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Local Justice Worker

Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency
  • Position : Full Time, Fixed term position
  • Salary : $72,377 to $77,875, plus super (based on skills & experience)
  • Location : Frankston, with travel to other locations

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 Local Justice Worker Program (LJWP) aims to improve justice outcomes for Aboriginal people in the Southern Metro catchment of VACCA. In this role, you will closely work with other justice agencies to support Aboriginal people throughout their engagement with the criminal justice system.

You will also work closely with Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisations (ACCO's) and justice stakeholders to build relationships with Aboriginal communities in this region.

About You

  • Demonstrated knowledge of the Aboriginal and mainstream service system and resources available to support Aboriginal people in contact with the justice system.
  • Ability to demonstrate and model high morale, resilience and a genuine desire to work with Aboriginal community and provide support to outreach clients.
  • Ability to tailor and adapt the program to meet the needs of community.
  • Ability to maintain and develops stakeholder relationship with clients and justice stakeholders to establish goals and outcomes.
  • Demonstrated experience in coordinating and delivering effective case management i.e.,create and revise case plans, report writing, advice, support and services to Aboriginal people.
  • Well-developed planning, organisational skill written and oral communications

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

A position description is attached.

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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