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Team Leader - Family Violence - Wodonga / Wangaratta

Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency
  • Position : Full Time, Ongoing
  • Salary : $90,439 to $94,436 plus Super (based on skills & 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

Team Leader positions will oversee staff delivery of one or more of the following:

  • 1:1 trauma-informed assessment and counselling to Aboriginal women, men and children who are impacted by or perpetrators of family violence
  • Groups with Aboriginal women and Aboriginal women who are in prison will aim to increase the social connection that is interrupted by family violence, and increase participants’ self-confidence and self-esteem
  • Groups with Aboriginal men will be designed to improve positive relational behaviour
  • Groups with Aboriginal children will create positive and age-appropriate entry points for them to engage and to heal their understanding of their parents, family and history where impacted by family violence
  • Groups with Aboriginal adolescents will provide a platform for them to speak to other young people in a meaningful and relevant way and change behaviours
  • Family violence case management for victims, and perpetrators- men, women and children.

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
  • Demonstrated experience in the successful delivery a range of appropriate therapeutic healing interventions to Aboriginal women, men, children and families
  • A comprehensive understanding of the dynamics and impact of family violence in Aboriginal families

Competency Requirement

  • Time Management: Prioritises work; delegates appropriately demonstrating an understanding of the competing demands of community aspirations, organisational, team, individual and stakeholder priorities, and ensures key requirements are met
  • Communication: Develops and communicates clear, culturally appropriate, respectful and consistent messages to staff clients and community members
  • Written Communication: Prepares accurate documents including, reports requested by the programs, case notes and case reports that meet audience needs
  • Problem Solving Implements organisational policies, procedures and systems to address incidents and problems and assists team members to develop culturally appropriate solutions
  • Interpersonal skills Models appropriate interpersonal skills, self-awareness, self-management, and community/ cultural awareness in communications, problem solving and conflict resolution
  • Risk Management: Manages risk and reports on mitigation strategies and recommends improvements
  • Leadership skills: Demonstrated experience in coaching and/or mentoring workers in complex casework and assessments relating to Aboriginal children, families and carers across the out of home care system

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 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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