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Kinship Care First Support Worker


Reference: 4814480

  • Location: Preston
  • Full time
  • Salary- $59,123 - $63,078

The Opportunity

The key function of this role is to undertake kinship care Part B assessments following referral from Child Protection, and to identify and provide the support required to ensure the stability of the kinship placement.

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 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

To be considered for this role you must demonstrate

  • Commitment to VACCA's vision and purpose.
  • A sound knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal culture and issues facing Aboriginal children and their families today.
  • Ability to advocate for Aboriginal children and respectful way with a range of stakeholders including staff and external parties​
  • Ability to identify the training and support needs of kinship carers, particularly non-Aboriginal kinship carers in terms of their cultural competence and connection to the Aboriginal community.
  • Excellent conceptual and writing skills, with the ability to write reports, including Part B assessment Reports

For more information regarding your exciting future with VACCA, please contact Ankita Das Gupta, Senior Recruitment Advisor on 9287 8838

How to apply

For a copy of the position description and to apply for this position, click here

Application deadline is Sunday 25th August, 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: 25 Aug 2019