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Director, Statewide Residential Services & Youth Engagement

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Organisation : VACCA

Location : Australia (Melbourne)

Work type : Full-time

Sector : Children, Community Development, Community Engagement, Community Support Services, Families, Health – General, Indigenous, Youth & Young People

Salary type : Annual Package

About the role

  • Play a strategic role in promoting social justice
  • Up to $181K (including super), plus NFP packaging
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Play a strategic role in ensuring social justice
  • Up to $165,000 (including Super), plus NFP packaging
  • Flexible working arrangements

The Organisation

Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency (VACCA) is the largest organisation of its kind in Australia, employing more than 700 employees and delivering more than 60 programs across Victoria. VACCA is an Aboriginal community-controlled organisation that supports and advocates for the Aboriginal community. With a focus on ‘healing’, ‘protecting’ and ‘connecting,’ VACCA provides culturally grounded services for Aboriginal children, families and adults that distinguishes it from mainstream organisations.

The Role

Reporting to the Executive Director Strategy and Services, the Director will take strategic responsibility for overseeing and developing service outcomes for some of Victoria’s most important and precious indigenous programs.  The Director is responsible for 4 direct reports, overseeing The Aboriginal Therapeutic Residential Care Program, which aims to provide a culturally safe, nurturing and healing home environment for children, meeting their individual needs using a culturally therapeutic approach and The Better Futures Program, northern region, which aims to support youth in transitioning from care, with support, to adulthood.

The Director will have a portfolio responsibility to ensure integration across VACCA’s youth services. Whilst not directly managing other youth services, the position will take a lead role in the redevelopment of VACCA’s youth services to ensure a seamless client service access experience.

The Candidate
To be successful in this role you will:
  • have experience in residential care or out of home care, preferably in the youth services or child and family welfare field
  • possess demonstrated awareness and appreciation of Aboriginal societies and cultures, and a high level of awareness of the key issues which impact upon Aboriginal communities
  • have a Degree qualification in Social Work or related area or relevant work experience
  • be able to manage and implement significant organisational change as required

The Offer

The Director, Statewide Residential Services & Youth Engagement position is offered on a permanent contract with a competitive salary of $150,000 to $165,000, including super. In addition, you will be able to access attractive PBI/NFP salary packaging and remote working options.

If you have exceptional skills in the above areas and are looking for a new and exciting challenge, please make an application by clicking the ‘Apply’ tab below to submit your resume in Word format. To confidentially discuss this role further, please feel free to call Alex Cooper (0472 510 848) or Barry Vienet (0418 329 523) from Johnson Recruitment.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, migrants and refugees, and LGBTIQA people are strongly supported in applying.


This is a retained exclusive assignment and any direct applications will be forwarded to Johnson Recruitment.

About the organisation

Organisation Name : VACCA

How to apply

Applications not allowed for this job listing.


Please quote in application: Director, Statewide Residential Services & Youth Engagement via Pro Bono Australia.

Profession: #CEO_and_Senior_Management, #Client_Services, #Community_Services, #Healthcare_and_Medical, #Management, #Operations_Management, #Program_Coordination_and_Management
Sector: #Children, #Community_Development, #Community_Engagement, #Community_Support_Services, #Families, #Health_–_General, #Indigenous, #Youth_and_Young_People

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