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Aboriginal Ice & AOD Care Recovery Worker

Chirnside Park

Reference: 5028455

  • Full time (38 hrs pw)
  • Chirnside Park
  • $62,107.24 - $72,835.88

About Us

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.​

The Opportunity

The Aboriginal Metropolitan Methamphetamine Ice Partnership - Pilot, referred as The Pilot. Is a practical response to assist in addressing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community needs to be associated with ice issues, in metropolitan areas of Melbourne. The Pilot targets Aboriginal individuals and families affected by ice and service flexibility to assist the community more generally around the broader alcohol and other drugs related issues.

A key facet of this Pilot is to work collaboratively with a mainstream AOD Clinician, with an Aboriginal Care Recovery worker, in order to get the best treatment outcomes for Aboriginal people and engagement of Aboriginal 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​
  • Sound knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal culture and values and the ability to effectively communicate with Aboriginal people
  • A proven ability to advocate on behalf of children and families
  • An ability to work effectively with Aboriginal organizations, government departments, and community service organizations
  • Demonstrated ability in convening and mediating outcomes with groups
  • Sound knowledge of local issues and need of the Aboriginal Community
  • The capacity to develop, plan, implement, manage and evaluate a program

Desirable: Experience or formal qualifications in Social Work, Family Support, or Family Welfare

How to apply

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

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Applications deadline is Wednesday 26 February, 2020

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: 26 Feb 2020