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Team Leader - Aboriginal Response - Orange Door

Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency
  • Based across our Broadmeadows, Craigieburn and Sunbury Locations
  • Starting at 108k including super and benefits- but can be higher based on experience and quals
  • Lead a team to assist aboriginal families and children experiencing with domestic violence

Who is VACCA?

The Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency (VACCA) is an Aboriginal Community-Controlled organisation that supports and advocates for the Aboriginal Community and is the largest organisation of it’s kind in Australia. The VACCA team is committed to the organisation’s visions and values, passionately providing support, service and advocacy for our children and other vulnerable members of the community.

Our Aboriginality is what distinguishes us from other community organisations and it is why we are able to deliver positive outcomes that lead to ongoing change. Our strength lies with our people.

About the role

Based in Broadmeadows, Craigieburn and Sunbury locations, the Aboriginal Practice Leader position lies within the Orange Door Hub service. The Orange Door Hub provides a safe way for adults, children and young people to access services when they are experiencing family violence, or require support with the care, development and wellbeing of their children or young people.

Reporting to the Program Manager, the Team Leader of the Aboriginal Response Team will be responsible for the guiding, supporting and supervising a team of dedicated practitioners to provide a vital service to vulnerable people.

The Team Leader - Aboriginal Response Team role will also entail:

  • Coordinate the triage and allocation process to ensure that clients receive timely service response
  • Provide secondary consultation with Hub Practitioners where needed
  • Have oversight and review case management to ensure best practice and maintain oversight on high-risk cases
  • Build and maintain networks and relationships with internal and external stakeholders, ensuring effective partnerships with local Aboriginal services, communities and governance groups
  • Responsible for high level of Family Violence risk assessments and child wellbeing referrals and assessments
  • Monitor staffing levels to ensure that the Hub is adequately staffed and ensure rosters are up to date to guarantee that service provision is available to Aboriginal families engaged with, or looking to engage the service
  • Manage a small caseload as required

What We Need from you

The Team Leader- Aboriginal Response Team is a key leadership position in the Orange Door Hub, and will require the following qualifications and qualities:

  • A tertiary qualification Social Work, Psychology, Community Services or other aligned area of study and/or significant experience in the field
  • A full Victorian Drivers licence
  • A current Working with Children Check for a paid employee
  • A clear National Police Check (less than 3 months old)
  • Significant demonstrated ability to provide leadership in a Community Services, family violence or child protection environment
  • The ability to work in a manner that is non-judgemental and culturally safe and ensuring the maintenance of good professional boundaries and standards
  • Resilience, compassion, positivity and energy
  • The ability to develop and maintain positive networks and relationships in a challenging fast paced environment
  • Superior attention to detail and an eye for process improvement
  • Demonstrated skills in self-awareness, cultural awareness, autonomy, problem solving skills and conflict resolution

Why Work for VACCA?

If you decide to explore an opportunity to work with VACCA and successfully join our team, you can expect:

  • Sector leading remuneration and salary packaging options that increase your take home pay by $15,900
  • Learning and Development opportunities- Formal qualifications to improve your knowledge and career
  • Generous leave entitlements including; paid maternity leave, cultural and ceremonial leave and compassionate leave
  • Flexible working arrangements to assist you to maintain work through the difficulties of COIVD
  • 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

If this role and our organisation is resonating with you, please do not delay, click "Apply Now". All applications will require an up to date resume, a cover letter addressing the Key Selection Criteria, which can be found on the Position Description.

If you would like further information please feel free to contact Recruitment Advisor, Troy Baker, on 03 9287 8800 for a confidential conversation about the role and your suitability. Alternatively go to www.vacca.org and you can find out more about the role and the services that VACCA provide.

We strongly encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders people to apply.

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.

A position description is attached.

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