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Aboriginal Practice Leader

Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency
  • Located between Broadmeadows, Craigieburn and Sunbury
  • Work for an organisation that works for the community
  • Sector leading Salary with incredible benefits

The Organisation

The Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency (VACCA) is an Aboriginal Community-Controlled organisation that supports and advocates for the Aboriginal Community and is the largest organisation of it’s kind in Australia. The VACCA team is committed to the organisation’s visions and values, passionately providing support, service and advocacy for our children and other vulnerable members of the community.

Our Aboriginality is what distinguishes us from other community organisations and it is why we are able to deliver positive outcomes that lead to ongoing change. Our strength lies with our people.

About the role

The Orange Door Hub provides a safe way for adults, children and young people to access services when they are experiencing family violence, or require support with the care, development and wellbeing of their children or young people. Based in Broadmeadows, Craigieburn and Sunbury locations, the Aboriginal Practice Leader position lies within the Orange Door Hub service.

The Aboriginal Practice Leader is an established leadership position within the Orange Door Hub and works as an imperative part of the team. Some of the key accountabilities of this role are as follows:

  • Leading and supporting culturally safe and responsive practice for Aboriginal children, women and men who are experiencing family violence
  • Leading, mentoring and developing Hub Practitioners and Team Leaders in working with Aboriginal children, women and men.
  • Building the cultural safety of the Hub and supporting choice and self-determination of Aboriginal people.
  • Working collaboratively with the Hub Manager and Service System Navigator to build and maintain effective partnerships with Aboriginal services to support choice for Aboriginal people.

What We Require:

The Aboriginal Practice Leader role is a key factor in the ongoing success of the Orange Door Hub service and is an Aboriginal and/or Torres Straight Islander designated position, classified under Section 12 Special Measures of the Equal Opportunity Act 2010.

  • Demonstrated experience in a family violence or child protection (Highly regarded)
  • A tertiary qualification in Social Work, Psychology or similar area of study (Highly regarded)
  • A full unencumbered Victorian Driving Licence
  • A current Working With Children Check card for a paid employee (or willingness to obtain)

This employment opportunity is only available to Aboriginal and/or Torres Straight Islander people.

Why Work for VACCA?

If you decide to explore an opportunity to work with VACCA and successfully join our team, you can expect:

  • Sector leading remuneration and salary packaging options that increase your take home pay by $15,900
  • Learning and Development opportunities- Formal qualifications to improve your knowledge and career prospects
  • Career Development Opportunities- We will promote from within whenever possible
  • Generous leave entitlements including; paid maternity leave, cultural and ceremonial leave and compassionate leave
  • The opportunity to participate in cultural events and other activities
  • Access to Employee Support and Wellbeing programs
  • A warm, supportive and inclusive team environment and organisational culture. Our strength lies with our people

If this role and our organisation is resonating with you, please do not delay, click APPLY now. All applications will require an a cover letter, current resume and Key Selection Criteria, which can be found on 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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