About the role
- Location: Preston
- Full time- 6 months contract
- Salary- 60,000-63,000
VACCA’s playgroups focus on: intentional based learning and play; facilitating positive parent-child interactions and parental skill development; supporting child development and school readiness; developing cultural knowledge and identity of children and families; participation of Elders, community members and artists to develop strong connections to culture and Community; providing information about services including maternal-child health; and affirming Aboriginal childrearing practices.
To be considered for this role you must demonstrate:
- An ability to work in a culturally respectful and competent manner with Aboriginal children, their families and communities to ensure that cultural connections are fostered and maintained
- An understanding of developmental milestones for children
- An ability to work effectively with Aboriginal organisations, government departments and community service organisations
- Well-developed written and oral communication skills and the ability to prepare reports
- An ability to facilitate group sessions with families and children
- You must have and continue to hold a full Victorian Driver’s Licence and current employment working with children check card
Last Date to Submit Application- 14th October
For more information please contact Ankita Das Gupta, Senior Recruitment Advisor on 03 9287 8838
About the organisation
The Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency (VACCA) is the largest organization of its kind in Australia. VACCA is an Aboriginal community-controlled organization 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.
We provide a positive, culturally safe workplace environment supported by family-friendly and culturally sensitive workforce policies, including professional development, continuing education and staff wellbeing.
How to apply
Applications not allowed for this job listing.
Please quote in application: Playgroup Worker via Pro Bono Australia.