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Homelessness Case Management & Support Worker

Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency
  • Fixed term Full time opportunity is now available at our Preston Office
  • Salary from $64,310 to $74,169, plus super- based on experience and qualifications
  • Join a growing and supportive team and Organisation that is committed to make a difference!
  • Attractive salary packaging to increase your take home pay

About the role

Reporting to the Team Leader, this will provide support to Aboriginal people experiencing – or at risk of experiencing homelessness. The Community Member’s needs will be assessed by the worker, and then provide with case management support – which may include counselling, crisis resolution, personal care, life skills training, information and advocacy and/or assistance with accessing appropriate long term housing and training and employment opportunities

About Us

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 its 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 distinguishes us from other community organisations and we are proud of our friendly, supportive and inclusive organisational culture. We want everyone to feel welcome at VACCA. It is why we are able to deliver positive outcomes that lead to ongoing change.

Our strength lies with our people.

About You

  • A relevant tertiary qualification and/or demonstrated experience in working housing sector
  • An ability to work in a culturally appropriate and respectful manner with the Aboriginal community.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide support to community members who have complex needs and behaviours.
  • An ability to undertake case management tasks, such as assessments, referrals, case planning and exit planning
  • A Working with Children’s Check for a paid employee (or willingness to obtain)
  • A Victorian Drivers Licence
  • Current COVID-19 vaccinations

What we can offer you!!

  • Professional development and training using our in-house training modules;
  • REAL career development opportunities;
  • Access to Employee support and wellbeing program(s);
  • Great Office Environment- Our Preston is located close to public transport and cafes and
  • Opportunity to work with the strength of Aboriginal culture to build capacity within the community

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.

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.

How to apply

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