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Senior Project Officer - Cultural Elements Lead

Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency
  • Position : Full Time, 12 month contract
  • Salary : $90,439-$101,899, plus super, (based on skills and experience)
  • 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 Division of Client Services Practice and Development has responsibility for Quality, Practice Leadership, Training, Research and Development, Policy and Business Development, in house Legal Counsel, and Foster Care Recruitment.

The Division works closely with operational Directors and Executive Managers across VACCA to build capability and the capacity of the workforce in meeting the needs of Aboriginal children, families and community members. The role sits alongside other project positions within the Division

The role will also be part of the Mobile Implementation Teams (MITS) working alongside DHHS and the Centre for Excellence as we support implementation, coach and support team leaders and practitioners to embed the cultural elements into their practice and work with Aboriginal families as part of the Victorian and Aboriginal Preservation and Reunification Response.

About You:

  • Understanding of implementation science approaches and frameworks or demonstrated capacity to acquire this
  • Demonstrated case practice experience working with staff, children and young people and the ability to effectively communicate Aboriginal ways of working with Aboriginal people
  • High-level written and verbal skills, and ability to prepare high quality documents (such as practice documents, reports and presentations).
  • Strong skills in engaging and maintaining relationships with mainstream service providers and ACCOs.
  • Strong organisational skills and interpersonal and communication skills

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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