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Team Leader - Youth Services

Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency
  • Position: Fixed Term Position, till end of June 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 Youth program sits within the VACCA Southern Metropolitan client services division. The program is responsible for delivering culturally appropriate and quality services to Aboriginal young people aged between 12 – 21 years in the Southern Division.The principle role of the Team Leader is to oversee the day to day management of VACCA’ s Youth Programs, meet the high level of reporting and evaluation requirements of the programs, and to engage, guide, supervise and support our team of youth workers in the delivery of the listed service. In addition, this position has a key role in providing culturally safe support, guidance and mentoring to all staff in the program.

About You

  • Demonstrated experience in working and engaging with Aboriginal families, children and young person
  • A well-developed understanding of Child Protection issues and the characteristics and needs of young people leaving care or who are homeless or at risk of homelessness
  • A relevant qualification in diploma or degree or equivalent in Youth Work, Social Work, Social Welfare Sector or the like will be desirable
  • Minimum 3 years experience working in the child, youth and family’s sector
  • 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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