Senior Caseworkers X2 - Intensive Family Services - Cradle To Kinder & Stronger Families com.au- 2 weeks ago
Job posted on: 11 January, 2018.
Applications close: 28 January, 2018.
- 2 x Full Time positions
- Preston Office
- Competitive remuneration package with salary packaging
The Aboriginal Cradle to Kinder program is aimed at expectant mothers, aged under 25 years, who are Aboriginal or pregnant with an Aboriginal child, where a report has been made to Child Protection regarding significant concerns about the wellbeing of their unborn child, or in other cases where strong indicators of vulnerability for the unborn child are identified.
Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency (VACCA) operates within the context that Aboriginal children continue to be significantly over-represented in the protection and care system within Victoria. VACCA considers that it has the responsibility and the opportunity to promote, advocate for and achieve positive changes in the lives of Aboriginal children, their families and the broader Aboriginal community.
If you like to be part of an Organisation that strives in strengthening the safety and wellbeing and cultural connectedness of Aboriginal children, individuals and families in their community, we want to hear from you.
To be considered for this role you must demonstrate:
- A sound understanding of Aboriginal culture, values, protocols, inter-generational factors and complex kinship systems, as well as the issues facing vulnerable Aboriginal families that may impact on their capacity to ensure the safety and wellbeing of their children, and a demonstrated capacity to work in a culturally competent, sensitive and respectful manner.
- A proven ability to work successfully with Aboriginal children, young people and their families with a range of complex and diverse needs.