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Case Managers


Reference: 3761462

  • Competitive remuneration package with salary packaging
  • Team Cultural Days and flexible work arrangements
  • Generous personal leave provisions and bonus day off during the Christmas period.
  • Hurry don't wait!

You are driven, empathetic and you have a sound understanding of Aboriginal culture, values, protocols, inter-generational factors and complex kinship systems, as well as the issues facing Aboriginal people today.

Sound like you?

If you would like to be part of an Organization that strives in strengthening the safety and wellbeing and cultural connectedness of Aboriginal children, individuals and families in their community, we want to hear from you.

About Us

As a lead state - wide child and family agency , VACCA provides services in all regions and is a key point of policy advice for the Dept. of Human Services on Aboriginal community wellbeing especially in child and family welfare matters.

We have many programs including cultural strengthening activities, Family Services, including intensive services , Early Intervention services Aboriginal Family Decision Making, Family Violence Services and many more.

VACCA's objectives include the preservation, strengthening and protection of the cultural and spiritual identity of Aboriginal Children to provide culturally appropriate and quality services which are responsive to the need of the Aboriginal Community.

The Aboriginal Cradle to Kinder Program is aimed at expectant Mothers aged under 25 years who are Aboriginal or pregnant with an Aboriginal child, where a report has been made to Child Protection regarding significant concerns about the wellbeing of their unborn child, or in other cases where strong indicators of vulnerability for the unborn child are identified.

Kinship Care program aims to support the family members of Aboriginal children who are caring for their family's children and to ensure that the children's needs are being met. Where a child is placed with a non-Aboriginal family member, the aim is to assist the carer to provide a culturally safe, nurturing and healing home environment for the children and a culturally therapeutic approach to parenting. The child's Aboriginal identity, rights and connection to their family, land, and community are privileged.

The Opportunity

The role will be responsible for the provision of service coordination, case management, assessment and intervention, early parenting support and practical assistance and advocacy.

To be considered for this role you must demonstrate:

  • A clear understanding of child and adolescent development, trauma, attachment, child abuse and neglect, with good knowledge of the services and interventions that: promote child health, safety and wellbeing; strengthen parenting capacity; improve family functioning and address underlying risk factors for vulnerable families.
  • A proven ability to work successfully with Aboriginal children, young people and their families with a range of complex and diverse needs.
  • A sound understanding of the principles of casework practice

How to apply

For more information regarding your exciting future with VACCA, or to gain a copy of our position description please contact Bavisha Rai, Recruitment Advisor on (03) 9287 8835 or via email

To to apply for this position, click here

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

Applications Close: 29 Oct 2017