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:

Clinical Psychologist 

We currently have an opportunity to join our Health Services team as a Clinical Psychologist in a part time (3 days per week). This position contributes 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 in line with strategic objectives,  and undertakes supervision of provisional psychologists and psychology placement students.

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

Applications and enquiries should be sent via SEEK  or emailed to jobs@wathaurong.org.au and should consist of a current resume and a cover letter

Applications close on Sunday the Saturday the 25th of December 2021, Due to Wathaurong' s Christmas closure period interviews will commence January 2022

 

Alcohol and Other Drugs Worker

We currently have an opportunity to join our health team as a Alcohol and Other Drugs Worker in a full time fixed term (12 months) capacity. The Alcohol and other Drug Worker undertakes a number of program development activities based on a harm minimisation approach, including health promotion, information provision, education activities, development and maintenance of community linkages, referrals, counselling interventions, the provision of advice to generalist services, liaising with relevant programs and fulfilling an advocacy role on behalf of the service user.

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

Applications close on Sunday the 12th of December 2021

 

Disability Support Workers and/or Domestic Assistant

We currently have multiple vacancies available for Disability Support Workers and/or a Domestic Assistant (Cleaner) 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

Applications close on Friday the 26th of November 2021

 

Casual Covid Vaccination Hub Workers

Wathaurong is currently recruiting casuals for a variety of roles to support our vaccination efforts over the coming months. Vaccines play a vital role to keep our mob healthy, safe, and strong. Wathaurong needs community members to support the vaccination work. We need to fill the following roles:
1. Ushers at the Ford Factory Vaccination Hub and potential testing site.
2. Front Entrance support at the health service.
3. Administration support for frontline staff, to make bookings and call around Community.
4. Transporting Community to and from the vaccination hub and clinic.

If you are available 2-3 days per week, have good communication skills and want to support Community to be safe and get vaxxed we need you.

The purpose of these roles is to provide culturally appropriate support to Community in accessing the vaccine. This is a special measures role and only Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples are eligible to apply, under the special measures provision, section 12(1) of the Equal Opportunity Act 2010 (Vic).

For full details regarding the position please CLICK HERE.

To apply, you must submit a cover letter with your details and how you can help to jobs@wathaurong.org.au

 

Business Administration Receptionist Traineeship

This position forms part of Partnership with AFL SportsReady and Wathaurong’ s Corporate Services reception team providing 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 through a Traineeship opportunity through AFL SportsReady. At the end of the Traineeship if successful in your studies you will obtain a Certificate IV in Business Administration.

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

Enquiries and applications should be submitted directly to AFL SportsReady via the following link: Receptionist/Administration Traineeship – AFL Sportsready

 

Communications and Events Business Administration Trainee

This position forms part of Partnership with AFL SportsReady and Wathaurong’ s Corporate Services team providing support and assistance to the Communications & Media Manager. The role includes assistance with event planning, event delivery, coordinating newsletter content, assisting with distribution of newsletters and other promotional content and assistance with social media content, to provide events and communications that are culturally sensitive alongside completing a Certificate III in Business Administration.  through AFL SportsReady.

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

Enquiries and applications should be submitted directly to AFL SportsReady via the following link: Communications and Events Trainee – AFL Sportsready

 

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