Casual Offered Salary :

Domestic Assistant/Disability Support Workers

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Job Description

 

  • Multiple casual vacancies with immediate starts
  • Support local Aboriginal community members to live independent lives

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 children’s 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 currently have multiple casual vacancies available for Domestic Assistants and Disability support workers within our team. These roles focus on providing culturally sensitive and appropriate domestic services and support to clients within the local aboriginal community. The role works on site at client homes within the guidelines of the Active Service Model (ASM).

This is a great opportunity to make a visible difference supporting members of the local Aboriginal community to live independently in their homes. Hours are casual Monday – Sunday with some overnight stays and shift hours. Work is immediately available, as well as ongoing casual pool opportunities.

About You

To be successful in this role, you may have experience undertaking domestic duties either in your personal or professional life.

You will be friendly and reliable, with great team working skills and the ability to communicate with respect and cultural awareness. You can follow instructions, but also be trusted to work efficiently with minimal supervision. Experience working with aboriginal communities, and an understanding of indigenous cultural practices would be highly regarded.

Applicants must have a current Victorian driver’s licence. Pool vehicles are available.

How to Apply

All appointments are subject to satisfactory completion of relevant screening checks.

The Wathaurong Aboriginal Co-operative is an Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisation. 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) and s8(4) of the Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities Act 2006 (Vic). Preference may be given during selection to suitably qualified applicants who identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander.

This role is suitable for applicants seeking to return to or enter the workforce. Applicants of any gender are encouraged.

Applicants should provide a brief outline of their relevant skills and experience (in a neat CV and/or cover letter) in word or PDF format.

Enquiries and applications should be submitted to jobs@wathaurong.org.au