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

Location : Melbourne (Preston)

Work type : Full-time

Sector : Indigenous

Salary type : Annual Package

Salary : $91,378 - $100,099.83 (Plus super and salary packaging)

Application closing date : 22 Dec, 2019

About the role

Join our Team to make a difference to the lives of Aboriginal Children and Families

  • Full time
  • Preston
  • $91,378 – $100,099.83 (Plus super and salary packaging)

The Opportunity

VACCA are currently recruiting for a culturally strong, dynamic and experienced Practice Leader to join the Nugel team.

The Nugel Practice Leader is responsible for:

  • Providing leadership and expert cultural advice to staff and managers in the Nugel team
  • Embedding and integrating VACCA’s Cultural Therapeutic Ways within the Nugel program
  • Providing mentoring and delivering professional development to the Nugel team, so that Aboriginal cultural practices underpin all aspects of the practice approach
  • Ensuring a cultural lens is applied to working with children and families, in particular risk assessments, safety planning, case management and decision making.

The Practice Leader also works with Aboriginal children and families, government and sector partners to reduce the over-representation of Aboriginal children involved with Child Protection, achieve better outcomes for children, and to build capacity in families so that children can remain at, or be, transitioned home.

To be considered for this role you must demonstrate

Knowledge and Skills

  • 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
  • Knowledge and understading iof child development, attachment and trauma as they relate to Aboriginal children
  • Highly developed skills and ability to provide advice on risk assessment, safety planning, case management and decision making based on cultural principles and the Children Youth and Families Act (CYFA) 2005
  • Demonstrated understanding of complex casework with children and families who have experienced trauma and may present with challenging behaviours, including using culturally safe therapeutic approaches to heal and build resilience
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate and negotiate with Aboriginal children, families,
    carers and other service providers to achieve outcomes


A recognised Social Work degree or a recognised Diploma of Community Services Work, or similar qualification which is studied over a minimum of two academic years of full-time study (or part-time equivalent) and includes:

  • A primary focus on child development, human behaviour, family dynamics and/or impacts of trauma
  • Supervised fieldwork placements (ideally completed within the child and family welfare sector) and at least one unit of study in case management, case work practice or counselling

Application deadline is 22nd December 2019

About the organisation

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

The Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency (VACCA) is the largest organisation of its kind in Australia. VACCA is an Aboriginal community-controlled organisation 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 : artwork_4964552_2294956

Applications not allowed for this job listing.

Please quote in application: Practice Leader Nugel via Pro Bono Australia.



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