There are lots of reasons to start your career with Uniting. For Charmaine it was finding that work-life balance.
Having worked as a secondary teacher for 10 years, she was finding the afterhours and weekend work was taking a toll on her family life.
“There was no defined line between family life and work life.”, Charmaine says.
“I felt like I needed a change and wanted to do something that was a little bit more family friendly.”
Charmaine found a Kinship Care role advertised on Uniting’s website.
“I thought about the transferable skills I had from teaching and thought I would give it a try.”
Charmaine says her career change has been the positive change she needed.
“I now have the work-life balance I was yearning for, and I get to spend weekends with my family.
“Uniting is very supportive of personal needs, family oriented, and conscious of supporting staff to maintain mental health.”
Not only is the role a better fit for her family but also one she enjoys.
“I find the job very rewarding because I get to help young people and work with their families.”