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Project Officer - Camps for Adolescents

Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency
  • Position: Part Time (0.8), Fixed Term Contract till February 2023
  • Location: Preston
  • Salary: $82,780 to $86,528, plus super (based on skills & 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:

The Projects and Reform Unit is responsible for managing strategic projects to enhance the capacity of the organisation to deliver quality, culturally responsive programs. The Project Officer for Healthy Respectful Relationships Camps will be responsible for designing and assisting the regional offices to deliver six per region of Healthy Respectful Relationships camps to adolescents over two years funded by the Dhelk Dja Family Violence fund through Family Safety Victoria.

As a Project Officer you will develop a manual and supporting documentation to assist both staff and Community members to minimise risk and achieve outcomes set in the existing program logic. You will work collaboratively across programs and ensure the project is being managed on time and within budget and maintain strong relationships across the Family Violence and Client Services teams across VACCA.

About You:

  • Understanding and awareness of how family violence is experienced by and impacts young Aboriginal men and women
  • Existing networks and relationships with Aboriginal Communities across Victoria
  • Demonstrated experience of strengths-based approaches to working with Aboriginal young people
  • Previous experience in project management including planning, implementation, and evaluation

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. A position description is attached.

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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