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Team Leader - Nugel

Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency
  • Leadership, Ongoing position available at Preston location
  • Salary from $98,427 to $107,842 plus super- based on qualification and experience
  • Additional Salary Packaging options available up to $15,900
  • Work for an organisation that works for the community

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 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.

About the Role:

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.

What we can give you:

If you are successful in becoming a part of the VACCA team, you can expect that we will provide:

  • 5 weeks annual leave
  • Access to child protection and VACCA training programs
  • Extensive support and training from VACCA’s in house legal service
  • Learning and Development opportunities available
  • Generous leave entitlements including; paid maternity leave, cultural and ceremonial leave and compassionate leave
  • The opportunity to participate in cultural events and other activities
  • A warm, supportive and inclusive team environment and organisational culture.

What we require from you:

To best ensure that you will be best able to successfully complete the tasks associated with this role, you will require the following:

  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience working in the child, youth and family’s sector will be highly valued
  • A recognised Social Work degree or a similar welfare or behavioural related degree or a recognised Diploma of Community Services work or similar qualification, which is studied over a minimum of two academic years of full-time study (or part-time equivalent)
  • Ability to lead and mentor staff in their understanding of child development, attachment and trauma as they relate to Aboriginal children
  • Proven ability to effectively communicate and negotiate with Aboriginal children, families, carers and other service providers to achieve outcomes
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a complex, fast paced team, and to demonstrate resilience in managing competing demands
  • A Working with Children’s Check for a paid employee
  • Victorian Drivers Licence
  • Current COVID-19 vaccination (minimum one dose, prior to commencement)
  • Resilience, perseverance and self awareness skills

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.

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