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Orange Door Practitioner Lead

Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency
  • Position : Full time, 12 month Fixed term position with an option to extend
  • Salary : Salary package full time equivalent upto $102,000 pa, inclusive of superannuation
  • Location : Southern region

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 our people.

About the role

VACCA teams work with families to assist with family violence and promote family wellbeing, participation in the broader community and access to relevant services. The teams provide families with a range of options for culturally responsive support in times of need, with a focus on positive parenting and family interaction to promote children’s development.

The Orange Door Practitioner Lead SMA is a newly funded position to VACCA within the Orange Door although the position is well established within the Orange Door.

This position will be responsible for providing family violence and wellbeing support to any Aboriginal people who enter the Orange Door intake system. They will co-ordinate supports to meet the needs of presenting clients. Additionally, the Orange Door Practitioner Lead will work closely with the VACCA Team Leader and Senior Aboriginal Practice leader and Orange Door networks to provide a culturally safe and appropriate response & support & referrals for Aboriginal people accessing the Orange Door SMA.

About You

  • Understanding of Family Support services and different models of intervention
  • Understanding and experience in Family Violence and Wellbeing
  • Ability to advocate on behalf of children, young people, individuals and families
  • Understanding of Intake processes, MARAM and assessment of risk

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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