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Senior Case Worker - Youth Throughcare

Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency
  • Position: Full Time
  • Location: Preston
  • Salary: $93,858.96 to $98,111.52, plus super (Based on Skills & Experience)

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

About the role

The role of the YTC Senior Case Worker will be responsible for providing a range of case work functions requiring a high level of knowledge and skills of working with complex Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people who are involved with the justice system whilst in Custody and as they transition out of Custody.

The role will mentor and provide guidance to case workers in the delivery of the YTC program. Senior Case workers provide support to the team leader to ensure the YTC program is providing culturally safe and trauma informed care to their clients.

About You

  • Demonstrated commitment and understanding for the values that underpin VACCA’ 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 understanding in working with Aboriginal families and children.
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain clear and respectful boundaries with young people who display challenging behaviours.
  • Demonstrated ability to identify and de-escalate potentially volatile behaviours and /or situations.
  • Demonstrated ability to support young people to identify and achieve individual & SMART goals.
  • Demonstrated ability to mentor staff by providing them with relevant information, support, feedback about their work, and opportunities for professional development.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, and the ability to work as part of a multidisciplinary team and collaborate with a broad range of services and external stakeholders.
  • High level organisational skills including time management and the ability to develop, plan and supervise the implementation of cultural, educational and/or developmental programs for clients.
  • Current COVID-19 vaccination (including booster if applicable).


  • A relevant qualification in Case Management and/or Therapeutic Practices (i.e. Trauma-informed Care, AoD, Domestic Violence, Social Work, Community Development or other relevant areas).
  • Minimum 3 years work in Youth Justice, Case Management, or industry experience.

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.
  • Fitness Passport - allowing you (and your family) access to any of the facilities available on 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 prior to applying.

Please click here to view the attached 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 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 prior to 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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