Employment

Hello, Gunditjmara Aboriginal Cooperative is an equal opportunity employer. When you commence work with us you will be provided with a comprehensive induction including a copy of our employee handbook. We will ensure you have the opportunity to introduce you to others within our organisation, stepping you through the processes of how we function as a service provider.

Throughout your time with our organisation you will be provided with opportunities for your professional development. You will be invited to actively become involved with our community through organizational lunches, staff meetings and team meetings.

You will work within an established structured framework where you report to either a team leader or divisional manager. You will have access to information on your program funding, KPI’s and outcomes. You will have a work plan, prepare a monthly report on your progress towards achieving outcomes and engage in a reflective and transparent practice.

See Current Vacancies Below:


PREVENTION & EARLY INTERVENTION COORDINATOR

Are you passionate about improving the health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people? We are currently recruiting for a Prevention & Early Intervention Coordinator who will be responsible for implementing and coordinating intervention and prevention activities. You will contribute to the promotion of health care, client support and mentoring. The role is a regional position in which you will be working with South West Aboriginal Health Partnerships and involves travel across South West Victoria. This is a full-time position with a maximum term contract.

 What we are looking for

  • Commitment to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health and culture
  • Clinical experience or practice experience in a health setting
  • Ability to build strong relationships
  • Qualifications in nursing, health care or significant relevant work experience and training.

We strongly encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to apply

Benefits 

Generous annual salary, including 9.5% superannuation, attractive salary packaging benefits (salary package your home loan, car loan, superannuation etc.), annual leave loading, early finish Fridays, free car parking, plus additional paid leave over Christmas / New Year. Warrnambool offers low cost living and affordable housing and is a well serviced regional hub of South West Victoria. We are surrounded by stunning coast line, lush countryside, bushwalking tracks and sporting opportunities.

How to apply

Specific queries and expressions of interest should be directed to Julieanne Crow the Manager of the Primary Health Care Services on mobile 0438 606 072 or email julieanne.crow@gunditjmara.org.au

For further information or forward your application please contact Susan Kay on ph. 03 5559 1234 or email susan.kay@gunditjmara.org.au

Please include in your application;

  • your current resume’
  • a cover letter explaining how you meet the criteria
  • and 2 referees

Click Here for a copy of the Position Description

Application deadline is Sunday 11 August 2019

Gunditjmara is a Child Safe Organisation

Gunditjmara is a Smoke-Free Organisation


MANAGER CHILDREN’S SERVICES

Gunditjmara Aboriginal Cooperative is a not for profit Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (ACCHO) providing culturally aware integrated health and community services in the Warrnambool and regional South West Victoria.

About the Opportunity

This is an exciting leadership opportunity! We are on the lookout for a dynamic and effective leader to oversee operations for our expanding Children’s Services programs and approximately 15 staff members.  The role is part of the executive leadership team and reports directly to the CEO being a critical role within our organisation. You will be responsible for financial management, meeting service delivery targets, ensuring accreditation and compliance standards are met and leading and mentoring our people. This is a full-time position.

 What we are looking for

  • Commitment to improving the overall health of Aboriginal families
  • Commitment to Aboriginal culture
  • Ability to strategically grow services
  • Strong leadership skills and ability to mentor staff
  • Knowledge and management experience in children’s services

We strongly encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to apply

 How to apply

Specific queries about the role should be directed to Ashley Couzens – CEO on ph.55591234 or email ceo@gunditjmara.org.au .

For further information or forward your application please contact Susan Kay on ph. 03 5559 1234 or email susan.kay@gunditjmara.org.au

Please include in your application;

  • your current resume’
  • a cover letter explaining how you meet the criteria
  • and 2 referees

Please Click Here for a copy of the Position Description 

 Gunditjmara is a Child Safe Organisation

Gunditjmara is a Smoke-Free Organisation


PEOPLE & WELLBEING OFFICER

Are you an extraordinary administrator? This is a fantastic opportunity to develop your career in Human Resources / Administration and provide administration support to our busy People and Wellbeing Coordinator. The role involves induction, recruitment, employee screening, coordinating training events, employment contracts and more! this is a part-time position for 3 days a week.

We strongly encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to apply

What we are looking for

  • Ability to work with Aboriginal organisations and people
  • Committed work ethic and a high level of accuracy
  • Great administrative and organizational skills
  • Interest in Human Resources and relevant work experience

How to apply

For further information or forward your application please contact Susan Kay on ph. 03 5559 1234 or email susan.kay@gunditjmara.org.au

Please include in your application;

  • your current resume’
  • a cover letter explaining how you meet the criteria
  • and 2 referees

Application deadline is Sunday 28 July 2019

Please Click Here for a copy of the Position Description 

 Gunditjmara is a Child Safe Organisation

Gunditjmara is a Smoke-Free Organisation



GENERAL PRACTITIONER

Gunditjmara Aboriginal Cooperative is in an exciting phase of growth. Our passionate teams provide a range of quality, holistic community health and social support programs to the Aboriginal community as well as other residents in Warrnambool, South West Victoria and outlying areas.

Exciting opportunity for a true lifestyle GP in our community based bulk billing general practice, providing culturally sensitive care for Aboriginal families and other residents. Our GPs are well supported by other GPs, our great nursing staff, the General Practice Manager, Aboriginal Health Workers and a clinic culture of preventative medicine. Our GP’s enjoy having time to get to know their patients developing a comprehensive assessment and sense of rapport with their clients.

Onsite services include dental, dietetics, psychology, maternity and optometry clinics with an established client base. You will enjoy a standard 7.6 hour work day, no weekends or on-call work. F/T or P/T hours are negotiable. This position also includes an attractive salary package with a maximum salary packaging scheme and DWS status.

What we are looking for

  • A commitment to Aboriginal health and Aboriginal culture
  • Provision of services that are inclusive of Aboriginal Communities and people
  • Case management of patients with complex and chronic conditions
  • Supervision of medical students 

We strongly encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to apply

How to apply

Specific queries and expressions of interest should be directed to Julieanne Crow the Manager of the Primary Health Care Services on mobile 0438 606 072 or email julieanne.crow@gunditjmara.org.au

For further information or forward your application please contact Susan Kay on ph. 03 5559 1234 or email susan.kay@gunditjmara.org.au

Please include in your application;

  • your current resume’
  • a cover letter explaining how you meet the criteria
  • and 2 referees

Please Click Here for a copy of the Position Description

No application deadline applies

Gunditjmara is a Child Safe Organisation

Gunditjmara is a Smoke-Free Organisation


SOCIAL & EMOTIONAL WELLBEING KOORI FEMALE CASEWORKER

We are currently looking for a Social and Emotional Wellbeing Koori Female Caseworker to join our expanding team. Reporting to the Manager of Community Services you will facilitate healing and improvements for the wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and their families affected by past policies and practices including forced removal. You will be required to utilise culturally appropriate support and counseling strategies. This position is a full-time role and considered under the SCHADS Award level 3.

What we are looking for
Community knowledge and relevant experience in a professional support role
Willingness to complete a counseling qualification funded by Gunditjmara
Sound knowledge of intergenerational challenges faced by Aboriginal women
Case management experience

This is an Indigenous Identified role only open to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. The filling of this position is intended to constitute a special measure under section 8(1) of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (Cth) and s12 of the Equal Opportunity Act 2010 (Vic). This is a designated position established as a special measure under section 12 of the Equal Opportunity Act 2010. Only female candidates are eligible to apply.

Applicants must be able to demonstrate their relevant experience and/or qualifications and how they meet the essential criteria for the position. Specific queries about this role should be directed to Danny Pearson the Acting Manager of Community Services on ph. 03 5559 1234 or via email at danny.pearson@gunditjmara.org.au

 We strongly encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to apply

The application deadline Sunday 21 July 2019

For further information or forward your application please contact Susan Kay on ph. 03 5559 1234 or email susan.kay@gunditjmara.org.au

Please include in your application;

  • your current resume’
  • a cover letter explaining how you meet the criteria
  • and 2 referees

Please Click Here for a copy of the Position Description

Gunditjmara is a Child Safe Organisation

Gunditjmara is a Smoke-Free Organisation


SOCIAL & EMOTIONAL WELLBEING KOORI MALE CASEWORKER

We are currently looking for a Social and Emotional Wellbeing Koori Male Caseworker to join our expanding team. Reporting to the Manager of Community Services you will facilitate healing and improvements for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men and their families including those affected by past policies and practices of forced removal. You will understand the importance of the use of culturally appropriate support and counseling. This is a full-time position under the SCHADS Award level 3.

What we are looking for

  • Community knowledge and relevant experience in a professional support role
  • Willingness to complete a counseling qualification funded by Gunditjmara
  • Sound knowledge of intergenerational challenges faced by Aboriginal men
  • Case management experience

This is an Indigenous Identified role only open to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. The filling of this position is intended to constitute a special measure under section 8(1) of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (Cth) and s12 of the Equal Opportunity Act 2010 (Vic).

This is a designated position established as a special measure under section 12 of the Equal Opportunity Act 2010. Only male candidates are eligible to apply.

Applicants must be able to demonstrate their relevant experience and/or qualifications and how they meet the essential criteria for the position. Specific queries relating to this role should be directed to Danny Pearson the Acting Manager of Community Services on ph. 03 5559 1234  danny.pearson@gunditjmara.org.au

For further information or forward your application please contact Susan Kay on ph. 03 5559 1234 or email susan.kay@gunditjmara.org.au

Please include in your application;

  • your current resume’
  • a cover letter explaining how you meet the criteria
  • and 2 referees

The application deadline is Sunday 21 July 2019

Please Click Here for a copy of the Position Description

Gunditjmara is a Child Safe Organisation

Gunditjmara is a Smoke-Free Organisation


REGIONAL QUALITY IMPROVEMENT COORDINATOR, SOUTH WEST ABORIGINAL HEALTH PARTNERSHIP (SWAHP)

Do you have a keen interest in improving the physical, social, emotional well being and health equality for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people of the South West region of Victoria? If so we are looking for a Quality Improvement Coordinator to work across the South West on behalf of the SWAHP organisations to provide efficient and effective maternal child health. This role is about early detection and the ongoing management of chronic disease. We strive to meet or exceed the state average on all National Key Priority Indicator results. This position can be based on any of the partner organisations and is listed as a full-time role.

 What we are looking for

  • Commitment to Aboriginal health and Aboriginal culture and ability to work within Aboriginal Community Controlled health organisations
  • Prior experience in quality improvement activities
  • Ability to build strong relationships
  • Clinical qualification or experience in Aboriginal health

We strongly encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to apply

 How to apply

Specific queries and expressions of interest should be directed to; Julieanne Crow – Manager Primary Health Care Services m. 0438 606 072 or email your resume to julieanne.crow@gunditjmara.org.au

For general inquiries to Susan Kay ph 03 5559 1234 or email your resume to  susan.kay@gunditjmara .org.au

Please include in your application;

  • your current resume’
  • a cover letter explaining how you meet the criteria
  • and 2 referees

The application deadline is 28 July 2019

Please click here for a copy of the Position Description

 Gunditjmara is a Child Safe Organisation

Gunditjmara is a Smoke-Free Organisation


KOORI OUTREACH WORKER – HOMELESSNESS -Identified position

Gunditjmara is proud to be a part of an exciting partnership, Housing Support and Linkages program, a collaboration between Brophy Family and Youth Services, Gunditjmara Aboriginal Cooperative, South West Mental Health and Western District Alcohol and Drug Services. The Koori Outreach Worker role provides leadership and guidance in ensuring the cultural safety of Aboriginal community members experiencing homelessness. Part-time 0.8 FTE, Level 3 SCHADS award.

What we are looking for
Ability to assist Aboriginal people experiencing homelessness access specialist services
Provide cultural advice and leadership to the Housing Support and Linkages team
Broad knowledge of the issues facing Aboriginal people experiencing homelessness

This is an Indigenous Identified role only open to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
peoples. The filling of this position is intended to constitute a special measure under
section 8(1) of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (Cth), and s12 of the Equal Opportunity
Act 2010 (Vic). If this sounds like you and you are interested in joining our friendly and supportive team, we want to hear from you!

Applicants must be able to demonstrate their relevant experience and/or qualifications and how they meet the essential criteria for the position. Specific queries about this role should be directed to Danny Pearson acting Manager Community Services ph. 03 5559 1234

Further information or forward your applications to Susan Kay 03 5559 1234 or email your resume to susan.kay@gunditjmara.org.au

Please include in your application;

  • your current resume’
  • a cover letter explaining how you meet the criteria
  • and 2 referees

The application deadline is Sunday 14 July 2019

Please click here for a copy of the Position Description

 Gunditjmara is a Child Safe Organisation

Gunditjmara is a Smoke-Free Organisation


DRUG & ALCOHOL MALE CASEWORKER – non-clinical

Gunditjmara Aboriginal Cooperative is a not for profit Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (ACCHO) providing culturally aware integrated health and community services in the Warrnambool and regional South West Victoria.

We are on the lookout for a dynamic individual to provide services to men experiencing substance issues to reduce the uptake of alcohol and other drugs. The role involves the empowerment and motivation of individuals within the community to making positive changes in their lives. The role includes prevention, early intervention and basic counseling acting as a gateway into specialist services including treatment and care coordination and ongoing support. Full-time. SCHADS Award Level 4.

What we are looking for

  • Understanding the issues surrounding Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities
  • The ability to direct case management based programs, have excellent listening and communication skills
  • Hold the relevant qualifications and/or have significant experience in working within Aboriginal communities

If this sounds like you and you are interested in joining our friendly and supportive team we want to hear from you!

This is a designated position established as a special measure under section 12 of the Equal Opportunity Act 2010. Only male candidates are eligible to apply for this position.

We strongly encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to apply

Applicants must be able to demonstrate their relevant experience and/or qualifications and how they meet the essential criteria for the position. Specific queries about this role should be directed to Danny Pearson the acting Manager Community Services by calling ph. 03 5559 1234 or email Danny directly at danny.pearson@gunditjmara.org.au.

For further information or forward your applications to Susan Kay ph. 03 5559 1234 or via email  susan.kay@gunditjmara .org.au

Please include in your application;

  • your current resume’
  • a cover letter explaining how you meet the criteria
  • and 2 referees

The application deadline is Sunday 21 July 2019

Please click here for a copy of the Position Description

Gunditjmara is a Child Safe Organisation

Gunditjmara is a Smoke-Free Organisation


LOCAL KOORI JUSTICE WORKER

This is a critical role to improve justice outcomes for Aboriginal people and minimize overrepresentation in the criminal justice system. The role encompasses supervising Aboriginal offenders on Community Corrections Orders, integrating mandated offenders back into the community and identifying culturally appropriate community worksites for offenders. This role is a full-time position and a  SCHADS Award level 4.

What we are looking for

  • The ability to work with Aboriginal people, organisations and communities in a culturally aware manner
  • The ability to demonstrated a connection to the community and your commitment to Aboriginal culture. 
  • Experience in case management with a minimum Certificate III qualification and/or significant related work experience and training

This is an Indigenous Identified role only open to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. The filling of this position is intended to constitute a special measure under section 8(1) of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (Cth) and s12 of the Equal Opportunity Act 2010 (Vic).

How to apply

Specific enquiries should be directed to Ashley Couzens – CEO on ph. 5559 1234 or via email at ceo@gunditjmara.org.au.

Further information and applications to Susan Kay 03 5559 1234 or you can email  susan.kay@gunditjmara.org.au

Please include in your application;

  • your current resume’
  • a cover letter explaining how you meet the criteria
  • and 2 referees

The application deadline is Sunday 14 July 2019

Please click here for a copy of the Position Description

Gunditjmara is a Child Safe Organisation

Gunditjmara is a Smoke-Free Organisation


TARGETED CARE PACKAGAGED COORDINATOR 

Gunditjmara Aboriginal Cooperative is a not for profit Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (ACCHO) providing culturally aware integrated health and community services in the Warrnambool and regional South West Victoria.

About the Opportunity

Reporting to the Manager, Community Services, the position is part of the program to help reduce the number of children residing in residential care. The role provides a wrap around service incorporating all aspects of support to successfully transition children and young people from residential care to other placements where their needs will be better met. Full-time, SCHADS Award level 4.

What we are looking for

  • Community relationship building skills
  • Sound knowledge of challenges faced by Aboriginal children in residential care
  • Case management experience of complex children, young people and families
  • Ability to supervise and mentor staff and carers

This is an Indigenous Identified role only open to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. The filling of this position is intended to constitute a special measure under section 8(1) of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (Cth) and s12 of the Equal Opportunity Act 2010 (Vic).

This is a designated position established as a special measure under section 12 of the Equal Opportunity Act 2010. Only female candidates are eligible to apply.

Applicants must be able to demonstrate their relevant experience and/or qualifications and how they meet the essential criteria for the position. Specific queries about this role should be directed to Danny Pearson the Acting Manager  Community Services ph. 03 5559 1234 or email on danny.pearson@gunditjmara.org.au

Further information and applications to Susan Kay 03 5559 1234 or you can email  susan.kay@gunditjmara.org.au

The application deadline is Sunday 14 July 2019

Please click here for a copy of the Position Description

 Gunditjmara is a Child Safe Organisation

Gunditjmara is a Smoke-Free Organisation


MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT WORKER

Is a role that requires the provision of short term case management and the complex care coordination of people experiencing challenges relating to mental and psychological health disorders. The role responds to Aboriginal people facing significant disadvantage in the areas of homelessness, dual disability and dual diagnosis. Care for clients includes advocacy, prevention and education in support of people in their day to day lives. The role includes referral, the coordination of crisis management, psycho-education and treatment intervention. This role is a part-time position of 3 days per week.

What we are looking for

    • Commitment to creating quality outcomes for Aboriginal families
    • The ability to work in culturally sensitive ways
    • Tertiary qualifications in the relevant field
    • Experience in the provision of services to clients affected by mental health & AOD

We strongly encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to apply

 How to apply

Please direct any specific queries  to Julieanne Crow – Manager Primary Health Care Services on mobile 0438 606 072 or via email to julieanne.crow@gunditjmara.org.au

Further information and applications to Susan Kay 03 5559 1234 or you can email  susan.kay@gunditjmara.org.au

Please include in your application;

  • your current resume’
  • a cover letter explaining how you meet the criteria
  • and 2 referees                                                                               

The application deadline is Sunday 11 August 2019

Please click here for a copy of the Position Description

 Gunditjmara is a Child Safe Organisation

Gunditjmara is a Smoke-Free Organisation

Contact our Human Resource Coordinator for information on any of the listed vacancies!