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Team Leader - Wangaratta

Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency
  • Position: Permanent, Full Time
  • Location: Wangaratta
  • Salary: $108,869 to $119,269 plus superannuation and salary packaging options

The Organisation

The Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency (VACCA) is an Aboriginal Community-Controlled organisation that supports and advocates for the Aboriginal Community and is the largest organisation of its kind in Australia. The VACCA team is committed to the organisation’s visions and values, passionately providing support, service and advocacy for our children and other vulnerable members of the community.

Our strength lies with our people.

About the role

Reporting to the Senior Program Manager Nugel, the Team Leader Nugel, will play a key leadership role in working with Aboriginal children and families, Government and sector partners to reduce over representation of Aboriginal children involved with Child Protection, strive for better outcomes for children and to build capacity in families so that children can remain at or be transitioned home. Key to transforming the way child protection is delivered, is implementing Nugel's unique practice approach which is based on Cultural Therapeutic Ways; a whole of agency approach that places culture at the centre and integrates this with theories of self-determination and trauma. The Team Leader is central to ensuring that this approach is delivered by staff they manage. The position will also actively contribute to the development of internal and state-wide policies, procedures and protocols relating to the Nugel program.

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
  • Demonstrated ability to use this knowledge to guide practice with Aboriginal children, families and carers
  • Highly developed skills and ability to provide advice on risk assessment, safety planning, case management and decision making based on cultural principles and the Children Youth and Families Act (CYFA) 2005
  • Sound knowledge of, and ability to, administer the CYFA 2005, and the Child Wellbeing Act 2005 in the best interest of Aboriginal children and families
  • Ability to provide leadership to staff, and mentoring and professional development
  • Demonstrated understanding of complex casework with children and families who have experienced trauma and may present with challenging behaviours, including using culturally safe therapeutic approaches to heal and build resilience
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate and negotiate with Aboriginal children, families, carers and other service providers to achieve outcomes
  • Mandatory: A recognised Social Work degree or a recognised Diploma of Community Services Work, or similar qualification which is studied over a minimum of two academic years of full-time study (or part time equivalent).
  • Requirements: Current COVID-19 vaccination (including booster dose, as applicable), a Working with Children’s Check for a paid employee (or willingness to obtain) and a Victorian Driver Licence.

What we can offer you

  • 5 weeks annual leave
  • Access to child protection and VACCA training programs
  • Extensive support and training from VACCA’s in house legal service
  • A supportive environment that includes comprehensive induction and regular internal supervision
  • Professional development and training opportunities 
  • Attractive salary packaging to increase your take home pay
  • Fitness Passport - allowing you (and your family) access to any of the facilities available on this program 
  • 17.5% loading on annual leave
  • Access to agency vehicles for all work-related travel 
  • Access to Employee support and wellbeing programs 
  • Paid parental leave after 12 months of ongoing employment
  • 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 Download File Team Leader Nugel OM.pdf to download the position description for this role.

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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