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Wathaurong Aboriginal Cooperative

Full time opportunity, Work with local indigenous community, Support early childhood development.

About Us

The name Wathaurong (Wada-Wurrung) is a recognised tribe (community) which consisted of some 25 clans (family groups) that formed part of the Kulin Nation of Aboriginal people.

The traditional boundaries of the Wathaurong people span the coastline from the Werribee River to Lorne peninsula and traverse inland in a north westerly direction towards Ballarat. The Wathaurong people have lived within these regions for more than 25,000 years.

As custodians of the Wathaurong lands, we are committed to working together to provide a secure future for our community by upholding the dignity of our ancestors; respecting our Elders and instilling a sense of cultural pride and belonging for our children and childrens children.

The Co-operative provides a range of services including; family and community services, support to young people, justice support services; cultural heritage services, and health services. Wathaurong Aboriginal Co-operative Ltd is the largest employer of Aboriginal people within the Geelong region.

The Role

We are currently seeking applications for the full time role of Playgroup and Best Start Program Facilitator. This role undertakes planning and delivery of the playgroup program at Wathaurongs Miller Miller play centre, as well as coordinating early years services delivered under the Best Start Program. Best Start focuses on partnerships and programs that support children to engage and participate in early childhood education, and children and families to engage in maternal and child health services. This is a great opportunity to make a visible difference supporting the local indigenous community.

About You

To be successful in this role, you will have experience in a community, social services, or childcare setting and a relevant qualification and/or Certificate III in Early Childcare (or working toward).

You will be resilient and flexible, with great team working skills and the ability to communicate with respect. You will understand and demonstrate cultural appropriateness, and have the ability to build strong relationships with community members and organisational partners.


This role offers a great mix of hands-on work with the community and input into the planning and development of early childhood services. Based in North Geelong with parking available.

How to Apply

Wathaurong Aboriginal Cooperative is an Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisation. The filling of this vacancy is intended to constitute an affirmative measure under subsection 8(1) of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975, therefore we invite applications from Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Candidates at this time.

Applications close at 9:00am Friday January 4, 2019

02/01/2019 $0 South West & M5 Corridor Sydney Australia 1 Accounting
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