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Aboriginal Ice & AOD Care Recovery Worker

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Organisation : Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency (VACCA)

Location : Melbourne (Chirnside Park)

Work type : Full-time

Sector : Community Support Services, Drug, Alcohol & Addiction

Salary type : Annual Package

Salary : $62,107.24 - $72,835.88

Application closing date : 26 Feb, 2020

About the role

  • Full time (38 hrs pw)
  • Chirnside Park
  • $62,107.24 – $72,835.88

The Opportunity

The Aboriginal Metropolitan Methamphetamine Ice Partnership – Pilot, referred as The Pilot. Is a practical response to assist in addressing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community needs to be associated with ice issues, in metropolitan areas of Melbourne. The Pilot targets Aboriginal individuals and families affected by ice and service flexibility to assist the community more generally around the broader alcohol and other drugs related issues.

A key facet of this Pilot is to work collaboratively with a mainstream AOD Clinician, with an Aboriginal Care Recovery worker, in order to get the best treatment outcomes for Aboriginal people and engagement of Aboriginal people.

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
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal culture​
  • Sound knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal culture and values and the ability to effectively communicate with Aboriginal people
  • A proven ability to advocate on behalf of children and families
  • An ability to work effectively with Aboriginal organizations, government departments, and community service organizations
  • Demonstrated ability in convening and mediating outcomes with groups
  • Sound knowledge of local issues and need of the Aboriginal Community
  • The capacity to develop, plan, implement, manage and evaluate a program

Desirable: Experience or formal qualifications in Social Work, Family Support, or Family Welfare

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency (VACCA)

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 for this role

Position Description : job_description_5028455

Applications not allowed for this job listing.

Please quote in application: Aboriginal Ice & AOD Care Recovery Worker via Pro Bono Australia.

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