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Youth Through-Care Senior Case Worker

Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency
  • Position: Full time, 12 months fixed term contract
  • Salary: $80,295 to 83,931 (based on skills & experience)
  • Location: Preston

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 our People.

About the role

The role of the Senior Case Worker includes mentoring case workers to guide and support them in the delivery of the YTC program. Senior Case workers provide support to the team leader to ensure the YTC program is providing culturally safe and trauma informed care to their clients. It is expected that the Senior Case Worker has a good understanding of Youth Justice in Victoria and established networks within the YJ setting. Knowledge and familiarity with the Children’s Court system would also be beneficial.

Senior Case Worker will provide individualised, timely, effective, efficient, gender-specific, and client-centred casework and case management services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people (clients) whilst in detention and as they transition out of detention.

About You

  • Demonstrated understanding of, and commitment to, the values that underpin VACCA’s 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
  • The capacity to engage Court staff, Aboriginal Youth Justice and Youth Justice operational staff and to develop good working relationships
  • A demonstrated ability to mentor staff by providing them with relevant information, support, feedback about their work, and opportunities for professional development
  • Interpersonal skills: Models appropriate interpersonal skills, self-awareness, self-management, and community/ cultural awareness in communications, problem solving and conflict resolution
  • Risk Management: Manages risk and reports on mitigation strategies and recommends improvements

What we can offer you!!

  • Professional support and training via in-house learning and development training modules
  • 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.

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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