About the role
The Aboriginal Children’s Healing Team is the central point for the development across VACCA of an integrated culturally appropriate and trauma informed approach to working with Aboriginal children and families. This approach looks at Australian history and how it has impacted on Aboriginal people. Theories of trauma, neurobiology, attachment, resilience building, and self-determination combined to assist in understanding and responding to Aboriginal children’s trauma.
You will be responsible for Providing trauma informed practice leadership in accordance with program guidelines for service delivery
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 capacity to lead, develop and manage a clinical program through ongoing provision of training, clinical supervision, coaching and support of staff
- Highly developed skills in primary and secondary consultation, advice to foster and kinship carers and other professionals in keeping with Aboriginal styles of learning in a practice area that is challenging and complex
- A sophisticated understanding of the complexity of the service system and demonstrated a commitment to working collaboratively, negotiate and liaise with DHS, other agencies and the community.
- Seven years of supervised experience providing therapeutic services for children, young people and their families or carers
Tertiary qualifications with supervised clinical practice in Social Work, Family Therapy, Psychology, Art Therapy, Child Psychotherapy, Community Nursing such as Maternal Child Health, Speech Therapy, Occupational Therapy, or a related discipline. (Please note: The role does not require discipline specific and /or APHRA registration)
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.
How to apply
Applications not allowed for this job listing.
Please quote in application: Clinical Therapeutic Team Leader - Aboriginal Children's Healing via Pro Bono Australia.