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• Position : Permanent, Full Time
• Location : Dandenong
• Salary : $102,546 - $107,074 plus superannuation and salary packaging options

The Organisation

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 strength lies with our people.

About the role

This position is responsible for developing and strengthening relationships with Community and other organisations, developing strong organisational systems, respond to reform demands and local issues.

The position will be also be responsible for oversite and management of Community Engagement, Events, and Emergency Relief.

About You
• Demonstrated commitment and understanding for... the values that underpin VACCA’ vision and purpose
• Tertiary qualifications ins community development, social work, youth work or a related discipline or have at least three years’ experience in the Child and Family Services system
• Demonstrated experience in facilitating groups and cultural and community events and activities.
• Strong analytical, solution focused approach with high level organisational abilities and interpersonal and communication skills.
• Demonstrated strong community engagement and consultation skills with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, in particular in the Southern and Bayside regions of Melbourne
• Demonstrated project management and project coordination skills.
• Experience in writing, preparing high quality reports and acquitting project funding.
• An understanding of client services programs and requirements.
• Well developed interpersonal skills, and proven capacity to consult, negotiate and develop networks with a range of stakeholders to achieve mutually beneficial outcomes
• Requirements: Comprehensive Tier 1 MARAM equivalent, or willingness to complete training requirements, 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 valid Victorian Drivers Licence.

What we can offer you
• A supportive environment that includes comprehensive induction
• The support of regular internal supervision
• Professional development and training opportunities
• Attractive salary packaging to increase your take home pay
• Fitness Passport - allowing you (and your family) access to any of the facilities available on this program
• 17.5% loading on annual leave
• Access to agency vehicles for all work-related travel
• Access to Employee support and wellbeing programs
• Paid parental leave after 12 months of ongoing employment
• Opportunity to work and build connection with the Aboriginal Community and culture

Please note: This is an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander designated position, classified under Section 12 Special Measures of the Equal Opportunity Act 2010. This employment opportunity is only available to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

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 below to download the position description for this role.

Community Engagement Co-ordinator - Southern (1).docx

Application closes by 9th July 2024

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
Dandenong VIC Australia


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