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Case Manager -Kinship Care Program


Reference: 4693370

  • Werribee
  • Full time
  • $60,000 to $65,325k

About us

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 organization'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.

About the Opportunity

The 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, culturally therapeutic approach. The child's Aboriginal identity, rights and connection to their family, land, and community are privileged

To be considered for this role you must demonstrate

  • 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
  • Information and Advice Service which provides information to Kinship Care carers and takes any inquiries about kinship care
  • Cultural Connections Service which provides cultural support and connection to non-Aboriginal or Aboriginal carers and children in their care
  • Case Contracted Service which involves VACCA assuming full case management of children on protective orders and who is placed long-term with their extended families
  • Ability to advocate for Aboriginal children and to work co-operatively with child protection workers, school personnel, counsellors and other service providers

How to apply

For more information regarding your exciting future with VACCA, please contact please contact Bavi Rai on (03) 9287 8835

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Application deadline is Friday 31, May 2019

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: 31 May 2019