About the role
- Position: Full time
- Location: Preston
- Salary: $83,238- $86,920 (based on skill and experience)
This position will provide leadership and advocacy to ensure the protection and promotion of the cultural rights of Aboriginal children, young people and their families. You will have a lead role with child protection and mainstream agencies to increase the awareness of, and participation in Aboriginal cultural activities by Aboriginal children and young people. This will include contributing to the development, implementation and maintenance of the cultural information portal.
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
- Expert knowledge of the unique history and current circumstances of Aboriginal children, families and community and ability to apply this to Child Protection cultural planning.
- Expert knowledge of Aboriginal cultures and communities, preferably Victorian communities.
- An expert understanding and ability to embed in practice, the core responsibilities and principles underpinning cultural planning for Aboriginal children residing in out-of-home care.
- Expert knowledge of child development, attachment and trauma theories as they relate to child and family welfare practice.
- Demonstrated ability to work with Aboriginal children and their families in a complex environment to gather and analyse information that promotes development and implementation of their cultural plan
Desirable: Good knowledge and understanding of Indigenous issues, both in a
Federal and Victorian context, and/or knowledge and understanding of the
community services or child and family welfare sector
Applications by Sunday November 17, 2019
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: State Wide Coordinator – Aboriginal Cultural Planning via Pro Bono Australia.