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Aboriginal Liaison Worker

Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency
  • Position : Full time, Ongoing
  • Salary : SCHADS 4.1 to 4.4 (based on skills & experience)
  • Location : Based at the Melton office with regular travel to the Werribee office

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 our People.

About the role

This position will play a key role in ensuring that service provision by Child FIRST is culturally responsive to Aboriginal families. Two mornings a week, this position will be based with the Child FIRST Team at Mackillop Family Services (Melton) and Anglicare (Yarraville) and will be involved in providing consultation and assessment to the CHILD FIRST Intake Teams in relation to Aboriginal families that are referred.

This position will also be involved in undertaking Assessments of families referred to VACCA and in formulating relevant and effective service plans. Community education and networking responsibilities are also important components of the job.

About You

  • Demonstrated understanding of, and commitment to, the values that underpin VACCA’ 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 upon Aboriginal communities
  • A sound knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal culture and values and a proven ability to effectively communicate with Aboriginal people.
  • An understanding of Family Support Services and different models of intervention
  • Knowledge and understanding of Intake processes and assessment of risk.

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 connection with the Aboriginal Community and culture

Please note: This is an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander designated position, classified under Section 12 Special Measures of the Equal Opportunity Act 2010. This employment opportunity is only available to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

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

We encourage applicants to view the Position Description prior to 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 wellbeing 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.

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