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:

Caseworker Kinship and Out of Home Care

To provide case management to the children, young people and carers in accordance with the overall case planning direction for a child or young person. Through this role you will provide case management to children on a variation of orders, including Family Reunification Orders, Care By Secretary Orders and Long Term Orders.

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

2021 PD Team Leader Family Services (OOHC)

The position provides effective daily oversight of child protection programs to achieve and exceed performance and delivery targets that reflect the needs of the community, with a focus on quality system and continuous improvement based management, and community-focused programming.

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

PD Clinical Practice Nurse (RN)

The Clinical Practice Nurse will provide health education for individuals, families and groups that is culturally sensitive and appropriate. They will demonstrate and teach appropriate skills for health maintenance and prevention of accident and illness.

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

Qualified Builder/Carpenter, 12-month fixed term contract

The role will lead the repairs and maintenance of all our properties and the development and supervision of works crew.  The builder will liaison between workers and supervisor, along with being the key person in charge of overseeing the completion of the project with a keen awareness of material expenses, permits, and employee safety.

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

 

PD - Driver Fixed Term (patient transport and feed me program)

  1. To provide safe and efficient transportation to patients of Wathaurong Health Services.
  2. To maintain a safe environment for Health Services clients and community members
  3. To assist with the Feed Me program as required

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

Enquiries and applications should be submitted directly to jobs@wathaurong.org.au

Disability and Support Workers

We currently have multiple casual vacancies available for Disability and Support Workers in our team. This role focuses on providing culturally sensitive and appropriate personal care, domestic services, and support to NDIS/HACC clients within the local aboriginal community.

The role works on site at client homes within the guidelines of the Active Service Model (ASM). Work is immediately available, as well as ongoing casual pool opportunities.

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

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