Why work at Wathaurong?

Wathaurong Aboriginal Co-operative offers a range of attractive benefits to our employees. We want to recruit people who care about our community, and our staff really do become part of our wider community.

Wathaurong Aboriginal Co-operative is the largest employer of Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people in the Greater Geelong region. While we have a range of Identified positions (meaning only Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples may apply), we also have a number of roles available that are open to anyone who is keen to work with us to support Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people in our region.

Our organisation continues to grow and job opportunities are available across a range of departments. If you have questions about any of our current job opportunities, please email

Some of the benefits available to employees of Wathaurong Aboriginal Co-operative include:

  • Superannuation
  • Salary Packaging
  • Leave

Wathaurong is committed to providing a child safe environment. We have zero tolerance of any abuse or maltreatment of children. Everyone within Wathaurong is responsible for ensuring a culture of child safety, preventing child abuse, and abiding by the Child Safety Principles. We understand our legal and moral obligations to treat any child safety concerns seriously. We report any allegations and wellbeing concerns to authorities.

Current job vacancies

Family Violence Support Worker
We currently have x 1 Full-time Ongoing positions as Family Violence Support Workers with our
General Practitioner
The General Practitioner is responsible for providing culturally safe and appropriate general medical and health
Disability Support Workers
Are you looking for an opportunity to make a real difference in your community. We
Culture Care Connect Suicide Prevention Co-Ordinator
Establish and coordinate a CCSPN to develop a networked suicide prevention plan and establish ongoing
Caseworker Kinship Out of Home Care
Providing case management to the children, young people and carers in accordance with the overall
We currently have an opportunity to join our Health Services team as a Clinical Psychologist
Bringing Them Home Worker
The Bringing them Home worker facilitates healing, improvements in wellbeing, stronger connections to community and
Health Worker – Towards Home Plus
We currently have a Full Time Fixed Term (12 months) opportunity to join our Mental
Support Coordinator NDIS
The Support Coordinator is responsible for supporting a case load of Aboriginal NDIS and MyAgedCare
Aboriginal Health Worker
We currently have x 2 Full-time Fixed-term (12 months) opportunities in the role of Aboriginal
Works Crew Team Member – Lawns and Maintenance
The position provides high quality and culturally appropriate home and property maintenance to clients, programs,
Medical Director
We currently have x 1 Part Time Medical Director position available in our Health Services
Social and Emotional Wellbeing Worker (HOPE)
We currently have 1x Full Time position in our Mental Health team. The Social Emotional
Maternal and Child Health Nurse (Enhanced)
We currently have x 1 Full-time position as Maternal and Child Health Nurse (Enhanced) with
Community Strengthening Facilitator (Women)
We currently have x1 Community Strengthening Facilitator (Women) role in our Community Strengthening team. This
Community Strengthening Facilitator (Intake and Healing)
We currently have 1x Part Time position available in our Community Strengthening team. This position
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Recruitment process

The recruitment process at Wathaurong Aboriginal Co-operative is designed to get to know each other when making the decision to work together. The following provides some information so you know what to expect from us and what we will expect from you.
Our hiring process

At Wathaurong Aboriginal Co-operative, we want to make sure that we are employing the best people in the right roles to care for our community.

Because of this, the recruitment process can sometimes take longer, as we want to make sure we are getting to know our applicants to find the right fit.

For most people, the application and hiring process will follow the following steps:

  • Application
  • Interview stages
  • Safety, screening & certification checks
  • Internal sign off
  • Offer
  • Onboarding
The steps can change, for example a second or even third interview, depending on the nature of position and process followed by the hiring manager. Throughout the process, we will try to keep you updated on how your application is progressing and timeframes for the selection process.

Have a question ? email recruitment:


Student Placement

If you are currently studying and looking to complete your student placement with Wathaurong Aboriginal Co-operative, email us at Your enquiry will be forwarded to the appropriate department. Acceptance of student placements is dependant on capacity. Some of the areas that we have had student placements in the past include: 

Family Services

Family Violence

4th year medical students

Disability support

Email recruitment for more information:


You may find the following FAQs useful when submitting an application for a role with us:

If you require information or assistance in relation to your application, please phone or email the contact person for the advertised position or email: