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Team Leader - Family Services

Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency
  • Position: Fixed Term Position, till September 2021
  • Salary: $87,566 to $91,439, plus super (based on skills and experience)
  • Location: Frankston

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

The Family Services program provides early intervention and intensive service to Aboriginal families across the Bayside Peninsula Catchment area. The Team Leader position is responsible for the management and effective delivery of family services programs across the Southern Metropolitan region. The role will work closely with the Southern VACCA, Senior Programs Manager in liaising with the Dept of Health and Human Services to maintain positive relationships and ensure intake, referrals, case management and reporting responsibilities and any other compliance requirements are met

About You

  • Demonstrated experience in working and engaging with Aboriginal families, children and young person.
  • A sound knowledge and understanding of policies, legislation, current reforms and practices in relation to family services.
  • A sound understanding of the principles and practice of case management, child development and risk assessment.
  • A relevant qualification , a diploma or degree or equivalent in Social Work, Social Welfare Sector is desirable.
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience working in child & family services
  • Experience in managing a team

What we can offer you!!

  • 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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