Uniting Country SA

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About Us

We are one of the largest and progressive not-for-profit regional community services providers in South Australia.  Established over 100 years ago, we are headquartered in Port Pirie with over 340 talented, qualified employees and over 170 dedicated volunteers.

Our positive, hands-on involvement in regional communities is rewarding and enriching, both for staff and for the people we work with.

Every day we celebrate diversity, thrive on inclusion and demand equity.  We provide a collaborative, supportive and flexible working environment while constantly advocating for change to make things even better!

About You

We are always on the lookout for people who share our values and passion to join our team. We can offer you the chance to thrive in a career that makes a difference in people’s lives.

If you are kind, compassionate, believe in a society that is fair and justice for all the community, then we want you!

Why Join Us

You will have:

  • Flexible working arrangements and salary packaging benefits.
  • An inclusive culture of dedicated, passionate and professional team members.
  • A seat at the table where grassroots changes/improvements are made to tackle social justice issues.
  • Access to an Employee Assistance Program and Wellbeing initiatives.
  • A career pathway with a comprehensive induction, as well as continuous training.
  • Ongoing support and professional development opportunities.

We recognise that diversity in our workforce enables us to better support our clients’ aspirations and goals.  So, if you are a person living with a disability, an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person, part of the LGBTIQA+ community, from a culturally diverse group, have lived experience or are unique in any other way, we would love to hear from you.

We are proud to be a White Ribbon Accredited Workplace and a member of Pride in Diversity, and in 2021 we were ranked in the Top 10 Best Places to Work in Australia.

We are a 2024 Circle Back Initiative Employer and commit to respond to every applicant.

Experience the difference. Make change together.

Uniting Country SA – Caring for Country People



Position Location: Port Pirie 

Position Status: Casual

Closing Date for Applications: 30th April 2024

The Supported Residential Care service provides accommodation and support for children and/or young people who are under the Guardianship of the Chief Executive and cannot live at home with their families, or with foster or kinship carers.

Working within a therapeutic framework we address the previous trauma, abuse and/or neglect that young people in our care may have experienced.  Our service promotes positive attitudes and lifestyle choices with the aim of improving confidence, self-esteem, social and living skills.

The safety and wellbeing of children and young people is our focus, and we are committed to providing the best possible care for them.

A Psychological Suitability Assessment at the recruitment and selection stage is part of how we ensure we employ people who are suited to this important role.

Please view the Position Description for further information on the duties and responsibilities of the role.

You should also read carefully the attached document regarding the Psychological Suitability Assessment.  Upload your signed consent form with your application, or if you have any questions about this part of the selection process, phone the contact person listed below.  If you are selected for an interview, you can ask us questions during the interview.

Please read the Psychological Suitability Assessment document.

This is an ideal opportunity if you are currently unemployed and/or returning from a career break!


You will:

  • Have the ability to work with children and young people with high and complex needs.
  • Be prepared to work shift work.
  • Consent to undergo an approved psychological suitability assessment, of which you must be assessed as ‘suitable’.

You will have or, be willing to work towards: 


  • Current Australian Drivers Licence.
  • Satisfactory clearance of a Department of Human Services (DHS) Working with Children Check.
  • Satisfactory clearance of a National Criminal History Check (within the last 3 months).
  • Certificate IV (or above) in Youth Work or Child, Youth and Family Intervention or similar.
  • Current Provide First Aid Certificate.


  • Current Safe Environments for Children and Young People (Through Their Eyes) Certificate.
  • Therapeutic Crisis Intervention Certificate.
  • Understanding the impact of abuse and trauma, including brain development, attachment disorder and trauma related behaviour.

You may also need to be available for some out of hours work and travel between Uniting Country SA sites or interstate as required.

Our process requires you to provide a Resume, Cover Letter and a statement addressing the Duties and Responsibilities contained within the Position Description.  You will need to put this information in three (3) separate documents and upload each document.

All offers of employment are subject to the screening and assessment requirements of the Children and Young People (Safety) Act 2017 and any other legislation that interacts with it.

For additional information about this role please visit: https://www.ucsaresi.com.au/

Please contact Deanne Reid on 0419 464 101 for any questions concerning this position.

Please contact Laiken Bell, People and Culture Officer on 0466 503 880 for enquiries regarding the application process.

To apply for this job please visit www.seek.com.au.