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Organisation : VACCA via Big Splash

Location : Australia, Melbourne, Victoria (Preston)

Work Type : Casual/Vacation

Sector : Children, Community Support Services, Families, Indigenous

Salary Type : Annual Package

Application Closing Date : 22 Apr, 2018

About the Role

  • Therapeutic Residential Care Workers
  • Casual position
  • Preston/Metro Region


The Aboriginal Residential Care Program is based on theories of trauma and attachment as well as recognising the ongoing intergenerational trauma, racism and other forms of cultural abuse that Aboriginal children and their families have suffered.

In this role you will operate as part of a therapeutic team which includes working co-operatively and openly with colleagues, a willingness to share information, being receptive to the ideas of others, and being emotionally robust and respectfully honest. The Residential Care Worker will engage with the children and young people to develop a nurturing, positive relationship and to assist each child to deal with their trauma based responses to life in a way that promotes healing, emotional growth and development of positive attitudes and life skills.

The Candidate

The successful candidate for this position will have a sound knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal culture and values and the ability to effectively communicate with Aboriginal children and their families.

Successful applicants must have minimum qualification requirement, being: Cert IV Child, Youth & Family Intervention (or other relevant qualification)

Skills and Experience

Along with the items above, the successful candidate will have an ability to respond therapeutically to Aboriginal children’s pain-based behaviours indicating an understanding of the impact of trauma and disrupted attachment on children.

About the Organisation

Organisation Name : VACCA via Big Splash

Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency (VACCA) operates within the context that Aboriginal children continue to be significantly over-represented in the protection and care system within Victoria. VACCA considers that it has the responsibility and the opportunity to promote, advocate for and achieve positive changes in the lives of Aboriginal children, their families and the broader Aboriginal community.

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