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Case Worker- Koori Women's Diversion Program - Morwell

Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency

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

The Caseworker will play an integral role in diverting Aboriginal women from further contact with the criminal justice system, by delivering and coordinating intensive case management to a caseload of up to 15 Aboriginal women.

The caseworker will be responsible for:

  • Providing case management support to Aboriginal women in contact with the justice system.
  • Developing and managing case plans, undertaking assessments, and referrals.
  • Coordinating the delivery of cultural and gender appropriate treatment and support services for Aboriginal women and advocating on their behalf.
  • Working collaboratively with Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal service providers and government departments to establish network and referral pathways.

Contributing to improved justice outcomes by liaising with justice agencies and supporting Aboriginal women in contact with the criminal justice system.

About You

  • Case management experience and/or a degree/tertiary qualification in psychology, social work, criminal justice or other related area is highly desirable
  • Proven ability to work effectively with the local Aboriginal community.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the underlying issues that contribute to Aboriginal women’s contact with the justice system.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the service system and resources available to support Aboriginal women in contact with the justice system.
  • Demonstrated experience in coordinating and delivering effective advice, support, and services to Aboriginal women

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.

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

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 view the 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 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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