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Family Violence Caseworker

Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency
  • Position : Full time, 12 month fixed term contract
  • Salary : $62,742 to $77,858, plus super (based on skills & experience)
  • Location : Dandenong

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

About the role

The Southern Family Violence program works with women and children impacted by family violence in the Southern and BPA areas. The Southern Family Violence Case Worker will work in a culturally appropriate way so that individuals can achieve their goals and address any family violence safety concerns. Women and children will be empowered and supported to live safe and free from family violence and link in to the relevant necessary supports.

We provide a positive, culturally safe workplace environment supported by family friendly and culturally sensitive workforce policies, including professional development, continuing education and staff wellbeing

This is a newly created position, reporting to the Team Leader Family Violence, the Case Worker will work closely with The Orange Door, Multidisciplinary Centre (MDC) and other agencies and will provide advocacy, referral and case management support to Aboriginal women and their children who are experiencing or escaping family violence

About You

  • A tertiary qualification in Social Work, Psychology, welfare or a related discipline is desirable.
  • Knowledge of the DHHS data reporting systems
  • Understanding the issues of family violence and the impact on women, children and families in an Aboriginal context
  • Demonstrated effective and culturally appropriate interpersonal skills e.g. active listening, empathy in all verbal and non-verbal communications
  • Sound knowledge of the Family Violence Protection Act 2008, Information Sharing and Multi Agency Risk Assessment Framework (MARAM).

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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