careers with us

Wathaurong Aboriginal Cooperative employs over 100 staff in a range of positions in social, community, health and corporate services. Most staff are based at our two main office locations at Morgan Street and Mackey St in North Geelong.

Wathaurong employees enjoy a range of benefits including:

  • Generous annual leave
  • 9.5% superannuation
  • Not for profit salary packaging options
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Accredited training opportunities and study leave

The Cooperative is one of the largest employers of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the Geelong region, and we welcome applications and interest from the Aboriginal community for all positions advertised - we encourage you to let us know on your application if you're one our mob!

All appointments are subject to the satisfactory completion of applicable screening checks.

Applications and enquiries for vacancies can be submitted either via our adverts on SEEK, or directly to jobs@wathaurong.org.au

Applications should consist of a current resume and a brief cover letter submitted in Word or PDF. Where key selection criteria must be specifically addressed, this is requested in the job advertisement. We appreciate the time applicants take to apply for our roles but note that only shortlisted candidates are contacted.

Our Commitment to Child Safety

Wathaurong is committed to providing a child safe environment. We have zero tolerance of any abuse or maltreatment of children. We are committed to ensuring children and young people are able to actively participate in decisions that affect their lives. We understand our legal and moral obligations to treat any child safety concerns seriously. We report any allegations and well being concerns to authorities.

 

Current Vacancies - Employment

We are currently accepting applications for the following vacancies:

Receptionist - Corporate Services (Casual Pool)

We are currently seeking expressions of interest from community members with experience in an office or administrative environment to be part of our casual pool for reception services at our two corporate offices in North Geelong. The Corporate Services reception team provide a professional and friendly first point of contact for visitors to the cooperative from community and external stakeholders, as well as general office and administrative support within the Corporate Services team to ensure the effective running of this unit.

Please submit a current resume outlining any relevant experience (employment or volunteering) to jobs@wathaurong.org.au

We are seeking applications for this opportunity from candidates who identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander only. This opportunity is a casual pool opportunity to support reception during staff leave and absence.

Position Description Receptionist - Corporate Services

Psychologist/Clinical Psychologist

We are currently seeking interest from registered Psychologists who will contribute to positive community outcomes in social and emotional wellbeing by maintaining an active clinical caseload with the Wellness and Recovery Team. The position delivers evidence-based, best practice clinical standards, and culturally informed psychological interventions. We are seeking applications especially from registered Psychologists with Clinical Practice Endorsement and/or qualified as supervising practitioners (but welcome interest from other specialisms). Applications may be considered for full or part-time employment (please indicate).

Please submit a cover letter along with a current resume to jobs@wathaurong.org.au

This opportunity is being shortlisted on a rolling basis in June/July and we encourage applicants to submit asap

Position Description - Psychologist

Current Vacancies - Volunteering

We are seeking expressions of interest from the community for the following volunteering opportunities:

Aboriginal Community Justice Program

The Aboriginal Community Justice Program was officially created in 1988 by the Victorian Government with funding through Victoria Police to provide support to Aboriginal people whilst in custody and for Justice related matters. The ACJP is a community based initiative which provides cultural support to our community and individuals needing support in Justice related matters. The ACJP is involved in preventative initiatives as well as providing direct support through a “Call Out” service to community members held in police custody.

The Call Out element of the ACJP is a community-led program of volunteers who work on a 24-7 call out roster when our community members are brought into police custody and ask for cultural support.

This is a rewarding opportunity to support our community who need us when they find themselves in the justice system. Volunteers are provided with training as well as the required resources to attend call outs when they are on call. This opportunity can fit flexibly around your availability. If you would like to know more or express your interest please contact our justice team on 03 5292 9800 or email Justine.Mccarthy@Wathaurong.org.au