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

Location : Melbourne (Preston)

Work type : Full-time

Sector : Indigenous

Salary type : Annual Package

Salary : $100,000 to $125,000 (based on skill and experience)

Application closing date : 12 Nov, 2019

About the role

This position will be the focal point within VACCA to promote and encourage best practice within client services, based on the knowledge and wisdom accumulated over our extensive work with Aboriginal children and their families.

You will be responsible to lead the development of practice standards, lead client services staff in reflective practice sessions and identify lessons learnt in order to advise the VACCA Leadership Group in relation to setting priorities for service planning and development


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
  • Highly developed understanding of the theories relating to complex trauma as a consequence of abuse and neglect, of the issues involved in trans-generational trauma and the ability to translate these into practice in an Aboriginal organization
  • Significant experience working across Child and Family Welfare Services and the Aboriginal sector
  • Experience and ability to provide practice leadership across a range of social service programs with a focus on vulnerable Aboriginal children, families and adults
  • Demonstrated commitment to working collaboratively with proven capacity to negotiate and liaise with DHS particularly child protection, Aboriginal services, and other mainstream agencies


Desirable tertiary qualification in a relevant discipline is preferred



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

How to apply

Position Description : job_description_4923059

Applications not allowed for this job listing.

Please quote in application: Principal Practitioner via Pro Bono Australia.




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