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Family Violence Support Worker - Morwell

Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency
  • Position : Family Violence Support Worker - Orana Gunyah
  • Location : Morwell
  • Salary : $61,448 to $65,724, plus super (based on skills and experience)

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

Orana Gunyah situated in Morwell, Gippsland will provide a suite of crisis accommodation and support services to women and their accompanying children from across the state. The cluster model facility will provide short term accommodation for up to five women and their children at a time. In addition to the five self-contained units, the site provides a staff support facility enabling the site to operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week and for support services to be delivered on site (case management, outreach, advocacy and referral)

As a Family Violence Support worker you will be responsible for :

  • to provide a culturally appropriate response to Aboriginal women and children who are experiencing or escaping family violence.
  • to ensure the safety and security of residents and staff at Orana Gunyah, monitoring of the site, signing in visitors, restricting access of known perpetrators, engaging police or emergency services during afterhours and sleepover shifts.

This is a full time position comprising 16hrs per fortnight and Casual Hours as required. To perform the duties of this position effectively you may be required to work additional hours or vary your working times, on any day of the week, as appropriate and necessary from time to time. There is no paid over time, however, time in lieu arrangements will be negotiated as required with the Senior Manager

About You

  • You will have a demonstrated understanding of working and engaging with Aboriginal families and children
  • Have well developed written, computer, verbal and communication skill
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a cohesive, responsible and dynamic team.
  • Resilient, with great team working skills and ability to communicate with respect

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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