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Program Officer - Kinship Finding

Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency
  • Status : Full Time, Fixed Term 12 month contract
  • Salary : Salary package full time equivalent up to $93,000 pa Inclusive of Super
  • Location : Preston

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

About the role

VACCA Kinship Finding Program Officer role will be responsible for providing overall support to the Kinship Finding Program. The position will:

  • Maintain referral processes and actively engage DFFH staff at intake
  • Comply with relevant agency, program and legislative requirements, including case recording and data entry requirements.
  • Support the ongoing file management of a secure database containing kinship information and genealogies for Victorian Aboriginal children and young people.
  • Possess strong technical and software skills and ability to quickly learn new software and applications

About You

  • Demonstrated understanding of, and commitment to, the values that underpin VACCA’ vision and purpose and the capacity to take a leadership role in championing these internally and externally
  • Demonstrated awareness and appreciation of Aboriginal societies and cultures, and commitment to continually build knowledge of such, along with a high level of awareness of the key issues which impact upon Aboriginal communities
  • Written Communication provides accurate information using forms, log books, case notes, and standard templates appropriate to the task
  • Team Dynamics contributes to team discussions, problem solving and decision making in culturally respectful ways
  • Technology Uses technology and software applications effectively in relation to task requirements

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

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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