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Team Leader, Nugel - Morwell

Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency
  • Position : Full time, Ongoing position
  • Location : Morwell
  • Salary : Salary package full time equivalent up to $120,000 pa inclusive of superannuation

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:

VACCA’s Nugel (Belong) Program was the first of these “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.

This is a new position!

Reporting to the Senior Program Manager-Nugel, the Team Leader-Nugel, will play a key leadership role in working with Aboriginal children and families, Government and sector partners to reduce the over representation of Aboriginal children involved with Child Protection, strive for better outcomes for children and to build capacity in families so that children can remain at or be transitioned home. 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.

The Project Officer will be based at Morwell and support the implementation of the Nugel program at Gippsland region. The role will focus on project management and program implementation over a six month period, working closely with key stakeholders to develop project plans, project management tools, coordinate co-design workshops, develop a program manual and coordinate key meetings

About You:

  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience working in the child, youth and family’s sector
  • Minimum Diploma of Community Services Work.
  • Demonstrated ability to undertake complex casework with children who have experienced trauma and may present with challenging behaviours, including using culturally safe therapeutic approaches to heal and build resilience
  • Demonstrated understanding of child development, attachment and trauma as they relate to Aboriginal children

What we can offer you!!

  • 5 weeks annual leave
  • Access to child protection and VACCA training programs
  • Extensive support and training from VACCA’s in house legal service
  • 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 Position Description prior to applying. Please click here to view the position description

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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