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Carers WA values its dedicated and skilled employees and aims to create a flexible, supportive, family-friendly, and carer-friendly workplace.

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Carers WA actively supports diversity and inclusion and we encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from culturally diverse backgrounds, LGBTI+ people, carers and people with a disability to apply.  If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at the time of application.

Current vacancies:

Great Southern Coordinator

The Regional Coordinator is responsible for providing access to information, capacity building, increasing networks of support and building resilience to empower carers in regional Western Australia. The role will work closely alongside the Carer Gateway Program, providing support with emergency respite referrals, caseload management, Carer Star assessments and assisting support planners to source and arrange service coordination. Promotion of CAWA Programs will also include providing input and feedback regarding the caring role, Carers Recognition Act, and the Carers Charter. Find out more. 

Marketing and Engagement Manager

The Marketing and Engagement Manager is responsible for the strategic planning and delivery of marketing, communications and engagement activities and initiatives with an aim to increase awareness, participation and outcomes for the organisation. Reporting to the Head of Marketing and Systems Development, the core responsibilities of the Marketing and Engagement Manager include: • Developing, implementing, and monitoring marketing, communications, public relations and engagement strategies and plans • Delivering effective and innovative communications, marketing, and engagement activities and advice across the organisation • Building and protecting Carers WA brand, reputation, and profile • Stakeholder relationship management • Direct management of a small team of marketing and engagement professionals • Providing leadership to enhance department operations, activities, and performance in alignment with organisation strategy, mission and values. Find out more.

Carer Support Counsellor

The Carers WA team of accredited Carer Support Counsellors provide counselling services as part of Carer Gateway in line with the Carers Recognition Act 2010. Counselling is safe, collaborative, and confidential* aimed at promoting carer and family mental health and wellbeing, enhancing self-understanding, and resolving identified concerns. Carers are active participants in the counselling process at every stage. Counselling is offered to carers through several mediums including telephone, zoom and face-to-face. The team also participate in supporting other Carers WA programs and services including community engagement to promote counselling services. Find out more.

Aboriginal Engagement Officer

The Aboriginal Engagement Officer is a predominately outreach-based role responsible for minimising barriers for Aboriginal carers to access Carer Gateway and services. This is done through building partnerships with the Aboriginal community, including Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisations, and through undertaking Carer Star planning sessions with Aboriginal Carers. Find out more. 

Young Carer Education and Engagement Officer

The YC EEO is a predominately outreach facing role responsible for increasing engagement opportunities within education facilities (schools, TAFE and universities), community service providers, associated network groups, and Local Government Associations, to increase awareness and supports for young carers in the community. Enquire at hr@carerswa.asn.au.

Young Carers Needs Assessment and Planning Officer

The role is predominately outreach facing and will join an expanding Young Carer Team supporting young carers aged 8-25 years in Western Australia, primarily in the Perth Metro areas, with additional telephone advice and information provided to young carers and their families living in regional and remote parts of the state. Enquire at hr@carerswa.asn.au.

Volunteers

Volunteers also form an integral part of our Carers WA staff. They are vital in assisting us in providing the best service and support to carers and their families throughout Western Australia. For more information on volunteering at Carers WA, please complete the enquiry form.

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