/ week) and will be based in Campbelltown.

This role is responsible for providing culturally responsive child and family assessments, intensive home visiting, crisis management and casework to prevent unnecessary entry of children and young people into Out of Home Care (OOHC).

Our Permanency Support Program (Family Preservation) works to support vulnerable families who are at risk of further escalation in the child protection system because we believe that supporting families before a crisis improves family resilience and reduces harm to children.

We’re looking for a creative, experienced, organised self-starters; someone as exceptional as the people we support to join us to provide assessment, crisis management, and casework as per the Homebuilders Model to families at high risk of having their children removed into care for protective concerns or who are having their children restored to their care.

What you will be engaged in:

  • Intensive casework and case management to families with children within the child protection system who have been assessed at risk of entry into OOHC or to support the return of children following a placement in OOHC
  • Practice inline with the Homebuilders model, policy and procedures, domestic violence framework, family finding and other evidence based practice models
  • Assessing families’ strength and needs using the NCFAS G+R and other approved assessment tools.
  • Assisting families to formulate and achieve goals that are child focused and address the safety and well-being of children.
  • Facilitating the development and implementation of case plans with families
  • Participating in an on-call roster

About You

  • Tertiary level qualifications in Social Work, Psychology, social welfare or a related discipline.
  • Demonstrated case management experience with at risk children and their families.
  • Demonstrated understanding of child protection issues and an ability to conduct risk and family assessments using a strengths based approach.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with families in crisis and work in partnership with them to achieve their goals, using a variety of evidence based intervention strategies.
  • Demonstrated experience in supporting Aboriginal families using culturally safe and sensitive interventions.
  • Commitment to ongoing training and development to ensure a broad range of evidence-based models as determined necessary by the program.
  • Current NSW Working With Children’s check.
  • Current driving license.

 About the benefits

Uniting is proud to be an EEO employer. We support an inclusive approach in the workplace and celebrate our diversity, welcoming staff regardless of ethnicity, faith, sexual orientation, gender identity and lifestyle choices. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply. 

As well as the opportunity to make a real difference in the lives of others we are also offering:

  • An attractive annual salary plus super with optional salary packaging available
  • 35 hour working week
  • 4 weeks annual leave and 1 week ex gratia leave at Christmas
  • Ongoing training & development 

If you have any questions or require further details then please contact Soraya Kauhiva on 0466 867 721 or skauhiva@uniting.org  Applications close on

Employment with Uniting is subject to satisfactory background checks which include a National Police Check and Reference Check as well as confirmation of Covid vaccinations.

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April 18, 2022

War Memorial Hospital Social Worker

Healthcare & Social Assistance

Location:
New South Wales,
Closing:
February 13, 2022

War Memorial Hospital (WMH) is a 3rd Schedule Aged Rehabilitation hospital, situated in Waverley, owned and operated by Uniting and part of the South Eastern Sydney Local Health District (SESLHD). Services are comprised of 24 hour inpatient care, Monday to Friday outpatient departments, several specialist community teams inclusive of Transitional Aged Care, Aged Care Assessment Team, Geriatric Flying Squad, Young Onset Dementia, 7 day a week day centre, 24 hour accommodation service for regional guests and the full range of hospital support services. It is set within beautiful tranquil grounds and is a well-supported team environment.

The primary purpose of this role is to plan, coordinate and deliver high quality patient-centred Social Work care to patients of War Memorial Hospital (WMH), consistent with Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW), Uniting, NSW Health and South Eastern Sydney Local Health District (SESLHD) policies, procedures and standards. The incumbent will provide in-depth clinical expertise and extensive specialised knowledge within Social Work for older people in the community.    

This senior position sits within the WMH Social Work Department and works across the suite of outpatient, community (Geriatric Flying Squad) and inpatient services as determined by the Social Work Manager. They will engage in leadership activities and proactively identify and work towards, quality improvement activities within the department.

This position is a permanent part time role with preferred days of Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.

Selection Criteria: 

1. Minimum of 3 years Social Work experience with older people and understanding of the individual and societal issues associated with ageing.

2. Excellent negotiation, decision-making and advocacy skills including the ability to interact constructively and collaboratively with a diverse range of stakeholders, throughout all organisational levels 

3. Demonstrated high level written and verbal communication, and interpersonal skills, and the ability to proactively engage with patients to enhance service delivery

4.Ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team and to apply advanced reasoning and independent professional judgement when dealing with situations of a novel, complex or critical nature

5. Ability to provide in-depth advice and education to enhance service delivery and to guide and support others in providing service excellence, with the capacity to provide clinical supervision to others.

6. Demonstrated ability and commitment to initiate and lead quality and service improvement initiatives with other staff and a commitment to ongoing clinical and professional learning.

7. Qualifications in accordance with the WMH Health Professionals Agreement, and eligibility for registration with the Australian Association Of Social Workers

8. Current NSW Drivers’ licence Class C

All NSW Health workers are required to have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine by 30 September 2021 and two doses by 30 November 2021 or have an approved medical contraindication certificate. You will be required to provide a record of your COVID-19 vaccination status at interview.

Enquiries to:  Fabiola Rafael – Social Work Manager – Ph. 02 9369 0143 –

fabiola.rafael@health.nsw.gov.au

Position Description:  PD_Social Worker Level 3_PPT 24hpw_Jan 2022 (1).pdf

Applications Guide: WMH Application Guide with forms_Nov 2021.pdf

Applications Close: 11.30pm, Sunday,13th February 2022

WMH is proudly committed to the provision of environmentally sustainable health services. WMH operates under Uniting’s values and Code of Conduct which employees are committed to uphold. It is important that the people who work at Uniting have a sense of commitment to our purpose. We are an equal opportunity employer and we select staff based on merit and experience. Uniting supports an inclusive approach in the workplace.

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February 13, 2022

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