Koorie Families as First Educators Caseworker
- Full Time
- $60,394.28 - $64,593.88
VACCA's Koorie Families as First Educators program provides support for Aboriginal families to build their capacity to support their children's early learning and development and connection to Community and culture through in-home support and group-sessions.
Koorie Educators support families by: providing a culturally safe and trauma-informed environment for families and children to learn; supporting positive parent-child interactions and parental skill development; supporting child development and school readiness; developing cultural knowledge and identity of children and families; promoting connection to culture and Community and self-care; providing information about services including maternal child health; and affirming Aboriginal childrearing practices.
The Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency (VACCA) is the largest organisation of its kind in Australia. VACCA is an Aboriginal community-controlled organisation 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.
- 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
- Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal culture
- A sound knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal culture and values, parenting practices and issues affecting Aboriginal families
- 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
- An understanding of developmental milestones for children
- An ability to work effectively with Aboriginal organisations, government departments and community service organisations
- An ability to facilitate group sessions with families and children
- A willingness to participate in training programs and in supervision
Desirable: Experience or formal qualifications in child care is desirable. It is expected that applicants be willing to undertake a Diploma or other relevant training in the course of their role. This would be supported and facilitated by VACCA.
Application deadline is Sunday 23rd February 2020
How to apply
- For more information regarding your exciting future with VACCA, please contact Ankita Das Gupta on 9287 8838
- For a copy of the position description and to apply for this position, click here www.vacca.recruitmenthub.com.au/Vacancies
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