- Job posted on: 1st Apr 2021
- Applications close:
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.
The principle role of the Team Leader is to oversee the day to day management of the Out of Home Care program and the Better Futures program and to guide, supervise and support Case Managers in the delivery of both services. In addition, the Team Leader has a key role in providing culturally safe support, guidance and mentoring to Case Managers in both programs. It is the Team Leader’s responsibility to advocate for decisions that are in the best interests of the child, young person or family, taking into account their connection to culture.
The role is pivotal to ensuring compliance with agency registration and Out of Home Care standards. The role must engage with internal and external stakeholders including Child Protection, housing services and a range of Aboriginal Organisations in the South Division of DFFH. This role must demonstrate a highly developed understanding of the issues that impact on Aboriginal people and the ability to work from a cultural perspective.
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.