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Aboriginal services

Make a difference and effect positive change in Aboriginal communities.

Be part of a vital workforce aimed at improving the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal communities across Victoria.

With strong connections to Aboriginal community and culture, Aboriginal Community-Controlled Organisations (ACCO) deliver life-changing health and wellbeing services to their community members.

Many ACCO career opportunities are available now across Aboriginal-led health, child and family, justice, education and housing services.

In these roles, you will not only apply your skills and experience to provide much needed support and services to Aboriginal Victorians, but you will also be a part of a long tradition of organisations bringing positive and ongoing change to the community.

You will also be embedded in Aboriginal culture and empowered by Aboriginal Leaders to make a difference.

About working for an ACCO

For Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff, culture is central. Therefore, working for an Aboriginal Community-Controlled Organisation is unique.

It is the only workplace where Aboriginal traditions and ways of knowing, being and doing, are central to professional practice.

In ACCOs, Acknowledging Country, sharing culture and being culturally safe are expected. 

Roles also require staff to value collaboration, have innovative problem-solving skills, a trauma-informed lens and a passion for truth-telling.  

While ACCOs have client-facing and service delivery roles, they also have a strong tradition of being social justice advocates for the communities they serve. 

Who we're looking for 

Aboriginal culture is built upon respect, relationships and reciprocity, where people from all backgrounds are welcome, and diversity is valued. 

If you are an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person with a passion for serving your community and driving change, then working with an ACCO could be for you. 

If you are a non-Indigenous person with a passion for social justice, many rewarding roles are available now.

There are some great benefits to consider also.

ACCO jobs include generous salary packaging, and many have flexible working arrangements. In addition, all ACCOs offer paid cultural leave for Sorry and other cultural business in addition to standard leave provisions.  

There's a role for you

Choose the role that suits you from the jobs on offer, including, but not limited to:

  • Child protection practitioner and case manager
  • Senior facilitator training
  • Family Violence Therapeutic practitioner 
  • Child and adolescent mental health social worker
  • Senior Policy, Research or evaluation officer
  • Range of Graduate, trainee and student positions
  • Youth Justice Worker 
  • Senior Lawyer.

There are many organisations that aim to improve the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal communities across Victoria, including: