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Targeted Care Packages - Keyworker - Wodonga / Wangaratta

Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency
  • Position: Full time, 12 months fixed term contract
  • Salary: SCHADS level 5.1 to 5.3 (based on skills & experience)
  • Location: Wodonga/ Wangaratta

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

Targeted Care Packages (TCPs) are an initiative of the Department of Health and Human Services in response to the State Government priority to reduce the number of children/young people residing in residential care- the priority group being Aboriginal children and under 19.

The VACCA Targeted Care Packages Program is a relatively new program that provides culturally relevant support to Indigenous young people to a) successfully transition out of residential care to any alternative form of placement where their needs will be better met or b) preserve and sustain their current placements to prevent them from entering residential care.

Specifically, the position will be:

  • Providing high level intensive case management services to the particular TCP client/s
  • Delivering the TCP

About You

  • Demonstrated commitment to self-determination and experience working effectively with Aboriginal people and organisations.
  • 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 child, youth and family welfare experience
  • Demonstrated ability to case manage complex needs and formulate recommendations that focus on the safety of the child, family functioning and parental well-being

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 document is attached with this advertisement.

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.

How to apply

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