Charmaine found her work-life balance at Uniting.

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May 31, 2022

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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.”

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