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Aging Services - Social Support

Enjoy new connections and experiences in your local area with our social support programs.

We work with people as they grow older and want to stay active, maintain their independence and enjoy life.

Find out more about our social support programs at unitingvictas.org.au


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Consumer Directed Services

 

Employment 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. 

 

Disability

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 and clay

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!

Supported Independent Living

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 - Disability Employment Services

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


Time Required

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.

 

 

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Home Based Care - Southern

Foster care is sometimes challenging, but our carers say the rewards far outweigh the tough times. 

 

A stable and caring home is the crucial first step for many young people as they recover from the effects of trauma, abuse and neglect. Evidence suggests that when young people are in a stable and caring home, they begin their journey to heal. 

 

At Uniting, our Foster Care Program provides carers with the training and advice they need to support vulnerable children and young people in our community. 

 

With over 100 years of experience bringing carers and children together, we'll support you in your journey to becoming a foster carer. 

 

We welcome all types of carers. If you think you can support a child or young person, we would love to hear from you. 

Provide the best possible care to a child or young person

Become a foster carer

Become a foster carer

Foster care is sometimes challenging, but our carers say the rewards far outweigh the tough times. 

Evidence suggests that when young people are in a stable and caring home, they begin their journey to heal. 

At Uniting, our Foster Care Program provides carers with the training and advice to support the care of vulnerable children and young people in our community. 

With over 100 years of experience bringing carers and children together, we'll support you in your journey to becoming a foster carer. 

We are always looking for more carers. If you think you can support a child or young person, we would love to hear from you. 

 
 

Training and support 

We provide specialised training and ongoing assistance so you can best support the children and young people in your care.

This support includes: 

 

Comprehensive training on parenting approaches to support healing and skill development
Ongoing support, supervision and practical assistance from a designated case worker
Access to dedicated care team
After hours on-call service 
Access to respite care for your foster child when you need some extra support

How do I become a foster carer? 

Get in touch

Register your interest and we'll give you a call about becoming a foster carer.

Attend an information session

Learn about becoming a foster carer and receive information to help you make an informed decision.

Complete accreditation

To ensure the safety of children in care, part of the assessment will include Health Checks, National Police Check, Working with Children's Check and a Home and Environment Check. 

Attend Shared Lives Victoria training

Receive information about fostering children and child safety as well as a range of comprehensive resources to support you throughout your foster care journey.

Home visits and assessment 

This involves interviews with you and everyone who lives in your home. A detailed assessment report is submitted to an approval panel for review. Once accredited, we will match you with a child or young person and provide you with ongoing support.

 

"The reward is seeing the children blossom, get on with their lives and smiles on their faces" - Maree


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, volunteering with Uniting is subject to a satisfactory national (and international where relevant) police check and Working With Children Check (in Victoria) and/or Working With Vulnerable People Check (in Tasmania) prior to commencement in any service or undertaking.

Lead Tenants

The Lead Tenant Program provides young people between 16 – 18 years, who are unable to live at home due to family or personal circumstances, with safe and supported accommodation to prepare them for the responsibilities of independent living when they turn 18

 

Up to two young people in one residence are supported by an adult volunteer (or couple) called a Lead Tenant, who lives in the home and provides day-to-day guidance and mentorship and is supported by professional staff.

 

The young people living in the home must be studying, employed or actively seeking employment. They also have a responsibility to help out cooking and cleaning, and pay a portion of their wage or benefit towards rent and utilities.

 

If you’re a mature, passionate person who wants to make a difference to young people by being a positive role model – Lead Tenant could be for you. It’s an extremely rewarding role – but also a challenging one. Opportunities are open to both singles and couples, in Melbourne’s Eastern and Southern suburbs.

 

Part of the role involves providing transport to school, appointments and extra-curricular activities.

 

You need to be proactive and passionate about engaging young people who may have experienced trauma and who have complex needs and challenging behaviours. Experience, along with current or completed studies in the social work, community service or youth work field are an advantage.

 

To help you in your role as Lead Tenant you are supported with comprehensive and ongoing training, as well as 24-hour support customised to your needs and the needs of your fellow tenants.


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, volunteering with Uniting is subject to a satisfactory national (and international where relevant) police check and Working With Children Check (in Victoria) and/or Working With Vulnerable People Check (in Tasmania) prior to commencement in any service or undertaking.

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Southern & Eastern Melbourne

Every day, our services support individuals, families and communities across Victoria and Tasmania.

By volunteering with us, you will become an important part of our team, helping to create positive change for people and communities. 

Find out more about our programs at unitingvictas.org.au


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Uniting Early Learning

We know that children learn best while they're playing, so we're passionate about making learning exciting. We create imaginative, caring and playful learning experiences that inspire children to build positive relationships and skills for life.

Programs supported by Volunteers

Kindergarten

Nurturing confident and creative learners

Kindergarten should be a joyous experience filled with laughter, learning and exciting discoveries while preparing 3 and 4 year olds for their first year at school.

Your child will explore their sense of self and creativity in environments that are rich in art, music, numbers, and language.

Our structured learning environments pave the path to school by encouraging children to engage with their surroundings, respect other cultures, express themselves and connect with others.

Contact your local service to find out more - https://earlylearning.unitingvictas.org.au/find-a-service/ 

 

 


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, volunteering with Uniting is subject to a satisfactory national (and international where relevant) police check and Working With Children Check (in Victoria) and/or Working With Vulnerable People Check (in Tasmania) prior to commencement in any service or undertaking.

 

 

Child care

Positive, supportive early learning environments lay strong foundations for children to blossom later in life.


Your child's self-confidence and resilience will grow as they explore their creativity and express their individuality while they learn, play, and have adventures with friends in our nurturing environment.

Contact your local service to find out more - https://earlylearning.unitingvictas.org.au/find-a-service/ 

 

 


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, volunteering with Uniting is subject to a satisfactory national (and international where relevant) police check and Working With Children Check (in Victoria) and/or Working With Vulnerable People Check (in Tasmania) prior to commencement in any service or undertaking.

 

 

Fill in an application