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Team Leader - Kinship Care


Reference: 4933613

  • Location: Melton
  • Full-time position
  • Salary $83,238-$85,070 (plus salary packaging and Super)

The Opportunity

The Aboriginal Kinship Care Program has three components ranging from working with children who have no involvement with the Child Protection program to those children who are on long term protective order

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

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.

We provide a positive, culturally safe workplace environment supported by family-friendly and culturally sensitive workforce policies, including professional development, continuing education, and staff wellbeing.

To be considered for this role you must demonstrate:

  • An ability to work in a culturally respectful and competent manner with Aboriginal children, their families and communities to ensure that cultural connections are fostered and maintained
  • Commitment to VACCA's vision and purpose
  • Demonstrated experience and ability in the provision of a high standard of case management practice
  • Demonstrated supervision skills and the ability to conduct staff appraisals
  • A demonstrated ability to mentor staff by providing them with relevant information, support, feedback about their work, and opportunities for professional development
  • A demonstrated capacity to work as part of a team as well as providing leadership to a team and capacity to allocate tasks
  • An ability to work effectively with Aboriginal organizations, government departments, and community service organizations
  • Excellent oral and written skills
  • Strong computer skills with the ability to learn the CRIS and CRISSP client data systems
  • Ability to advocate for Aboriginal children and to work co-operatively with child protection workers, school personnel, counsellors and other service providers

Application Deadline - 24th Nov 2019

For more information please contact Ankita Das Gupta, Senior Recruitment Advisor on 03 9287 8838

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: 24 Nov 2019