Therapeutic Residential Care Worker- Permanent Part time(PT) and Full Time (FT)

Job No: VAC744
Location: Northern Region

Join VACCA today! Permanent Part Time and Full Time roles exist in our Residential Services Programs. Work with Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander young people and start a career that will make an impact on a young person, a family, and community.

Who is VACCA?

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 is what distinguishes us from other community organisations and our culture of teamwork and inclusivity is why we are able to deliver positive outcomes that lead to ongoing change.

Our strength lies with our people and all people are welcome.


About the opportunity?

VACCA provides a multitude of programs across the state of Victoria, one of those being our Residential Care Program. As a Therapeutic Residential Care Worker, you will be working with young people to provide care, supervision and support to grow and move past the trauma that they have experienced. You will work in a therapeutic, nonjudgmental and culturally appropriate manner, providing them home in which they can feel safe and supported.

Key to success in this role are the following:

  • A minimum qualification- Cert IV in Child, Youth and Family Intervention or above;
  • The mandatory Residential Care Top Up units;
  • Patience, resilience, and commitment;
  • The ability to be flexible and a dedication to continued professional development and practice improvement;
  • 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 Victorian Drivers Licence.

What VACCA Offers?

If you choose to start a professional career with VACCA, we offer a range of services and incentives;

  • An attractive salary with salary packaging options to maximise your take home pay
  • A rich array of learning and development opportunities, including formal qualifications
  • Opportunities to participate in cultural events and other activities as they arise
  • Employee Assistance Program to help you de-stress
  • A warm and supportive environment in which you can grow and flourish
  • REAL career development opportunities- You can GROW with us!

We strongly encourage Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander people to apply.


Applications should include a cover letter, 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 December 31, 2022


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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