Family Violence Team Leader

Job No: VAC972
Location: Morwell

  • Position :  Full Time, Ongoing
  • Salary    :  $96964 - $101249 plus Super & Attractive Salary Packaging option (based on skills and experience)
  • Location :  Morwell

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 Morwell office of VACCA delivers a number of programs to Aboriginal children and families in the Gippsland area including Kurnai Youth Homelessness Service, Family Violence, Aboriginal Family Mental Health Support Service, Aboriginal Leaving Care, Better Futures, Intensive Family Services, Aboriginal Preservation & Reunification Response, Kinship Care, Foster Care, Men’s and Women’s Diversion Program and the Aboriginal Child and Specialist Advice and Support Service (ACSASS) also known as the Lakidjeka Program.

Orana Gunyah is a purpose built State wide cluster model facility that provides short term accommodation and support services for women and children escaping or experiencing family violence.

The Team Leader position will provide leadership, direction and support to Family Violence Specialist Case Managers, employed within the Family Violence Program at Morwell. The role proactively ensures broad engagement with other VACCA programs.

The Team Leader role will oversee:

  • Assessment, safety planning and case management support to Aboriginal women and children who are impacted by family violence
  • The support of the family violence team in the day-to-day running of the refuge, and crisis support
  • Staff ability to navigate SHIP and Smarty Grants for flexible support packages
  • Provide regular, professional supervision and appropriate training and development opportunities to staff undertaking the Specialist Family Violence Case Manager role
  • The establishment and maintenance of positive relationships with key stakeholders

About You

  • Demonstrated commitment to self-determination and experience working effectively with Aboriginal people and organisations.
  • Demonstrated experience in the successful delivery of a range of appropriate interventions to Aboriginal women and children.
  • A well-developed understanding of the Law, Family Violence and Trauma and an ability to assist others to understand the implications of these.
  • A comprehensive understanding of the dynamics and impact of family violence in Aboriginal families.
  • A Bachelor level qualification in Family Violence, Child Welfare, or a related discipline
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience in a leadership role
  • 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 

 We strongly encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders people to apply 

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 October 09, 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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