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Aboriginal Practice Leader - Morwell

Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency
  • Position : Full Time, 6 months fixed term contract
  • Salary : $90,439 to $94,436 (based on skills and experience)
  • Location : Morwell

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

VACCA’s Executive Managers have responsibility for a number of programs and initiatives within their local areas. Executive Managers also have a key leadership role with the local Support and Safety Hubs for which the Aboriginal Practice Leader position will provide services. The Aboriginal Practice Leader will have key relationships with a number of VACCA programs and staff also under the responsibility of the Executive Manager, particularly Family Violence programs and programs also providing service in the Support and Safety Hubs

The Aboriginal Practice Leader will work in close partnership with the Hub Manager, Practice Leaders, the Aboriginal Hub Practitioner, the Service System Navigator and Team Leaders to lead high quality, culturally safe and effective responses to Aboriginal people seeking support and safety through the Hubs. Additionally, the Aboriginal Practice Leader will work to build and maintain effective partnerships with Aboriginal services and communities within the Hub Network to support choice for Aboriginal people.

About You

  • Professional practice experience in family violence services, child and family services and or broader social services sector is essential.
  • Strong contemporary knowledge of Aboriginal culture, aspirations and self-determination
  • Works collaboratively to drive cultural change
  • Expert knowledge and practice leadership roles within Aboriginal services
  • Systems thinking
  • Self-management

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

Applications should include a response to the key selection criteria, resume and cover letter.

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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