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) - click for Position Description

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?

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

 

Best Start Facilitator - full time (ongoing)

Best Start is a prevention and early intervention program. In this role you will aim to improve the health, development, learning and wellbeing of all Victorian children from conception through to transition to school (up to eight years old) through consultation within the partnership. You will boost children’s participation in the programs we know have the best results for setting them up for success, such as kindergarten and maternal and child health (MCH) services. You will also put in place prevention strategies, such as providing referral pathways when targeted supports are required.

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

Click here for a  Position Description.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who are interested in this position are strongly encouraged to apply.

A police check, Working with Children Card and a driving license are required.

Applications to be sent to Human Resources manager Jodie Chatfield, preferably via email Jodie.chatfield@wathaurong.org.au or post to The Human Resources Manager at Wathaurong Aboriginal Cooperative, PO Box 402, North Geelong VIC 3215. Applications that fail to answer the key selection criteria will not be considered.

Closing date for this position is 17 August 2018

 

Family Innovations Case Worker - full time (ongoing)

As a Family Innovations Case Worker you will provide intensive case work and direct support to Aboriginal families with complex needs that are in contact with or in risk of contact with Child Protection Services. This includes providing culturally appropriate parenting support, mentoring, advocacy and guidance, by undertaking an assessment with the family of the issues that are impacting their functioning, and developing, implementing and reviewing action plans.

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

Click here for a  Position Description.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who are interested in this position are strongly encouraged to apply.

A police check, Working with Children Card and a driving license are required.

Applications to be sent to Human Resources manager Jodie Chatfield, preferably via email Jodie.chatfield@wathaurong.org.au or post to The Human Resources Manager at Wathaurong Aboriginal Cooperative, PO Box 402, North Geelong VIC 3215. Applications that fail to answer the key selection criteria will not be considered.

Closing date for this position is 17 August 2018

 

Therapeutic Home-based Care Practitioner - part time 0.8 (ongoing)

The successful applicant will provide leadership in accordance with program guidelines for the delivery of Therapeutic Home Based Care to Aboriginal clients. You will work in conjunction with the Family Services manager to contribute to the successful development and implementation of the program, including assessment procedures, needs identification, risk assessment, practice guidelines, case documentation and discharge planning.

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

Click here for a  Position Description.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who are interested in this position are strongly encouraged to apply.

A police check, Working with Children Card and a driving license are required.

Applications to be sent to Human Resources manager Jodie Chatfield, preferably via email Jodie.chatfield@wathaurong.org.au or post to The Human Resources Manager at Wathaurong Aboriginal Cooperative, PO Box 402, North Geelong VIC 3215. Applications that fail to answer the key selection criteria will not be considered.

Closing date for this position is 17 August 2018

 

ATAR (Aboriginal Tenants At Risk) Worker - part time 0.8 (ongoing)

The main responsibility of the position is to assist Aboriginal people who are tenants of Public housing, Community housing and private rental to maintain secure tenancy.

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

Click here for a  Position Description.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who are interested in this position are strongly encouraged to apply.

A police check, Working with Children Card and a driving license are required.

Applications to be sent to Human Resources manager Jodie Chatfield, preferably via email Jodie.chatfield@wathaurong.org.au or post to The Human Resources Manager at Wathaurong Aboriginal Cooperative, PO Box 402, North Geelong VIC 3215. Applications that fail to answer the key selection criteria will not be considered.

Closing date for this position is 17 August 2018

 

Team Leader - Senior Practitioner - full time (ongoing)

The Placement Prevention & Reunification Program which consists of The Aboriginal Stronger Families Team, Child First - Integrated Family Services Team and the Cradle to Kinder Team are looking for a dynamic and passionate team leader to co-ordinate service delivery and support the three teams to strengthen their practice around building the parenting capacity for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families to keep families connected and where possible minimize and prevent children entering the out of home care system.

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

Click here for a  Position Description.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who are interested in this position are strongly encouraged to apply.

A police check, Working with Children Card and a driving license are required.

Applications to be sent to Human Resources manager Jodie Chatfield, preferably via email Jodie.chatfield@wathaurong.org.au or post to The Human Resources Manager at Wathaurong Aboriginal Cooperative, PO Box 402, North Geelong VIC 3215. Applications that fail to answer the key selection criteria will not be considered.

Closing date for this position is 17 August 2018

 

Targeted Care Packages Support Worker - full time (ongoing)

In accordance with the overall Case Planning direction for a child or young person, the worker will follow the Best Interest Principles to provide and support better outcomes for children and young people in Out-of-Home-care. Wherever possible, the worker will endeavour to follow the Aboriginal Child Placement Principles to maintain and ensure the child’s identity and Cultural connection. Working in a co-design and collaborative manner with those involved in supporting a child or young person is essential for a better outcome.

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

Click here for a  Position Description.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who are interested in this position are strongly encouraged to apply.

A police check, Working with Children Card and a driving license are required.

Applications to be sent to Human Resources manager Jodie Chatfield, preferably via email Jodie.chatfield@wathaurong.org.au or post to The Human Resources Manager at Wathaurong Aboriginal Cooperative, PO Box 402, North Geelong VIC 3215. Applications that fail to answer the key selection criteria will not be considered.

Closing date for this position is 17 August 2018