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Aboriginal Community Engagement Team Leader - Education and Early years

Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency
  • Position: Full Time, Ongoing
  • Salary: $90,439.44 - $94,436.16 plus super (based on skills & experience)
  • Location: Werribee

The Organisation

Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency (VACCA) is the largest organisation of its kind in Australia, employing more than 600 employees and delivering more than 70 programs across Victoria. VACCA is an Aboriginal community-controlled organisation that supports and advocates for the Aboriginal community. Our strength lies with our people. Our team is committed to the organisation's vision and values; advocates for our children and other vulnerable community members; and shows respect for, observance and compliance with Aboriginal cultural protocols, practice and ceremony. Our Aboriginality is what distinguishes us from mainstream services and what enables us to deliver the positive outcomes we achieve for our people.

About the role

The Team Leader Community Engagement Education and Early years will be responsible for one or more projects and will be responsible for ensuring the successful delivery of the remaining projects within the program area.

The team leader will be responsible for managing staff in the program area and ensuring they are meeting the required deliverables for the projects they have responsibility for.

About You

  • Demonstrated understanding of, and commitment to, the values that underpin VACCA’ vision and purpose and the capacity to work independently and within a team environment.
  • Demonstrated awareness and appreciation of Aboriginal societies and cultures, and commitment to continually build knowledge of such, along with a high level of awareness of the key issues which impact upon Aboriginal communities.
  • Demonstrated experience in working and engaging with Aboriginal families and children.
  • Knowledge in, or capacity to acquire skills in tenancy matters and remain up to date on tenancy/housing legislation (training provided by the Tenants Union Victoria)
  • Experience within the social, housing or community sectors.
  • Well-developed interpersonal skills, and proven capacity to consult, negotiate and develop networks with a range of stakeholders to achieve mutually beneficial outcomes
  • In-depth local knowledge of challenges facing the Aboriginal community and an understanding of the culturally diverse and case complexities that can arise.
  • A proven ability to negotiate and advocate on behalf of the Aboriginal community. Generate general and specific communication to stakeholders via effective and timely use of Staff Bulletin, intranet, forums, and other opportunities as they arise.
  • A TAFE or tertiary qualification in a relevant field along with proven demonstrated experience is desirable

What we can offer you!!

  • Professional support and training via in-house learning and development training modules
  • Attractive salary packaging to increase your take home pay
  • Great career development opportunities.
  • Access to Employee support and wellbeing program(s)
  • Opportunity to work and build connection with the Aboriginal Community and culture

Please note: This is an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander designated position, classified under Section 12 Special Measures of the Equal Opportunity Act 2010. This employment opportunity is only available to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

how to Apply

Applications should include a cover letter addressing the key selection criteria and current resume.

To apply and view full position description, please click 'Apply Now.'

We encourage applicants to view the Position Description prior to applying.

We are committed to Aboriginal self-determination and supporting strong, safe, thriving Aboriginal communities and aim to ensure every individual is treated with dignity, honouring all cultural backgrounds, abilities, ethnicities, sexual orientations, gender identities and spiritual beliefs.

VACCA is a child-safe organisation and is committed to ensuring the safety and wellbeing of children and young people with zero tolerance for child abuse. All successful applicants will be required to undertake a National Police Record Check and Working with Children Check prior to commencement of employment and periodically following commencement.

VACCA is an equal opportunity employer and has a smoke-free workplace policy.

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