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Case Worker- Kinship Care

Organisation : The Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency (VACCA)

Location : Melbourne (Melton/Werribee)

Work type : Full-time

Profession : HR & Employment Services

Sector : Community Development

Salary type : Annual Package

Salary : $67,286-$70,819

Application closing date : 24 Nov, 2019

About the role

  • Location: Melton/Werribee
  • Full time- 4 Positions
  • Salary- $67,286-$70,819

The Opportunity

The key components to the Western Aboriginal Kinship Care Program are:

  • Information and Advice Service which provides information to Kinship carers and takes any inquiries about kinship care.
  • Family Services which is a short 10-40 hours’ intervention with families who may or may not be involved with child protection.
  • As part of the Family Services component, Aboriginal agencies have the Cultural Connections Service which provides cultural support and connection to non-Aboriginal or Aboriginal carers and children in their care.
  • Placement Establishment Service which works with child protection clients when they are first placed with relatives or friends. The Service  can work with a family for up to 9 months.
  • Case Contracted Service which involves VACCA assuming full case management of children on protective orders and who is placed longterm with their extended families.

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
  • Commitment to VACCA’s vision and purpose.
  • Ability to engage and relate to children and families who are traumatised and have suffered loss and grief
  • Ability to advocate for Aboriginal children and to work co-operatively with child protection workers, school personnel, counsellors and other service providers.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and practice experience in the child welfare field.
  • Ability to provide case management services to clients and to undertake assessments of carers.
  • Excellent oral and written skills
  • Ability to work effectively in a team, and independently as required

Application Deadline- 24th Nov, 2019

About the organisation

Organisation Name : The Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency (VACCA)

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 : artwork_4933487_2279416

For more information please contact Ankita Das Gupta, Senior Recruitment Advisor on 03 9287 8838

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

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

To apply for this job go to: & enter ref code: 4933487.

Applications close 24 November 2019

Please quote in application: Case Worker- Kinship Care via Pro Bono Australia.

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