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 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.



Youth Justice Case Worker

Full Time (Ongoing)

The main responsibilities of the position are to support young Aboriginal people who have come into contact with or in risk of contact with the justice system. Support will be based on a strong understanding of Case Management and respect for Aboriginal Culture in a Youth context.

You will also work with young people to develop strategies which contribute towards the reduction of young Aboriginal people coming into contact with the justice system.

Closing date for this position is May 3rd 2018.


Home Support Coordinator

Part Time 0.8eft Mon-Fri (Ongoing)

The Home Support Program works with eligible Aged Care clients to maintain their independence and their connection to Aboriginal culture and community. Your work will include undertaking assessments, developing and reviewing Care Plans, overseeing Planned Activity Groups and coordinating a small team. You will work closely with our NDIS funded program staff and staff within our Health Service.

Closing date for this position is May 3rd 2018.


Kinship Care Worker      (Multiple positions available)

Full Time (Ongoing)

These positions involve 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.

Closing date for this position is May 3rd 2018.


The Victorian Government has committed to establishing a network of Support and Safety Hubs across Victoria. The Barwon Support and Safety Hub (Barwon Hub) is one of 5 new launch sites that will provide a new way of supporting women, children and young people experiencing or at risk of family violence and will change the way services work with women, children, young people, families and perpetrators of violence. The Barwon Hub team members are an integrated, collaborative team from Wathaurong, BarwonCASA/Minerva, other Community Support Organisations in the Barwon area and Family Safety Victoria.

The following positions are now available:-


Aboriginal Practice Leader

Full Time (Ongoing)

The Aboriginal Practice Leader will be responsible for providing practice leadership and expert advice to the Hub workforce on culturally safe and inclusive specialist family violence services, child and family services and perpetrator interventions. The Aboriginal Practice Leader will provide secondary consultations to internal and external stakeholders and proactively build cultural safety and competence in the Hub.

Closing date for this position is May 3rd 2018.


Aboriginal Hub Practitioner

Full Time (Ongoing)

The Aboriginal Hub Practitioner will be responsible for providing support, advice and interventions for those at risk of or experiencing family violence.

The Practitioner will provide advice to the Hub workforce on culturally safe and inclusive specialist family violence services, child and family services and perpetrator interventions.

Closing date for this position is May 3rd 2018.