EMPLOYMENT

Ngata

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.

Business Administration Traineeships

Earn while you learn!

We are excited to be able to offer several traineeships in Business Administration across our organisation! Whether you are a new school leaver or looking for a new start, if you are interested in Administration and and identify as being an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander, then this is your chance to shine! Working full-time you will undertake a Certificate in Business Administration and be offered full support and mentoring throughout your journey.

 

We are looking for people who show:

  • A commitment to the health and culture of our Gunditjmara community.

  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office software.

  • Being open to trying new ideas and enthusiastic about learning.

Specific queries about this role should be directed to Mandy Hamilton, Workforce Development Coordinator, 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. 

Media & Communications Officer

Working closely with Gunditjmara Aboriginal Co-operative’s Executive Management Team, this position is responsible for driving social media, events, and communication strategies by:

  • The development and implementation of culturally creative and integrated communication strategies.

  • Management and oversight of the communication and media strategies for GAC.

  • Oversight of GAC organised events.

  • Delivering quality communications and streamlined services that remain culturally sensitive.

  • Developing professional communication resources that connect with our members.

 

Our perfect candidate will be:

  • Degree qualified (preferred) and/or have demonstrated experience in marketing, communications, event management and/or public relations.

  • Experienced in or have knowledge of safe and appropriate cultural communications for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander focused services.

  • Demonstrated experience in developing, implementing, and evaluating marketing, communications and public relations activities and events.

  • Highly developed IT skills including Microsoft Office, design programs, social media programs and website management (eg WordPress).

  • Demonstrated outstanding writing, editing, and proof-reading skills with strong attention to detail.

  • Project Management/Event Management skills and experience.

  • Proven successful marketing and communication skills.

  • Experience working in a service delivery setting with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, or culturally and linguistically diverse communities.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills with ability to develop positive stakeholder relationships and communicate with diverse individuals at all levels, both internally and externally.

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills including writing reports and leading team presentations and meetings.

  • Cultural Competencies:

    • Cultural knowledge and practice of Aboriginal values and traditions.

    • Cultural knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal kinships and storylines.

    • Experience and knowledge on the Social and Emotional Wellbeing aspects of Aboriginal people.

    • Ability to implement, monitor and uphold Aboriginal cultural values and practice within your team setting.

 

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.

 

Specific queries about this role should be directed to Greg Reiffel 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. 

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. Guaranteed a minimum of 8 hours per week there is scope to work from home, but you will be required to attend Board meetings in person.

 

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 - preferably in an ACCO or NFP setting -  and will 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. 

Intensive Family Violence Practitioner - Female 

Bring your wealth of experience and compassion to this role to assist, and advocate for, those members of our Gunditjmara community who have experienced, or are affected by, family violence in a culturally safe and respectful way.

Based in Warrnambool you will assist all members of our community throughout the south west. Our organisation provides holistic care to our members, so you will be supported by and work closely with our dedicated teams of health professionals. Collaboration with external agencies in the region is a major part of this role.

What we are looking for

  • Minimum Bachelor level (or working toward) qualifications in a relevant field

  • Ability to mentor and support staff in the Family Violence team

  • Experience in advocacy, client service delivery, case management and referrals

  • Ability to support clients as they navigate the legal system

 

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

How to Apply

Specific enquires about the role should be addressed to Megan Hussey-Hall, Team Leader, Family & Community Services on 5559 1234. Position descriptions, general enquiries and applications to Elizabeth Pinson, People and Wellbeing Officer, 0467 777 396. Applications must include your CV, a covering letter, 2 referees and how you meet the essential criteria.

 

There is no deadline for this application, if you believe you have what it takes to succeed in this role, the sooner we hear from you the sooner you can start!

Aboriginal Hub Practitioner - The Orange Door

The Orange Door is a service that is free for all adults, children and young people who are experiencing or have experienced family violence and families who need support with the care of their children.  The Orange Door is due to open in Warrnambool in September 2021. 

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.

Bring your wealth of experience and compassion to this role to provide comprehensive intake, assessment and planning to Aboriginal community members seeking support around family violence and child well-being.

Based at The Orange Door in Warrnambool you will assist members of our community throughout the south west. Gunditjmara Aboriginal Cooperative provides holistic care to our members and you will work closely with our dedicated teams of health professionals as well as those at The Orange Door. There will be some outreach work and home visits outside of normal office hours. Full time, SCHADS award, Level 4/5.

What we are looking for

  • Minimum Bachelor level (or working toward) qualifications in a relevant field

  • Sound knowledge of and commitment to Aboriginal health, culture and the philosophy of Aboriginal Community Control

  • Experience in culturally safe intake, assessment and planning

  • Ability to deliver screening and triage, assessment, crisis responses and more

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

How to Apply

Specific enquires about the role should be addressed to Megan Hussey-Hall, Team Leader, Family & Community Services on 5559 1234. Position descriptions, general enquiries and applications to Elizabeth Pinson, People and Wellbeing Officer, 0467 777 396. Applications must include your CV, a covering letter, 2 referees and how you meet the essential criteria.

 

There is no deadline for this application, if you believe you have what it takes to succeed in this role, the sooner we hear from you the sooner you can start!

Home Care Support Workers & General Maintnance Workers - (Casuals)

Due to increasing demand for our services, we are looking to grow our Elders & Home Care Support team.

 

Home Care Support Workers will provide culturally appropriate home support to our client base of disabled and/or older people, and their carers.

 

General Maintenance Workers perform  general maintenance and gardening services.

What we are looking for

  • For Home Care Workers, a Certificate 3 in Community Services – or progress in attaining this qualification

  • Physically able to undertake labour intensive duties

  • A commitment to the health and culture of our Gunditjmara community

  • Experience and understanding of working with Aboriginal people

  • Ability to empower clients and work in other people’s homes

  • Flexible in your hours of work

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

How to Apply

Specific enquires about the role should be addressed toVictoria Winsall, Team Leader, Elders & Home Care Services on 5559 1234. Position descriptions, general enquiries and applications to Elizabeth Pinson, People and Culture Officer, 0467 777 396. Applications must include your CV, a covering letter, 2 referees and how you meet the essential criteria.

 

There is no deadline for this application, if you believe you have what it takes to succeed in this role, the sooner we hear from you the sooner you can start!