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Therapeutic Residential Care Worker

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Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency

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  • Position: Casual
  • Salary: Salary between SCHADS Level – 2.4 to 3.1 ($35.14 – $36.00 per hour) PLUS casual loading PLUS penalties PLUS super – based on skills and qualifications
  • Location: Northern Region


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

Our strength lies with our people.

Our team is committed to the organisation’s vision and values; advocates for our children and other vulnerable community members; and shows respect for, observance and compliance with Aboriginal cultural protocols, practice and ceremony.

Our Aboriginality is what distinguishes us from mainstream services and what enables us to deliver the positive outcomes we achieve for our people.

About the opportunity

The Residential Care Case Worker will engage with the children and young people to develop a nurturing, positive relationship and to assist each child to deal with their trauma-based responses to life in a way that promotes healing, emotional growth and development of positive attitudes and life skills.

Key to success in this role are the following:

  • Demonstrated commitment and understanding for the values that underpin VACCA’ vision and purpose
  • 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 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
  • Sound knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal culture and values and the ability to effectively communicate with Aboriginal children and their families.
  • A demonstrated ability to work, collaborate and contribute to Aboriginal children with a range of complex and diverse needs to support their emotional, physical, psychological and cultural development.
  • Ability to respond therapeutically to Aboriginal children’s pain-based behaviours indicating an understanding of the impact of trauma and disrupted attachment on children.
  • Ability to provide therapeutic parenting to children who have been traumatised.
  • Ability to participate pro-actively and openly in the therapeutic team including the ability to give and receive feedback in a constructive, respectful manner.
  • Ability to complete household tasks such as cooking, cleaning, laundry, transporting children.
  • A minimum Cert IV in Child, Youth and Family Intervention or be prepared to undertake such study as part of the employment agreement.
  • Current COVID-19 vaccination (including booster dose, as applicable)

What we can Offer

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
  • VACCA is a Rainbow Tick accredited organisation
  • 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- Study leave and Financial support for you to thrive in the role
  • Fitness Passport – allowing you (and your family) access to any of the facilities available on this program

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

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.

A position description is attached.

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