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Family and Education Support Worker

Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency
  • Position: Full time, 12-month contract
  • Location: Preston
  • Salary: $82,784 to $86,532, plus super (based on skills and experience)

The Organisation

The 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

About the role

Side by Side is a new program run by Berry Street as the lead agency and Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency (VACCA) as subcontractor as part of the Victorian Government’s Partnerships Addressing Disadvantage initiative. The Program will prioritise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and will offer whole of school training that is trauma-aware and culturally responsive for school staff, one to one student and family support and tutoring support to students who are behind academically

The Family and Education Support worker will work alongside Berry Street’s Side by Side team, to engage with Aboriginal students and families in three identified primary schools in Northern Melbourne and to support students in early primary school (Years 1 to 4) to close the gap on their attendance and learning.

About you

  • You will have a tertiary qualification in Education, Social Work, Welfare or other related discipline and/or experience working with Schools and the Education sector
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and able to collaborate with key stakeholders particularly within school communities
  • Understanding of child development, and the impact trauma can have on a child’s development.
  • Experience of working with Aboriginal children and families

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

How to Apply

The application should include a cover letter addressing the key selection criteria and resume.

We encourage applicants to view the Position Description prior to applying. Please click here or see the attachment below.

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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