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Case Manager - Kinship Care

Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency
  • Position: Permanent - Full Time
  • Location Preston VIC 3072
  • Salary: $82,045 - $88,277 based on experience, plus super

The Organisation

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 its 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 strength lies with our people.

About the role

The Kinship Care Case Manager is responsible for comprehensive case management and ongoing support for carers and children in statutory kinship care placements. This includes visits, identifying support needs, and enhancing cultural competence, especially for non-Aboriginal carers.

The role also involves completing all case management tasks, court reports, and assessments, utilising the Looking After Children Framework to ensure stability for Aboriginal children. Additionally, the position may require conducting Part B Kinship Assessments for the First Supports Program.

About You

Provide ongoing support to carers and children in statutory kinship care placements, including fortnightly visits. Identify and address the training and support needs of kinship carers, with a focus on enhancing cultural competence for non-Aboriginal carers and ensuring Cultural Support Plans for all children. Facilitate family support and contact between children and their families. Use the Looking After Children framework to assess and meet children’s needs, complete case management tasks, and report to DFFH.

Update client data on CRISSP and CRIS systems, and complete necessary reports and assessments. Manage cases across contracted and First Supports programs, and participate in supervision, training, meetings, and quality improvement activities. Handle cases involving foster carers or targeted care packages as needed.

What we can offer you

  • A supportive environment that includes comprehensive induction
  • The support of regular internal supervision
  • Professional development and training opportunities 
  • Attractive salary packaging to increase your take-home pay
  • 17.5% loading on annual leave
  • Access to agency vehicles for all work-related travel 
  • Access to Employee support and wellbeing programs 
  • Paid parental leave after 12 months of ongoing employment
  • Opportunity to work and build connections with the Aboriginal Community and culture
  • Fitness Passport - allowing you (and your family) access to any of the facilities available in this program 

We strongly encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders people to apply.

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

We encourage applicants to view the Position Description before applying.

Please click here: Kinship CM PD.pdf to download the position description for this role. 

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 well-being 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 before the commencement of employment and periodically following commencement.

VACCA is an equal-opportunity employer and has a smoke-free workplace policy

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