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Case Manager - Residential Care

Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency

Who is VACCA?

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 Aboriginality is what distinguishes us from other community organisations and our culture of teamwork and inclusivity is why we are able to deliver positive outcomes that lead to ongoing change. Our strength lies with our people and all people are welcome.

The Opportunity

Due to recent growth, VACCA now has an opening for an experienced Out of Home Care Case Manager to join our team. The Residential Care Case Manager role will engage with children and young people to assist each child to deal with their individual experience in the Out of Home Care system. This role is responsible for building a warm, positive and professional relationship with the children and young people with which they are working, and assist them to develop strategies in relation to trauma based responses that occur throughout their life.

Other key tasks related to this role include, but are not limited to;

  • Developing and maintaining professional relationships with a range of internal and external stakeholders
  • Work with the child, parents, extended family and Residential Care team to develop, monitor and review: Cultural Support Plans, Best Interest Case Plans and LAC Care Plans
  • Maintain up-to-date case notes and Looking After Children records, using the Client Relationship Information System (CRIS) for recording, analysis and review of client information
  • Take a lead role in Looking After Children care planning and review meetings, facilitate and chair Care Team meetings, between clients and stakeholders, to ensure collaborative planning
  • Utilise daily activities to assist each child to deal with their trauma based responses to life in a way that promotes healing, emotional growth and development of positive attitudes and behaviours
  • To ensure children living in the VACCA Residential Care have adequate education support, access all appropriate resources and services to maximise their educational outcomes

What you Require:

The candidate most likely to be successful in this role will have:

  • A certificate IV level qualifications in Community Services, Youth Work, or Out of Home Care, and experience in Out of Home Care, Child Protection or other related field
  • To have received or be committed to having received your first COVID-19 vaccination prior to commencing
  • A Working With Children Check Card (Employee)
  • A Victorian Drivers Licence
  • An ability to respond therapeutically to children’s pain-based behaviours indicating an understanding of the impact of trauma and disrupted attachment on children.
  • Ability to participate pro-actively and openly in the therapeutic team including the ability to give and receive feedback in a constructive, respectful manner.
  • The ability to demonstrate awareness and appreciation of Aboriginal societies and cultures, and a commitment to continually build knowledge in these areas
  • Highly developed written and verbal communication skills and the ability to communicate with influence
  • A demonstrated willingness to work in a collaboratively with Child Protection Workers, Schools, Police and Aboriginal and mainstream services to deliver outcomes

What VACCA will offer the right Candidate:

If you were to be the candidate selected to take on this exciting, fulfilling and important role, VACCA will provide you with:

  • A salary and benefits package that starts at $74K plus Super and Salary Sacrifice
  • Ongoing training and development opportunities to grow, inform and shape your career
  • The opportunity to participate in a variety of cultural events and other activities
  • A dynamic work environment tempered with stable and reliable leadership
  • A warm, supportive, inclusive team environment- Our strength is our people
  • Growth opportunities-- We are growing and we want you to grow with us!

Now that you have read about the organisation, about the role and about what we would like to offer you, the only question left is how to apply! If everything mentioned above is something that you feel matches with your personal and professional goals, APPLY now. All applications require a cover letter and an updated resume.

If you would like to discuss this opportunity, please feel free to call Troy Baker, Recruitment Advisor, on 03 9287 8800. Alternatively, you can visit our website at www.vacca.org.au and check out the organisation and what it can offer.

Please click Position Description to read further about the role and it's requirements.

We strongly encourage Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander people to apply.

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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