About the Role
The Southern Aboriginal Kinship Care Program works with Aboriginal children and families who live in the Southern Region of the Department of Human Services. There are 5 Kinship Care workers and 2 First Support workers based at Frankston Preston Office.
VACCA also has a Kinship Care Program in the Northern, Western and Eastern DHS regions. The Aboriginal Kinship Care Program commenced in 2010 initially to provide contracted case management support to children who are on a Custody or Guardianship Order and who are living with relatives or friends. .
The current Government has declared that Aboriginal children in out of home care should be managed by an Aboriginal agency. The agency received funding to implement the transition of Aboriginal children from CSO to ACOS which has seen the programs grow and develop. The program is a culturally relevant service which works to help the child maintain strong connection with their parents, siblings and extended family, where it is safe to do so. The program works towards reuniting children to their parents wherever possible.
There are three components to the Southern Aboriginal Kinship Care Program which are:
- Information and Advice Service which provides information to Kinship Care carers and takes any inquiries about kinship care
- First supports who will complete the second part of the assessment for those families who have recently become carers and will offer up to 110 hours intervention or support to families.
- Case Contracted Service which involves VACCA assuming full case management of children on protective orders and who is placed long-term with their extended families.
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About the Organisation
The Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency (VACCA) operates within the context that Aboriginal children continue to be significantly overrepresented 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.
VACCA's objectives include the preservation, strengthening and protection of the cultural and spiritual identity of Aboriginal children and to provide culturally appropriate and quality services which are responsive to the needs of the Aboriginal community
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