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House Manager -Therapeutic Residential Care

Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency
  • Position : Full Time
  • Salary : $72,377.73 - $77,875.68 plus super (based on skills and experience)
  • Location: West Metro, North Metro

Join our Team to make a difference in the life of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Families & Children!

About the company:

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 our People

About the role

The Residential Care House Manager will be responsible for overseeing the day to day running of the Residential Care placement. The position will be based within Melbourne’s Metro area.

The Residential Care House Manager will engage with the children and young people to develop a nurturing, positive relationship and to assist each child to deal with their trauma-based responses to life in a way that promotes healing, emotional growth and development of positive attitudes and life skills.

As a successful applicant you will possess:

  • Commitment to VACCA’s vision and purpose.
  • A relevant qualification, in line with Residential Care minimum standards, and/or be willing to undertake relevant study.
  • Demonstrated awareness and appreciation of Aboriginal societies and cultures, and commitment to continually build knowledge of such, along with a high level of awareness of the key issues which impact upon Aboriginal communities.
  • Demonstrated understanding of, and commitment to, the values that underpin VACCA’ vision and purpose and the capacity to take a leadership role in championing these internally and externally
  • Demonstrated experience in working and engaging with Aboriginal families and children/ Demonstrated experience in child and family sector
  • Awareness and appreciation of Aboriginal societies and cultures and an understanding of the issues affecting Aboriginal people in contemporary Australia and the diversity of circumstances of Aboriginal people.
  • Sound knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal culture and values and the ability to effectively communicate with Aboriginal children and their families.
  • An ability to respond therapeutically to Aboriginal children’s pain-based behaviours indicating an understanding of the impact of trauma and disrupted attachment on children.
  • Knowledge of the complexity and issues in the provision of Therapeutic Residential Care.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with child protection workers, schools, police and Aboriginal and mainstream organizations.

What we can offer you!!

  • Professional support and training via a learning and development program
  • Competitive salary packaging to increase your take home pay
  • Great career development opportunities.
  • Access to Employee support and wellbeing program
  • Generous leave entitlements
  • Opportunity to work and build connection with the Aboriginal Community and culture

We strongly encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander to apply

How to Apply

Application should include a cover letter addressing the key selection criteria and resume

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.

A position description is attached.

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