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Practice Lead - Lakidjeka Aboriginal Child Specialist Advice and Support Service

Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency
  • Position: Full time, Ongoing
  • Salary: SCHADS level 8.1 to 8.3 (based on skills & experience)
  • Location: Preston, Melbourne and serving other VACCA 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 our People.

About the role

Reporting to the Executive Manager, Lakidjeka Aboriginal Practice Leader will be responsible for providing practice leadership, mentoring, training and expert advice to Lakidjeka ACSASS workers who are based across VACCA.

The position will also work in close partnership with all relevant Program Managers and Executive Managers who oversee the regional Lakidjeka teams, as well as providing consultation and advice, to other internal stakeholders.

About You

  • Demonstrated understanding of, and commitment to, the values that underpin VACCA’s vision and purpose and the capacity to take a leadership role in championing these internally and externally
  • 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 experience in the child and family services field or a related area and a sophisticated understanding of current issues and awareness of future directions
  • Demonstrates reflective, culturally appropriate and evidence-based practice
  • Maintains awareness of knowledge, understanding and skills needed to perform role, works to address skill gaps and assists others to identify their training needs
  • Proven ability to initiates strategic and productive relationships with key stakeholders and influences sector plans and responses to community needs

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 attached Position Description prior to applying.

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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