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Project Officer - Family Violence Reforms and Resource Development

Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency
  • Position: Full Time, Fixed Term Contract (12 months)
  • Salary: $84,850 to $88,691 (based on skills & experience) plus Super Plus Attractive Salary Packaging option
  • Location: Preston

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

The Project Officer for Family Violence Reforms and Resource Development will work collaboratively with the Senior Project Officer to embed the Victorian family violence reforms across the organisation, support internal and external staff and practitioners to understand and implement their family violence responsibilities and tasks and support the delivery of VACCA’s family violence reform project plan.

This will include assisting with reviewing sector frameworks, tools and resources, amending and developing culturally inclusive educational, training and operational supporting resources and attend sector meetings, forums and workshops. The Project Officer will have the opportunity to develop their skills in project management, resource development, professional writing and administrative tasks and engage in regular supervision and professional development.

About You

  • 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 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 working and engaging with Aboriginal families and children/ Demonstrated experience in child and family sector
  • An understanding of the Victorian Family Violence sector reforms and frameworks, family violence issues, government policy and the family violence sector
  • Demonstrated experience and skills in project management
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with excellent report writing skills and ability to communicate effectively with key stakeholders
  • Exceptional time management skills with the ability to prioritise workload whilst maintaining strong attention to detail
  • The ability to take direction and work independently as well as work collaboratively in a team environment and make valuable contributions


  • Current COVID-19 vaccination

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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