Frequently asked questions

Q. How do I look for a job?

Search for current vacancies here. When you see a role you are interested in click on the vacancy. Alternatively you can search for vacancies by typing the name of a position in the search field and then pressing ‘Search’.

Q. How can I get new vacancies emailed to me?

Register here. You will need to register to have new vacancies emailed to you. Press ‘Create Account’ at the top of the page. Once you register and fill in the details of the role/s you are interested in you will automatically receive job alerts.

Q. How do I apply for a job?

Select the job you are interested in on our Search Vacancies page. Once you have selected the vacancy you wish to apply for, on the left hand side you will see a tab ‘Apply Now’. Click the button to start your application. If you haven’t registered your personal details you will be asked to do so or login if you already have an account.

Q. Who to contact if I have problems with an online application?

Press the ‘Help’ button at the top of the Search Vacancies page.

Q. Can I apply for a vacancy if I am on a Visa?

Yes, you can apply for an advertised vacancy, however, not all roles at UnitingCare Community meet Visa sponsorship requirements (e.g. 457 visas). We need to verify your Visa details to ensure eligibility for employment as part of the pre-employment process.

Q. How will you assess my application?

We will assess your application against the duties and responsibilities, knowledge, skills and experience required of the advertised position.

Q. When would I expect to hear if I am shortlisted for the position?

We aim to advise short listing outcomes as soon as possible. Please contact the manager responsible for the recruitment process if you have any questions about the progress of your application.

Q. What selection processes do you use?

We use a variety of selection processes. We will review your application first and then undertake selection processes such as telephone screening, group interview or assessment, individual interview, work tests and psychometric testing.  Some positions may require a medical assessment and probity screening (such as criminal history check or working with children checks).

Q. What should I expect when I come in for an interview?

Generally, you would be interviewed by a panel of two or three people. Interviews are conducted in a professional and structured manner. You will be asked questions about your skills and experience relevant to the position. All candidates will be asked the same questions for equity and fairness. You may be asked to undertake a work test (a task similar to one undertaken in the position) or prepare a response to a scenario.  

Q.  If I commence as a UnitingCare Community volunteer, could this lead to a paid job eventually?

Volunteering for UnitingCare Community is not a formal transitional pathway to paid employment. While you are volunteering with our organisation you are welcome to apply for any of our advertised paid positions.

Q. Who can I contact if I have any questions about a career with UnitingCare Community?

Please contact hrm@uccommunity.org.au if you have any questions.

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