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Senior Case Advisor- Lakidjeka - Wangaratta / Wodonga

Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency
  • Position: Full time
  • Salary: $75,761 to $82,018 (based on skills and experience)
  • Locations: Wangaratta/ Wodonga

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

VACCA is looking for Aboriginal people who have a passion and commitment to ensuring decisions made for Aboriginal children involved with child protection are culturally appropriate, safe, and in their best interests.

VACCA is experiencing significant growth and requires Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to join our Lakidjeka Aboriginal Child Specialist Advice Support Service (ACSASS). The role of the program is to provide advice and support to inform the respectful engagement of families, risk and other assessments, planning, monitoring and reviews undertaken by child protection.

This role will:

  • Work in strong partnership with child protection to ensure the rights and best interests of Aboriginal children who have come to the attention of child protection are upheld and maintained
  • Respond to and work closely with child protection staff in the local area to meet with families where allegations of abuse and neglect of children have been made
  • Participate and provide advice to child protection in case planning to ensure an Aboriginal perspective is considered in assessments, placement planning and decision making of the child
  • Support child protection to identify and locate Aboriginal family members who can provide support and care to the child and family

About You

  • A relevant welfare qualification or/and experience in the community services sector is desirable
  • Experience and knowledge in engaging with the Aboriginal community and Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisations
  • Resilient, with great team working skills and ability to communicate with respect
  • Experience or ability to work with child protection

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.

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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