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Senior Project Officer - Family Violence Reform

Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency
  • Position: Full Time, Fixed Term Contract (12 months)
  • Salary: $92,700 to $96,797 (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 Senior Project Officer will work closely with a highly competent, engaged, and professional team of family violence project officers.

Key components of this role are:

  • Raising the profile of family violence responsibilities across the organisation
  • Supporting the organisation to advocate for Aboriginal community within the broader family violence sector
  • Supporting the team to deliver critical projects which shape the way family violence is embedded across all programs
  • Supporting best practice across our suite of family violence programs

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
  • Substantial and relevant experience working across Family Violence and Child and Family Welfare Services with Aboriginal communities.
  • Deep understanding of family violence in and Aboriginal context and demonstrated knowledge of current reforms in the sector
  • Strong skills in facilitating group discussions on family violence best practice through a cultural lens
  • Demonstrated ability to provide excellent written materials with a high level of attention to detail and the capacity to deeply analyse reports and data
  • Strong organisational abilities and interpersonal and communication skills.

Requirement:

  • 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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