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Family Violence Case worker

Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency
  • Position: Permanent Full Time
  • Location: Melton
  • Salary: $82,045 - $88,277 plus Superannuation & Salary Packaging

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 its 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 role is responsible for providing advocacy, referral and support to Aboriginal women and their children who are experiencing family violence. The Family Violence program provides a range of support options including short, medium and long term casework.

About You

  • Commitment to and understanding of the values that underpin VACCA’ vision and purpose
  • An awareness of family violence issues and the impacts on women, children and families
  • The ability to apply flexible, non-judgmental and empowering approach to service delivery
  • Knowledge of local family violence programs, accommodation, legal, health and community services within the region
  • Or the ability to acquire that knowledge
  • Demonstrated positive working relationships with other agencies in a service network, and experience with shared casework, or group work 
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills, sound verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to prepare reports, submissions and other relevant documents
  • A thorough understanding of the issues relating to confidentiality and mandatory reporting provisions


  • Knowledge of the Family Violence Protection Act 2008 and the Common Risk Assessment Framework, CRAF / MARAM. 
  • A tertiary qualification in Social Work, Psychology, welfare or a related discipline is desirable
  • Knowledge of the SHIP data reporting system


  • Current COVID-19 vaccination (including booster dose, as applicable), a Working with Children’s Check for a paid employee (or willingness to obtain), a Police Check, and a full Victorian Drivers Licence

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 Family-Violence-Case-worker-L4---Melton_2 (1).pdf 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

How to apply

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