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Practice Leader, Nugel - Morwell

Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency
  • Position will be based at Morwell
  • Salary package equivalent up to 110K per annum (inclusive of base salary, super and salary sacrifice) based on skills and experience in the field
  • Friendly and supportive team culture - We succeed together!

About the Role:

VACCA’s Nugel (Belong) Program was the first of these “Aboriginal Children in Aboriginal Care” programs to be implemented in Victoria and thus has been at the forefront of these developments, transforming the business of protecting children so as to truly meet the best interests of Aboriginal children today and for generations to come. Gippsland region, have now received this funding to provide an ongoing support to the cause.

We are currently recruiting for a culturally strong, dynamic and experienced Practice Leader to join the Nugel team and will be responsible for:

  • Providing leadership and expert cultural advice to staff and managers in the Nugel team
  • Embedding and integrating VACCA’s Cultural Therapeutic Ways within the Nugel program
  • Providing mentoring and delivering professional development to the Nugel team, so that Aboriginal cultural practices underpin all aspects of the practice approach
  • Ensuring a cultural lens is applied to working with children and families, in particular risk assessments, safety planning, case management and decision making

Who is VACCA?

VACCA is an Aboriginal community-controlled organisation that supports and advocates for the Aboriginal community.

Our team is committed to VACCA’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.

Our strength lies with our people.

What we can give you:

If you are successful in becoming a part of the VACCA team, you can expect that we will provide:

  • Sector leading remuneration and salary packaging options that increase your take home pay by $15,900
  • Learning and Development opportunities- Formal qualifications to expand your knowledge and improve your career
  • Generous leave entitlements including; paid maternity leave, cultural and ceremonial leave and compassionate leave
  • The opportunity to participate in cultural events and other activities
  • A warm, supportive and inclusive team environment and organisational culture. Our strength lies with our people.

What we require from you:

To best ensure that you will be best able to successfully complete the tasks associated with this role, you will require the following:

  • A recognised Social Work degree or a recognised Diploma of Community Services Work- Mandatory
  • Highly developed skills and ability to provide advice on risk assessment, safety planning, case management and decision making based on cultural principles and the Children Youth and Families Act (CYFA) 2005
  • A Working with Children’s Check for a paid employee (or willingness to obtain)
  • A full Victorian Drivers Licence

If the role that is described above is something that you feel passionate about, don’t delay. Click APPLY to start your journey with VACCA. All applications must include your cover letter, current resume, and a document addressing the Key Selection Criteria, which can be found in the position description.

We strongly encourage Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander people to apply.

If you would like further information in relation to this role, please feel free to call Bavi Rai on 03 9287 8800. Alternatively, go to www.vacca.org.au to review our current vacancies, our current programs and news about our growing organisation.

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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