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Better Futures Youth Support Worker - Ovens Murray / Wangaratta

Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency
  • Location: Ovens Murray - Wangaratta
  • Status: Part time 0.5 FTE (19hrs), 6 -month contract with possibility of Extention
  • Salary: $62,000 - $70,000

The opportunity:

The target group is Aboriginal young people in Ovens Murray who are aged 15 to 21 years and were living in out of home care. They are eligible for Better Futures if they:

  • Have been on a family reunification order, a care by secretary order or a long-term care order, and on leaving the care of the Secretary, are of an age to, or intend to live independently
  • The Better Futures Youth Worker will act as the key worker, being the main contact for the entire period of leaving care support, taking on case management support when the young person leaves care

The roles will include:

  • A strong focus on achieving outcomes: economic, personal, social and housing
  • Developing and implementing a detailed plan including assigning a flexible support package based on the plan
  • Provide life and living skills development for the client group

About us:

The Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency (VACCA) is the largest organisation of its kind in Australia. 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.

To be considered for this role you must demonstrate:

  • Commitment to VACCA's vision and purpose
  • Awareness and appreciation of Aboriginal societies and cultures and an understanding of the issues affecting Aboriginal people in contemporary Australia and the diversity of circumstances of Aboriginal people
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal culture
  • A sound understanding of Aboriginal culture, values, protocols, inter-generational factors and complex kinship systems, as well as the issues facing vulnerable Aboriginal people today
  • A demonstrated knowledge and understanding of issues surrounding Youth, homelessness, adolescent out-of-home care, the Child Protection and Youth Justice systems and available resources and services in inner Gippsland
  • Skills in assertive outreach, assessment and case management
  • Demonstrated ability to engage young people in out-of-home care including Residential Care, Kinship Care and Home-Based Care
  • Demonstrated ability to assist young people transition and develop the necessary skills for independent living
  • A demonstrated commitment to establishing and maintaining collaborative relationships with families, colleagues, government departments, sector partners and the Aboriginal Community

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