External Employment Opportunities

Service delivery operations and Information and Communication Technology roles - Dept of Human Services

A number of recruitment rounds specifically for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Australians have opened, for roles in the Australian Public Service (APS). These roles are being advertised as ‘Special Measures’; this means only Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians may apply. There are permanent roles at many classifications and locations – check out APSjobs to learn more.

Below are the job ad that appears in the Koori Mail and the National Indigenous Times this week, two printable posters, and a brief document containing tips for applying for these and other roles.

Applications close 11.30pm, Thursday 27 November 2014.


Poster 1

Poster 2

Tips for applying


Employment Worker - Whitelion and MAYSAR

The position is part of the current Indigenous Employment Program, and will work from the Whitelion head office (West Melbourne) and MAYSAR (Fitzroy). Please see below attachments for more information.

For further information contact Denise Grima on 0400 525 070 or go to the Whitelion website. Applications close at 5:00 pm, 6th November 2014.


Position description


Board member positions - Yappera Children's Service Cooperative

The Board of Management are seeking expressions of interest from interested parents/Community members for two (2) vacant board member position that has recently become available. The position will be a co-opted position until Yappera Board of Management hold the Yappera Annual General Meeting (AGM) anticipated for December 2014.

Please complete the expression of interest form below and lodge to the office no later than Friday 7th November 2014. Contact: Stacey Brown on StaceyB@yappera.com.au.

Expression of interest


Bunjilwarra Program Manager

Bunjilwarra (Koori Youth Alcohol & Drug Healing Service) is a 12 bed youth residential Alcohol & Other Drug (AOD) treatment program located in Hastings on Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula that acknowledges the importance of culture and (re)connection to culture/community by ensuring the Aboriginal meaning of healing is the foundation of the program. Bunjilwarra is a partnership between the Victorian Aboriginal Health Service (VAHS) and the Youth Support + Advocacy Service (YSAS).

The role will provide operational management for a 24/7 residential rehabilitation program for Aboriginal youth from the ages of 12 to 25 years old. The role will also provide leadership in the provision of quality services to young people within defined Practice Framework and organizational values of Bunjilwarra. The successful applicant will have demonstrated experience in managing and leading a mixed gender residential rehabilitation service for adolescents with problematic substance abuse and an understanding of issues associated with Alcohol and Drugs and their effects on the Aboriginal Community.

They must be of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent (provided for by Section 12 of The Victorian Equal Opportunity Act 2010).

Applications close 7th November 2014 and should be addressed to: info@bunjilwarra.org.au.For further information please contact Baymos Handy at Bunjilwarra on 03 5979 2011 or Merindah Brown at VAHS on 03 9419 3000.


Position description


Woolworths and Coles - various positions

Indigenous Workstars is assisting Woolworths and Coles with their recruitment for a number of roles. Please see the below links for all vacancies.

If you are interested in applying, email Moana Matthews on moana@jpearson.com.au your resume with up to date contact details and the position you wish to apply for. Moana will then call to discuss next steps.

Moana Matthews
Recruitment & Mentor Consultant
Indigenous Workstars Victoria
P: 03 8844 5606 F: 03 9826 3642 M: 0402 190 000
Level 19, 644 Chapel Street, South Yarra VIC 3141
P.O Box: 1125 South Melbourne, 3205. Victoria
Email: moana@jpearson.com.au

Woolworths vacancies

Coles vacancies


Support Facilitator - Partners in Recovery

Working with the Victorian Aboriginal Health Services (VAHS), the role of the Support Facilitator (SF) will be part of the Partners in Recovery Program (PIR). The PIR aims to support consumers with a severe and persistent mental illness, who also have many needs to access services and supports from multiple services.

The role of the Support Facilitator is to coordinate, facilitate and maintain access to the required services for identified clients by working collaboratively with a range of Aboriginal and Mainstream organisations, including primary health care providers to ensure provision of multiple services to consumers with complex needs.

Position description


Project Officer (PaCE Project)

A contract opportunity exists for a project officer with Crossroads Youth and Family Services. Responsibilities include: consulting with the Indigenous community, with elders, parents and carers, other adults and Indigenous young people with organisations that deliver services to Indigenous young people and adults in relation to access to the education system for Indigenous young people and their parents; and using the consultation information to develop and document a Parent and Family Engagement Strategy to support Indigenous student learning in the City of Hume.

For additional information please contact Robyn Kennedy 0400 958 022 or Nik Filips 0437 248 522

Position description


Medical Receptionist - Bendigo & District Aboriginal Cooperative

The Medical Reception position is responsible for the day to day operations of the clinical sessions, providing quality support for clinical staff to enable the smooth processing of patients through the BDAC Medical Services.

This frontline position is responsible for;
a) the provision of administrative services to support clinical service delivery to clients
b) Provide a courteous and professional receptionist response to all callers and visitors to BDAC.

The emphasis of the working environment is one of teamwork and the position will include participating in a multi-disciplinary environment. The Medical Receptionist position works closely with GPs, Nurse, Community Health Program Manager, Aboriginal Health Workers, General Reception and Clinical Support Staff.

The BDAC Medical Clinic provides a range of specialist services for clients based primarily in the Greater City of Bendigo, including Wellbeing, Counseling, Referral, Maternal Health, Pediatric Clinic, Transport and Specialist consultancy to GPs and Health Professionals.

The Medical Receptionist Position is based at the BDAC office (Forest Street). 

See the flyer below for more details, or contact Shane McLennan: shane.mclennan@bdac.com.au or 5442 4947.



Project Manager, Vulnerable Children - Bendigo & District Aboriginal Cooperative

The Vulnerable Children’s Project Manager will work closely with the BDAC –Koori Maternity Services and other key organisations to improve access to antenatal care for Aboriginal women and families within the Bendigo Loddon Region resulting in better health outcomes for babies and decreased notifications to Child Protection. 

To achieve this aim the position will work alongside Aboriginal Health Workers, a Paediatrician, General Practitioners, Nurses, Bendigo Health Maternity Services, and the Bendigo Community Health Service (BCHS) Maternal Child Health Nurse.

Partnerships with key agencies such as St Luke’s Child First and Placement Prevention services, Bendigo Health, BCHS, Centacare and Centre for Non-Violence will be important to ensure the success of the Project.

The position will aim to expand and develop the delivery of client services in a culturally appropriate manner and ensure best practice and continuous improvement processes are instilled into the ethos of all aspects of service delivery to clients.

See the flyer below for more details, or contact Shane McLennan: shane.mclennan@bdac.com.au or 5442 4947.