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Key Worker - Targeted Care Packages

Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency
  • Position: Full Time, Fixed Term contract
  • Location: Preston
  • Salary: $65,919.88 - $77,858.56

The Organisation

The Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency (VACCA) is the largest organisation of its kind in Australia. 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 Key Worker (Case Manager) is the person a) providing intensive case management services to the particular TCP client/s b) delivering the TCP.

The Key Worker has a pivotal role in the achievement of better outcomes for the client/s, consistent with the case plan directions and any cultural support plan for the children and young people receiving a TCP whom they are supporting.

Working intensely with a small caseload, the Key Worker will directly engage and work with the child, their family, carers and others to facilitate changes that support achievement of the child’s case plan and the outcomes sought for the child or young person.

About You

  • Demonstrated experience in working and engaging with Aboriginal families and children/ Demonstrated experience in child and family sector
  • A sound knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal history and the impact this has had upon Aboriginal families
  • Demonstrated experience with Child development, attachment and trauma and the ability to use this knowledge to guide practice with Aboriginal children, families and carers
  • Ability to effectively communicate and negotiate with Aboriginal children, families, carers and other service providers to achieve outcomes
  • Ability to advocate on behalf of Aboriginal children and families
  • Diploma of Community Services or equivalent

What we can offer you!!

  • Professional support and training via in-house learning and development training modules
  • 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.

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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