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Executive Manager - Southern Region

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:

VACCA Client Services deliver a range of community service programs for the Aboriginal community across Victoria. Our programs cover the spectrum of community services but uniquely work together in an integrated way to bring the best outcomes for the Aboriginal community. Our services work towards self-determination and healing of the Aboriginal community by embedding culture and strengthening the safety and well-being of vulnerable community members, particularly children.

The Southern VACCA Programs provide a range of programs across a continuum of support ranging from early intervention & prevention work to the provision of both secondary and tertiary services. This include programs in: Community Support Services; Playgroups; Homework Club; Family Services Cradle to Kinder, Stronger families, Aboriginal liaison worker to Child FIRST; AFLDM; Out of Home care: Foster Care, Kinship Care and Cultural Support Program. The number and type of programs may vary depending upon funding and a range of other factors.

As an Executive Manager you will play a major role in ensuring the organisation’s vision, goals and annual priorities are achieved and that our organisational values are promoted and celebrated across the whole organisation.

About You:

  • Experience in child & Family services and/or Graduate qualification in Social Work or related discipline is essential.
  • Post Graduate qualification is desirable.
  • Demonstrated experience in leadership and management at a high level.
  • Significant experience managing programs that support vulnerable Aboriginal people.
  • Extensive experience in the child and family services field or a related area and a sophisticated understanding of current issues and awareness of future directions.

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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