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 sacrifice 
  • 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:

Aboriginal Mental Health Worker

Full Time (Fixed Term 24 Months)

This is an identified position, open to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants only.

Dual Diagnosis Clinician

Full Time (Fixed Term 24 Months)

An exciting opportunity exists for suitably qualified and experienced individuals who wish to work within a newly formed multidisciplinary team Darrabarook (New) Karndorr (Track)  to improve outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples living in the Geelong and surrounding area who experience moderate to severe mental illness.

The Health Service has been selected as a pilot site by the Department of Health and Human Services’ Mental Health Branch to develop an integrated service model that addresses the mental health, physical health and social support needs of the community. These interventions will be underpinned by cultural safety and social and emotional wellbeing principles.

Further information about the roles above in Darrabarook Karndorr is available by contacting Paul Thornton on 0408 034655.

Closing date for these positions is 20th August 2017.

Aboriginal Health Worker

Part Time 22.8 hours per week (Ongoing)

The successful applicant will be part of a service aimed at providing intensive case work and direct support to Aboriginal people. You will facilitate clinical assessments, work in partnership with the clinical practice, and provide cultural expertise to ensure the provision of holistic and culturally appropriate health care. You will also assist Aboriginal people to access appropriate primary care services, and liaise with internal and external practitioners to assist in the delivery of culturally appropriate services. You will work in North Geelong and also in Colac.   Qualifications as an Aboriginal Health Worker are desirable or a willingness to undertake study to achieve the qualification.

This is an identified position, open to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants only.

Further information about the Aboriginal Health Worker role is available by contacting Herb Goonan on 0439 851221.

Closing date for these positions is 20th August 2017.

Family Innovations Worker  (Full Time - Ongoing)

This position provides intensive, long and short term Case Work and direct support to Aboriginal families with complex needs that are in contact with or at risk of contact with Child Protection Services. The worker provides culturally appropriate parenting support, mentoring, advocacy and guidance and works holistically to achieve positive outcomes for families and community. 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 is required for this position.

Further information about the role is available from Belinda Foley by emailing belinda.foley@wathaurong.org.au

Closing date for this positions is 31 August.

Kinship Care Worker (Full Time - Ongoing)

This position involves working collaboratively with children, youth, extended families and relevant professionals to support and maintain identified Kinship Care Placements and to provide a range of referrals and information to the Kinship Care Placement families to ensure that the children maintain their cultural links to extended family and activities and the Wathaurong Cooperative. 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.

Further information about the role is available from Belinda Foley by emailing belinda.foley@wathaurong.org.au

Closing date for this position is 31 August

Domestic Assistants (Casual) - click for Position Description

Applications are invited for casual Domestic Assistants to provide culturally appropriate assistance and support with domestic duties  to NDIA/HACC clients. You will be part of a casual team of staff with flexibility around working hours between Monday and Friday. Would you like to make a difference in the lives of people living in a supported accommodation setting? Do you enjoy working in a dynamic, encouraging team environment?

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

Home Care Workers (Casual) - click for Position Description

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?

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