Consumer Directed Services
We provide employment pathways, training, vocational opportunities and community building links for people of all ages and abilities. We match job seekers and employers with fair, meaningful employment solutions so that individuals can contribute, grow and thrive. We specialise in working with people who may have a permanent medical condition, mental health, injury or disability requiring employment aligned to their abilities.
Accessing the right supports is about being empowered through choice. We work alongside people to be independent and achieve their goals. We are a registered provider of disability services under the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and take a person-centred approach to all our services. Our focus is to help people be independent, get involved with their local community, and achieve their goals.
Programs supported by Volunteers
Fire & Clay provides employment for more than 30 adults with disability in a supported environment.
Based in Lilydale, the team produces distinctive, functional and decorative pottery pieces, which are distributed and sold locally.
There’s a very real sense of family on the factory floor, with many craftspeople having worked there for ten years or more – over 25 years, in some cases!
Our Supported Independent Living programs assist people with disability with tasks of daily living in a shared living environment. Our services include the Neurological Support Service, a residential support service providing holistic care for people with Huntington’s disease, multiple sclerosis, spinal or acquired brain injuries.
Pathways 2 Employment Supporter/Volunteer
Pathways to Employment Supporters and Volunteers will assist our team to support young adults with disability to build their job readiness skills and confidence.
We are looking for passionate and motivated volunteers who have a genuine interest and commitment to supporting young people with disability to reach their employment goals.
We are looking for people who have patience, flexibility, resourcefulness, resilience and creativity; to work within our collaborative team.
If you have experience in the following fields: Teaching, Learning Support/Integration Aide, Youth Work, Career Development, Employment Services, Disability Services or Community Services and you're looking to share your skills we would like to hear from you.
At Uniting we are passionate about working together to inspire people, enliven communities and confront injustice.
Locations: Broadmeadows VIC, Cranbourne VIC, Dandenong VIC, Footscray VIC, Heidelberg Heights VIC, Melton VIC, Pakenham VIC, Parkdale VIC, Sunbury VIC, Werribee VIC
Regular - more than 6 months
Various flexible shifts available
Type of work
- Tutoring & Coaching in a training setting (Group and individual)
- Disability Support
- Individual support in a work experience setting
Training Induction and orientation along with continuous professional learning opportunities.
Reimbursement Pre-Approved role related expenses.
Uniting is a child safe organisation and is committed in everyday practice to ensure the safety and wellbeing of all children, at all times. As a ‘child safe’ organisation, employment with Uniting is subject to a satisfactory national (and international where relevant) police check and Working With Children Check (in Victoria), NDIS Workers Check and/or Working With Vulnerable People Check (in Tasmania) prior to commencement of any paid or unpaid work and/or participation in any service or undertaking.
Uniting is also committed to equal opportunity and ensuring the workplace is reflective of the community. We encourage people from different backgrounds to apply, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and people with a disability.