Aboriginal Men'S Worker- A Better Way

  • Southern region
  • Part time (0.4), Fixed term contract till end of June 2020
  • $63,300.64 - $71,012.24

The Opportunity

The Aboriginal Men's Worker position are new positions - and part of a trial program that supports men who have been violent. This position will work between VACCA and Anglicare Victoria's Frankston office sites, with Aboriginal fathers living in the Southern Metropolitan Region

About Us

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.

To be successful you must demonstrate:

  • Commitment to VACCA's vision and purpose.
  • Awareness and appreciation of Aboriginal societies and cultures and an understanding of the issues affecting Aboriginal people in contemporary Australia and the diversity of circumstances of Aboriginal people
  • Experience working with men and ability to engage and support men through difficult times and complex situations
  • Demonstrated understanding of the underlying causes of family violence in Aboriginal families and the impact of violence on all members of the family
  • Experience and ability to work with Aboriginal organisations and sector partners to advocate for male clients and hold a case load of clients
  • An awareness of family violence issues and understanding of intergenerational trauma experienced by Aboriginal men

Application deadline is Friday 19th February 2020

How to apply

For more information regarding your exciting future with VACCA, please contact Bavi Rai on 9287 8835

For a copy of the position description and to apply for this position, please visit www.vacca.recruitmenthub.com.au/Vacancies

Applications must include:

  • A cover letter outlining why you are applying for this position
  • A resume with your skills, experience and qualifications
  • Written responses to the key selection criteria

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply