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Family Meeting Convener (Identified Position)

Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency
  • Full-time position
  • $102,955 plus super and salary packaging
  • Location Preston
  • This position is specifically designated for a community member

The Organisation

The Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency (VACCA) stands as a pioneering Aboriginal Community-Controlled organisation, holding the distinction of being the largest of its kind in Australia. Committed to championing the cause of the Aboriginal community, the dedicated VACCA team wholeheartedly embraces the organisation's vision and values. Their fervent dedication is evident in the passionate provision of support, services, and advocacy for children and other vulnerable community members. What sets VACCA apart is its deep-rooted Aboriginal identity, a defining feature that empowers the organisation to deliver positive outcomes, fostering lasting societal change. VACCA's strength lies in its people, and the organisation warmly welcomes individuals from all walks of life to contribute to its mission.

About the role

As the Family Meeting Convener reporting directly to the Practice Leader, you will play a pivotal role in fostering meaningful connections with families. Your responsibilities encompass identifying and mobilising family support networks, as well as navigating discussions with families facing notable concerns regarding the safety and well-being of children and young individuals. Collaborating closely with Aboriginal children and families, along with government and sector partners, you will actively contribute to diminishing the disproportionate representation of Aboriginal children within the Child Protection system. Your overarching goal will be to champion improved outcomes for children, ensuring their welfare is prioritised and safeguarded.

About You

  • Demonstrated awareness and appreciation of Aboriginal societies and cultures, and commitment to continually build knowledge of such, along with a high level of awareness of the key issues that impact Aboriginal communities
  • Demonstrated experience in working and engaging with Aboriginal families and children / Demonstrated experience in the child and family sector
  • Highly developed negotiation and meeting facilitation skills
  • Willingness to work through conflict situations in an understanding way to achieve the best possible outcomes
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills including the capacity to negotiate and work effectively with a range of individuals and agencies to achieve positive outcomes
  • Ability to make decisions in high-pressure contexts, clearly able to communicate the rationale for decisions
  • Ability to engage children, young people families and communities through a friendly warm approach

What we can offer you!!

  • Professional support and training via in-house learning and development training modules
  • 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 connections with the Aboriginal Community and culture

We strongly encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders people to apply

Click 'Apply Now' to submit your application including a cover letter addressing the key selection criteria and a current resume by the closing date.

We encourage applicants to view the Position Description before 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 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.

A position description is attached.

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