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Aboriginal-Led Case Conferencing Convenor

Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency
  • Position: Full time, 18 month fixed term position
  • Location: Preston
  • Salary: $82,780 to $86,528, plus super (based on skills & experience)

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.

About the role:

We have a new and exciting opportunity for you!!

The Aboriginal Child Protection Diversion Trials (“CP Diversion project”) will trial innovative, early intervention approaches to diverting Aboriginal families away from the child protection system and into culturally safe supports. The trials will test the proposition that by having an Aboriginal organisation leading investigation and decision making at the early stages of a family’s involvement with child protection, outcomes for children and families will be improved.

The 18 month Aboriginal-Led Case Conferencing Convenor position is responsible for the delivery of the trial at VACCA which will include co-design, implementation, a 12 month formal trial period, and evaluation.

About You:

  • Experience or formal qualifications in Social Work, Family Support or Family Welfare is desirable
  • Knowledge and experience of working in child and family services sector.
  • A proven ability to advocate on behalf of children and families
  • An ability to work effectively, communicate with Aboriginal people, Aboriginal organisations, government departments and community service organisations

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

We strongly encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders people to apply

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

We encourage applicants to view the Position Description prior to applying. Please click here to view the position description.

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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