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Team Leader - Link-Up Victoria

Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency
  • Position: Ongoing Full Time
  • Salary: $102,546.08 - $107,074.24 plus super (based on skills and experience)
  • Location: Mary Street Preston

The Organisation

The Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency (VACCA) is the largest organization of its kind in Australia. 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 responsibility of this role is to oversee the delivery of the Link Up services to clients and community and to ensure intake, referrals and client engagement processes are managed.

This role will guide and supervise staff by ensuring that all staff are provided with regular professional supervision and support, development and training opportunities to enhance their capacity to provide a culturally responsive quality service.

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.
  • Understanding about the child and family sector.
  • Knowledge of Aboriginal culture, values and beliefs and how it is used to inform our work with our clients and community.
  • A good understanding and awareness of Aboriginal communities and the issues facing Aboriginal children, families and communities today.
  • Ability to develop and maintain good working relationships with key stakeholders.
  • Knowledge of casework philosophy, methods and practices.
  • Ability to use initiative, thinking laterally and strategically during times of pressure.
  • Sound communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to travel throughout Victoria and interstate and undertake overnight stopovers.
  • Willingness to learn on the job.
  • Ability to work flexible hours.


  • Relevant experience in a similar role.
  • Knowledge about Stolen Generations and the impacts of trauma, loss and grief.

What we can offer you!!

  • Professional support and training via in-house learning and development training modules
  • Great career development opportunities.
  • Access to Employee support and wellbeing program(s)
  • Opportunity to work and build connection with the Aboriginal Community and culture
  • Fitness Passport - allowing you (and your family) access to any of the facilities available on this program

This is an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander designated position, classified under Section 12 Special Measures of the Equal Opportunity Act 2010. This employment opportunity is only available to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

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.

A copy of the position description is attached.

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