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:

Executive Business Support Officer

Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), this position provides high-level confidential executive support to the CEO and business support to the Board and Executive Managers to manage complex emails and calendar requirements, and coordinate workflow. You will undertake a range of discreet, and confidential tasks, projects and coordinate processes.

Please click the link above to access the full position description.

Applications should consist of a current resume and a cover letter including responses to the Key Selection Criteria, submitted in Word or PDF format before COB Tuesday 27th October 2020.

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend a virtual interview.

Enquiries regarding the position should be directed to Simon Flagg at 0409 156 319.

Manager-Family Services

This position forms part of Wathaurong’s operational management team, providing management and oversight of allocated programs within the Family Services Unit. The position works under strategic direction from the Executive Manager to implement operational aspects of service strategy and policy.

Please click the above link for the Position Description and further information.

Enquiries and applications should be submitted either via SEEK or directly to jobs@wathaurong.org.au

Project Lead Youth Engagement

Utilise the specifically designed SEWB framework and associated mental health treatments to optimise outcomes

Please click the above link for the Position Description and further information.

Enquiries and applications should be submitted either via SEEK or directly to jobs@wathaurong.org.au

Casual Drivers – Feed Me Program

Wathaurong Aboriginal Co-operative is seeking to hire casual drivers as part of our COVID19 action plan to support community members.

The role involves collecting and distributing, food and meals to community members, across the Geelong and Colac region.

The successful candidates will need to have, a current Victorian Driver’s License. A pool car will be allocated for the deliveries.

And successful pass the required probity checks to obtain a Police Check and a Working with Children Card, these are mandatory requirements for the role. Wathaurong will fund the cost of these requirements.

If you are interested, please send an application to jobs@wathaurong.org.au

Aboriginal Practice Lead - Orange Door

An exceptional opportunity to change lives by leading high quality, culturally safe and effective responses to Aboriginal people seeking support and safety

The Aboriginal Practice Leader is a practice leadership position in each Support and Safety Hub located at Orange Door (Hub).

Auspiced by Wathaurong, the Aboriginal Practice Leader will work in close partnership with the Hub Manager, Practice Leaders, the Aboriginal Hub Practitioner, and Team Leaders to lead high quality, culturally safe and effective responses to Aboriginal people seeking support and safety through the Hubs.

Please click the above link for the Position Description and further information.

Enquiries and applications should be submitted either via SEEK or directly to jobs@wathaurong.org.au

Disability Support and Domestic Workers

Multiple casual opportunities available with immediate starts

Work close to home and support the local Aboriginal community

Are you seeking casual work to fit around your family or study commitments?

Please click the above link for the Position Description and further information.

Enquiries and applications should be submitted either via SEEK or directly to jobs@wathaurong.org.au

Medical Receptionist-Full Time

The position focuses on providing an efficient, accurate, culturally safe, and welcoming entry point for visiting community members at the Health Services Clinic, as well as supporting clinical and health services unit staff in the daily administration of service and program delivery.

Please click the above link for the Position Description and further information.

Enquiries and applications should be submitted either via SEEK or directly to jobs@wathaurong.org.au

Employment is subject to successful Police and Working with Children checks.

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 team on 03 5277 0044 or email admin@Wathaurong.org.au