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:

Disability and Support Workers

We currently have a casual vacancy available for a Disability Support Worker 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

Quality & Compliance Officer

Reporting to the Quality Manager the position Quality & Compliance Officer contributes to a culture of continuous quality improvement and will ensure Wathaurong is well positioned to meet relevant accreditation, legislative and best practice standards.

The Quality & Compliance Officer is a Maternity backfill position that will be Full Time on a Fixed Term 8 month Contract. The Salary is open for discussion based on the Qualifications and Experience you bring to the position.

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

Enquiries and applications should be submitted either via SEEK or directly to Mark Shaw on: mark.shaw@wathaurong.org.au 

Alternatively you can contact Mark Shaw via phone if you would like to discuss the position in further detail on: mobile: 0412 371 722

Applications close on Thursday the 9th of September 2021

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

Accounts Officer

This position works closely with the finance team to support the efficient and effective management of the organisation’s financial resources.

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

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