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Senior Project Manager - Cultural Practice

Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency
  • Position : Full Time, Ongoing
  • Salary : $108,778 to $113,060 (based on skills & experience) plus Super plus Attractive Salary Packaging option
  • 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 our people.

About the role

The position will be located at our Preston office. This project works with VACCA staff and ACCOs across Victoria to document and develop practice guides of existing cultural practice. Currently this is being implemented through the Victorian and Aboriginal Family Preservation and Reunification Service. However, new funding will extend on the current work completed and the practice elements will be implemented more broadly across VACCA.

This position will be responsible for project management of contracts with Department of Fairness, Families and Housing and Lowitja Institute and working in partnership with the Centre for Evidence and Implementation (CEI) and Centre for Excellence as we continue to develop and implement this evidence informed approach of practice and cultural elements within the design and delivery of programs.

About You

  • Demonstrated experience working with Aboriginal staff, children and young people and the ability to effectively communicate with Aboriginal people.
  • Strong understanding and knowledge of cultural practice in working with Aboriginal children and families.
  • Experience in leading major projects, program implementation and resource development.
  • Demonstrated experience supervising and managing staff.
  • Demonstrated experience in working with Government and Key Stakeholders to deliver joint projects.
  • Experience facilitating and developing of workshops and training (including online)
  • Strong organisational skills and interpersonal and communication skills working with Aboriginal staff and Community.
  • Proven ability to work independently and within a team environment.


  • You must have and continue to hold a full Victorian Driver’s Licence and a current employment working with children check card.
  • Current COVID-19 vaccination (minimum one dose, prior to commencement)

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

This is an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander designated position, classified under Section 12 Special Measures of the Equal Opportunity Act 2010. This employment opportunity is only available to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

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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