Welcome, we are pleased to offer you a comprehensive induction process on your first day to ensure you're off to a great start. We are an equal opportunity employer and we want your transition into your new role to be as smooth and informed as possible. You will receive a copy of our employee’s handbook, we will step you through the day to day running of the organisation, introduce you to staff and provide you with information relating to our policies and all the services we provide.

As a valued staff member of our team you will also have opportunities for professional development, development of your cultural awareness, attend organisational lunches and be a part of staff and team meetings.

We look forward to hearing from you and thank you for your interest in working at Gunditjmara Aboriginal Cooperative.

Aboriginal Practice Leader

The Orange Door


Are you looking for a new exciting challenge, are you committed to providing family violence and child wellbeing support to the community and want to work with likeminded professionals who want to achieve positive outcomes for victim-survivors and children?  By joining The Orange Door network, you’ll be working with a team of professionals across specialist family violence, child and family and Aboriginal services to provide an integrated coordinated specialist support service.

The Orange Door network ensures people don’t have to ‘re-tell their story’ by providing an integrated intake pathway to family violence services and child and family services. It keeps the whole family in view and provides help and support tailored to each family member’s needs, regardless of their age, culture, background and gender.

The Orange Door Team will include a mix of staff employed by local Community Service Organisations (CSO’s) for the South West region together with Family Safety Victoria and the Department of Families, Fairness and Housing (DFFH).  These organisations include Brophy Family and Youth Services, Emma House, Winda-Mara Aboriginal Corporation and Gunditjmara Aboriginal Cooperative working collaboratively to provide and deliver services for The Orange Door across the breadth of the South West Region.

This is a full-time position:

  • Is for a suitably skilled and experienced person of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander background.

  • Will work in close partnership with the Leadership team to lead high quality, culturally safe and effective responses to Aboriginal people seeking support and safety through The Orange Door.

  • Be responsible for providing practice leadership and expert advice to The Orange Door workforce on culturally safe and inclusive specialist family violence services, child and family services and perpetrator interventions.

  • Provide secondary consultations to internal and external stakeholders and proactively build cultural safety and competence in The Orange Door.


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).


Enquires for this position should be directed to Megan Hussey-Hall on 03 5559 1234.


Applications to Elizabeth Pinson, 0467 777 396. Applications must include your CV, a covering letter, 2 referees and how you meet the essential criteria. 

Closing date 17 May 2021

Koori Maternity Service Nurse

  • Live and work in Warrnambool and the South West – the most liveable region in Australia.

  • Build your career, not just a job.

  • Competitive salary, including tax savings.


About you

Are you bored with the humdrum of your current job and/or looking for a position that will see you achieve real and meaningful outcomes that positively affect our community?

Do you understand and are committed to improving the health and family issues that effect Aboriginals and Torres Strait Islanders?

Are you experienced in working with Aboriginal pregnant women, their babies, and families?

Are you a Registered Midwife?

If you answered ‘yes” to these questions, we want to hear from you – now!


The position

Reporting to our Clinical Coordinator, working closely with our Aboriginal Health Team, the Koori Maternity Service (KMS) Nurse is a full-time, ongoing position that provides access to much needed holistic, culturally appropriate care for Aboriginal women and their families during pregnancy.

You will be at the forefront of our KMS program ensuring best practice and client participation in:

  • Pregnancy journeys;

  • Antenatal services;

  • Postnatal support; and

  • Fostering relationships between women and their birthing hospitals.

This is a regional role, that will see you supporting women and families who reside in the Warrnambool, Portland, Heywood, and Hamilton local government areas.


Closing date

Closing date? What closing date? We will wait for the right candidate for this much sought-after role, and whilst we would like to employ you yesterday, we will respect any notice periods, etc that you may need. So, get your application in as soon as you can.

We treat all applications as precious, ensuring the privacy and confidentiality of all our applicants.

We strongly encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to apply.

Specific queries about the role should be directed to Tara Smith, Manager,  Primary Healthcare Services on 5564 3344. Applications to Elizabeth Pinson, 0467 777 396. Applications must include your CV, a covering letter, 2 referees and how you meet the essential criteria. 

Lead Family Violence Practitioner - Female Identified

Bring your passion and experience for providing the very best of care to families suffering from family violence to this challenging opportunity. As an Aboriginal woman, your experience in this field and cultural empathy will be vital to your success.


In this role you will:

  • Operate across South West Victoria providing culturally safe, sensitive, confidential, and professional advocacy and support to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander women and children living with or who are experiencing family violence

  • Raise community awareness regarding family violence and implement early intervention strategies leading to an overall reduction in family violence

  • Work with other Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisations (ACCO’s) Police, Child Protection, Koori Court Officers, Court Registrars, and other government and non-government organisations


Specific queries about this role should be directed to Megan Hussey-Hall on 03 5559 1234. Applications to Elizabeth Pinson, 0467 777 396. Applications must include your CV, a covering letter, 2 referees and how you meet the essential criteria. 

Social Support Coordinator

Do you have a passion for helping those with a disability, their carers and the Elders of our community? We are looking for someone to coordinate our Group Social Support program and complete the intake processes for clients referred to the Elders and Home Care Services Team.


Show your flair for organising activities that are fun and culturally appropriate from the ground up. Then back this work up by displaying your sound knowledge of intake processes to facilitate the best outcomes for our clients.


What we are looking for

  • Ability to work with our Elders and those community members living with a disability in a culturally safe and sensitive way

  • Experience in training staff

  • Certificate IV Lifestyle and Leisure or equivalent and/or certification as an activities professional

  • Sound knowledge of relevant State and Commonwealth policies and funding arrangements


Specific enquires about this role should be addressed to Victoria Winsall, Team Leader, Elders and Home Care Services on 5559 1234. Applications to Elizabeth Pinson, 0467 777 396. Applications must include your CV, a covering letter, 2 referees and how you meet the essential criteria. 

Executive Assistant to the Board - Casual

As the sole resource for the Board, your scope of duties will be both wide and rewarding. The Board members are elected to unpaid positions and each member is a passionate contributor to progressing the values and healthy lifestyles of our Aboriginal community.


The Board generally meets on a monthly basis during normal business hours, although sometimes meetings will be held at night.


The scope of this role includes:

  • Assisting Board Members on all board related matters

  • Project management of the board and committee meetings and associated administration and logistics

  • Diary management and schedule management of all board meetings

  • Preparation, collation and distribution of all board materials and committee and subcommittee papers

  • Preparation and distribution of Board Agendas

  • Event management of all board related events

  • Maintain registers Board Governance Policies and ensure compliance

  • Assist with arranging the AGM

  • Maintaining of all member contact details

  • Management and reconciliation of board expenses

  • Administration of all board governance activities including declarations, police checks and other associated duties


The successful candidate will have had previous experience in working with a Board of Directors and be highly organised and methodical in their approach to their work. Attention to detail, excellent communication skills combined with a positive "can do" attitude is essential. Proficiency with MS Office software and Microsoft Teams will be highly desired. In return you will enjoy working with a friendly, welcoming, and committed team.

Specific enquires about this role should be addressed to Greg Reiffel, Manager, People and Culture on 5559 1234. Applications to Elizabeth Pinson, 0467 777 396. Applications must include your CV, a covering letter, 2 referees and how you meet the essential criteria.