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Family Violence Therapeutic Group Facilitator

Organisation : Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency (VACCA) via BigSplash

Location : Melbourne (Dandenong)

Work type : Various

Profession : Program Coordination & Management

Sector : Community Support Services, Indigenous

Salary type : Annual Package

Salary : $76,473-$79,935

Application closing date : 27 Oct, 2019

About the role

Location: Southern Region (Dandenong and Frankston)- 2 Positions (1 Full Time and 1 Part time)


The Family Violence Therapeutic Group Facilitator positions have been created to facilitate a range of group programs with Aboriginal women, adolescents and children who are impacted by or have experienced family violence. These positions are to be involved in the design and delivery of new group programs with Aboriginal women, children and adolescents.

The position will contribute to the delivery of quality, culturally safe approaches to individuals and whole of family as appropriate through applying VACCA’s therapeutic framework and program guide. Healing through Culture will underpin all aspects of the work.


To be considered for this role you must demonstrate:

  • Commitment to VACCA’s vision and purpose
  • Demonstrated understanding and knowledge of Aboriginal culture and values and the importance of identity, and cultural connections in the healing process for Aboriginal children and families
  • A Tafe or tertiary qualification in a relevant field along with demonstrated experience
  • Demonstrated experience in group facilitation
  • A comprehensive understanding of the dynamics and impact of family violence in Aboriginal families
  • A demonstrated ability to work therapeutically and sensitively with Aboriginal children, adolescents, women and/or men who are impacted by and/or perpetrators of family violence


About the organisation

Organisation Name : Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency (VACCA) via BigSplash

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 for this role

Position Description : job_description_4900721

Applications must include:

  • A cover letter outlining why you are applying for this position
  • A resume with your skills, experience and qualifications
  • Written responses to the key selection criteria


Applications Deadline: October 27, 2019

For more information please contact Bavi Rai on 03 9287 8835.


Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply

Please quote in application: Family Violence Therapeutic Group Facilitator via Pro Bono Australia.


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