- Melbourne • Preston
- Job posted on: 15th Oct 2021
- Applications close:
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 distinguishes us from other community organisations and we are proud of our friendly, supportive and inclusive organisational culture. We want everyone to feel welcome at VACCA. It is why we are able to deliver positive outcomes that lead to ongoing change.
Our strength lies with our people.
Our team is Growing!
VACCA’s Nugel (Belong) Program was the first Aboriginal Children in Aboriginal Care programs to be implemented in Victoria, and thus has been at the forefront of these developments, transforming the business of protecting children so as to truly meet the best interests of Aboriginal children today and for generations to come
Reporting to the Program Manager - Nugel, the Team Leader will oversee a team of Case Managers who will work with a mixed case load of authorised children as well as conducting investigations into child protection reports. The Team Leaders will hold day to day oversite of the operations of the pilot program, including the oversite of all investigations.
Key to transforming the way child protection is delivered, is implementing Nugel’s unique practice approach which is based on Cultural Therapeutic Ways; a whole of agency approach that places culture at the centre and integrates this with theories of self-determination and trauma. The Team Leader is central to ensuring that this approach is delivered by staff they manage.
If you are successful in becoming a part of the VACCA team, you can expect that we will provide:
To best ensure that you will be best able to successfully complete the tasks associated with this role, you will require the following:
If the role that is described above is something that you feel passionate about, don’t delay. Click APPLY to start your journey with VACCA. All applications must include your cover letter, current resume, and a document addressing the Key Selection Criteria, which can be found in the position description.
We strongly encourage Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander people to apply.
If you would like further information in relation to this role, please feel free to call Bavi Rai, Senior Recruitment Advisor, on 03 9287 8800. Alternatively, go to www.vacca.org.au to review our current programs and news about our growing organisation.
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.