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Team Leader - Cultural Programs and Service Development

Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency
  • Position: Full time, Ongoing position
  • Salary: $90,439 to $94,436, plus super (based on skills and experience)
  • Location: Dandenong

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

Southern VACCA has a strong and proud history of working alongside the Southern Aboriginal Community and is committed to self-determination for all Aboriginal people. The role engages and works closely with Aboriginal organisations, ACCO’s, Elders, Aboriginal leaders, gathering spaces, Government and Community Service’s organisations to build-upon social and leadership opportunities for Aboriginal Community members.

The position will work across VACCA, more broadly to support Community initiatives and to build the Community’s capacity towards self-determination, Community leadership while celebrating many of the achievements of Aboriginal people today through active engagement of Community and individuals to become actively involved in VACCA services and programs.

About You

  • Demonstrated understanding of the importance of Aboriginal culture in healing and strengthening Aboriginal children and families
  • Experience and ability to work with Aboriginal organisations and communities and an ability to effectively deliver programs
  • An understanding of program design, implementation and evaluative methodologies drawing on proven approaches that work with families
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and to effectively manage multiple programs
  • Experience in management roles and ability to lead a team to deliver on outcomes

What we can offer you!!

  • 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 attached 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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