Case Manager- Kids Connect
- Position : Part time (0.8), Fixed Term Contract for 6 months
- Salary : $77580 - $83476 plus Super (based on skills and experience) and Attractive Salary Packaging option
- Location : Morwell
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 Family Services teams work with families to promote family wellbeing, participation in the broader community and access to relevant services. The team provides families with a range of options for culturally responsive support in times of need, with a focus on positive parenting and family interaction to promote children’s development. VACCA offers these services on a continuum from less intensive family support, through to the more intensive Cradle to Kinder and Stronger Families Programs. VACCA delivers the intensive services programs as an integrated model, where case managers have a mixed case load.
The VACCA Case Manager will work within the family services and Kids Connect space team to support Aboriginal people and their families who are referred to the family services program through a number of referral pathways, including self-referrals and/or from other community agencies.
This support includes providing a regular outreach response to families, parenting support, advocacy, referrals and support, emergency relief assistance, coordinating brokerage support, education, coordination of services, family violence risk assessment, safety planning, referrals to other services such as housing and/or another specialist supports. The Case Manager will support the client to address concerns raised to support the best interest of the child/ren.
- Awareness and appreciation of Aboriginal societies and cultures, and commitment to continually build knowledge of such, along with a high level of awareness of the key issues which impact upon Aboriginal communities
- Demonstrated ability to assess needs and risk for vulnerable families and help families identify their needs and goals.
- Demonstrated experience working with family members affected by family violence and managing family violence risk.
- An excellent understanding of the principles of casework practice
- A demonstrated commitment to establishing and maintaining collaborative relationships with families, colleagues, government departments, sector partners and the Aboriginal Community.
- A tertiary qualification in community services; social work; psychology or a related discipline will be highly regarded.
- 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 Oct 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.