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

Aboriginal Health Worker
We currently have opportunities in the role of Aboriginal Health Workers. The Aboriginal Health Worker
Mental Health/AOD Child and Youth Clinician
Step Thru Care (STC) is a service led by Neami National in conjunction with Windana
Support Coordinator (Balert Care Connections)
The Support Coordinator is responsible for supporting a case load of Aboriginal NDIS and MyAgedCare
Social & Emotional Wellbeing Worker
The Social & Emotional Wellbeing (SEWB) Worker will provide culturally appropriate support services to Community
Karroong Kanyool Youth Hub (KKYH) Program Officer – Casual
The aims of the Karroong Kanyool Youth Hub (KKYH) Program Officer role is to provide
Cherry Creek – Social & Emotional Wellbeing (SEWB) Worker
The Role Wathaurong is partnering with Barwon Health to provide primary care services at the
Community Strengthening Facilitator (Men) – Journey Walker
Create safe spaces for Community to connect through Culture, Spirit and Supports. Applications should be
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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: