Team Leader- Family Violence Therapeutic

Job No: VAC978
Location: Melton/Werribee

  • Ongoing Full time position
  • $96,964 to  $101,249 (based on skills & experience) Plus super and the option of salary packaging
  • Melton/Werribee location

The Organisation

The Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency (VACCA) is the largest organization of its kind in Australia.  VACCA is an Aboriginal community-controlled organization that supports and advocates for the Aboriginal community.

About the role 

The Team Leader position will provide leadership, direction and support to family violence therapeutic counsellors, group facilitators and case managers/ workers employed within the family violence program. The role proactively ensures broad engagement with other VACCA programs.

About You

  • Demonstrated understanding of, and commitment to, the values that underpin VACCA' vision and purpose and the capacity to take a leadership role in championing these internally and externally
  • Demonstrated commitment to self-determination and experience working effectively with Aboriginal people and organisations.
  • Demonstrated experience in the successful delivery a range of appropriate therapeutic healing interventions to Aboriginal women, men, children and families
  • A well-developed understanding of attachment and trauma theories and an ability to assist others understand the implications of these.
  • A proven ability to develop, manage and lead a team in quality practice with
    • A comprehensive understanding of the MARAM risk assessment tool
    • A comprehensive understanding the Information Sharing legislation
  • Assess and manage risk for highly vulnerable children and families and recommend improvements
  • Effectively manage conflict and actively involve in problem solving and conflict resolution in a culturally respectful way.
  • Establish systems and processes for reviewing skills, supporting professional development and staff well-being 

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 December 22, 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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