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Caseworker - Barreng Moorop

Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency (VACCA) - Preston, VIC

Voluntary, Charity & Social Work
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Full Job Description
Position : Full time, 12 month contract with a view to extend
Salary : $65,919 to $77,858, plus super (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

About the role

The Barreng Moorop program is a partnership between the Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency (VACCA), the Victorian Aboriginal Legal Service (VALS) and Jesuit Social Services (JSS).

The program provides an integrated, intensive support service to Aboriginal children, 10-14 years of age who have current or past involvement with police or likelihood of future involvement due to family involvement with the justice system.

The Caseworker position provides casework support to address the issues underlying the young person’s offending behaviour, or young person’s family’s offending behaviour.

The Caseworker will support the young person and their family to access relevant welfare, housing, family and education services through supported referral, advocacy, negotiation and co-ordination of services to provide “wrap around” support to the young person and their family

About You

An understanding of the theories relating to complex trauma as a consequence of abuse and neglect, of the issues involved in trans-generational trauma and the ability to translate these into practice in Aboriginal organisation.
An understanding as to why Aboriginal children and young people are over-represented across Youth Justice and Child Protection and an understanding of these systems.
Knowledge and demonstrated experience in appropriate interventions/skills required to support young people (and their families) who have disengaged from education and a clear understanding of the requirements/elements of intensive support, crisis intervention and assertive outreach.
Tertiary qualifications and/or relevant work experience

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. Please click here to view the position description

Application closes by June 13, 2021

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

Preston, VIC

Voluntary, Charity & Social Work


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