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Executive Director, Strategy & Services - Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency

Johnson Recruitment
  • Join the largest Aboriginal community services organisation of its kind in Australia
  • Influence strategy and delivery of multiple service streams
  • Flexible WFH options and competitive remuneration

The Organisation:

Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency (VACCA) is the largest organisation of its kind in Australia, employing over 850 employees and delivering more than 60 programs across Victoria. VACCA is a dynamic Aboriginal community-controlled organisation that supports and advocates for the Aboriginal community. With a focus on ‘healing’, ‘protecting’ and ‘connecting,’ VACCA provides culturally grounded services for Aboriginal children, families and adults that distinguishes it from mainstream organisations.

The Role:

Reporting to the CEO, the Executive Director, Strategy and Services will lead, enhance and further develop VACCA’s programs and services. It will also enhance and strengthen policy, advocacy and research activities, and its role as a lead agency in the protection and care of Aboriginal children, young people, and families. 

The Executive Director, Strategy and Services position will support the Regional Client Services Directors and the Director of Client Practice Management in achieving high quality of services across VACCA and will oversee program outcomes in line with VACCA’s strategic direction.

The Person:

Ideally, you will possess sound knowledge of the context in which VACCA operates; the child and family welfare sector and suite of programs in Victoria; service delivery by Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisations; and Victorian Government reforms regarding self-determination and child and family services.

In addition, it is essential you have:   

  • Demonstrated understanding of, and commitment to, the values that underpin VACCA’s vision and purpose and the capacity to take a leadership role in championing these internally and externally
  • 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 which impact Aboriginal communities
  • A strong understanding of the importance of embedding Aboriginal cultural practices across VACCA programs
  • High-level ability to analyse and position Aboriginal voice in policies, programming within sector and to government
  • Extensive experience in the child and family welfare field, the provision of services to statutory clients or a related area, and a sophisticated understanding of current issues, reforms, and awareness of future directions
  • Strong working knowledge of relevant legislation, social and government policy and evidence-based research that impacts on Aboriginal children and families
  • Highly developed leadership, communication, management, and team development skills.
  • Excellent conceptual, strategic, and analytical skills
  • Excellent program management and program evaluation skills
  • Demonstrated capacity to negotiate and work constructively with funding bodies and other stakeholders and to represent the organisation with a variety of stakeholders
  • Strong financial skills and demonstrated experience in managing budgets across various frontline (funded) programs

You must be fully vaccinated and have, and continue to hold, a full Victorian Driver’s Licence and will also be required to obtain a current employment working with children check card and undergo a police check. A higher degree or postgraduate qualification in a relevant field, or significant experience within the human services field, is required.

The Offer:

A salary of $255K plus superannuation is offered. In addition, attractive PBI/NFP packaging and flexible working arrangements are available. In addition, attractive PBI/NFP packaging and flexible working arrangements are available.

If you have exceptional skills and are looking for a new and exciting challenge, please make an application by clicking the 'Apply' tab below to submit your resume in Word format. To confidentially discuss this role further, please feel free to call Alex Cooper on 0472 510 848 or Barry Vienet on 0418 329 523 from Johnson Recruitment.

This is a retained, exclusive assignment and any direct applications or referrals will be forwarded to Johnson Recruitment.

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