ABORIGINAL HUB PRACTITIONER – THE ORANGE DOOR Gunditjmara Aboriginal Cooperative Ltd



Work in an appreciative and supportive environment, that offers generous remuneration – including tax savings and additional leave where you will achieve real and meaningful outcomes that positively affect our community.

Established in 1979, Gunditjmara Aboriginal Cooperative’s vision is simple: “Empower the individual the family wins, Empower the family the community wins, Empower the community our culture wins”. Our team of dedicated professionals work together to achieve this outcome as evidenced in our latest audit where we received two rare commendations Workforce Development and Diversity & Cultural Safety. Put simply, this is a great and highly supportive place to work.


Co-located at The Orange Door in Warrnambool, this role will provide comprehensive intake, assessment and planning to Aboriginal community members seeking support around family violence and child well-being.

The Aboriginal practitioner will work as part of a multi-disciplinary team to deliver high quality, culturally safe and effective responses to women, children and families seeking support and safety through the Orange Door. Through a whole of family approach focused on victim/survivor safety and well-being, services will also be offered to perpetrators of violence to engage with services to address these behaviours and other support needs. 



  • Diploma level qualification in Community Services or equivalent (willing to attain Bachelor level qualifications). 
  • Sound knowledge and understanding and commitment to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health, culture and the philosophy and practice of Aboriginal Community Control and be able to effectively utilise this knowledge to effectively communicate with Aboriginal people including women and children, men, and families.
  • Demonstrated ability to work successfully with Aboriginal people to address a range of complex and diverse needs including the understanding of the importance of culture and community connection.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the drivers/causes of family violence and child and family vulnerability.
  • Proven ability to maintain confidentiality and knowledge of privacy requirements relevant to the role.
  • Cooperates and works well with others in pursuit of team goals, collaborates, and shares information, shows consideration, concern and respect for others feeling and ideas, accommodates and works well with different styles of others.
  • Demonstrated ability to identify, assess and prioritise risks and needs of community members in a whole of family approach.
  • Ability to work with Aboriginal organisations, communities, and individuals in culturally safe and appropriate ways.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the inter-generational impact of family violence within the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community.
  • Demonstrated experience in case management, practice frameworks and models relevant to working with vulnerable families experiencing Family Violence.
  • Ability to make timely, sound decisions and assessments regarding children youth and families experiencing Family Violence.
  • Good understanding of the judicial system and applicable legislation.
  • Effective liaison and communication skills with the Indigenous community and the wider community.
  • Commitment to working collaboratively within a small team environment and to work autonomously as required.
  • Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Competent in using relevant computer programs.

(Highly) Desirable

  • Identifies as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander.


Position descriptions are available at https://www.gunditjmara.org.au/current-vacancies.

Please forward your covering letter (addressing the key selection criteria) and resume to [email protected] .

We are looking to fill these position ASAP, however we will wait for the right candidate, so get in quick.

We are a Child Safe organisation. This means that any job offer will be subject to strict screening processes and proof of immunisation. See the position description for further information. 

For further information, please contact Skye Munro OR Jacinta Rose on 5559 1234.



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