Aboriginal Practitioner- Inner East Orange Door

Job No: VAC295
Location: Box Hill

  • Position available at Box Hill
  • Salary from $77580 to $92771 plus super- based on qualification and experience
  • Sector leading remuneration and salary packaging options upto $15,900
  • Friendly and supportive team culture- We succeed together!

The Organisation

The Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency (VACCA) is an Aboriginal Community-Controlled organisation that supports and advocates for the Aboriginal Community and is the largest organisation of it’s kind in Australia. The VACCA team is committed to the organisation’s visions and values, passionately providing support, service and advocacy for our children and other vulnerable members of the community.

Our Aboriginality distinguishes us from other community organisations and we are proud of our friendly, supportive and inclusive organisational culture. We want everyone to feel welcome at VACCA. It is why we are able to deliver positive outcomes that lead to ongoing change.

Our strength lies with our people.


About the role

This is a newly funded role to VACCA within the Eastern Orange Door Hub; however, this role is well established within other Orange Door Hubs across the state.

The Practitioner will be based at the Orange Door office in Box Hill and report to Aboriginal Team Leader who is based at the Orange Door Box Office and leads a team of multidisciplinary practitioners to deliver high quality, safe and effective responses to Aboriginal children, adults and families seeking supports from the Orange Door.

You will work within the family and domestic violence service model, including client screening, triaging, risk assessment, crisis response, service planning and targeted intervention response.

About You

  • Demonstrated understanding of Family Support Services and different models of intervention.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of Intake processes, MARAM and assessment of risk.
  • Demonstrated understanding and experience in Family Violence and wellbeing
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and liaise with government and non-government agencies to achieve mutually agreed client outcomes
  • Demonstrated ability to advocate on behalf of children, young people, individuals and families in ways which advance organisational objectives
  • Requirement: Current COVID-19 vaccination (Including booster dose, as applicable), a Working with Children’s Check for a paid employee (or willingness to obtain) and a valid Victorian Drivers License


  • Tertiary qualifications in social work, social sciences or related field or work experience and expertise in the sector.


 What we can offer you!!

  • Professional support and training via in-house learning and development training modules
  • Attractive salary packaging to increase your take home pay
  • Great career development opportunities.
  • Access to Employee support and wellbeing program(s)
  • Opportunity to work and build connection with the Aboriginal Community and culture 

Please note: This is an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander designated position, classified under Section 12 Special Measures of the Equal Opportunity Act 2010. This employment opportunity is only available to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Applications should include a cover letter addressing the key selection criteria and current resume.


We encourage applicants to view the Position Description prior to applying. Please click here to view the position description.


Application closes by 5 Feb 2023


We are committed to Aboriginal self-determination and supporting strong, safe, thriving Aboriginal communities and aim to ensure every individual is treated with dignity, honouring all cultural backgrounds, abilities, ethnicities, sexual orientations, gender identities and spiritual beliefs.

VACCA is a child-safe organisation and is committed to ensuring the safety and wellbeing of children and young people with zero tolerance for child abuse. All successful applicants will be required to undertake a National Police Record Check and Working with Children Check prior to commencement of employment and periodically following commencement.

VACCA is an equal opportunity employer and has a smoke-free workplace policy.

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