Case Manager, Koori Men's Diversion Program

Job No: VAC925
Location: Morwell

  • Part Time position (30.4 hours per week) on a Fixed Term contract for 24 months
  • Location is Morwell
  • Salary from $67269- $83476 plus super - based on qualifications and experience
  • Additional Salary Packaging options available up to $15,900
  • Work for an organisation that works for the community and is making a difference!

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

The Koori Men’s Diversion Program has been developed to engage and empower Aboriginal men with the aim of diverting them from ongoing contact with the criminal justice system and will be implemented by VACCA in the Northern & Inner Gippsland regions.

The Koori Men’s Diversion Case Manager is an Aboriginal identified position and will play an integral role in diverting Aboriginal men from further contact with the criminal justice system by:

  • Providing holistic and intensive case management support to a caseload of 6-8 clients.
  • Developing and managing case plans, undertaking assessments, and referrals.
  • Coordinating the delivery of cultural and gender appropriate treatment and support services for Aboriginal men and advocating on their behalf.
  • Working collaboratively with Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal service providers and government departments to establish network and referral pathways.
  • Contributing to improved justice outcomes by liaising with justice agencies and supporting Aboriginal men in contact with the criminal justice system.

About You

  • Experience working with men and the ability to engage and support men through difficult times and complex situations
  • Demonstrated understanding of the underlying issues that contribute to Aboriginal men’s contact with the justice system
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the service system and resources available to support Aboriginal men in contact with the justice system.
  • Experience in stakeholder engagement and liaising with Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal organisations to achieve project outcomes and goals
  • Effective written and oral communication skills including the ability to create and revise case plans, reports and other documents
  • A tertiary qualification in psychology, social work, criminal justice, or a related discipline is highly desirable
  • Relevant experience in a similar field and/or cultural knowledge
  • 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 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 Dec 11, 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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