careers with us

Wathaurong Aboriginal Co-operative is a fast growing and innovative organisation that aims to provide the local Aboriginal community with culturally appropriate services.

We offer employees:

  • award wages or above, depending on qualifications and/or experience
  • 9.5% superannuation
  • 5 weeks annual leave (pro-rata)
  • 17.5% annual leave loading
  • salary packaging
  • training
  • study leave for approved courses.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and are one of the biggest employers of Aboriginal people in the region.

If you have extensive experience in related areas of work and a solid understanding of the issues confronting Aboriginal communities then we want to hear from you.

  • A police check, Working with Children Card and a driving license are required for all positions.

Applications to be sent to HR Manager preferably via email jobs@wathaurong.org.au or post to Wathaurong Aboriginal Cooperative, PO Box 402, North Geelong 3215. Applications that fail to answer the key selection criteria will not be considered.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who are interested in these positions are strongly encouraged to apply.

  • Wathaurong is a Smoke Free Workplace
  • Wathaurong is a Child Safe Organisation

Click on the links below for position descriptions.

We are currently seeking to recruit for the following positions:

 

HOME CARE WORKERS (CASUAL)

Location: Geelong CBD

Applications are invited for casual Home Care Workers to provide assistance and support with all activities of daily living in a culturally appropriate manner to NDIA/HACC clients. You will be part of a casual team of staff required to fill a range of shifts including mornings, afternoons, weekends and sleepovers. Would you like to make a difference in the lives of people with disabilities living in a supported accommodation setting? Do you enjoy working in a dynamic, encouraging team environment?

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This position does not have a closing date as we are always seeking suitable applicants.

 

CASE WORKER - KINSHIP CARE and TARGETED CARE PACKAGES (FULL TIME)

We currently have two full time vacancies available for case workers within our family services team. These roles manage cases of kinship and targeted care packages (TCP), which identify and support local Indigenous youth and families at risk. These roles have a strong client focus and hands on collaboration with families to provide culturally appropriate prevention and support services. This is a great opportunity to make a visible difference supporting the local Indigenous community.

About You

To be successful in this role, you will have experience in community, social or family services with an understanding of case management practices and the ability to work directly with community members and encounter challenging situations. You will be resilient, with great team working skills and the ability to communicate with respect. You will be able to work under pressure in a fast-paced environment, and demonstrate diplomacy and discretion. Experience working with Indigenous and/or CALD communities, and an understanding of Indigenous cultural practices would be highly regarded.

Benefits

Based in contemporary offices at the beautifully redeveloped Federal Mills Park in North Geelong. Work close to home with parking available. Generous leave and salary packaging available.

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We strongly encourage applications from candidates who identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander.

Applicants should submit a CV and cover letter by 9am Wednesday, 2 January, 2019.

Applications and enquiries should be emailed to Emma Cotsell at:

emma.cotsell@wathaurong.org.au

 

CULTURAL PLANNER – FULL TIME FIXED TERM CONTRACT (3 MONTHS, WITH POTENTIAL TO EXTEND)

We currently have a full time opportunity to join our Community Services team for a fixed initial term of three months in the role of Cultural Planner. The Aboriginal Cultural Planner is responsible for supporting the development, endorsement, implementation, and review of cultural plans for vulnerable Aboriginal children and young people living in out-of-home care. The position works collaboratively with care teams to ensure they are adequate and appropriate, and support child protection practitioners in the implementation of contemporary methods, systems and approaches to enhance the capacity of child protection teams to better respond to Aboriginal children and young people. This is a great opportunity to make a visible difference supporting the local community.

About You

To be successful in this role, you will have experience in a community, social, or cultural services environment. You may have previous experience in case management, cultural programming or administration.

You will be resilient, with great team working and time management skills, and the ability to communicate with respect. You will have considerable knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal cultural practices and how they influence and affect families (preferably in a local context).

Benefits

Based in contemporary offices at the beautifully redeveloped Federal Mills Park in North Geelong. Work close to home with parking available.

How to Apply

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The Wathaurong Aboriginal Co-operative is an Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisation. The filling of this vacancy is intended to constitute an affirmative measure under subsection 8(1) of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975, therefore we invite applications from Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Candidates.

Applications should consist of a current resume and a cover letter submitted by email in word or PDF format. Enquiries and applications should be submitted to Emma Cotsell at:

emma.cotsell@wathaurong.org.au

Applications for this role close at 9:00am Monday, 7 January 2019

 

PLAYGROUP AND BEST START PROGRAM FACILITATOR (FULL TIME)

We are currently seeking applications for the full time role of Playgroup and Best Start Program Facilitator. This role undertakes planning and delivery of the playgroup program at Wathaurong’s Milla Milla play centre, as well as coordinating early years services delivered under the Best Start Program. Best Start focuses on partnerships and programs that support children to engage and participate in early childhood education, and children and families to engage in maternal and child health services. This is a great opportunity to make a visible difference supporting the local indigenous community.

About You

To be successful in this role, you will have experience in a community, social services, or childcare setting and a relevant qualification and/or Certificate III in Early Childcare (or working toward).

You will be resilient and flexible, with great team working skills and the ability to communicate with respect. You will understand and demonstrate cultural appropriateness, and have the ability to build strong relationships with community members and organisational partners.

Benefits

This role offers a great mix of hands-on work with the community and input into the planning and development of early childhood services. Based in North Geelong with parking available.

How to Apply

Click here for a position description.

Wathaurong Aboriginal Cooperative is an Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisation. The filling of this vacancy is intended to constitute an affirmative measure under subsection 8(1) of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975, therefore we invite applications from Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Candidates at this time.

Applications should consist of a current resume and a cover letter submitted by email in word or PDF format. Enquiries and applications should be submitted to Emma Cotsell at:

emma.cotsell@wathaurong.org.au

Applicants should submit a CV and cover letter by 9:00am Friday, 4 January, 2019.