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:

Aboriginal Cultural Support Planner

The role is responsible for supporting the development, endorsement, implementation, and review of cultural plans for vulnerable Aboriginal children and young people living in out-of-home care.

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

Foster Care Recruitment Officer

This role is responsible for promoting foster care at Wathaurong and undertaking comprehensive assessments, facilitating the recruitment and training of potential Aboriginal foster carers using the Shared Stories, Shared Lives Process.

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

Case Worker Family Services

This role works across cases in the Kinship, Targeted Care Packages (TCP) and Aboriginal Stronger Families (ASF) programs which identify and support local indigenous youth and families at risk.

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

Caseworker Kinship and Out of Home Care

This role follows the best practice principles to provide and support better outcomes for clients through the coordination of cases across the Kinship and Foster Care programs within the Family Services department.

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

Intake Worker-Wellness and Recovery

Assist the Wellness and Recovery team to provide effective and evidence-based therapeutic interventions, including case management, group therapy and brief intervention, using recovery-oriented principles which focus on holistic care

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

Women and Children’s Program Coordinator

This is a new position that is two phased:

  1. To assist in the establishment of a Women and Children(W&C) unit within the Wathaurong Health Service.
  2. Once the service system is established this role will facilitate the day to day running of Women’s & Children’s Programs including KMS and MCH.

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 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

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