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Aboriginal Youth Justice Workers x3

Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency
  • Location: Eastern, Southern Melbourne and Bayside Peninsula
  • Fixed-term contract
  • Salary range $69,202-$72,835

The Opportunity

The Aboriginal Youth Justice workers provides support and assistance to Aboriginal children and young people aged 10 years to 21 years and those who are at risk of offending or reoffending and those currently involved with Youth Justice. The scope of the position is a combination of community development, care coordination, youth engagement, support, supervision, mentoring, and connection of at-risk young Aboriginal people to existing Aboriginal and other community support services​.

About Us

The Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency (VACCA) is the largest organisation 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.

To be considered for this role you must demonstrate:

  • Commitment to VACCA's vision and purpose
  • Awareness and appreciation of Aboriginal societies and cultures and an understanding of the issues affecting Aboriginal people in contemporary Australia and the diversity of circumstances of Aboriginal people
  • Demonstrated knowledge or ability to obtain knowledge of the Youth Justice system in Victoria
  • Understanding of issues contributing to young people offending & ability to develop programs which mitigate them
  • High-level interpersonal skills including verbal communication, written skills and advocacy skills
  • Experience in case management with young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people or vulnerable groups

For more information regarding your exciting future with VACCA, please email recruitment@vacca.org.

For a copy of the position description please visit https://vacca.recruitmenthub.com.au/Vacancies/.

How to apply

To apply for this job go to: https://vacca.recruitmenthub.com.au/Vacancies/ & enter ref code: 5089601.

Application deadline is Tuesday, June 02, 2020

Applications must include:

  • A cover letter outlining why you are applying for this position
  • A resume with your skills, experience and qualifications
  • Written responses to the key selection criteria

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

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