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Senior Program Manager - Out of Home Care - Wodonga / Wangaratta

Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency
  • Position : Full Time, Ongoing
  • Salary : $106,142 to $110,316 plus super (based on skills and experience)
  • Location : Wodonga/Wangaratta

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

  • The Senior Program Manager has responsibility for the management of programs in the Wangaratta and Wodonga offices area and the delivery of client services programs to the Aboriginal community in the Ovens Murray Region.

  • The Senior Program Manager is responsible for the management and delivery of the following client services programs across the Ovens Murray area: Out of Home Care, including but not limited to- Kinship, Foster care, Residential case management, Target Care Packages

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
  • Demonstrate experience in Out of Home, Child Protection system and an in depth knowledge of relevant legislation and frameworks.
  • Demonstrated experience in working and engaging with Aboriginal families and children/ Demonstrated experience in child and family sector.
  • Demonstrated experience in successfully managing and leading a multitude of child and family welfare programs.
  • Possess personal values and behaviours consistent with the values of VACCA and code of conduct.

Personal Attributes

  • Empathy, Compassion, Resilience, Motivation, Advocacy and Professionalism

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. 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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