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Therapeutic Residential Care Worker - Gippsland

Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency
  • Position: Casual
  • Location: Gippsland Region

Join our Team to make a difference in the life of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Families & Children!

About the company:

The 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

The Residential Care Worker will engage with the children and young people to develop a nurturing, positive relationship and to assist each child to deal with their trauma-based responses to life in a way that promotes healing, emotional growth and development of positive attitudes and life skills.

As a successful applicant you will possess:

  • Sound knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal culture and values and the ability to effectively communicate with Aboriginal children and their families.
  • Applicants must have a minimum Cert 4 in Child, Youth and Family Intervention or be prepared to undertake such study as part of the employment agreement.
  • An ability to respond therapeutically to Aboriginal children’s pain-based behaviours indicating an understanding of the impact of trauma and disrupted attachment on children.
  • An ability to provide therapeutic parenting to children who have been traumatised.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with child protection workers, schools, police and Aboriginal and mainstream organisations.
  • 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.

What we can offer you!!

  • Professional support and training via a learning and development program.
  • Great career development opportunities.
  • Access to Employee support and wellbeing program.
  • Opportunity to work and build connection with the Aboriginal Community and culture.

We strongly encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander to apply.

How to Apply

Application should include a cover letter addressing the key selection criteria and resume.

We encourage applicants to view the 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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