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Better Futures Youth Worker

Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency

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  • Position: Full Time
  • Location: Preston
  • Salary: $82,045.60 - $88,277.80 Plus Super depending on Skills and Qualifications

This position is responsible for engaging proactively with the young person as they are about to turn 16 years and assists them as they transition to independence up until the age of 21 years. They provide a secondary consultation to the care team – lending expertise to the transition planning process; identifying goals and actions for inclusion in the 15+ Care and Transition Plan

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 it’s 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

This position is responsible for engaging proactively with the young person as they are about to turn 16 years and assists them as they transition to independence up until the age of 21 years. They provide a secondary consultation to the care team – lending expertise to the transition planning process; identifying goals and actions for inclusion in the 15+ Care and Transition Plan

About You

  • Demonstrated commitment and understanding for the values that underpin VACCA’ vision and purpose
  • A sound understanding of Aboriginal culture, values, protocols, inter-generational factors and complex kinship systems, as well as the issues facing vulnerable Aboriginal people today
  • A demonstrated knowledge and understanding of issues surrounding youth, homelessness, adolescent out-of-home care, the Child Protection and Youth Justice systems and available resources and services in Northern Metro regions.
  • Skills in assertive outreach, assessment and case management.
  • Demonstrated ability to engage young people in out-of-home care including Residential Care, Kinship Care and Home-Based Care.
  • Demonstrated ability to assist young people transition and develop the necessary skills for independent living.
  • A demonstrated commitment to establishing and maintaining collaborative relationships with families, colleagues, government departments, sector partners and the Aboriginal Community.
  • 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
  • Demonstrated experience in working and engaging with Aboriginal families and children/
  • Demonstrated experience in child and family sector
  • Current COVID-19 vaccination (including booster dose, as applicable)

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 connection 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 current resume.

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

Please click here 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 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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